Thursday, March 6, 2008

10 Tips to Avoid Weight Loss

If you don't want to lose weight then these tips are for you. Make sure you follow them carefully to reach your goals.

1-Start early to build a strong solid foundation for weight gain. Avoid participating in any sports, in or out of school. Ensure that all your friends are overweight. That way you can pick up all their weight gain habits and behaviours. Learn to throw wild tantrums when mother doesn't buy you lots of sweets or regular fast food.

2-If you have to get a job, try to find one that involves as much sitting down as possible. Try not to work in a place with lots of stairs, opt for buildings with lots of lifts. Never purchase water from the drinks machine. Your primary focus should be on fizzy drinks with a high level of sugar content.

3-Having a car is vital as it cuts back greatly on walking anywhere. Try to use it at every opportunity. Make sure your car has a large drinks holder and somewhere accessible to store your snacks. The crappier the car the better. This stops anyone from stealing it, and in turn prevents you from having to walk to the bus stop to get to work.

4-Get into the habit of watching as much TV as possible. Around 40 hours a week should be ideal. Think of how many calories you could store sitting in a chair for that length of time. Even better, purchase a games console, you could whip it out and further increase the time you can spend in that chair.

5-Never try to cook for yourself. This involves substantial movement and there is always the risk that the ingredients may contain something healthy. You have been warned! Fast food deliveries are the way to go on this one. On the odd occasion it would be acceptable to throw a frozen meal into the microwave. Something that cooks within 3 minutes should be perfect.

6-A great method to hang onto those calories is to avoid eating breakfast (thumbs up for this one). This will send your metabolism into starvation mode, and when this happens those calories won't be going anywhere. Another great idea is to eat most of your food after This allows the calories to be stored as fat while you sleep. It doesn't get much better than this.

7-Unless you are blind do not even consider getting a dog. After that cute puppy factor wears off, the dog will want you to take it for long walks. Long walks are detrimental to weight gain. If you are feeling lonely, buy a cat instead. All the activity this will involve is to open the door and kick it out a couple of times a day.

8-Never ever read a book or watch a movie about some inspiring sporting figure. This could lead you to forget who you really are, and in a moment of madness you may decide that you want to take up some activity, that may result in you losing weight. Be warned that if you go down this road there may not be a way back.

9-Repeat after me 'I am going to start losing weight soon'. Focus on the word 'soon' because it doesn't really mean anything. Keep repeating this phrase a couple of times a week within earshot of family and friends. You can buy some time here, and keep them all off your back about your health and your weight.

10-If peer pressure eventually pushes you into trying to lose weight, then don't worry, all is not lost. Do not attempt to lose weight through methods that have a realistic chance of working. Instead go for those diets or products that promise to help you to lose 40 pounds in a month. No need for concern, those methods are not going to work for long, and soon you will be back to square one. However you will be able to say 'Hey at least I tried, I must be big boned or something'.

Follow these steps and I can promise you that you will not lose weight, there is no need to thank me for this valuable information, really it's my pleasure.

If on the other hand you are one of those people that actually do want to lose weight, well all I can say is that if you are serious about it, then you probably will lose weight. If you are determined to lose weight then you probably will succeed. However if you don't change the methods that you have used in the past, then you will keep getting the same results. Want different results? Then do something different.

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Losing Weight

The food that you eat will contain a certain number of calories. You will need a certain amount of calories to maintain your bodyweight as it stands at the present time. This is called your maintenance level.

If the amount of calories that you consume goes over your maintenance level, then you will put on more weight. If the amount of calories that you consume goes under your maintenance level, then you will lose weight.

In theory it sounds a simple and straightforward method towards losing weight. However things are never as simple as they appear. Weight loss can be a bit more complex, if it wasn't then nobody would be overweight.

The first thing that you have to know is that not all calories are created equal. A gram of protein and a gram of carbohydrates each contain 4 calories. A gram of fat on the other hand contains 9 calories. When you check on food labels as to the amount of fat that is contained, always remember the amount of calories which are coming from fat.

Another thing to keep in mind is that certain types of calories are more prone to be stored as fat than others. Especially calories that are consumed from foods that contain high levels of sugar. So it's not just a question of how many calories you eat, but what types of calories you eat.

