You know the method if you want to cut some fat and lose sizes: Eat veggies; few or no cookies. Drink more water, avoid soda. Work out a few times in a week. Most of us know the fundamental of healthy living, getting trim is a tough job.
Exercise scientist Philip Stan forth, executive director of the Fitness Institute of Texas and a professor of exercise science at the University of Texas, trying to find out more about what to look out for when dropping weight.
They found there are 3 main issues that most people faces, which are trying to lose weight, and succeeding them, can make a big difference.
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1 . First of all, we actually spend way too much time sitting front of a TV screen or phone. In the world, we live today to imagine people could not be overweight is funny because in the normal routine of the day we consume so few calories. The possibilities are much higher that we’re going to eat more than that. In other words, an everyday regimen of sitting at our desks, driving to and from the job, and ordering takeout apparently means we’re going to end up eating more than we burn off.
Adding the fact that much of the food we consume comes stuffed with high-calorie sugar and fat, makes an evening out this rate of burning to eating even tougher.
There are some easy solutions to a sedentary lifestyle, While research has shown that just working out won’t cut it, getting up for some minutes every hour might just do the trick.
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2. We’re really bad at memorizing what we’ve eaten and how much activity we’ve done. Even when we’re making an attempt to be more conscious of what we’re eating and how active we are, we tend to give ourselves more praise than we deserve. Most of us think we’ve worked out more and we’ve eaten less.
Many recent studies back up Stan forth’s observations. In a new editorial published in the Mayo Clinic’s peer-reviewed journal, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the researchers wrote – The theory that human memory can provide exact or precise reproductions of past ingestive behaviour is indisputably wrong.
The problem here isn’t just that memories aren’t authentic historical records. It’s also that we often ignore the calories in many of the meals we eat habitually.
Take coffee, for example, if you have Black coffee, it just has just 2 calories. It’s less than a stick of sugar-free gum. But if you have cream and sugar, it can add 25-150 calories every serving.
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3. Our portion sizes are way, way out of balance. In recent years, the volume of food we think to be a single serving has ballooned. In some foods, it’s improved as much as a whopping 138%. What most people would think of as a portion of ice cream, for example, is about a cup. In reality, a 230-calorie “serving” of Ben and Jerry’s is half a cup, or just about 8 big spoonfuls.
Portion size is a huge problem. Most people think every time they serve for self, well that looks like a serving, but in reality, it’s 2 or 3 servings.
Think of this the time you’re out to eat. If you get a pot of pasta, consider taking half to go. If you’re eating family-style, begin by covering half your plate in salad greens.