Published On: Wed, Mar 13th, 2013

It’s Time To Slim Down

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It's Time To Slim DownSo, you have packed on some pounds and it’s time to lose the weight. Or, maybe you’re thinking about getting healthier. Whatever the reason, you want to lose weight and you would like to lose it fast. There are many ways to shed pounds without being unhealthy or starving yourself. From diets, to surgery, to exercise… there are ways to live a healthy lifestyle and get fit at the same time. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of them.

Stay Active

Never be bored. Get up off the couch and do something, even if it’s taking a walk around the block. If you find yourself sitting on the couch hour after hour for no reason, it’s time for a change. Do something, do anything… it doesn’t matter. The more active lifestyle you lead, the lower the risk of obesity and premature death.

You Are What You Eat

Pick a diet and stick with it. Do your research a find a diet that works for you and dedicate yourself. First, you need to find a diet that exercises healthy eating without starving yourself. You don’t need to necessarily cut out whole food groups, but you should be mindful of what you eat. A food journal is a great way to review what you eat and make necessary changes. Believe me; you will shed the pounds in no time. Remember this, abs come from the kitchen… not from the gym.

Work It!

Get up and exercise! Run around the block, do pushups, jump up and down… it doesn’t matter as long as you are exercising. Burning calories can shed the pounds faster than you could ever imagine. Exercising not only keeps you fit but it is great for the soul. It gives you confidence, a sense of accomplishment and puts you in a great mood. Exercise is something that could save your life, and it’s so simple. So join a gym or grab some weights… it’s time to work up a sweat and burn some calories. Picking up a dumbbell could change your life.

Surgery

Yes, surgery can help an overweight person get fit fast. Remember, this is a last resort and only should be used after all other weight loss programs have failed. Today, the safest and most popular weight loss surgery is called bariatric surgery.  It’s safe and above all… it could save someone’s life. If you’ve exercised all other options and still need help, bariatric surgery might be the answer to your weight problems.

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Alyssa Golden is an avid blogger always looking to share her experiences and recommendations. She loves to work out, eat right and stay healthy. You can follow her on Twitter @madeofGolden.

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