While it's true that cutting back on calories will help you lose a certain amount of weight. What you need to consider is the quality of weight that you are losing and not just the quantity. Weight, just like calories comes in different forms. If you lost a limb in an accident, you will have lost some weight. However this would not be the type of weight you would be happy losing.

Much of the weight that people lose when they cut back drastically on calories comes from muscle. Muscle loss is something that you will want to avoid at all costs.

Let's face it; you haven't become overweight by carrying too much muscle on your body. It is the amount of fat that your body is carrying that has led to you becoming overweight. So it makes sense to focus on losing the fat and holding onto any muscle that you can.

Everyone has the same amount of muscles on their bodies. The only difference is the size of the muscles. The bigger the muscle the more calories your body will burn to keep that muscle. Don't think for one minute that you will begin to look like some bodybuilder, because you won't. Not unless you train your muscles for many years. However if you are trying to lose weight, you will reach your goal quicker if you do some form of resistance training (weight training).

Fat can be very stubborn to shift and nobody is more aware of that than you. The key to losing fat and holding onto muscle, apart from a healthy diet, is to have a good exercise programme. A good mix of cardiovascular and resistance training is the perfect cocktail. Cardiovascular training will help you burn fat and resistance training will help you to keep your muscle weight.

You may be under the impression that resistance training will consist of grunting and groaning with heavy weights in gym full of steroid injecting hulks. This is not the reality of the situation. All you need to do is to focus on what is going to be challenging for you. Don't be concerned about how much weight you use; as long as it's working your muscles and you are feeling it, then you are doing it right.

If you only do cardiovascular exercise you will lose some weight. However because you are losing muscle as well, it can leave your body looking loose and flabby. Using a weight training routine will result in your body becoming firmer and more toned, not to mention the benefits f becoming stronger.

As for your diet, it will not just be a question of what you eat but when you eat. This is a hugely important issue that is at times overlooked.

Your body is designed in such a way that it is only capable of using a certain amount of food at any given time. How much your body can use depends on the life you lead. If you are very active your body will be able to assimilate more food. If however you are not active your body will only use a certain amount of food and store the rest as fat.

The mistake many people make when they are trying to lose weight is that they often cut back on the amount of meals that they eat. Most people will often cut down to 1 or 2 meals a day and sometimes one of those meals will contain more calories than their bodies will be able to use. On top of this, leaving long gaps between meals slows down your metabolism resulting in fewer calories being burned.

Most people trying to lose weight unknowingly do everything that will prevent them from losing weight on a permanent basis. Because they will not get the results that they want by eating fewer meals less frequently, they give up trying to lose weight under the impression that they are not capable of doing so.

The secret is to eat small amounts of food more often. If your body is fed small amounts of food every 3 or 4 hours, your body will be able to use this food more effectively. Plus because you are getting a food intake on a regular basis, your metabolism will speed up knowing it is getting calories regularly and that it can afford to burn calories as it will be getting some more in a few hours.

Eating in this way not only speeds up your metabolism, it also allows your body to use the food that you eat in a way that it is happy with. Because you are eating smaller amounts there are no extra calories to be stored as fat.

Traditionally our last meal of the day also tends to be our biggest one. This can also be problematic when it comes to losing weight. Eating a large meal in the evening is counterproductive to weight loss, simply because you will be less active in the evening and will not burn off as many calories. So a fair amount of the food that you eat can be stored as fat.

If your biggest meal of the day was eaten in the morning or at lunch time, much of the calories would be used up through your daily activities. It can be difficult to change the eating habits of a lifetime, but if you are serious about losing weight then it has to be something that you must consider.

It is a fact that some people are more prone to putting on weight than others. Your genetics and body shape will play a role in how easy it is for you to gain or lose weight. Although this can be a setback you must remember that it is still only one part of the equation. There are many other things that will affect whether you lose weight, so do not focus just on the genetics that you have been given.

If you find it easy to put on weight you may have to work a little harder than some other people to keep it off. Don't think that your genetics will be a huge obstacle in losing weight. If you want to do it bad enough then you will succeed in doing so. Besides think of how much prouder you will be when you do succeed, as you would have done it without certain advantages.

