Weight loss – how to dress up to look thinner?

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If you are planning to lose weight, remember that you cannot do it in a day. It takes time, but still you can look slim in many ways. One way is to wear such clothes that make you look thinner, and that’s possible for any type of body.

Common dressing mistakes

Women often wear clothes with many layers, or wear baggy dresses because they want to hide their bulky parts. But, it’s a big mistake as you look heavier, even sometimes you seem to gain 10 pounds more. Why not look 10 pounds thinner; so here are a few ways of dressing up for younger and slimmer look.

How to hide lower part in obesity?

  •  Dark colors work for bottom, especially in lighter top the eyes are drawn towards upper area instead of the heavy lower part.
  • Don’t wear a short top, as it will emphasize lower part.  So, length of the top should go up to the middle of hips.
  • Skirts should be A-line, whereas the trousers should have wide legs.
  • The dress should not have cuts hugging the hips because it will enhance the bottom part.

How to hide middle part ?

  •  If the middle part is wide, you should wear a dress that draws attention away from this area enhancing the face. V-shaped necklines would be ideal in such case because it makes the neck look elongated.
  • Wear semi-fitted dresses, as they will create an illusion of a thin waistline.
  • The dress should not be over patterned with horizontal designs, as it will make you look broader.
  • Dark colors are good for tops, including purple, orange, bright berry or maroon.
  • Wear a wrap dress because it will hide your fat tummy, making the waist look thinner.
  • Wear heels because you will look tall and slim, whereas the legs will become attractive.

No matter how many tips you follow, weight loss is still essential for a healthy body because obesity can ruin your health.

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Top 3 weight loss recipes –its grill time

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If you want to lose weight fast, you should eat healthy, low-Cal food. Grilled food accelerates the weight loss process. Below are 3 low Cal grilled recipes for weight loss.

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Spicy Grilled Steaks

  • Boneless beef steak (sirloin), should be 1 inch thick-1 ½ lbs.
  • Soya sauce – ¼ cup
  • Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin – 1 teaspoon
  • Vegetable oil-1tablespoon
  • Well chopped garlic-1 clove
  • Chili powder-1 teaspoon

Take a fork and prick the steak from both sides. Put all ingredients in a bowl; mix them well, add steak and cover it well with the marinade. Refrigerate it from 6 to 24 hours, turning the steak a few times. Grill it on coals or gas grill, keeping the grilling time 18 to 20 minutes. Once done, cut the beef into ½ inch pieces along the grains.

Serving-6

Calories-140

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Grilled Turkey Nuggets

  • Bread crumbs-1 ½ cups
  • Parmesan cheese-1/4 cup
  • Fresh parsley-1 tb spoon
  • Pepper-1/4 teaspoon
  • Turkey breast pieces (1 1/2 inch cubes) – 1 ½ pound
  • Eggs-2
  • Barbeque sauce if required

Make a mixture of bread crumbs, parsley, pepper and cheese. Beat the eggs, coat turkey pieces first with eggs, then with crumbs mixture, and finally coat again with eggs. Put all pieces on a plate, and refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours. Grill it on coals or gas grill for 15 minutes, keeping it 4 to 6 inches from heat. Turn the nuggets a few times, and remove them from the heat when the center is no longer pink. You can serve the nuggets with any sauce.

Servings-6

Calories– 250

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Grilled Salmon and Cucumber Relish

For cucumber relish

  • Chopped cucumber-1
  • Chopped red onion-2 tablespoons
  • Water-2tbspoons
  • White vinegar-2 tablespoons
  • Sugar-1 teaspoon
  • Salt-1/2 teaspoon

For fish:

  • One salmon fillet- (about 2 lbs.)
  • Vegetable oil-2 tablespoons
  • Pepper-1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt-1/2 teaspoon
  • Chopped parsley-2 tablespoons

For cucumber relish, make a mixture of onion, cucumber, vinegar, sugar, salt and water; refrigerate it for 1 to 24 hours.  Prepare coals or gas grill, brush the fish with vegetable oil, pepper and salt, wrap it in foil. Grill it for 20 to 30 minutes, keeping it 4 to 6 inches from medium heat. When you can easily flake it with fork, remove it from grill. Serve it with cucumber relish.

Servings-6

Calories-140

Explore this blog for diet recipes and grilling tips.

 

 

Weight loss and color therapy

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rainbow-vegetables-and-fruit  Color therapy is not a new technique as people use it for different purposes to deal with both physical and psychological issues. Color therapy helps in weight loss, reducing sugar craving, enhancing metabolism, and reducing depression that involves over eating.

