Archive for February, 2009


Lose Weight Naturally

You might have by now figured out that here at this site which is all about losing weight, the main mission is to help people to do just that as simply and easily as possible using only natural methods. So let’s got on and look at this from a layman’s point of view.

This is a way to get the point across about how to lose weight naturally by dieting sensibly and exercising safely. When your weight starts to drop through this simple yet effective strategy, you’ll certainly start to feel great and want to keep doing it.

Natural and Healthy

If you are looking for the best ways to lose weight while boosting your health as well, then you should be looking at all the natural ways of doing this. It comes as a surprise to many people that there are actually a large number of these natural ways and most of them do not involve getting into a gym or starving yourself!

At this point in the article, I want to take a brief look at how you can lose some of that excess while staying healthy by using only natural methods.

Natural Methods

A big plus is in actually understanding how to lose weight the natural way by making use of what’s around you and not resorting to artificial aids such as pills or surgery or crash diets and the like. You should make a point of eating a natural diet and getting more exercise.

That means getting out of the house more often and into the natural daylight where you can be more active while enjoying the sunshine or at least some fresh air if the sky has clouded over.

It’s quite amazing that there are so many people that sit indoors all day and want to lose weight but won’t get up off their comfy sofa and venture outdoors to do it. When you lack exposure to natural daylight, your mood can actually swing downward towards a depressed state due to lack of the hormone serotonin. This is the hormone responsible for lifting our mood so its a pretty important one to have plenty of!

Get Outdoors

How do you naturally boost your body’s production of serotonin? You get into the daylight and out of the house, that’s how!

Not only do you get a boost of this mood lifting hormone, but exposure to natural sunlight also boosts your vitamin D levels, which you need for effective slimming according to recent expert studies in this area. This when combined with eating a healthy diet of your choice makes a pretty effective way to lose the excess fat.

So just doing that and getting out of the house will boost your slimming needs in a natural way. You can then go further and actually get active, by going for long walks, riding a bike, going for a run (if you are feeling energetic) or whatever else you want to do that involves using energy and being active!

So if you have an idea that you should turn to the natural approach to getting fit and healthy, you just learned some great ways of doing that, plus you now know that it’s perfectly OK to go natural and that it really works!

It Starts with Regular Exercise

Making a point of exercising as regularly as possible (every day is preferred) will improve your stamina and strength by so much. The general idea by doing this is to boost your body’s metabolic rate, which is the rate at which it converts sugars into energy and uses that energy to build muscle and other body tissue.

The higher you can raise that metabolism, the faster and more effectively you will force your body to use up its store of fat. The lower your levels of fat, the less you will weigh, but more importantly, the slimmer your body will look.

When you combine this means of reducing the body fat content while increasing its muscle mass along with strengthening those muscles through regular use, your body will begin to take on a better toned appearance as well as becoming slimmer. But it’s not just long term exercise that you should be concentrating on to achieve a healthy and fit looking physical body…

Dieting Effectively

There is one sure fire way of maximizing the way in which you can lose weight through what you eat and drink and that is to make sure that you are dieting as effectively as you can. This means that what you eat and drink should provide all the nutrients that your body needs while adding no extra sugars that can be turned into stored fat.

At the same time your body should be gradually using up the store of fat it already has through maintaining a negative calorie balance. Let’s explain this and see how it can work to bring about an effective reduction in body weight.

Cutting Down on Sugar

By sugar, we are referring mostly to the refined sugars that find their way into a whole host of different food that we eat as well as many soft drinks like soda. The main two offenders, from a weight gain perspective are:

  1. Sucrose, which is most commonly known as the white, granulated sugar that many people add to hot beverages, breakfast cereals and use in baking cakes and cookies etc.
  2. High fructose corn syrup (or starch) that is used by food manufacturers to sweeten many processed foods.

These are to be avoided if you want to avoid weight gain because of the way they are processed in the body after being converted to glucose. This processing ultimately results in the surplus glucose, of which there is usually quite a high percentage of what is consumed, being converted into fat and stored in various locations around the body.

This is generally known as visceral fat, which is produced by the liver and caused to be stored by the hormone insulin.

There are many potential health risks that go with having too much of this kind of fat in the body, which are outside the scope of this article which is primarily focused on how to avoid weight gain. Suffice it to say that too much stored fat is the excess weight we want to lose!

Burning Stored Fat

By cutting back hard on the foods that contain these sugars, we effectively starve the process that makes this fat and force the body to burn stored fat for energy, thus reducing the amount stored around the body and resulting in achieving weight loss goals. This can be achieved by suitable changes in the diet alone, but can be helped along considerably by doing some daily exercise sufficient to cause the body to burn much more energy that it normally does.

The way in which effective dieting conveniently helps this process along is by replacing the processed foods that contain high levels of refined sugars with lots of natural foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables. This way, the body still gets the carbohydrates it needs to function, but the sugars present in whole foods are processed differently by the body, releasing glucose more slowly into the blood stream and giving the body more time to use it up so that little or no excess is available to be stored as fat.

