These tips are not just about how to reduce body fat but how to reduce blood pressure, reduce your risk of disease and increase your health. Besides the cosmetic issue of needing to reduce body fat, the health issue is an even larger issue. You are much more prone to diseases of all type if you are over your ideal weight.
I will start with the biggest weight loss tip first: Start
Today! If you are over your ideal weight then you are at a higher risk
for all sorts of disease and ailments. The sooner you start, the sooner
you start to reduce body fat and the sooner you reduce your risk.
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Start Slowly. Don't try and do everything overnight. If you try
and change everything at once you're going to fail. Take small steps
like adding a salad to every evening meal or cutting out half of the oil
used to cook with. Take small steps to healthy weight loss.
Do not eat as much animal protein. This includes meat, poultry,
eggs, cheese, and dairy products of any kind. The ideal goal is zero
animal proteins, but just reducing the amount that you are consuming now
will help you to lose weight and improve your health. The problem with
animal protein is that it is low in nutrients especially the micro
nutrients the body needs and also contains fat, cholesterol and quite a
lot of calories to protein as compared to vegetables and fruits.
Do eat as much of vegetables as you want especially leafy green
vegetables. It is almost impossible to overeat on vegetables except
starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn. Remember French fries are not
Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit. Fruit is a tasty, sweet way
to fill up on fiber, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Fruits are a great
way to fight cancer and get vitamins such as vitamin C and plenty of fiber.
Stay away from unhealthy carbs such as white flour, refined
sugar, white rice and potatoes. You should be eating healthy carbs such
as whole grains and beans, fruits and vegetables.
Reduce or eliminate from your diet all saturated fats and trans
fats. Saturated fats are found primarily in animal sources, which it
would mean red meat and whole milk dairy products. Trans fats are
basically the oils found in vegetable shortening, margins ,crackers,
candies, cookies, potato chips and French fries as well as a lot of
baked goods and process foods.
Avoid sugar. Sugar causes energy ups and downs and can lead to
health problems such as diabetes. You might not even be aware of the
amount of sugar you are consuming each day. Sugar can be hidden in
bread, soups, pasta sauces, instant mashed potatoes, frozen dinners and
fast food. Eat naturally sweet food instead such as fruit, peppers, or
Get rid of the salt shaker. Not only is salt the high blood
pressure culprit it has been made out to be, it also helps you retain
weight. It helps your body store fat makes the fat denser and increases
your cravings. The recommended sodium intake per day is 1500 to 2300 mg,
the equivalent of about a teaspoon. Process foods like soups and frozen
dinners usually contain a lot of hidden sodium that easily surpasses
the recommendation. Be careful when eating out, most restaurants and
fast food joints load their food with sodium.
And the final tip to reduce body fat is something I know you've heard
before, get some exercise. You don't have to go run a 5K marathon
tomorrow but you could go for a walk around the block or go for a
bicycle ride. Take the stairs at work instead of the elevator. Start
small and work your way up to that 5K marathon.
Of course always check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.