Friday, September 19, 2014

How to Shed Those After-Festival Pounds ... ❤

Howdy guys ... :)
Time for another Fitness! post!

I'm going to share some tips on how to shed that few pounds/tummy you have gained in fete!
Remember that i mentioned that i had gained weight during one-week-off RAYA holidays?' What i had basically done during the RAYA holidays was just eat, sleep, sit and eat. Not much walking around or energy-consuming activities and i grew tummy and fats!

I know this post is a bit late (Raya was like 2 or 3 months ago) but this is applicable for every after-fete that are on their way!
So read on!

#1 Walk whenever you can!
I shed those pounds and tummy by just walking home everyday after work (which is around 30-minutes walk)!
It is not pitiful nor is it awful! I still walk whenever i can after work, it is enjoyable! Walking alone calm your mind and let you think whatever you want (some me-time)! You may want to put your earphones on.

Benefits of walking:-
- Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
- Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
- Improve blood lipid profile.
- Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity. 
- Enhance mental well being.
etc.

We don't really care whether it is lowering the risk of getting a heart attack or so, do we?' But we really do care that it maintains our body weight and lower the risk of obesity, am i right?' LOL. Walk around even you are in the office, don't put your ass on the seat for too long!

Risks of Sedentary's Lifestyle:-
- Heart Disease
- Cancer
- Obesity
and many more.

Make walking as your workout routine!
Get your butt up and walk around to the park for 1 or 2 hours if you are not that into running!

#2 Drink water! X soda/carbonated drink
For example, Coca Cola itself has 39g of sugars in a can (65g in a bottle and 108g in a 1L bottle) and it already exceeds the maximum amount of the sugars you should be having daily. Don't tell me you usually buy a can of Coke and share it with 2 or 3 person?! No way! Soda and carbonated drink are contained with high sugars level and it is also one of the reason why you still gain weight by simply drinking this!
Sugar provides calories and can damage your metabolism! Obesity, Diabetes and so on will be haunting you down. Guess what?! Sugars expedite the aging process!

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of (added) sugars you should have in a day are:-
(i) Men: 37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons
(ii) Women: 25 grams or 6 teaspoons

Other than soda and carbonated drinks, cakes do contained high amount of sugars as well! 
I LOVE CAKES! LOVE LOVE but still you really need to take care of the amount of sugars you are putting into your body extensively! I restrict myself to one piece per months! :/

Drink more water! It helps control calories by substituting it for high calories beverages!
It helps keeping your skin looks good!
It helps maintain normal bowel movement!
(When you reduce your intake of food, your bowel movement somehow affected! Constipation is the usual case!)

#3 Think before you eat!
Before you put whatever it is edible in your mouth and chew, think whether if your body really need that piece of stuff in your hand?' Or are you just thirsty instead of hunger?' Or are you just feeling sleepy instead of hunger?' Or maybe feeling bored?'

If you are feeling sleepy then put the stuff down and take a nap (if possible) or do something that will wake you up! Do whatever it works instead of eating! Getting enough sleep is important as well because when you feel sleepy, you tend to eat junkie foods!

Cheat day is a different story! xD

Develop a habit that will make you forget about snacking.
Like reading or occupied in work!

Be happy!
Be positive!
Stay active!
Stay gorgeous! ❤

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