When this is done right through adhering to a suitable daily calorie intake level, the body will burn enough of its store of fat to result in a gradual loss of weight that is healthy and safe. This is the best way to lose weight through dieting, as many experts will agree.

Doing it all Safely

How to exercise safely is all about doing a little at a time and don’t try to do too much all at once. Dieting sensibly is also a part of t6he same equation that will bring you surprisingly effective results when you stick with it.

Losing just a pound a week soon mounts up. What you must never do is quit believing in yourself.

As long as you stay focused on your goal, you’ll attain it. This is the right thing to do. One good turn deserves another. Some days it will seem easier than others. Seeing the scales read a few pounds less always raises a smile, especially when you know it has been achieved through healthy methods and a strategy that you have been happy to work with.

Tips For Achievable and Sustainable Weight Loss

There are a great many tips for weight loss that come in a great variety of shapes and sizes, so those of you who really want to reduce your body’s size can take some, any or all of the tips I’ll put forward in this post and use them for your advantage to drop a few pounds or just about as many as you need to lose. There are plenty of really good tips and useful snippets of advice available to draw from, such as you’ll find here: weightlossgo.com and I’ll be publishing plenty of them in this site as I go along.

The last post here got us underway by introducing the website to everyone, so without further ado let’s get some motivational juices flowing!

Be Motivated and Get Things Done!

Losing weight can really be hugely satisfying when it comes to a person naturally and sustainably. Who says you can’t do that? You can work with nature to lose weight naturally and by keeping the end result firmly fixed in your mind, you will achieve what you set out to do.

There are more ways to do this than most people think and they are ways that definitely work. One of the most important factors is in enjoying what you are doing, because there’s nothing like enjoyment to motivate a person to achieve what they set out to achieve!

Can you imagine being able to get enough fitness and exercise into your day to enable you to become active enough to really slim down and keep it down in the long term that you will be unlikely to put back on again easily? You need to exercise regularly to keep toned up, we all know that.

It’s a hare and tortoise situation, meaning you shouldn’t take it faster than is comfortable for you, so slow and steady will certainly win this particular race!

Take Things at a Steady Pace

Take each day as it comes and don’t try to rush things. One way is to simply lose a pound here and a pound there. Are you’ll soon be toning up your muscles by exercising like a real person before you know it. I have to admit you have to get active and move your body a lot to get to where you want to be.

I laugh now when I remember a few years ago that I was showing many work colleagues how to get healthy for the first time. “Don’t try to lose too much all at once,” I was telling them. But people don’t listen and then they do more than they are really comfortable with and before they know it, they’d given up. Getting started on a great slimming program should be fun and one that you really want to do.

Take Things at a Steady Pace

Have you ever been wondering how to leverage the information you already have to bring you the benefits in health and fitness that you desire? Some things never change, so use that to your advantage and take on board what you learn in this area because it really can help you to get what you want.

This is the right thing to do in terms of using what you learn to maximize your dieting and/or exercising strategy. Losing weight is often a labor of love for many people but it really can be a lot of fun when you set your mind to it and do things in a way that actually are, well, fun!

When you believe you can do it, you can do it. You will benefit a lot from that snippet of wisdom. Here is where people choosing the right kind of diet can serve them well in attaining their ultimate goals.

Yes, I realize that choosing the right diet to be really on top of thing is the best way forward and this is how it really is. If you’re like me you will probably already know that shying away from this, at least partially is not productive. Success just wouldn’t be possible without it.

Stay Positive and Believe in Yourself

You can do anything when you put your mind to it; that’s the truth. When you’re slimmer and free of all that excess fat, you’ll feel great. I am not speaking just about success here either, it’s more about a deeper, fundamental way of being.

Your energy levels will certainly rise as your fitness improves, because that’s the way the body works. When you’re fit, you burn calories quicker and your metabolism is raised, so work on your body both physically and through the food that you eat.

Perhaps you should be now able to understand the concept of choosing the right diet, the right exercise program and amalgamating them into the right strategy for you and particularly suited to your personality and lifestyle.

See Yourself as You Want to Be

Winning at this in the long term is all about believing that you can become the person (physically) that you have decided you will become. Visualize yourself as slim and fit and make that your chosen goal. Slimming is easier when you are positive about it and can actually see it in your mind’s eye.

It’s one of the simplest things you’ll ever do. Achieving sustainable, healthy weight loss will help a person change their world in their own little way. Throughout this website, I’m going to share many personal insights into what I’ve learned about how to lose weight effectively, easily and above all, enjoyably.

Achieving your desired physical body size and shape is a fabulous feeling and most everyone deep down inside wants to have. That is a slim, trim, healthy looking body!

When you only focus on the end result, you will achieve it. Losing weight and getting in shape is the means to creating a better looking, more healthy and strong body that you’ll feel proud of, for sure.