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  • Simple Tips to Lose Weight in 2015

    In Sample category On 28 December 2013

    The best way to do this is to set yourself goals. If you know that your diet is not ideal, but are not sure exactly where you are going wrong, then you must keep a food diary for a couple of weeks at the start of the New Year. This will quickly highlight where you are going wrong Simple rules to get you started could include Eat 5 pieces of fruit and veg a day for improved health Consume no carbs after 4pm to limit calories Eat at least 3 portions of oily fish a week for optimum nutrition Use olive oil rather than the usual salad dressing for healthier meals Eat less cakes, junk food, biscuits, sweets etc. to avoid empty calories Keeping a food diary helps. Maybe keep your diary posted to the fridge too, or on a pin board, or even on a personal blog. This will allow others to point out your mistakes! Also go over the diary at the end of each day and highlight each item you have consumed that goes against the common sense healthy plan. HOW TO GET FIT IN THE NEW YEAR Getting fit is a life long goal for many people. So how do you stick to a New Year resolution to get fit? The best way is to set goals, write an exercise schedule (and stick to it) and keep a training diary. Set Realistic Health and Fitness Goals When setting goals, always set goals that are attainable. So keep the goals simple. My personal goals generally include the following: 1. Commit yourself :There is no time like the New Year, so why not get started now? Sit down and develop your plan of action and stick with it.  2. Exercising more each week  3. Don\'t overdo it.:It is very common for people to try to exercise every day once they start an exercise program. However, this can often lead to exercise burnout and may lead to discontinuing exercise altogether. Therefore, you should set goals, which will enable you to improve your fitness level without overdoing it. 4. Be efficient :Your goal should be 3-4 times per week for 30-45 minutes of continuous aerobic activity.  At first, you might need to take a few breaks but as you become more fit you will be able to exercise for longer periods of time 5. Schedule it: It\'s so easy to get overwhelmed at work and skip your workout. One solution is to treat your workout like a business meeting.  Write it in your planner and keep the appointment. After all, you will perform better at work if you are taking care of yourself. REDUCE YOUR STRESS LEVELS Hopefully a healthier lifestyle, increased physical activity and better diet will help to reduce stress Okay, so to round up, to stick with your New Years Resolution to lose weight, get fit and be stress free, follow these rules: 1. Keep a food diary, take control of you daily eating habits, shop for healthier foods. 2. Exercise more than you do now, aim for 3 times a week, and increase each week. Consider how your eating habits interact with your exercise regimes. 3. Take time out to relax by yourself, and contemplate the good work that you are doing. Remember that ideally this should be a start of a new lifestyle that you continue throughout the entire year.  Do not be one of those people who make a New Year Resolution to lose weight and get fit and then give up within 2 weeks. We wish you all the best of luck in attaining your 2015 New Years Resolutions.

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Sujatha    Stephen

Nutritionist/ Dietician in Dilsukh Nagar, Hyderabad, India 

Hi, my name is Sujatha Stephen . Starting out as a science graduate, I wasn't sure what direction to go in. I knew I wanted to help people with their overall health, but I didn't know how to choose a specific group of people.  The more confused I became as I thought about the specific medical direction I wanted to go into. As I attended a seminar on health and nutrition in my junior year, the answer finally came to me ... the basis of good health is proper nutrition!!! At that moment I knew I didn't have to choose a specific group of people to help. I could help everyone with preventative measures through diet and nutrition! From that point on, I was hooked on learning everything I possibly could about human nutrition. I truly believe that proper nutrition is the basis of good health and can be a preventative of many chronic illnesses, along with good fitness habits. My passion for nutrition and fitness has expanded throughout the years.  Now, I am on a mission to help as many people as I possibly can live healthier and happier lives. 
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