by Mike Vincent
Everyone has heard the proverb “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But if you take a look at how people live today it appears that no one is following this advice. Instead of eating healthy foods most people are eating high-fat, high-sugar foods, exercising less and becoming obese. If you don’t want to do what “most” people are doing then here is a four step program for taking care of your precious body and losing weight in the process.
1. Eat fresh and unprocessed foods as much as possible
Whenever food is processed vitamins and minerals are affected, and sometimes destroyed. In addition, many processed foods have sugar and salt added, and both sugar and salt are the cause of many health problems. Choose fresh fruit over canned fruit and fresh vegetables over frozen or canned vegetables. Instead of snacking on high calorie foods, get into the habit of eating fruit. No one ever got fat by eating apples and oranges.
2. Get plenty of exercise
There are two parts of weight loss: eating lower calorie foods and getting more exercise. If you don’t get off your butt it will be quite difficult to lose weight. The problem is that our lives don’t include much exercise. We walk a few steps to a car, ride to work and get out and walk a few more steps to a chair and desk and sit there the whole day. Then we come home and also sit around some more.
If you want to lose weight you have to break this pattern. Walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Park the car a bit further away and walk some more. Whenever you can do an errand by walking then do it. After you eat your evening meal, don’t just sit around and watch TV, take a short brisk walk. It will help you digest your food and burn some more calories.
3. Drink plenty of water throughout the day
Water is a medicine for all kinds of diseases and proper intake of water is a requirement for maintaining good health. How much water is needed? The amount you need varies according to the season of the year but if you are trying to lose weight then drinking four quarts (per day) spread out through the day will be a big help to your weight loss efforts. Water drinking helps to reduce hunger and at the same time satisfies the need to put something in your mouth, as well as helping your body to eliminate toxins.
4. Avoid harsh drugs and use natural supplements
Don’t be tempted to try a quick fix and solve your health problems with a drug that may have dangerous side effects. Whenever possible, let “food be your medicine.” If you do need to boost your daily diet with something extra, then try natural supplements. For example, Mangosteen juice is a tasty100% natural product with enormous health benefits.
If you follow these four steps to natural and healthy weight loss, you will look better, feel better and really start enjoying your life.
Mike Vincent is the proprietor of noneedapproval.com , a website offering discount weight loss supplements and natural health supplements.