Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wedding Weight Loss Tips | Safely Lose One to Two Pounds a Week

Quick Weight Loss Tips for Brides-to-Be

So you are getting married, and you think you could stand to lose just a few pounds so that you would fit better into your wedding dress. But your wedding day is fast approaching and you are worried. No need to panic though! There is a way for you to lose that few remaining pounds fast. Yes, that's true, you read it right. But you must be determined to work hard and be motivated to stick the course till your wedding day.

You have to just follow the three following steps to watch the weight fall off your body:

1) Write a diet plan and stick to it

Most women make the mistake of eating fewer than 1000 calories, thinking that less calorie intake will help them lose weight. But all it does is lower the body's metabolism, which has the counter-effect of making you gain weight. And then they
it becomes impossible to stay on your diet. Instead, write a diet plan that includes 1200 to 1300 calories per day and eat 5 to 6 small meals each day. Always plan your meals each day so you know what you will be ingesting throughout the day. This will help you avoid taking foods that are not on your plan.

2) Types of Food to Include in Your Diet Plan

Your diet should include veggies, lean meats and the least amount of sugar to get the best results. No white bread, white rice, and starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes. Instead, pick brown rice (jasmine brown rice has a nutty flavor) and add loads of green vegetables (as well as other colored veges). Lean meat and salmon fish are also good items for protein (which are important for building muscles). For snacks, have a handful of beneficial and healthy nuts such as walnuts and almonds. Or snack on multi-grain crackers. If possible, stay away from processed foods, and go organic and natural.

3) Get Aerobic Exercise

Include daily aerobic exercise such as fast pace walking or stationary biking for 30 minutes, 4 to 5 times per week. Short bursts of high-intensity exercise do not help you lose weight. You need to do sustained exercise at low-intensity. Walking around your block will help you lose weight fast. It will also tone your legs and butt, as well as build muscle.

If you can make these three steps as part of your daily life-style, you will be able to lose 1 or 2 pounds each week safely and comfortably.

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By LogicGirl

I know I have said somewhere on my blog that fat people bother me because the extra weight they carry, to me, signifies a lack of control over their lives. But contrary to what some people imagine, I am not at all against or discriminatory against fat people. In fact, a really good friend of mine from my schooling days has been obese all her life. But that has not stopped me from being a good friend to her! Even if I wished she was thinner (ie visibly more in charge of her life), it is the person she is inside that matters more to me.

Still, it was a wonderful day indeed when she called me and told me about this online program, Fat Loss 4 Idiots, which she has been on. She has been on a secret mission to lose all that extra weight and she was actually making it happen this time. The reason why she did not tell me about her plans was that she has tried multiple online programs such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, and she had failed. Not this time. And the proof was in the photos she sent me - she looked so much slimmer. She told me that she has lost 30 pounds in 30 days!

Amazing! I don't usually buy into all of these weight loss gimmicks - I believe in hard work and proper diet. But then again, I have been trying to lose my extra 5 pounds for ages by pounding away at the gym for 1 hour, three times a week, and not seeing any real difference. So my friend's recent photos of her slimmer self was the motivating factor.

I got myself into the program - and I recommend it! The site itself is cool - attractive colourful cartoons, and it explains things in an easy to understand manner reminiscent of the XX for Dummies book series. But there is nothing idiotic about the subject matter.

Actually, this program may be more beneficial to those of us trying to lose some weight rather than for the grossly overweight - the program targets 9 pounds in 11 days, and focuses on the food we eat rather than exercise. Those who have to lose a lot of weight should incorporate exercise routines as well, but that is not the focus here. Nevertheless, it does contain valuable information on food intake, which the grossly overweight could use. For the rest of us, sometimes it is changing what we eat rather than those extra hours at the gym that will help us lose that tough bit of extra pounds we need to.

Excerpt of the type of information proposed in the program:

"You are overweight for the most simple of reasons -- because you're eating the wrong foods, the wrong types of calories per meal, and you're also eating meals in the wrong patterns each day. Think closely about what we're about to tell you, since it's going to change the way you think about dieting. FOOD is more powerful than any prescription weight loss pills, because the FOOD that you eat can either make you THIN or FAT. You don't get fat because of a lack of exercising, that's a myth. You get fat because you don't eat the right foods at the right intervals each day. Also, the pattern that you choose to eat your meals each day is more powerful than any prescription weight loss pills. This is true because your body is like an "engine" and it only needs certain foods at certain intervals each day, and if you don't eat the right foods at the right times then it won't burn those calories -- and you'll wind up storing those calories as fat tissue. (Hint: You need to eat more than 3 times per day to lose weight, but we'll show you the details later).You have gotten overweight by eating the wrong foods, that much is a fact. And guess what? You can get SLIM by eating the RIGHT FOODS at the RIGHT INTERVALS each day. It's not really any more complicated than that, and the way to start losing weight has nothing to do with starving yourself or jogging ".

And I liked their list of Top Fat Burning Foods! Not bad at all :)

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