For those of you who have read my writings, you’re probably aware that I’m struggling with the weight issue. And I’m winning by utilizing accurate, reliable details, the desire to achieve general health, and the determination to take action about it. Weight is the main issue that affects people from the outside, and one of the causes is the belly fat. If you were to look at me from my belly up, or from the lower belly, then you would not think I’m overweight. However, all of my fat is centered in the belly area. I’ve gone from 308 to a pleasantly relaxed 278, which is a 30-pound reduction in the last five months. My stomach is smaller, however, it’s still a challenge and I’ll be striving to maintain an ideal body.
My most successful weight-loss results resulted from the following six methods:
1. Exercise I’ve found that exercise in the morning is the most efficient. I prefer to take an ten- to twenty-minute walk at least every other day. Every three or four days during the week, I do five minutes of exercise for my arms using a ten-pound resistance loop. It is the perfect time to work out. If you’re hungry following the night-time fast you’ll burn three times the calories you do after having broken the fast. Based on Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso Body for Life 12 weeks to Physical and Mental Fitness, New York: Harper Collins, 1999: “Exercising before you eat causes the body to dip right into stored fat.”
2. Water I’m starting to appreciate the pleasure of drinking only of water. Sometimes, I drink juice from fruit however I’ve reduced it to these two liquids. The best way to stay healthy is to drink a large glass of water prior to each meal. To maintain my weight, I must now consume 140 ounces of water each day. That’s half your bodyweight in the ounces.
3. Fiber This helps cleanse the body and lower the amount of sugar and fats that travel directly to the stomach. Whole grains, lentils nuts, seeds, garbanzo beans and vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are excellent source of fiber.