  •  Blue light reduces the appetite so instead of putting a normal light, use blue light in your refrigerator.
  • Yellow color is considered good to focus on something.  So, daily wear yellow glasses for 20 minutes. It will help you focus on healthy diet, eventually you will lose weight.
  • Red also reduces the appetite, so visualize it daily for 10 minutes because it works better than seeing this color.
  • Blue, green and violet reduces the appetite so you can hang pictures with these colors around the eating area. You can also put your meal in a colored plate like violet or blue as it would tempt you to eat less.  Similarly, eating foods of these colors will fill the stomach.
  • If you are using table cover or cloth, then make it black as this will also reduce your appetite, eventually reducing weight.
  • You can also drink water that is being energized in red glass. You can prepare it at home; take two glasses having red tint or take normal glasses and wrap them with the red light gel. Put 8 ounces of water in the glasses, covering them with a plastic wrap. Then, place them in the sunlight for three hours. Drink this water twice a day, and continue it until you lose weight.

Precautions

  • If your weight gain is due to a disease or medicine then consult your doctor before going for any alternative weight loss therapy.
  • Don’t use red sunglasses because it has opposite effect as it increases the appetite.

There are so many other ways of weight loss, and fitness.

 

Learn about weight loss from kids

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RYO5_8082   Though, there is so much knowledge on weight loss, but how to stick to a plan depends on your thoughts, motivation and behavior.  There is an amazing discovery that kids can teach you to reduce weight. We often forget how we used to focus on a project as a child, but we can learn it by observing the kids.  Here are some motivating weight loss tips derived from such observation.

Make weight loss a game

Try to lose weight with fun, as kids do every project very seriously focusing on it, but they never take tension.

Run if you can

Kids often cover a smallest distance by running with full energy. You can follow this tip by replacing a drive with a walk.

images   Eat what you like

We often eat something for others at a party, or with friends, so avoid it and only eat healthy.

boy_w_kids  Laugh

Kids take everything lightly; they laugh and have fun. It enhances energy that helps you achieve your goal. So, smile and laugh often because it helps focus on weight loss.

Relax and play

Don’t overdo your work and get some free time to enjoy in the form of sports, and outdoor activities. This would make you fresh and energetic having more motivation for a healthy lifestyle.

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Kids attract each other as they get spirit to play with energy. If you follow same behavior including other people in your workout, you will lose weight fast.

Get adventurous

Kids love adventurous life, which they find outside in the playground, open air and greenery. They hardly sit inside for long as they get bored. How an enclosed gym can motivate you, so go out and do your workouts there, like walk, and run, etc.

Nothing is impossible

Kids do everything fearlessly, and believe that they can make it happen. You can do the same, so forget doubts, fears, criticism, worries and negative thoughts.

Be imaginative

Kids are super in imagination and create amazing stories. You can also do the same; your mind power can help a lot in weight loss. Imagine yourself as a fit person, and you would be doing what fit people do.

When you feel and act like a kid, you would become open-minded seeing more possibilities. Every day will become a new day for you, so enjoy your weight loss game.

There is lot more on weight loss tips, and motivation.

When and how men should reduce belly fat?

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ff1   Belly fat also known as visceral fat forms in the abdomen part, and men with such fat are more at risk of diabetes, heart attack, cancer, stroke, cholesterol, sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome. The point is at which level you know that you are at risk.

1. When your waist size increases

Doctors at the Mayo clinic also declared that if man’s waist exceeds 40 inches (102 centimeters), it would be dangerous for his health.

2. Low BMR

With low BMR your body burns few calories while at rest, hence you get belly fat.

3. When you take more alcohol

Alcohol and soda are really bad for health as they are full of sugar; even diet soda is bad, and the consistent use increases belly fat.

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4. When you have a sedentary lifestyle

This is the main reason behind fat belly; such fat also accumulates in other areas like shoulders, legs and chest, etc. Men who work on computers all the day long, or sit on a couch to watch TV, have a sedentary lifestyle. If you can’t avoid computers, then after every hour walk for 5 minutes or do stretches while sitting.

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Tips to reduce belly fat

You cannot reduce your belly just be dieting because exercise is also very important. This is especially true for those who have gained a lot.

Check your diet

  • You should know your BMR (Basal metabolic rate), This rate tells how many calories your body burns when you are resting. A certain amount of calories is required for proper breathing, blood circulation and for body temperature maintenance. It also shows how much calories you should have in a day. There is a specific formula to find BMR as given below,

BMR = 66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds) + (12.7 x height in inches) – (6.8 x age in years). Calculators are also available online to find BMR.

  • Once you know your BMR, then daily add some calories to it depending on your lifestyle. Multiply BMR by 1.2 for a sedentary lifestyle, but multiply it by 1.375 if you are slightly active.  For an active person the BMR should be multiplied by 1.725. So, this is how you know your BMR rate.
  • Mayo clinic doctors suggest that you should lose 1 to 2 pounds a week, and you can do this by reducing 500 calories a day from your BMR. This is very easy to follow by eating healthy food, like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You can also take vitamin supplements for more energy.