Some of the things you will need to think about are:

Watching what you eat Watching how much you eat Exercise on a regular basis Become more active in other areas of your life Be more determined Be more persistent Remember why you are doing it

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Weight Loss and Money

Weight loss doesn't have to be expensive but combined many of us spend a fortune each year in our quest to lose weight. The reason we do this is quite simple. We are always on the lookout for the next sure thing that is going to act as a shortcut towards losing weight. The fact remains that there are no real shortcuts towards weight loss.

It takes time to lose weight, just as it took time to gain weight. Nobody has ever gone to bed thin and woke up overweight the next morning. It takes months or years for people to become overweight but many of those people expect to lose weight in a matter of weeks, and when this doesn't happen they feel disappointed and give up trying.

Many industries that have sprung up around the issue of weight loss, produce and try to sell products that are claimed to be the holy grail of weight loss. The truth is that no one product is going to achieve what it promises. Successful weight loss is based on a combination of actions which will include:

Eating smaller meals more frequently, replacing unhealthy foods with healthy foods, being more active in your life, having a varied exercise plan, changing the way that you think of yourself.

Unfortunately people hang on to the small hope that the next miracle product will help them to lose weight. They buy it then when they realise that it is not working for them,then what do they do? They wait for the next product to appear, and they continue to follow the same process again and again.

Deep down most people will know what they have to do to lose weight, but on the whole they tend to ignore this knowledge, and while they keep doing this, they will keep failing. If there was one particular product that could guarantee the results it promised, then everyone would use it and weight issues would not be a problem. However there is no such thing as a miracle weight loss product that is going to work for the majority of people.

Let us look at 2 types of products which are basically money making machines for the people that produce and sell them.

Fitness DVDs

The industry of fitness DVDs is huge. Celebrities release or endorse them with promises of helping you to get the type of body that you have always dreamed of. They tell you that a certain method of exercising has helped them to get the bodies that they have, and now you too can get the same body by buying their DVDs. Admittedly many of the exercises on these types of products can be beneficial, but that is not the whole story.

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that these people look the way that they do because of the product that they are trying to sell you, because they don't.

Remember that they can afford to hire the best personal trainers to help them achieve their goals.

Remember that they can afford to buy the healthiest foods.

Remember that they can afford to have their homes equipped with professional gym equipment.

Remember that the main reason that they initially became celebrities was because they already were beautiful and had great bodies. Not all of us are fortunate enough to have great genetics.

Remember that if all else fails, they have the money to pay for all their fat to be sucked out of them through medical procedures.

Buying some celebrity's DVD is not going to guarantee to give you the body that they have unless you fall into the majority of the above.

Another thing to keep in mind is why do celebrities make and endorse these types of products?

Do they really want to help people who are desperate to lose weight? Did they suddenly get this selfless thought during an expensive facial? Do they really want to make life better for you? Do they know you? Do they care about you?

My guess is that most of these celebrities make these products to make life even better for themselves by persuading you to give them your money. Perhaps I am being too cynical; perhaps they do genuinely care about your welfare. I know! after purchasing one of their products try contacting them personally. Ask for some advice on exercise or weight loss. I'm sure they would be more than happy to help you; after all they do want to help you. They tell you as much on their DVD.

Exercise products

More people waste money on exercise gadgets than anything else. People see the adverts, the persuasive hard sell, and the selfless endorsements. Before you know what's happened, you have swiped out your credit card and placed your order. You wait religiously for 28 days for your product to arrive. You have visions about how great you are going to look after using this product.

The reality is very different to your visions. The reality is that you will use the product a few times, realise that it's harder than you thought, and you will hide it away in some dark corner so you don't have to be reminded of how much money you have wasted.

Have you ever noticed how well muscled and toned the people in the adverts are? Did these people really get 18in arms by pulling a few cables 5 minutes a day? Did these people really get toned and tanned bodies just from the product that they are using?

Of course there are other people on these advertisements who used to be overweight and are now slim. They imply that their results came directly from the product. Did they achieve what they did without changing their diets and lifestyles? Why would these people say that they owed their success to a particular product?

