Remake Your Body

Wondering how to get started with the decision to remake your body? These surefire tips will help you to go from your wondering or wishing mode to clear cut "action mode". Jump in the driver's seat today and get started on the "new you".

If you are overweight or obese and feel compelled to set a weight-loss goal, losing 10% to 15% of your current body weight is a realistic objective. The good news is that evidence shows that weight loss of as little as 5% to 10% of body weight can significantly improve heart disease risk factors such as blood pressure and blood glucose. The safest rate of weight loss is 1/2 to 2 lbs. a week.

Your first tip is to evaluate your relationship to food. Behavioral and emotional cues frequently trigger an inappropriate desire to eat. The most common cues are habit, stress, boredom, sadness, anxiety, loneliness, and the use of food as a reward.

Tip number two is, don't try to be perfect. While losing weight requires significant changes in eating and exercise habits, not every high-calorie food must be banished forever, and you need not exercise vigorously every day. Visit your family doctor and agree on a simple exercise program that you can do at home. Exercise will help boost your body metabolism, and help to burn off calories.

Next, emphasize what you Can Eat, not what you can't. Positive thinking extends to weight management. After all, diets often fail because we feel deprived. By focusing on what you Can eat, you'll feel better about your efforts to remake your body than if you focus on anything you're missing.

Eat three meals a day, plus snacks. Skipping meals is counterproductive, as is severely reducing food intake. Such strict changes are impossible to maintain and are ultimately unhealthy. In addition, eating the bulk of your calories at one sitting may mess up your metabolism. You will be more successful in the long run if you allow yourself to eat when you are hungry, eat enough nutritious low-fat food to satisfy that hunger.

Last, you need to seek support from family and friends. People who receive positive social support are more successful in changing their behaviors. Ask family and friends for help, whether this means keeping high-fat foods out of the house, or relieving you of some chores so that you have time to exercise regularly.

There is no secret in your plan to remake your body. Your "taking action" is the "key" to the whole process. Follow the tips outlined in this article, and you will be successful as well as thrilled with your results!

Remember, evaluate your relationship to food. Don't try to be perfect, nobody ever will be! Be positive, emphasize what you can eat. Eat three meals a day, plus snacks. Seek support from positive family members and friends.

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Scott recently lost 20 pounds and wants to help you do the same or better!

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