8 Fitness and Health Tips

Health is Wealth
Health is Wealth

1. Stay away from sodas/soft drinks and sweetened drinks.

Many people are so fond of drinking sodas/soft drinks and sweetened drinks. If you are one of them, then this practice may very well be one of the reasons why you have gained lots of weight. Thus, it is time to cut down your consumption of such drinks. There have been people that I have been helping to get into shape, when I ask them how is your diet they tell its great, but for some reason people don’t think that sodas/soft drink Sodas/soft drinks would make a difference.They taste sweet because they are filled with sugar, which would only cause an insulin response and thus cause a fat storing response, so is not a good idea to drink sweetened drinks.

2. Choose fresh fruits instead of fruit drinks.

You may be thinking that drinking fruit juices is a healthy practice. Although it is better than drinking sodas, such juices may still contain extra calories, especially if they have been processed. Thus, it is far better to eat fresh fruits than drinking fruit juices, since they contain more vitamins, aside from the fact that they can also provide you with fiber.

3. Eat more food items that contain water.

Food items like watermelons and tomatoes are filled with water. Thus, you should include them into your daily diet, since they would make you feel fuller, without putting yourself at risk to gaining more pounds. On top of that, most of these foods are also filled with dietary fiber, which your body also needs in order to lose weight.

4. Eat more vegetables to eat less.

When you are eating more vegetables you would actually be eating lesser amounts of foods. This is because vegetables are loaded with fiber. Fiber can actually make you feel full longer, since it prolongs the digestion process. Thus, it would suppress your appetite, and pave the way to losing weight.

5. Think before you eat.

Whenever you are at the dining table, do not base your decisions on your instinct, especially when it comes to choosing the food items to eat. This is because your instinct may normally tell you to eat everything in sight, especially if you are really hungry. Before you put something on your plate, you should think first, if it is something that you really need or not.

6. Go easy on sweet things.

Sweet things like chocolates, cakes, and candies can be tempting to eat, especially when they are presented very well. Before you put them inside your mouth though, you should remind yourself that they taste sweet, since they are loaded with extra calories. Thus, minimise your consumption on such things, so that you won’t gain more weight.

7. The best snack items.

When you snack between meals, it is wise if you also become conscious not just on your food portions, but also on the types of foods you eat. The best types of foods for your snacks would be fruits and vegetables. Munching on carrots or an apple would not just help in maintaining your health, but it would also control your appetite for the coming meal.

8. Drinking coffee.

Some people think that drinking coffee is a bad idea, especially when a person is trying to lose weight or stay healthy. On the contrary, drinking hot coffee at breakfast is actually a good idea, since it can help in boosting your energy levels. Just don’t drink coffee shakes in coffee shops too often though, since they  since they are filled with lots of sweetness that can make you gain weight. Oh and as far as coffee as a diuretic, well every Italian, Greek, French and Spanish person should be shrivelled up and dried up. 10 Studies were conducted by Lawrence Armstrong from the University of Connecticut. Sophie Killer at Birmingham University in the UK looked looked at kidney function if it had been effected by coffee or tea, conclusion no signs of dehydration.

Your partner in health and fitness 

Coach Frank

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