Tip 41. Watch your fat intake for fast weight loss.
Each fat gram contains 9 calories so by reading the total calories on a food and knowing the quantity of fat, you can estimate the % of fat, which should in no way exceed 30% of the food.
Tip 42. Go easy on salt
Too much salt is one of the causes of obesity. Make it a point to really cut down on salt. Try to bring down your salt intake to half of what it was last year.
Tip 43. Change from table butter to cholesterol free butter.
Bear in mind that these small changes can go a long way towards weight reduction.
Tip 44. Instead of frying food, try baking without fat.
Baking is by far a healthier method of preparing food than frying. Baking requires lesser oil or fat.
Tip 45. Use a non stick frying pan.
Using a non-stick frying pan for your cooking means you do not have to add oil. The golden rule is to try and avoid as much oil as possible and a non stick pan is the perfect solution to this problem.
Tip 46. Boil your vegetables instead of cooking them.
Or even better, eat them fresh. If you do not like eating your vegetables, try steaming them without adding anything at all. This is probably the healthiest way to eat cabbages, cauliflowers and a host of other vegetables.
Tip 47. Carry parsley with you.
Parsley is an excellent thing to munch on in between meals. Not just is it good for you in terms of vitamins, but it is also a perfect way of making your breath fresher.
Tip 48. Choose low fat substitutes or no fat substitutes.
There are plenty of low fat or even no fat substitutes available in the market so why not choose wisely. It is much better for your heart too. Many people just go for shopping and pick up whatever they can. They do not bother to find out if there are any substitutes for the thing they are looking for.
In the markets of today, you will be astounded at the range of goods that manufactures have to offer. In fact with all the hue and cry that is being made about weight loss, low fat substitutes and no fat substitutes are hitting the stands faster than mushrooms that sprout after the first rains.
So the next time you head for the stores instead of picking up what you have always picked up, see if there are better substitutes.
Remember that our bodies need nutrients and not just calories. Fats give us nutrients but with more calories than what proteins or carbohydrates do.
Tip 49. Avoid crash diets.
They are bad for health and you will gain what you have lost once you take a break. Crash diets are not a solution to weight loss. Though it may seem that you have lost a few pounds, the moment you stop the diet everything will bounce back with a vengeance.
Take a look at it in this way. Do you think that it is possible for a person to survive on a crash diet for the rest of his or her life? Certainly not! So at some time or the other, you will have to give up the crash diet and then you will see for yourself that a crash diet does more harm than good on the long run.
Crash diets may have a lot to promise, but very rarely do these promises come true. Crash diets are things people go on in order to wear an old dress or suit for a particular occasion. That’s the only purpose that they serve as far as I can see.
Tip 50. Use your teeth!
We were given teeth for a reason, therefore we should develop a habit of chewing all food including liquid food and soft foods like sweets, ice creams at least 8 to 12 times. This is essential to add saliva to the food, as it is only in the saliva that sugar is digested.
Often we find that whatever goes into our mouth goes down like lightning. We hardly give the saliva any time to act on the food. So does digestion take place like it should? Do we just stuff our tummies with food that doesn’t get digested or in other words that doesn’t yield the benefits that it should?
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