If you had lost a lot of weight and someone told you that they would give you a couple of thousand bucks if you said your weight loss was a result of their product, would you refuse? I know that I wouldn't.

The fact is that people can be persuaded to buy anything through clever advertising. The most important thing that you have to keep in mind is no product is going to make you lose weight, only you can do that. Any product is only going to be a part of a weight loss plan. The most important parts of any weight loss plan are going to be motivation, commitment, determination, and perseverance. Focus on these 4 factors and you will lose weight. Without these 4 factors you will not.

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The Golden Rule of Weight Loss

To successfully lose weight and to keep it off for the long term, there is one rule that must be followed. The rule is a very simple one but it is rarely followed by most people. This rule is that to lose weight successfully it requires Time. That is it, there is nothing complicated about that whatsoever. Unfortunately the majority of people that want to lose weight ignore this golden rule.

Most people want to lose weight as quickly as possible. However following this pattern almost always results in failure. People are always on the lookout for a quick fix that will enable them to shed the pounds and get the body that they want in a couple of months. This would be great if it was achievable in a safe and sensible way. The truth is that quick weight loss is a gimmick. If it wasn't why do so many people have so much trouble losing weight? People never learn and they will continue to jump from one quick fix to another, leading to one failure after another, until they just give up.

The problem is that we now live in a society where we want everything as soon as we possibly can. Patience is no longer considered a virtue. This is true in our working lives and in our own personal lives. When it comes to losing weight people are not interested in what they are going to look like 12 months down the road. They want to look good now; they don't want to waste time in reaching their goals. This is why people spend their hard earned money on anything that promises them what they want to hear.

There are many diets and weight loss products that claim you will be able to lose anything from 20-40 pounds in a month. People see these claims and common sense just flies out of the window. This happens because the products appeal to your emotional senses and when that happens, logic becomes irrelevant. Now on the face of it many of these claims will sound wonderful to you, but unfortunately your body will not share this joy. Any sudden and drastic changes to your lifestyle will lead your body to fight you every step of the way. This is why after a short initial period of weight loss, any results you may have been getting will slow down to a crawl or more than likely stop completely. This is such a common story amongst people who try to lose weight.

Let us look at a couple of facts. Fact number 1 is that 1 pound of weight roughly consists of 3500 calories. Fact number 2 is that if you wanted to lose 30 pounds of weight within a one month period, then you would have to find a way to remove and burn 26500 calories a week from your current diet. This equates to 3500 calories a day. No mean feat when you think that the average intake of calories for a woman is between 1800-2400 calories a day. It would mean a massive reduction in the food that you are eating and taking part in long periods of intensive exercise. Do you have any idea what this will do to your body, especially if it is not used to such a lifestyle?

The human body is a hugely complex entity. Many people are not aware of the fact that the human body is one large defence system. Its main role is to protect you and to keep you alive any way that it can. Everything is geared towards this goal and it will not care in the slightest if you think that you are overweight and need to diet. Your body while very adaptive is also a creature of habit. For example if you have lived life of poor nutrition and little activity for a number of years, then this is what your body has become accustomed to, and it will cater for this lifestyle for as long as it can hold out.

When suddenly out of the blue you cut back heavily on the food that your body is used to receiving and impose a rigorous exercise program on it what do you think will happen? Your body will think that it is under some sort of threat, and it will try to defend against this attack. It will do this by completely slowing down your abilities to burn calories. Because it is not getting the food it is used to, it will put your metabolism into starvation mode. This means it will do everything it can to hang onto any calories, simply because it thinks you must be starving.

On top of this as this new regime comes so suddenly, your mind will also try to prevent you from continuing what you are doing. It will do this by sending you constant messages telling you that it is too hard, you cannot do this, let us go back to the way it was, and so on. This is why after a short period of time you will give up. How can you succeed when both your mind and your body are fighting against you?

People must come to grips with the fact that a quick fix is no fix at all your body and your mind needs time to adjust to any changes that you make to your lifestyle, and it will adapt more easily if you do things slowly and in stages, instead of rushing headfirst into it. As time goes on add more activity, but do it steps. Do it this way and your body will accept the changes because it is capable of doing so.

So Time is the golden rule for weight loss, and remember that you are where you are today because of the choices that you have made. If you want to be in a different place then make different choices.

