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|Tips for Losing Weight|| |
| Weight Loss Tips
I participated in a peer-to-peer
weight loss contest (I came in third after losing 45 pounds or 25% of my
weight) and am compiling some first person tips. These suggestions are not
revolutionary or new, because they are based on age old wisdom. They surely
worked for me - I went from 178.8 lbs (80 Kgs) to 133.2 (60 Kgs) in four
months. Also from a waist size of 36 inches to a size of 30 inches.
- Do not skip breakfast. This is important. If you want to skip a meal, skip
lunch or dinner, but not breakfast. I recommend bagels (with cream cheese),
cereals, eggs, and fruit. Avoid pan cakes, biscuits, and especially sausage
- Reduce food intake. I wanted to lose 20% of my weight, so I started eating 20% less. If
you usually eat five slices of Pizza, just eat four. If you drink four sodas
per day, drink only three.
- Avoid specific items that has high-persistence (read fat) value. I
ate Pizza and Hamburgers during the four months, but not fried chicken or
steaks. Eat no fried food.
- Consume at least one serving of a vegetable and/or fruit per day. Eat more
carbohydrates (like oats, wheat), grains (beans, pulses), and low calorie
meats (fish, turkey). Avoid butter, ice-cream, alcohol, and sweets as much
- Perform thirty minutes of physical exercise everyday. This can include
walking, jogging, working out, or sports (I played tennis four to five times
a week during the four months).
- Measure your weight daily, and note it down on a paper. This is very important because it is a daily reminder of your goals.
Some other contestants tried Protein focused Atkins Diet, Donating
Blood often, and Diet Pills. I don't endorse them, not only because I
didn't try them, but also because my way is the healthiest way to lose weight.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Friday, May 2, 2003|
Last Modified: 5/2/2003
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