Crash Course for Healthy Weight Loss

By: William001

If you think you can lose that flab just by reading this article, better go to some quick-fix quack or better still just slouch on a couch and wish the fat away. For this course is meant for die-hard flab-haters.

Bury that OTC weight-loss pill in a remote corner on the shelf and try out some natural ways of loosing weight. Just concentrate on '2 C's' to fulfill your long cherished dream of removing the unwanted fat in your body.

Does this evoke the feeling '2 C! I see?' If so, then half the battle is already won. Without further ado, these C's are 'Calories' and 'Carbohydrates or Carbs'. Sounds familiar? But never thought about the magnitude of importance of these C's in association with healthy life!

It's the amount of calories in food that is responsible for a plumpish outlook to the body. So, the easy way out seems to be the less calorie consumption. Consumption?? Another 'C'!! See it's all about 'Cs'!

Easier said than done...The first obvious question is how to keep a check on the number of calories consumed? Simple. Go to your GP and ask for a calorie chart. Start your normal day by eating normal diet which you consume daily. Count the calories for everything you eat or drink. Add up all the calories to get your daily consumption of calories. Now, compare these with the ideal calorie intake from the diet/calorie chart. Also note down your weight. Step 1 complete.

Now comes the real test. Brace yourself up for a cut in your normal diet. 400-500 less than normal calorie intake should be your goal for the next 6-7 days. The diet for the day could be periodically adjusted, i.e., 3 meals a day could be divide into 5 small meals a day. Now measure your weight after a week. Ideally, it should have been reduced by about 2 pounds. The gains must be measured by multiplying 2 pounds by 52 weeks to get the annual weight loss!

Let's focus our attention on the other C - Carbohydrates or carbs. Carbs are needed for the body to get energy supply and nutrition. But it's the excess of it which is always a cause for concern. Carbs comes in two forms - good carbs and bad carbs. Carbs are generally healthy due to their origin from plants.

Eat whole foods like fruits and vegetables for your carbohydrate intake. Avoid starchy vegetables for their high calorie content. Lots of fibrous matter like whole grains must be preferred to improve digestive system. A healthy salad is beneficial due to its low carb content and high beneficial value to the body.

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