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Learn Easy Ways to Lose Five Pounds

8/19 9:21:24

The holidays are filled with family get togethers, work parties and dinners out with friends. Any of those events can make you feel like you need to lose five pounds fast. Don't despair --It's easier than you think. The 3,500 calories can come from food you cut from your diet or calories you burn off exercising.

1. Eat smaller but more frequent meals. It boosts your metabolism and keeps hunger at bay, so you are less likely to overeat. Aim for five or six small meals instead of three large ones.

2. For the next 2 days you have to limit your salt to just 500-to-1500 mg a day and that's only two small teaspoons and If you find it impossible to keep your salt intake low... You can use spices such as garlic, ginger & black pepper as salt substitutes and spices also help increase your fat-burning metabolism and another good salt substitute is a product called Nu-Salt and remember.

3. If you want to drop 5 pounds in a hurry, the quickest way to do it is to simply reduce the carbs you are eating," "Raw fruits and vegetables are allowed, but cut out the cakes, breads and other carbs, and most people will lose between 5 and 10 pounds within the first week.

4. Measure it. Over time, our portion sizes tend to get larger and it's easy to underestimate how much you are eating. Take out the measuring cups and check in on your portions sizes to see if they have crept up in size. "Use smaller plates and cups and indulge your sweet tooth with portioned ice cream bars or 100-calorie packs to keep calories under control and not stall your weight loss."

5. Keep a food diary. For a week, write down everything you eat and drink and how were you feeling when you did. Were you eating because you were truly hungry or out of boredom and stress? Did you eat in a hurry or did you enjoy the meal? A food diary can help you discover unhealthy patterns and give you clues on how to break them.

6. You should Drink at least 1/2-to-1 ounce of water per pound of body weight. Use the water calculator below to figure out how much water you need to drink to flush out excess water weight from your body. CAUTION: DO NOT drink your water all at once & try to drink your water spread out during the day. This is one of the best natural weight loss.

7. What's in your cup? Juices, giant lattes, protein-shake smoothie concoctions, margaritas and sweetened beverages all have one thing in common, lots of calories. Try skinny coffee drinks without sugary syrups, and smaller portions of 100% juices or smoothies, and wine spritzers or unsweetened drinks.

8. Take up gardening. Plant vegetables to enjoy fresh salads or flowers to beautify your backyard. Grow herbs and use them to spice up homemade low-fat marinades and soups. Gardening burns over 300 calories an hour.

9. Choose fat-free milk over whole milk. Dairy products are a source of cholesterol, artery-clogging fat. Lower the consumption of dairy in general, but especially full-fat products. By switching to skim milk, you save 100 calories a glass.

10. Avoid late night snacking. If you stay up late and need to refuel, snack on crackers and peanut butter, a cup of light popcorn, or a small yogurt. If you find yourself eating large quantities of food at night, review your food diary.

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