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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Tips 19 : Water is Essential to Weight Loss. When and How Much You Should Take Daily? - Part 2

How To Reach 8 Glasses of Water Daily?

In Tips 17; on a topic 'Water is Essential to Weight Loss. When and How Much You Should Take Daily? - Part 1', (See SideBar on Tips 17 or just click here Tips 17:Water is Essential to Weight Loss.When and How Much You Should Take Daily? - Part 1) we have discovered on how important of drinking water to weight loss and how much you should drink daily to get the effect of keeping fat away.

But how we can reach that amount of water (8-ounces glasses every day;about 2 quarts - mentioned in Tips 17). Many of us found that its a hard work to do!

In this section, we will discover 20 tips to reach 8 glasses of water a day. You should try!

(Articles derived from on a Topic Water and 20 Tips on Getting Your 8 Glasses Daily)
  1. Make a bet with a co-worker to see who can drink more water in the course of a day.

  2. Have a big glass of water at every transitional point of the day: when you first get up, just before leaving the house, when you sit down to work, etc.

  3. Make it convenient - keep a big, plastic, insulated water bottle full on your desk and reach for it all day.

  4. When you have juice (apple, grape, or orange) fill half the glass with water.

  5. When you have a junk-food craving, down a glass of water immediately. You feel full quickly and avoid the calories, and it lets time pass till the craving fades.

  6. Have one glass every hour on the hour while at work. When the work day is done your water quota is met.

  7. Substitute a cup of hot water with a drop of honey for tea or coffee.

  8. While at work, get a 20 ounce cup of ice and keep filling it up from the office water cooler. The key is drinking with a straw - you take bigger gulps and drink much more.

  9. Freeze little bits of peeled lemons, limes, and oranges and use them in place of ice cubes - it's refreshing and helps get in a serving or two of fruit.

  10. After each trip to the restroom, guzzle an eight-ounce glass to replenish your system.

  11. Don't allow yourself a diet soda until you've had two to four glasses of water. You will find that you won't want the soda anymore or that just half a can is enough.

  12. Let ounces of water double grams of fat: When eating something containing 10 grams of fat, I drink 20 ounces of water.

  13. Drink two full glasses at each meal, one before and one after. Also, drink one glass before each snack so you don't eat as much.

  14. Carry a small refillable water bottle at all times and drink during downtime; while waiting in a bank line, sitting on the train, etc.

  15. Use a beautiful gold-rimmed glass and fill it with cold water from the tap.

  16. Drink two glasses of water immediately after waking up.

  17. Bring a two-liter bottle of water to work and try to drink it all before you leave work. If you don't finish, drink it in traffic on the way home - it's like a race.

  18. Always keep a 24-ounce bottle of water handy while watching TV, doing laundry, making dinner, etc.

  19. Add drinking two glasses of water to your daily skincare regimen. Drink, cleanse, moisturize, etc., then drink again.

  20. Drink your water out of a big Pyrex measuring cup - it's a good way to keep track of how much water you are drinking.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Tips 18 : How To Start a Diet?

To start a diet, make sure you eat vegetables and fruits everyday for the first three to seven days. During this time, take less heavy foods such oily and high fat foods. This is the most important time to prepare your body for making it more faster and more effectively burn fat. In this time, your body needs to absorb only the healthy foods. Then after this, you can plan your menu for the diet because your body is now ready to separate to what your body needs and don’t need.

What is the diet menu?

A healthy diet should start with a healthy food.

Start your first day diet with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning. Make sure it’s healthy! Put less sugar or you can replace it with diet sugar. For lunch, take two half cook eggs with a bowl of spinach soup. Drink a glass of juice and two cut of muffins for tea time. End up your diet menu with a plate of fruits salad with low fat sauce and a few slices of meat or grilled chicken without fat. Make sure you drink a glass of low fat milk before going to bed. The protein contained in the milk is very good for the muscle building.

That’s the diet routine you should follow for at least 3 months to see the result.

Remember, to lose weight especially with healthy diet, needs time, discipline and effort. Be patience!

Bonus Info! – A handful of nut is good for your diet!

A handful of nuts taken 2-5 times a week are helpful enough to make your diet healthy! Nuts are also very good to reduce the risk of heart attack. If you’re worrying of increasing your weight by eating almond, walnut or cashew, make sure you take them with other low fat foods. You can add nuts into your vegetables salad to replace the salad sauce.

Taking nuts without salt as your snack is more better than a piece of cake!