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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Gained a few pounds? Gradually getting unhealthier? These are two of the most common problems that millions of us have to face, but with a little change in your diet and an active lifestyle, you can really make a difference to your body and your health.

Think about your lifestyle. Consider the type of food you eat, and how much of it you eat. Focus on the basics, such as how much fruit you eat, how much water you drink, and why you're not getting enough. Remember to eat a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it keeps you going and fills you up. Try low-fat margarine, spread on a piece of wholemeal bread, a small bowl of cereal, with fruit, and always have a drink of water or a fruit smoothie to wash it down. Choose the right snacks. Instead of munching on cookies, or guzzling down some cola, choose something that will keep you going until your next bigger meal. If you're feeling peckish between lunch or dinner, pick up a piece of fruit or a wholegrain nutrition bar, as this should cure any sudden cravings.

Make sure you eat a balanced dinner! Try to add a few carrots or broccoli. Chicken, veggies, and brown rice make for a perfect, nutritional meal. Make sure to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. This could be done by walking, jogging or cycling around, or joining a few sports clubs. Dancing is also a great way to lose weight. Make up your own routines and practice them for an hour each day, if you have no other options.

Make a list of all your unhealthy eating habits and try and resolve them one by one. Try the library or a bit of Internet research for help. Surprisingly, cleaning the house is also a good way to lose weight, in which you can burn up hundreds of calories an hour! Drink plenty of water and carry a small bottle with you wherever you go.

Do not starve yourself! You could end up doing serious damage to your internal organs, and it can ultimately result in hospitalization, or even death. Don't overdo the exercise.


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