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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Nov 30

Sleeping more to lose some weight

By Jeffery Seah | Blog , Fitness

Here’s something I just found out that’s interesting to know. Its simple to lose some weight by just sleeping more.

People who sleep less weigh more. New research has shown that men and women who sleep for five hours or less each night were 32 percent more likely to gain more weight compare to those who sleep a full 7 hours or more. As we age, we probably need less sleep but hey, if it takes 7 hours of sleep to lose some weight, surely we can do that.

It was discovered that a lack of sleep upsets the body’s hormonal balance, ghrelin levels increase in sleep deprived people, and leading to an increase in appetite and food consumption. No wonder when I stay up late, I always feel hungry and starts taking supper and snacks.  Its extra calories consumed that never gets to be burn as we are probably not doing much at the late night hour other than watching tv programs, a movie or reading a book.

People with insufficient shut eye also experience increasing fatigue, and therefore tend to move around the least during the day. Lesson learned, try to sleep about 7 hours each night.



Nov 26

Rapid Weight Loss

By Jeffery Seah | Fitness

"Rapid Weight Loss Techniques"

Weight affects a person in many ways other than physical appearance . This could be the overall quality of life, self-esteem, health risks, and physical incapabilities. There are a lot of positive changes once a person experience weight loss.

The first thing that an over-weight should do is seek a doctor to recommend the best weight loss regimen. This will be done after a full physical examination, which leads to the determination of proper weight loss technique. And to lose weight fast and effectively four aspects of life should be changed: what to eat, how to eat, behavior and activity level.

Here are fast tips that can change an over-weight’s life:

First: Fast weight loss composes of a multi-faceted technique that consists mindset, exercise, and in other cases, diet supplements. Begin by learning a diet food plan that can easily be accustomed with. Incorporate an exercise plan that allows even at least fifteen minutes a day like brisk walking, running, swimming, and dancing.

Second: Set realistic approaches. The ability to focus and have proper mindset enables someone on a diet to quickly lose those extra pounds. With discipline and proper mind set, a dieter will never be discouraged and lose focus.

Third: Listen to your body. Each and everyone’s body metabolism reacts differently to different fast weight loss programs. Try substituting one program for another to compensate the body’s reaction. Exercise program must be suitable to one’s body, as not everyone are not able to exercise as rigorously as others can. If walking is all that can be done, then walk for this is proven the best exercise. Muscles burn more calories than fats so it’s also best to put on a little muscle and looking good too.

Fourth: Eat more fibers for it makes a person full sooner and stays in the tummy longer, slowing down the rate of digestion. A single serving of whole grain bread moves fat through the digestive system faster. Grains turn into blood sugar that spikes the body’s insulin level. Thus, making the body more energized and ready to tell the body when it should stop burning fats or start storing.

Fifth: Keep away from fried foods especially deep-fried as this contains a great amount of fat. Although fish and chicken appear leaner than beef, this white meat can contain more fat than when a beef is fried. It is recommended for those on strict diet to opt for grilled food as this does not have or contain less amount of fat after the food is cooked.

Sixth: Takes lots of fluid. Drinking at least six to eight glasses of water a day keeps the body refreshed. Since weight loss depends on how the body eliminates body wastes, the body must stay hydrated.

All in all, discipline and consistency is still the best practice and the key to a rapid weight loss success. Light dieting, workout, and right amount of supplementation applied in a regular way everyday will result in faster weight loss than having a massive action only to be followed a return to old habits as this would only lead to gaining more weight than when the weight loss plan has started.