Master how to gain control of situations to
improve your life. Know yourself a little
better and understand why you react and behave the
way you do. Hope that you would find these tips
useful and handy.
Want to shed those extra kilos?
Here are some tips that are sure to help you knock off those
ungainly pounds. But, first things first - consult your doctor in
case you have a medical problem and adopt a health regime okayed by
Set yourself a
realistic goal. Don't expect to lose 10 kgs in a month this will
leave you exhausted. The faster you lose weight higher are the
chances of getting it back again! Inch towards your goal slowly but
Get to know your
eating habits by starting a `food record' for a week before you
start dieting. See when and what you eat between meals as `snacks'.
Note if your eating is mood related (this needs to be checked). Plan
your meals a week in advance and stick to the schedule as far as
down the portion of food you eat, instead of omitting favourite
foods altogether. For example, if you eat three chapatis at each
meal, cut it down to two. Take smaller helpings. Eat slowly and chew
well. This will satiate your appetite sooner and you will not be
packing in excess calories. Avoid second helpings.
Stock fridge and
cabinet with low-calorie snacks. Avoid snacking while watching
television. Spice your cooking with herbs (coriander, mint, sowa)
and spices (chaat masala, pepper, amchur, dhania, jeera), instead of
rich gravies and sauces.
Aim for 400: Cut
400 calories from your usual daily intake through diet and/or
exercise, and you’ll experience slow but steady weight loss.
Stop eating out!
All that greasy stuff is not doing you any good. Pack, a healthy
lunch each day, like a chicken or vegetable sandwich, fruit and
yourself—in moderation! If you’re a chip or chocolate addict, don’t
sit with a bowl of it. Have smaller quantities and eat slowly.
The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn. Exercise!
regularly to check your progress.
out—too often! This is the quickest route to sabotaging all your
diet efforts. Make it a treat—Not a regular lifestyle feature.
Select restaurants that offer low-fat options.
Tidy the house:
This is a great exercise, believe it or not! You can burn 80 to 90
calories during 20 minutes of housework!