Slimming down may be a new year’s resolution and an impossible feat, but getting a naturally slim body that reflects your body type is not only aesthetically pleasing but also promotes good health. Many studies and personal experiences show that fad diets do not work, so what does?
Ways On How To Get A Slim Body Naturally
The Right Combination of Exercise and Diet
No carb, low carb, ultra low fat, or detox cleansing diets have one thing in common: they don’t work. Sure they promote rapid water weight loss, but with no lasting benefits. The ideal diet should contain about 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat. Exercise should include a mixture of muscle building (strength training) to increase metabolism. Every extra pound of muscle burns extra fat at rest. Exercise should also include fat burning exercise within the target heart rate. Adding yoga and pilates also lengthens the muscles, contributing to that slim and natural look.
Adjust Meal Times
Getting proper nutrition at the appropriate times is an often neglected part of a healthy fitness and weight loss plan. Eating breakfast in the morning reduces overeating later in the day. Lunch should be a well-balanced meal, and dinner should be fairly light but still fill. Healthy snacks, like fruit and high fiber power bars, as well as small frequent meals also, help keep meals balanced and avoid hunger pangs. Never eat during the night, when the metabolism is slowest.
Watch the Sodium Content
Many people who believe that they eat a well-balanced diet are often surprised to hear that their food choices are loaded with sodium. Sodium can contribute to weight gain because it facilitates water retention, which is a cause of weight retention. Many processed foods and sneaky sources such sports drinks and sauces and meats contain high sodium percentages. Be sure to opt for lower sodium substitutes, and drink plenty of water.
Setbacks will happen. The lifestyle changes you are trying to make will not happen overnight. It will take the time to consolidate them into your daily life and to make them your lifestyle truly. Don’t give up at the first sign of a setback. The more you get used to eating well and being active the more you will enjoy it, and eventually, you will not know how you lived any other way. You will feel great. So don’t give up and continue to slim naturally.
Have a positive attitude. Your attitude can play a crucial role in your weight loss efforts. If you believe that eating healthy and exercising are going to be difficult changes in your life that you don’t want to make then you will most likely return to your old habits very quickly.You have to believe and understand that eating healthy and exercising are enjoyable parts of life that will make you feel great. Don’t feel like you are being deprived of unhealthy; feel lucky to be able to eat good healthy food.