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Healthy Weight Loss

11 June 2011

Ten Hints for Weight Loss - with IsoWhey Complete®

Carrying weight around the hips may look unsightly but it won’t kill you. Fat around the stomach, on the other hand, just may. Hip fat and thigh fat are isolated and sit just under the skin, out of the way. Tummy fat is under the skin and also around your inner organs like the heart, liver, intestines and this can be associated with diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions.

If you are a woman with a waist measurement above 80cm or a guy above 94cm, you had better start shedding those extra kilograms, especially if above 88cm and 102cm respectively. More simply, your waist measurement should be less than half your height.

So what is the first step after measuring your waist and finding it is too big?  You monitor yourself while you lose weight.

1.Measure your waist. Mark your present measurement for waist and height. Repeat at the end of each week for 5 weeks.

 2.Shop for whole foods, fruit, vegetables, legumes, seafood; also chicken and meat with low fat levels. Remove all junk food from your home. 

 3.Do not overeat but don’t starve yourself. Don’t fast on juices. Buy some smaller sized dinner plates.

 4.Exercise daily. Park the car a kilometre from the office. Walk upstairs. Don’t take the lift.

 5.Drink plenty of pure water. 

 6.Eat more fish and/or fish oil supplements, together with extra virgin olive oil, rather than saturated animal fats or excess polyunsaturated vegetable oils such as sunflower, safflower, corn and soybean oils.

 7.Don’t eat cakes, biscuits, sweets, sugar, refined white flour – Get into the habit of saying no to “white poison”.

 8.Eat plenty of foods which are low carb, leafy (lettuce, cabbage), stringy (celery), high fibre (lentils, corn), watery (tomatoes, cucumbers), brightly coloured (berries). Such foods release their carbohydrates slowly into your bloodsteam and are gentle on insulin (the hormone that controls blood sugar.

 9.Chronic stress releases corticosteroids which cause weight gain around the tummy, so if you don’t want to divorce the problem partner or muzzle the barking dog next door, incorporate some enjoyable, stress lowering activities into your day.  Try yoga, tai chi, meditation, listening to music you love, dancing, reading, painting, crafts.

 10.Try a whey protein drink for breakfast or lunch. Great for weight loss. Check out “Ian's Kitchen” below for a tasty and easy-to-make recipe!

Learn more at the IsoWhey website: Detailed diet plans and other relevant information are also available.

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