There is wisdom in the old advice that if one wants to lose weight, one must eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper. Because one needs a lot of energy throughout the work day, eating a healthy breakfast to sustain the heaviest work in the morning and to prevent feeling hungry before lunch is a good habit. Lunch should be lighter than breakfast to prevent drowsiness that can result from a too heavy mid-day meal. And, because one expects to simply relax or sleep early in the evenings, eating a light supper is best to prevent from storing too many calories that could well be converted to excess body fat.
Here are some more tips to avoid gaining weight:
One of the fastest ways to lose weight is to avoid eating sweets and drinking softdrinks/soda.
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Sweets, breads, pastries and cakes contain whopping amounts of calories that add to excess weight. The same is true for softdrinks that can contain as much as 10 to 13 tablespoons of sugar per glass. Even juices and teas in those attractive containers may contain too much sugar that can lead to overweight and obesity.
Avoid frequent eating fast food products
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Even if fast foods may be tasty and convenient, eating them regularly can well add to excess weight that can become hard to lose over time. So, it would be better to eat fresh fruits, fish, little amount of meat and vegetables to avoid gaining weight. French fries, hamburgers, spaghetti and hotdogs found in fast food chains are unhealthy due to the excessive oil use in cooking these products and the food contents that have no dietary balance.
Drink plenty of water everyday
Water can drain toxic substances from the body and can enhance regular vowel movement needed for a healthy body. Drinking water in replacement of carbonated drinks or sweet juices can enhance the metabolism of the body.
Eat less rice or bread
Heavy amount of rice and bread are good for blue collar workers but has a negative effect on those who are frequently sitting down or working in the office. They contain substantial amount of calories that can increase weight.
Have a regular exercise
Regular exercise can remove excess fat and dirt of the body through frequent sweating. Whatever your preference of exercise is: yoga, biking, walking, aerobics, belly dancing, swimming, jogging or any other kind of exercise can help increase your stamina and can help in weight reduction. But this does not come automatically if you eat too much food. This means that regular exercise should be accompanied by a healthy diet.
Sleep early, wake up early
This may not be true to some people because of nightshift schedules, but if possible, sleep early and wake up early to have a normal body metabolism. That is why it is also advisable to eat little supper because the intestine cannot work well while the person is sleeping at night. Waking up early can result to proper digestion of food that can help reduce weight.
There are still many things that you can do to lose weight. Losing weight takes discipline and you must do the things mentioned above if you want to lose weight.