Lose 5 Pounds In 5 Weeks
|Health And Fitness : Dieting Tips|
Restrict calories moderately, starting with 200 less calories a day.
Gradually increase your calorie restriction until at the end of the 5 weeks you are eating 500 calories less per day than you used to.
Eat a balanced diet every day. Include 1 lean source of protein, 1 serving of complex carbohydrates, and 2-3 servings of vegetables and fruit at each meal. It is suggested that you get your daily percentage of calories in the following portions: 40% protein, 40% carbohydrates, 20% fat.
Eat 5-6 small meals per day, spaced about 2-3 hours apart. If you eat before you get hungry, you don't need to eat much. If you wait until you feel hungry, you will eat far more than you need to. Now, we know this is really inconvienent for anybody who actually goes to school or has a job so just make sure you eat small but adequate portions whenever you eat and have a healthy lifestyle.
Exercise by walking 30-45 minutes everyday. Do NOT use ankle weights as this is the leading cause of orthopedic injury. Walk up hills or on inclines as your conditioning improves. You can jog for 20-30 minutes a day for those who have less time.
Resist food cravings by brushing your teeth when you feel hungry. Pamela Anderson uses this method. Food cravings are often strong in the late afternoon, and if brushing your teeth fails you should eat one of your meals during this time. Remember, when you get cravings, you are burning fat so sip some water or have a light, low cal snack (fruits and veggies are great)!
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