 Include workouts in your daily routine

  •  Physical activity plays an important role in reducing belly fat because you can burn more fat per week. You can do one exercise for 2 to 4 weeks, and later can change it with another. Initially it seems hard, but later on your body will become active, needing less calories.
  •  You can set two days for strength training; doctors of American Heart Association also recommend the same because it helps in building muscles.
  •  Each muscle has a different requirement, so select various strength exercises to strengthen your arms, legs, chest and back. Always start with light weights, making it heavier after some time.

There is more on belly fat and weight loss, so explore this blog for more tips.

Top Hollywood stars weight loss and fitness tips

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Everybody wants to stay fit, but with so much information we often get confused, and don’t know what to follow. The best thing is to observe what the fit people do for weight loss. Famous celebs and Hollywood stars don’t always use expensive methods to stay fit, but they work very hard for fitness. We all admire Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Marion Cotillard, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio, etc. Though, you don’t want to look that glamorous, but staying fit is your right. Other than following a healthy diet,  let’s see some workout tips of famous people and their trainers.

Make road your partner

There are many workouts, including jogging or walk that you can do outdoor. So, those men and women who are too lazy to go to the gym can at least go out for a walk or some other workout. You can also join a community and run for a cause.

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These are especially done by celebrity moms when they want to look good after pregnancy. You can do lunges, including shoulder presses, as they are very effective. Angelina jolly is also very fond of lunges.

lowerbodystrength_ex2  Wall squats using ball

You can do wall squats by putting the ball on your back, so that you can maintain the right form when you sculpt the legs and butt.

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Just like dancing stars, you can dance as your body movement will make you energetic and strong. Some famous celebs who have done dancing pictures said that they lost weight so fast that they had to maintain it with shakes.

Do what you like and focus

Famous celebs say that you should focus on your body and if you enjoy the workout, you will lose more. So, put everything behind; all tensions, and problems, and just focus.

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Many celebs do cycling; they love it, so make a goal for how long you can ride a cycle.  If you do cycling for an hour, you can burn 500 calories keeping the pace normal. It also helps sculpt the legs, abs and butt.

Try different things

Celebrities also get bored with the same routine like us, and they mix different types of workouts. You can do the same, and can change them after a while to keep your fitness plan interesting all the time. If are jogging for a week, the next week you can just walk, or can dance at home, or can join an aerobics class. Likewise, do weight training for one or two weeks and then change it with boxing or some other workout, so be creative and design your own workouts.

Go for band exercise

Star like Julia Roberts like resistance-band exercise, which involve standing on the band that is good for double biceps curls. It is also good for shoulder raises.

Avoid dehydration

Being fluid is essential, so drink water before exercise and after certain intervals, so that you don’t get dehydrated.  It will also prevent you from overheating and cramps. This is especially important in summers.

Get more weight loss tips and learn about fitness, diet and obesity on this blog.

When diet and exercise don’t help in weight loss

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images (10)  Many people complain that even after hard dieting and exercise they are unable to lose weight. There are several reasons behind it which I am sharing with you.

Excessive cardio body

Sometimes excessive cardio increases your heart rate more than 75%, and if it’s prolonged you start burning glycogen, leading to more craving because the body sugar level gets low. If this becomes a consistent condition, you will lose muscles, and gain weight, releasing cortisol more than normal.

Eating unhealthy

Many dieters think that they are following a healthy diet plan, but it’s not so. It’s not about eating with zero calories; instead it should be healthy, like organic foods, unrefined foods, and try recipes containing a few ingredients.

Getting more muscles

Scales sometimes don’t tell the truth because sometimes you don’t know that the weight is increasing. So, better check your waist or test your body fat. On the other hand, sometimes you are losing weight, but it does not appear on the scale. So, in such case you should check your measurements.

Eating more calories

You should make a plan, like how many pounds you can lose with how many calories. If you are taking healthy diet but more calories, it won’t lose weight. Sometimes, you eat nuts, sugar free foods and drinks, but in more quantity then obviously there would be no progress in weight loss. You lose 300 calories with 30 minute workout, but what’s the use if you eat a lot after that.

Don’t expect quick results in weight loss

Sometimes you lose patience and start expecting fast results. Be realistic and try to find that how much fat you can lose with your diet plan, and in how many days. Sometimes, after a week of diet your clothes start getting loose, but the scale shows the same old weight. So, better continue healthy lifestyle to lose weight.

You are not observing what you eat

If you don’t take care of your calorie intake, you will eat more, so always keep record of your diet and calories.

You could be drinking less water

I am again emphasizing that water helps a lot in weight loss, so eat enough water. It also makes you filled and eventually you eat less.

Correct your posture

It’s true though sounds weird, but the fact is if you don’t sit straight the fat will start accumulating in your upper part; the chest, arms, face and neck, all will become lose and fatty. This becomes worse if it’s prolonged, so do watch your posture especially if you work on computer most of the time.

Get more weight loss tips , learn about  obesity and much more on this blog.