Cinnamon may help someone who is already trying to lose weight. It has been shown that it can help a person lose weight, sometimes specifically in the abdomen, when combined with healthy eating habits. One reason it works is because it helps with insulin resistance, which a lot of overweight people have and definitely affects weight loss abilities (I know!). angie21837.blogspot.com/
stay away from simple carbs This would include sugar and white bread. Try buying a good sprouted bread as it has lots of protein and fiber and fills you up. Break up your calories into 6 small meals. Or 3 meals and 3 snacks. Fish or skinless chicken make for low calorie meals. I make sweet potatoe fries unstead of eating french friends. Coat with a low calorie spray and grill or bake. Also stay away from artificial sweetners like nutrasweet. It is a chemical and can make you crave sweets and store fat. Use splenda sparingly.
I found that my favorite treat was dark chocolate covered altoids. They last awhile and the chocolate makes you think you are indulging. But 2 mints are only 15 calories. Look for foods that have protein and fiber to keep you full. And apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter or a classic PB&J on a high fiber bread.
Do not drink 'sports drinks' while exercising. You will get stomache cramps. Save them for after your workout. Or a great post workout snack is an 8oz glass of chocolate milk. It has the right combo of protein and fat.
One good way to cut ALOT of calories and look alot better is to just cut back on soda and coffee.
Drink water and it gives you the feeling of feeling full and has no calories plus it is great for your skin.
Green tea is an awesome weight loss supp.
boil some water add about 4 green tea bags and let it set. pour it into a pitcher and add ice and some lemon. i leave it in my fridge and just drink that and water. it cleans out your system and makes you not hungry.
plus its about $3.00 at a grocery store
Excercising is very important if you want to lose weight. Going swimming or dancing or playing a basketball game with friends are some fun ways to exercise! But push ups, sit ups, and jogging daily are also good alternatives. The key is to combine exercising with something you like to do like watching tv. If you have space in front of your tv, turn it on, lay out a sheet or something in front and start excercising. Seems crazy but works great.
Drink a cup of water, lemon juice, and honey every morning. Boil all together to make tea. Or drink up to 3 cups of green tea, everyday.
If you want to lose weight, reducing your calorie intake and exercising is the best way.
When I had cancer, I was in a wheelchair and could not exercise at all. However, the medicine I was on made me gain about 50 lbs and I was pushing 200 pounds. So, I reduced my calorie intake to no more than 1600 calories a day. The easiest way for me was to carry a notebook with me and write down the calories of everything I ate. There are many books that have calorie content of food, so you don't have to be afraid of eating out.
It may seem like a hassle, but it only takes a couple of seconds, and nobody really notices. Also, you're able to find foods that you can eat a lot of on low-calorie. For instance, you can eat an entire box of Animal Crackers for like, 120 calories. A whole box! It fills you up and is a healthy snack.
I lost 60 lbs without exercising because I never ate over 1900 calories, it wasn't difficult, I didn't feel like I was starving, I ate anything that I wanted and I lost weight with my little book. Over time, you just get less hungry. Some days I'd eat exactly 1900, and that's it, some days, I'd eat like 300. NEVER eat only 300 a day on purpose, but sometimes you're just not hungry, that happens especially when you get used to diets.
Anyway, it worked for me.
Last year I lost almost 20 lbs in 1 month. I ate one meal a day (a very healthy meal-and high in protein)danced for about two hours every night after eating- but give you food time to digest- and drank ice cold water all day until I felt like I was going to burst. I heard ice water burns calories and gives you more energy because your body works harder to warm it up. After I lost enough weight to wear my bikini again I started laying out in the sun and I lost even more weight- according to Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser, sweat is your friend especially if you are like me and your weight distributes evenly all over your body. I got pregnant after I lost all my weight and I just had my baby in January and I'm just now getting back on my diet so I can lose it all over again! It really works.
Am 60...did Dr. Akins several years a go and ended up in the hospital. Today the things I do: eat organic when I can, taking molasses, vinegar and honey mix every day keeps lots of calicum et al and balance for my body. Eating alkaline foods vs acid foods. FYI: spices are alkanline, cabbage, water, lemons as example. Work at getting enough minerals every day 1,200 mg calicum, 600 mg magnesium, zinc and 3,500 potassium ....I keep cravings and over eating at bay! I'd say becareful of Metamucal. Is it mixed with sena which is a hard lax???? It's not regulated by the FDA (who knows what' in it) I'd stay with physium husk (take lots of water) if fiber is needed and staying with the right food fibers is important and calicum helps. I'll eat carrots in the afternoon and try to eat something dark green every meal ie, peas for breakfast. I have a computer diet program I use. The other thing I watch is my exterior. Hair, nails and skin. My nails use to be brittle and by taking enough minerals they are not that way anymore. If my nails are brittle my interior body is too! Yikes to think of brittle and soft veins. I mediate so-hummm often and feeling great, sleeping great and trying not to be stressed!
If you want to trim a few inches of your waist-line hoola-hoop an hour a day and it works great!
Actually recent studies have proved that low calories are not all that great It slows down your metabolism which is needed to burn up the calories in the first place so all your efforts to might be sabotaged because it can actually make you gain weight, when you burn of the calories that is to little mode your bodie thinks it is starving, this is what a my nutrionist told me .Although, it is a good thing to be aware of calorie counts your main concern should be when you eat (breakfast is a neccesity)
and what you eat not just how much calories the are. make an appointment with a nutrionist to see your daily calorie make up. Another cool fact I would like to say is you can eat anything!!! the catch is that you have to eat nuts unsalted right after it. nuts help your metabolism too!!! worked for me I lost 20 pound in one month!!! know I know that everyone is differnet, but at least try it for a month if it doesn't work than you can stop.