October 16, 2009
(NewsUSA) – For many, losing weight is difficult, but keeping
it off is almost impossible.
In fact, according to the World Health Organization, more than 1 billion people
worldwide are overweight, and of those, 300 million people are obese. These figures shed light on
why the diet industry is now a multi-billion-dollar business.
While those focusing on weight loss are eating less, they are not necessarily eating
better. Regimens restricting certain foods or using extreme low-calorie diets often don't work in
the long run because they are difficult to maintain and don't provide the body with the variety of
nutrients it needs.
How do you lose weight and keep it off without extreme measures? Here are some tips:
*Understand your motivation to eat. Many times stress, fatigue and dehydration are disguised
as hunger pangs. Ask yourself if you are overwhelmed, thirsty, bored or truly hungry before
reaching for a snack.
*Plan your meals. You don't have to map out an entire menu, but think about what you
can eat for lunch and dinner beforehand, so that you aren't grabbing something on the go because
you're hungry and it's time to eat. Cook meals ahead of time to have on hand at the end of a long
* Keep your immune system strong. When dieting, it's important to keep your immune
system healthy by providing your body with essential nutrients. A health drink called NuVim is a
new product that helps maintain a healthy immune system, according to its manufacturer. Tested and
proven effective in 19 clinical studies, NuVim also helps with muscle flexibility and athletic
performance. The drink contains the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, along with B-12, zinc, calcium
and essential amino acids. For a list of stores that carry NuVim or to purchase the product in
powder form, visit www.nuvim.com or call (877)
*Find subtle ways to cut calories. For instance, switch from drinking 2 percent
milk to skim, or let diet soda or unsweetened tea take the place of regular soda. Low-fat and
low-sugar versions of condiments like cream cheese, butter, dressing and jam also make a difference
without sacrificing taste.
*Exercise as much as you can. Few people are able to lose weight and keep it off
without exercise. While it may seem impossible to fit yet one more thing into an already
time-starved calendar, exercising for at least 30 minutes three to four days a week is a must.
Working up to an hour, four to five days a week, should be a goal.