During the fall, I love attending college football games. I can’t remember ever being hungry during a game. At first, I thought it was because I was so nervous. My team is the Auburn Tigers, and they can make a fan nervous when they have to pull out a close win. But come to think of it, I’ve been to games that Auburn won easily, and still wasn’t hungry. After studying the situation, I came to realize that there’s something peculiar about the color blue.
Why the color blue is significant in weight loss
The color blue is an appetite suppressant. Looking back over the years, I’ve gathered evidence that this means something. Several years ago, my office was painted blue. Now that I look back, I very seldom ate lunch (which I don’t recommend). There’s something about the color blue that makes food seem less tempting. It’s a color that puts you in a relaxed mood. When you’re relaxed, you’re content. When you’re stressed out, you want to eat. This makes sense.
On the other hand, bright colors, such as red, orange and yellow tend to give you an appetite. By the way, Auburn wears orange stripes on their jerseys, but it’s hard to see from the stands.
The next time you visit a fast food restaurant, be sure an notice the color decor. While you’re at it, try to stay away from the bright colors and surround yourself with the color blue. This theory may seem crazy, but it has worked for me in the past. In weight loss, many little things add up to make one huge difference.
I can understand the anxiety that goes with wanting to lose weight so desperately. Believe me, I was there once. When I lost 75 pounds in less than 3 months, I was very stressed out in the beginning. But I knew what I wanted, what I had to do to get it, and finally, that it was not going to happen overnight. Within a week, when I saw my body changing for the better, the stress completely went away.
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Know the best you can possibly do, and do it
When you begin your weight loss journey, all you should want to do is lose weight. Don’t even set a number as a goal. For example, when you set a standard for yourself that you absolutely must lose 100 pounds, and you only lose 20 pounds, you’re not going to be happy. You’ve set an unrealistic goal. The unreasonable demand you’ve put on yourself is going to cause unnecessary stress. If you lose 20 pounds, this is very significant. Look at it this way. If you’ve lost 20 pounds now, you can do it again. Focus on the little things you did to get there, and build on it each day.
When I began my weight loss journey, the last thing on my mind was losing 75 pounds.
Losing weight is about being healthy. You sure don’t want stress, because it will put you six feet under. That’s defeating the purpose. Never put unreasonable demands on yourself. Don’t shoot for a huge goal that you won’t reach in a day or two. In fact, don’t even think about numbers. If you do everything I recommend, the numbers will take care of themselves.
Most people in the work force prefer going out to eat at a nearby eating establishment. If you are one of those people, have you ever thought of packing a lunch?
You may be wondering what this has to do with weight loss. It’s very significant.
3 reasons you’ll lose weight when you pack a lunch
1. You’ll eat less
When you go out for lunch to a restaurant, you’ll probably get generous portions of food. People usually can’t eat it all, and some take a doggy bag. Unfortunately, most people wanting to lose weight will eat it, once again, because it’s there. It’s just a habit. When you pack your lunch, you can limit the size of your food portions, which will result in your eating less.
2. You’ll eat healthier
Some people will spend their lunch hour at a fast food restaurant. This is not exactly eating healthy. When you pack your lunch, you control what you eat. Someone who’s health conscious will naturally pack healthy foods. Don’t forget, one of the most crucial elements of weight loss is healthy eating.
3. You’ll learn self-discipline
Weight loss is 90 percent self-discipline. Once you establish new habits, and better habits, losing weight will quickly become second nature to you.
It doesn’t take an expert to know that foods high in sugar content will cause you to gain weight.
Included within this category are cake, ice cream, candy, pie, cookies, pastries, etc. The list of foods containing a lot of sugar is endless. Many of the, so-called, “junk foods” are included within this category.
You don’t have to give up sugar to lose weight
You can still enjoy the sugary treats you love, without having to worry about gaining more weight, provided you do it the right way.
Have the sugar treats during your meal, or shortly afterwards, preferably for desert. For example, have a piece of cake or pie immediately after dinner. This will work more in your favor than having them later during the evening. If you are insistent on having these goodies, right before bedtime, you’re just shooting yourself in the foot.
If you are full from the main course at dinner, perhaps you may consider doing without desert. Don’t just have a desert because it’s there. That’s the most destructive thing anyone trying to lose weight can do. If you can’t decide whether or not to have a desert, I would suggest that you not have it. Try saying to yourself, “Three hours later, I will not be able to tell the difference anyway.”
Remember, you can eat what you want to eat and still lose weight. The key is, when and how you eat.
When you are conscious of what you are eating, you are better able to enjoy your food. Enjoyment of food has a lot more to do with weight loss than people realize.
Consider the alternative. When you are not conscious of what you’re eating, it’s impossible to enjoy your food. You’re eating food for one reason – because it’s there. This can hurt you in both the long run and short run. This type of eating will cause you to eat more and more, without thinking about it.
Never multi task while eating
When you have your meals, have them at the table. Don’t think about anything except the delicious food you’re eating. Sometimes, there’s the tendency to eat while watching TV, reading, browsing the internet, or working. When this happens, your mind is distracted. You’ll not be thinking about the food you’re eating. Naturally, you’ll eat more.
Quantity vs Quality
Always enjoy your food. Take your time. Savor every bite. Appreciate the delicious food you’re eating. Think of food as one of life’s pleasures. Never multi task. It leads to distractions and over eating. Learn to appreciate the quality of your food, and you will reduce the quantity. In other words, you’ll eat less and lose weight.
During the Super Bowl, I can’t possibly estimate the total number of pounds that were gained by people who watched the big event.
