QUOTE(FirstView @ Oct 9 2009, 10:12 AM)
Many a times during a day, those untimely hunger pangs and snack breaks increase our calorie intake and lowers our energy release. Also, there are many things around us that influence the ratio of consumed versus burnt calories. There are five easy ways to maintain your weight...
Quantity of food
Measuring your quantity of food is very significant. Itís always the amount of food intake that is taken into consideration and not what the meal looks like. A small muffin might appear as a food item which would not exceed the 150 calorie limit, but you will be surprised to know that 1/3 of a muffin has around 450 calories! Also, the habit of eating whatever meets the eye is a dangerous trend. The trick is to have food in smaller bowls and plates.
People who get less sleep have higher risk of obesity and other health related problems as well. Lack of sleep can disrupt the normal chemical signals in your body and make you crave more. So try to get enough sleep. And make sure not to snack mindlessly especially late at night.
Surroundings always affect how active we are. As an example, people in a neighborhood without pavements or those who live far from recreational facilities they are more likely to be obese. To solve this problem, try to add physical activity and exercise in your daily routine.
Set short goals
In the beginning it is difficult to start with a big task. So itís good to start with small achievements. Pick one or two challenges which you can change. Like start your walk with quarter of a mile and increase day by day or cut out one soda everyday. You just need to try this once and gradually when you will meet each goal you can reach on next level.
Form a group
We perform well under influence. The results can be really different if you workout with friends, family or
co-workers to develop a healthy lifestyle. Form a walking group with co-workers or dance class with your partner. In a group if one personís zeal lessens, the other is sure to boost it right up.
Hmm I didnt know that not enough sleep will make you fat.