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Slimming – The Healthy You

By Deline Tan

Slimming – everyone’s dream, if you fight your body fats and can’t seem to shed those extra pounds, what do you do?

There are so many slimming methods in the market, but what works for you? Most slimming methods taught you how to eat less and slim down, but after you manage to shed those extra pounds, in no time you start to put on the weight that you’ve shed before. Why is this so? Well, slimming methods only worked if you realise that the eating habit is the very means that control your weight, coupled with exercises.

If you’re on a diet, you want to make sure that your weight remains constant even after you’ve achieved results from your dieting plan. So what is the secret to stay slim throughout your life and never have to worry about that big thigh or tummy again?

Well, staying slim is a lifestyle. The foods we eat determine our weight. If you eat junk food, you will only put on the fats in all the wrong places. If you’ve sweet tooth and munch tit-bits and candies all the time, know that you will surely put on weight. Or, you eat like a king and do not bother what you actually put into your mouth, then you are likely to put on those extra pounds on your body, as the body processed the kind of foods that you eat and gain those extra pounds if it is junk.

Let’s look at how we can maintain a steady diet of good foods that will cause you to lose weight. First, eat healthily with foods that guarantee fat lose as your body burns the foods that you ate. What foods are these? Well, a good percentage of carbohydrates, fats and proteins must be well distributed if you want to know how to eat. Fruits and vegetables are the healthiest, as it is fibrous and full of antioxidant. Our body needs antioxidant to fight the free radicals in our system, which attacks the good cells if you’re deprived of the vitamins and minerals that you can get from fruits and vegetables.

Nuts and seeds are also the top notch fats you want to include in your diet, as they contain Vitamin A, C, D and E. An easy way to eat these foods is through one of the splurging moments when you feel like snacking, than grab a packet of cashew, pistachio, almond or macadamia nuts, which will satisfy your cravings, as these are dense foods that can make you feel full for a long time.

Have a proper meal of good carbohydrates, like sweet potato, which are high in flavanoid, and helps to ease bad cholesterol, and build up good cholesterol. Sweet potato is high in Vitamin D, which strengthens your immune system and maintains a healthy weight.  A good bowl of oats during breakfast adds fibre to your diet and builds your body enzymes that fights plague built around the heart and eases the flow of oxygenated blood to your body.

Chicken, meat and turkey are good protein meats that build up your body mass, and strengthened the muscles, and getting rid of layered fats stored in the visceral fats around the organs. These fats are threatening to your health, as it causes cancer, heart attack, diabetes and high blood pressure. If your body fats is above 21%, it is considered dangerous. We can get rid of fats through exercises, like work-out in the gym, or go for active sports like swimming, playing tennis, or go climb the hills, which will cause you to burn your body fats.

Egg is very good source of protein, as it nourishes your health with Vitamins A, D & E, but many people mistaken egg to have high cholesterol, but instead it helps to build up the good cholesterol. There are many ways to prepare an egg. Boiled and half-boiled are the simpliest, and the more interesting way of preparing it is to fly it with your choiciest vegetables, or add sausages, nuts, beans, or chicken to it. Pouch egg is a little difficult to prepare, as you need to know how to stir the pot of water which is half-filled, and throw the raw egg into the pot, wait for seven minutes, than you’ll have a nice pouch egg with the fluid egg yolk, giving you the best taste.

Side treats that you can afford to indulge in is dark chocolate, with more than 70% cocoa mixed. This high fat burning carbohydrate will help burn your stored body fats and strengthened your immune system, as it contains a hormone that builds up good serotonin in your brain, which makes you joyful and cheerio. Avocado too, is a very good source of healthy monounsaturated fats, as it burns stubborn body fats and acts as fuel for your body.

As you watch what you eat everyday, you will maintain a good healthy body without any weight problem. Apart from foods, exercise in the right manner too, will help get rid of the fats in your body. High resistance exercises like weigh-training builds on dumbbells and barbells are very effective in getting rid of body fats. It takes diligent to see tangible results if you exercise three times a week, each time for about half an hour, depending on the kinds of exercises that you do.

Apart from foods and exercises, water and sleep are the next important habits that you can build on. We need a lot of water to quash out the toxins in our body, preferably about eight cups a day, and you will notice that your dull face will be radiant if you take enough water. We need minimum 6 to 8 hours of sleep nightly, without which, it will affect our alertness and mental state. You will be grouchy and careless in your daily work as the mind is without the needed rest.

If you want to slim down, eat the right kinds of food, with balance phytonutrients of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, together with vitamins and minerals that you can obtain from a wide variety of foods, like fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and animal products. You can eat well and exercise right, without having the fear of putting on weight if you will only eat right and exercise right.