How do i lose weight?

How does one lose weight or manage their weight long term?  There are no easy answers or one single approach that works for everyone when it comes to managing our weight.  One thing is clear though, when it comes to research looking at populations that don’t have obesity problems, their lifestyle includes regular exercise, lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, a certain degree of calorie restriction and almost no processed foods or beverages (like soda).

In an effort to offer simple, actionable suggestions for healthy weight management, here are 10 that can make a big difference in both the short and long terms:

How do i lose weight?
1. Exercise daily.  Walk, run, swim, dance or hit the weights.  Some form of daily aerobic exercise is essential to promoting a healthy weight.
2. Drink more water.  Replacing a 20 ounce regular soda with 20 ounces of water each day can save you over 90,000 calories in a year.
3. Eat less.  Try and eat 80% of what you normally consume.  Reducing your daily intake by 100-200 calories per day can make a big difference over the course of a year.
4. Eat fresh, whole foods.  Translation:  Eat more vegetables, fruit and whole grains.
5. Avoid all processed, junk and fast foods.  What that really translates into is giving up white sugar, white flour and all of the other starches that are so common in our diets today.
6. Eat on a regular schedule.  Eat a healthy meal or snack every two to three hours.  Maintaining stable blood sugar levels helps to keep your metabolism on track throughout the day.
7. Start eating a hearty, healthy breakfast. It helps you eat less food throughout the day.
8. Limit your intake of alcohol.  The impact of this tip varies from individual to individual, but there are people who have lost significant amounts of weight simply by cutting out alcohol. Remember that alcohol is a kind of super-sugar and can be a very significant source of calories for some people.
9. Eating out? Eat half of your meal and bag the rest. A typical restaurant entree has 1,000 to 2,000 calories, not counting the bread, appetizer, beverage, and dessert.
10. Supplement your diet. Take a high-quality multivitamin to insure that you are getting extra vitamins and minerals.

Bottom line, there is no simple solution to losing weight or keeping it off.  Improving your lifestyle is the most important factor in promoting a healthy weight over the long term.

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Eating soup to lose weight

Chances are that at some point in time you may have known somebody who tried a soup diet, whether it was the cabbage soup diet, the vegetable diet, the chicken diet or the tomato soup diet. Hospitals are well known for prescribing soups to patients who have heart problems and everyone has a granny who keeps a steaming pot of chicken soup for the common cold.

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 Soup fills you up for longer it’s all to do with the particular way the stomach shrinks and expands.  And was demonstrated during some research on a BBC programme about “10 things you need to know about losing weight”.   Soup contains negligible calories, the more you eat, the more you lose, but  can you only be eating soup? Any diet can be followed for a short time period but can you maintain a programme for the weeks and months needed to lose weight, maintain your weight.  And most people agree that they key to success is to have a balanced diet and “feed the body” rather than have a restricted diet and “starve it.”

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