Saturday, 24 October 2009

Weight Loss - Combining Diet and Nutrition

There are many new products on the market each day that promise their users immediate weight loss. However, the best method to achieving noticeable results remains to be a combination of diet and nutrition to ensure that the body is able to process nutrients and operate at a functional level. There are safe ways to lose weight, and that is by watching what you eat and working at some type of regular exercise program.

This leads to a healthy, gradual level of weight loss. The first step to seeing real results with your weight loss program is to figure out what you are eating at the moment that isn't working. Keeping a food diary can be a great way to see how all the little parts of your diet add up, and see what areas of nutrition that you may be lacking in. Many people are quite surprised when they add up the little snacks during the day that may seem like nothing. An extra 100 calories here and there does add up to a lot of potential weight gain. Becoming aware of this is the best way to start off a new diet program. Drinking plenty of water is one of the most important, yet overlooked tips towards weight loss and overall nutrition. Many times people confuse hunger with thirst, leading them to eat when what they really need is simply a glass of water.

This will help fill the stomach, making a person's hunger cravings not as intense. Another trick along these lines is to eat a water-based soup at the start of any meal in order to fill up the stomach, yet still provide vital nutrients with a clear, vegetable-based broth. Hot tea or other warm beverages are healthy and help with overall feelings of fullness in the same way.

Eating smaller, well balanced meals throughout the day rather than three heavy meals can also help a person eat less overall. For weight loss purposes, it's better to keep the body's metabolism running high with small boosts of energy throughout the day in the form of small meals. This leads to better overall nutrition and can keep a person feeling more satisfied, rather than needing to binge after not eating all morning. By following a few of these basic tips, achieving weight loss and increasing nutrition and fitness levels can be a very simple process.

Michael Crane writes about a variety of topics including personal training and fitness consulting. You can visit Michael by going to his website: Michael and his team offer the highest quality in home personal training service in the MD, DC, VA area on any budget. At Fresh Start Fitness, your first session is FREE! No commitment.

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