Carrol E. Arnold
23 September 2014
How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind
For quite some time now everyone has always thought that losing weight meant losing your mind. Some have even thought when you are trying to lose weight, you have to go on boring diet. But that’s not true. Obesity rates in states around the country are beginning to slow, but the epidemic is still affecting the poor and minorities disproportionately, new research shows (O’Connor, 2014). You can find different ways to lose weight, without the diet pills or even trying to starve yourself. There are options and choices but you don’t have to lose your mind just to get back in your prom dresses.
The first step in losing weight is to eat the correct foods. Beans, soup, vegetables and fish are great foods for losing weight. When it’s time to snack dark chocolate and nuts are the go to snack foods. Eating five small portions a day versus three big meals. When you eat, your body breaks down the food, and the sugar that is released from food enters your bloodstream and becomes blood sugar. When you eat several small meals over the course of the day, you are getting a steady supply of blood sugar. If you eat only two or three large meals, you get a large dose of blood sugar, and then may not get any for another five or six hours. These large blood sugar spikes and crashes are not only the cause of feelings of fatigue, but can also wreak havoc with many of your body's natural processes. Divide up your daily calories into three meals and two snacks or five small meals a day. For example, if 1,200 calories daily is your goal, eat five small meals containing 240 calories each, or three 300-calorie meals plus two 150-calorie snacks daily. If your weight-loss calorie goal is 1,500 calories daily, eat five small meals containing 300 calories each, or three meals providing 400 calories each, plus two 150-calorie snacks daily (Coleman, 2014).
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