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Health: Top 5 easy weight loss tips

Imagine how much extra weight you can lose by following these 5 simple weight loss tips that compliment your work out.

Replace soft drinks with water:

Each soft drink(pop) is 150 empty calories. Replacing just one soft drink per day with water will result in losing 16 lbs per year.

Easy on cheese:

Avoid cheese as much as you can. At restaurants, order sandwiches and burgers without or easy on cheese. Eat no more than one cheesecake a year, well I agree it’s kind of hard, at least let’s try. It takes over an hour of cardio to burn the calories from just one cheesecake. Cheese is the #1 source of artery-clogging fat in American diet. Again, if you think you really need the cheese-touch on your food, go for fat free cheese.

Eat Slowly:

It takes our brain about 20 minutes to realize that we are full. When you eat too fast, there is not enough time for the “full” feeling to register, so you’d end up literally stuffing yourself with food.

Don’t Skip Meals:

When you skip a meal, you get way too hungry. When you are too hungry, you won’t be able to control yourself at the next meal. As a result, you’ll end up eating more than 2 meals worth of calories.

Walk more:

Always take the stairs instead of the elevator if you have to go less than 3 floors up or down. Park your car at the far end of the parking lot. All those activities add up. Walking briskly for just 15 minutes per day will help you lose an extra 10 lbs per year.

Keep in mind “Prevention is better than cure”.


Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...