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The Weight Loss Trap

It is a well known fact that any type of market is based on one premise, and that is the formula of supply and demand. When people want something, rest assured that there will be someone out there more than ready to provide that something. Never has this been truer than in the weight loss industry. It is an industry that is like a carnivorous animal that feeds on people's desperation to lose weight and to live healthy lives.

For each worthwhile and helpful solution that this industry provides, there is someone who in equal measure will offer a solution that provides answers which promise success but in reality the results are often the opposite. The aim of the creators of certain products is to make as much money as possible, and as quickly as possible. That money comes from you. You pay your money because you are manipulated into believing the pictures that they paint for you. Admittedly the pictures they paint can be very convincing, however you must remember that they have to be convincing.

There are so many products promising to help you lose weight, this is done by planting a vision in your head. This vision will come from what they make you see, what they make you read, and endorsements from people in their pay. However many of the products on offer have at best a minimal effect, and at worst are completely useless, or even dangerous.

People who want a quick and easy way of losing weight fall foul of the clever advertising and the hope that this may well be the product that is going to get them to shed the pounds. The funny thing is that at a deep level, the people who buy these products already know that they will not work. It is incredulous that sane intelligent people keep falling into the same trap over and over again. Yet they keep buying in the minuscule hope that perhaps this new product will work for them.

Let us look at some of the products that have been touted as being the next best thing that is going to change your life by giving you the body that you crave:

Diet Pills:

The market is awash with hundreds of dieting pills. Each one making claims on how wonderful they are, and all of them claiming how much better they are compared to their competitors. There are pills that are meant to suppress your appetite. There are pills that claim to stop your body from absorbing the fat that you eat. There are pills that will apparently work on sections of your brain to prevent cravings. The thing to remember is that anything that you put into your body will have some sort of effect. This effect can be positive or it can be negative. Anything that claims to change the natural physiology of your body must be treated with caution and researched prior to consumption.

Also keep in mind that if you have spent years of living an unhealthy lifestyle and are overweight because of it, the chances of regaining any health by popping a few pills for a couple of months are pretty poor to say the least. Pills are not going to make you toned or give you a six pack. Only exercise is going to do that. Finally be very cautious of pills that claim to come from a natural source. You know what I mean; we have all seen the descriptions of how certain pills have been extracted from some rare plant which is only found on some remote mountain in Peru. If this plant is so rare how can a company manage to produce millions of pills? Remember that cocaine, marijuana, and various poisons come from natural sources. That does not make them safe or an effective aid to weight loss.

Slimming Creams:

There were and possibly still are certain creams that were marketed as weight loss aids. The idea was that by rubbing this cream on certain areas of your body would enable you to reduce fat. This has to be one of the biggest frauds seen anywhere in any industry. It is farcical to think that anyone can lose weight by such a product, but people still paid good money for such products. Weight loss occurs when you are burning more calories than you are consuming, it is that simple. Of course you would lose a couple of calories by the very movement of your hand as you rub the cream on, but calorie reduction at that rate would be equal to losing one pound in around 3 years. Clearly not the most effective aid to weight loss.

Slimming Suits/Pants:

These products are not even weight loss products but still sell in their thousands. This product is just false perception that fools other people into thinking that you may be slimmer than you are. This doesn't solve a thing; all it does is to hide the problem temporarily. These products may also be dangerous and uncomfortable, they do not let your skin breathe, and can lead to overheating and dizziness. The only way to get rid of a problem is to deal with it and not to try and cover it up.

If you want to lose weight you need to think of real solutions, and you already know what they are. The problem is that most people who want to lose weight do not want it to have an impact on their lifestyles. However it is probably those lifestyles that have caused the problem in the first place. Change can be difficult, our bodies and minds do not like change, and we are safe in our comfort zones and our habits. The reality is that change only lasts for a short time, because whenever we start doing something different, it is only a matter of time before that becomes normality for us, and that becomes our habit and comfort zone. The hardest part of any change is making the decision to do something and sticking to it. If you want to seriously lose weight then it is time to get serious about doing so, or you can carry on doing what you have been doing, ending up with the same results that you have always had.

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