For you to be able to lose weight naturally, you need to be motivated and dedicated to yourself. Natural weight lost is best to keep fat off and the weight off. Most diets are often fads that fade quickly, and any weight loss that you see is usually weight loss from water loss. Once you are off the program, you usually gain the weight right back, and you are back on a diet program. Also, if you read the fine print, it usually says that diet and exercise is required to obtain results. Well, duh! With diet and exercise, anyone can lose weight!
Knowing that you will have to diet and exercise anyway, why not do it for cheaper rather than paying a company. First, you need to find an area where you can dedicate to exercise. This does not mean that you have to find a gym, but finding a track in order to jog or run is great. Walking and jogging for 20 to 30 minutes a day is best for beginners. This will get you moving and burning calories. Remember to take water with you so that you can keep yourself hydrated. Even with walking, you will sweat and lose water.
Now that exercise is out of the way, you want to watch what you are consuming. You have to watch what you eat. Remember portion control. Eat only what you need, and not what you want. You should burn more calories than you take in, in order to lose weight. If you think that by working out your abs and still eating the same amount of food will tone your stomach, you are misconceived. You need to put that fat elsewhere, and in order to lose fat, you need to consume less calories so that you can burn fat.
Try to avoid pre-packaged food because these foods usually contain “empty calories” or additional calories that you do not need. Stay away from fried foods. After you can control your diet, you can begin to see results. Again, remember to stay hydrated, and if you feel tempted to eat more, try drinking a glass of water first. Fill up your stomach with zero calorie water
Stress in the 21st century seems like it is something that is prevalent in our lives all the time, and also found in younger people too. When you ask people about stress, most likely they will say that they have stress and that it is bad. However, some might say that they have good stress.
Stress affects people in different ways. Some stress is actually good for you. The strem stress means that you are faced with a challenge and your body adapts to the change. These are involuntary changes that enable you to “fight” or “flight” (work through the tough times, or run away from it).
Now, here is an example of stress occurring. Imagine that you were walking in the early morning and saw a wolf right in front of you. Your body will respond to that stress by boosting your adrenaline and most likely you would either run (faster than normal) because of your increased heart rate and breathing. With the increased blood flow, it enables you to think clearly and either you would outrun the wolf, or you would be in the right mind to be out of harms way, or pick something up that will help you to defend yourself. After the wolf runs away or gives up chasing you, your body returns back to normal. Normal breathing, heart rate, etc.
This rarely happens, and this is usually not the stress that most 21st century people are used to. The stress in our lives are chronic stresses that are constantly there and our body has no way of returning back to equilibrium. These stresses are job stress, relationships, financial stability, family, school, the economy, etc. Prolonged stress contributes to illnesses such as adrenal malfunction, insomnia, hear problems, emotional problems, eating disorders, and much more including autoimmune disease where the body attacks itself.
Some ways to de-stress is the following:
- You touch the area just outside of your eyes, like you were smoothing out your bangs if you had hair in the front, and also smoothing your hair over your ears. Again if you had hair on your sides. If not, you can still do it. The benefit of this motion is that no one will know what you are doing because it just looks like you are smoothing out your hair. You can do this at school, work, and even in public. Make sure to take some deep breaths as well
- This next de-stress method is where you place your palm on your forehead and the other palm on the bump on the back of the head. Hold for a few minutes while you take deep long breaths. This is good for helping with a headache or you have dangerous emotions such as anger or fear. This is a good way to help you remember thing you have forgotten too. This is great to do to reach an equilibrium before bed time and or after waking up.