There are a lot more things on TV besides the Super Bowl. Who said you have to eat while you watch TV?
Watch TV and use the commercials to your advantage
Most of the time, when you watch TV, you can’t wait for the commercial. This is the perfect time to go to the refrigerator and grab a snack.
Let me suggest another way to get yourself excited in anticipation of a commercial. Instead of going to the refrigerator, use the commercial time to get in a few minutes on the treadmill. Or, you can use this time walking up and down the stairs. Perhaps you can do a few sit ups, push ups or jumping jacks. You get the point?
Do something during the commercials besides eating. Get the adrenaline working. Get the heart beating. After the commercial, site back down and watch TV. You’ll feel so much more relaxed. This sounds ridiculous, but it works. I’ve tried it many times. We don’t recommend strategies and tips unless they’ve been tried and proven.
Every little thing makes a difference. Within a year, you’ll lose 30 pounds.
When I was in high school, I had to get down to a certain weight to play football. I asked my coach if I could have some water, and he said, “Water is fattening.” That’s not even a myth. That’s ridiculous.
It’s important to the body to drink water
You can’t survive more than 3 days without water. You can survive up to 40 days without food. Good ole H2O is the cornerstone of survival. So, how do you lose weight when you drink water?
When you think you’re hungry, you’re not really hungry. You may be one of two. First, you may just want something in your stomach. Second, you might just be thirsty. Whichever the case, water is going to satisfy you. This means, you’re not hungry anymore. You’re not going to snack.
In order to lose weight, the body has to burn fat and get rid of toxins. Without water, it can’t do this. In summary, you’re not going to lose weight unless you drink water. It’s that simple.
Drink water, 8 glasses every day, follow our other weight loss tips and you’ll lose 10 pounds in a week.
There is a myth that a glass of wine before bedtime will help you sleep. This is not true. On the other hand, a glass with your dinner will contribute a great deal towards weight loss. First, drink it with your meal, and not close to bedtime. Second, if possible, drink red wine at room temperature. It’s much better for you.
How wine is good for ‘Health’ and ‘Weight Loss’
I’ll start with good health. This is more important. There are two reasons it’s healthy. First, it’s all natural. It comes from pure grapes. Second, wine is good for your blood. It thins your blood, and reduces the risk of heart disease.
Almost all wines contain resveratrol, a natural substance found on the skin of grapes. This breaks down fat, and reduces fat in the body.
A good vintage will also cut down on your sugar cravings. You’ll not be inclined to have those late night snacks that will destroy any effort to lose weight.
Try this. I wouldn’t be surprised if you lost at least 6 pounds in one week.
Another interesting fact is, heavy drinkers have a slight weight gain, while non-drinkers have a heavy weight gain. This is assuming the people in question are not weight conscious.
Olive oil is one of the healthiest substances you can consume. Did you know that olive oil has another major benefit?
As you eat foods that taste good, and have a familiar flavor, you stimulate your brain. Being familiar with these foods, and the pleasure from eating them, the brain will be programmed in a hunger mode. This means, the brain will stimulate the body to eat more foods. The body will gain weight.
Try taking two tablespoons of olive oil each day. Take these between meals. This is very important. As you do this, the brain will notice a very unfamiliar taste, and will be programmed in a starvation mode. As the body reacts, you’ll notice that you are less inclined to eat. This has nothing to do with starving yourself, as the mode implies. You simply will not want to eat as much. The olive oil will significantly lower your appetite. Naturally, when this occurs, you will eat less, and you will lose weight.
This is just a little thing. All together, they make a tremendous difference. Remember, losing weight successfully is always a combination of many little things.
Lose weight, and be healthy.
Losing weight is not about following step-by-step instructions. Many things come together to make up The Perfect Weight Loss Plan.
So, relax. I’ve taken away the confusion and have put a plan together, guaranteed to get you excited. This got me results. Use it, and let it do the same for you. This works, and I’m living proof. This is exactly what I did when I lost 75 pounds in less than 3 months (2 and a half months to be exact).
Each section is separate, and is independent of the others. But once you get into this, you’ll find that all of the sections will blend together for one amazing plan, which you will see as you go on.
All of these are very effective. For starters, some may or may not be for you. But in a very short time, you’ll use all of them, and you’ll say to yourself, “I can do this!”
This is How I DID IT!
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Yesterday morning, I was in the downtown area of the City where I live. I ran into an old friend I hadn’t seen for years. We said our hello’s, and then started talking about old times. The first thing he said to me was, “Man, I’m so glad this Holiday Season is over. I’m scared to death to find out how high my cholesterol went up.”
Holiday Season is beautiful, but it’s time to get healthy again
We’ve been through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. These are three holidays associated with good food. The holidays are very delicious, but not very conducive to losing weight.
I know, without a doubt, that many are now focusing on losing the weight they most likely gained during this past Holiday Season. Although this may seem like a monumental task, it’s quite simple if you follow these two guidelines.
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Do you want to lose weight? I mean, do you really, really want it? If you do, read this to the end. This is the most important article on weight loss you’ll ever read. If you can’t lose weight after reading this article, you’ll never lose weight.
Wait before you answer.
So far, I’ve tried to build up your confidence, and motivate you. This time, I’m going to challenge you.
Think, think, think about nothing but losing weight. Block everything out of your mind except, losing weight. Right now, nothing else in the world matters to you. Nothing else exists for you right now. Don’t think about how you are going to do. Just think about losing weight. If you think about how your are going to do it, you’ll mess up your thinking. Don’t worry about this right now. Worry about one thing – LOSING WEIGHT.
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