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Losing Weight Tips, Products and Dieting Info

Losing weight tips is one part of your weight loss plan; after all, after the first excitement of finally doing something about your weight passes, tips are what keep you going.  And you’ll find some ideas in the tips for losing weight section.

Dieting Information

There’s dieting information here as well — for example, book reviews of eating plans that promote health, rather than cutting out a food group.  So if you’re getting ready to diet, but aren’t sure which one is best for you, then there are plenty of reviews available — just take a look at the diet and weight loss books section and you’ll find all kinds of info.

Weight Loss DVDs

OK, maybe you hate exercising, or can’t get to a gym, or are maybe ashamed to be seen in workout clothes in public.  I know — been there, done that, have the t-shirt.

What I found useful were weight loss DVDs for exercises.  But before you run away screaming, know that they are not all the same.  For example, Leslie Sansone’s Walk Away the Pounds series was very useful for getting started (yes, walking in front of the TV, but it’s probably not like you think).

Another was Fat to Firm Fitness Ball for Dummies — looks totally easy, but after I bought it, I realized it gives you a much better workout than you might think — especially through your middle section!  And what I appreciate is that it’s easy on the joints (ah, getting older is such a joy).

Anyway, there are lots of different exercise DVDs — yoga, Pilates, stretching, toning, etc.  You’ll likely find a few that you’d like to try.

Losing Weight Products

So you have a bathroom scale?  Is it an accurate scale?  While I’m a firm believer in not weighing yourself more than once a week, scales can help you judge if you’re going in the right direction.  So consider a digital bathroom scale if you don’t already have one.

There’s also exercise equipment — mostly inexpensive, like fitness balls, resistance bands and the like.  Things that you can easily store away, and even take with you if you’re going away on a business trip.

Losing Weight Feels Great!

No doubt about is, losing weight isn’t easy, but it sure does feel great!  From getting into smaller clothes sizes, to knowing that you look better, to taking pride that you’re doing it.  Not to mention that you feel better with the pounds gone!

So roam around the site, get some ideas, pick up a few DVDs or books, then get out there and shed those pounds.

(And know that I am proud of you as well.)

Drinking Water for Weight Loss

We all know we’re supposed to drink plenty of water every day. It’s good for your skin, and it keeps your internal organs working smoothly. But did you also know that drinking more water can help you lose weight? It’s easier than lifting weights and a whole lot cheaper than purchasing an elliptical machine.

Are You Drinking Enough?

Most people don’t drink enough water, which means they’re usually dehydrated. When the body isn’t getting enough fluids, it does its best to retain water. The water it stores has to go somewhere, so it tends to get packed away where it creates unflattering bulges on your body–kind of like a camel! When you consistently drink more water, your body gets the idea that it doesn’t need to store water. By the way, if you’re worried about running to the bathroom more often, you’ll be pleased to know that this side effect wears off once your body gets accustomed to having all the water it needs.

Burn Calories Drinking Water

Drinking water helps burn more calories, too. Here’s why: The liver is responsible for metabolizing calories in your body, converting it to energy. However, the liver also has the job of assisting overworked kidneys with their job of removing waste from your body. When you don’t drink enough water, the kidneys don’t function as well, which means your liver has to pick up some of the workload. When that happens, your liver can’t devote as much energy to metabolizing. Drinking plenty of water means your kidneys and liver have an easier time doing their respective jobs, which leads to greater weight loss.

Finally, drinking water will encourage you to eat less. Most people are so used to being dehydrated that they mistake signs of thirst with hunger pangs. Instead of getting something to drink, they grab a muffin or a candy bar instead. Drinking water will cut down on snacking. Plus, drinking water before each meal will make you feel more full, which means you won’t eat quite as much.

There are oodles of other health benefits associated with drinking water, too. It can help clear up your skin, tighten your pores, and give you a healthy glow. You’ll also have more energy, and your joints will be well lubricated.

Drinking Water for Weight Loss

Get used to drinking more water, preferably eight to ten 8oz glasses a day. You don’t have to cut diet soda or coffee from your diet altogether; instead, you should commit to drinking two additional glasses of water for every cup of soda or coffee you drink.  And if the taste of water isn’t appealing to you, add some lemon, or try flavored water instead.

And one more thing — always keep a bottle of water with you at all times!