- Try to use cooking methods that do not consistently add unnecessary fat to the daily diet. Broil or boil instead of frying foods. Cook in exact portions.
- Make herb bread with slightly stale bread. Butter lightly, sprinkle with onion or garlic salt, celery seed, Parmesan cheese, poppy or sesame seed. Broil until golden brown. 100 calories a slice.
- For cream sauces and sautéing foods, use half the usual amount of fat and substitute skimmed milk for whole milk.
- Fill up on liquids. Water, black coffee or tea, and low-calorie soda all help fill an empty stomach.
When losing weight, it is not important to achieve a desired weight like the whistle-bait figures of celebrities. The important thing is to stay healthy (and not skinny) by reducing fat or cholesterol in your body.
Basically, we can lose weight by eating a heavy breakfast (because this is the time where metabolism is quick for day people), eating a balanced diet, avoiding junk food, keeping ourselves busy, and regular exercise. Associating losing weight to its consequences, i.e., you’ll feel good after all your efforts are very reinforcing.
Gradual weight loss is healthier than rapid loss. A rapid weight loss may already indicate emotional disturbance, anorexia or physical ailment.
By definition, exercise is any series of physical or gymnastic activity and movement, designed to make the body stronger and fitter, intended to keep a person or animal fit and healthy.
Exercise is not limited to physical movement. When mentally stimulated through reading, window-shopping, watching television, facial massage, expressing artistic talents such as writing or drawing, talking, we provide an outlet for negative emotions such as frustration, anger, and irritability, promoting a more positive mood and outlook.
Sleep is essential to us as food, air, and water. Sleep needs vary from person to person. Some need only four hours per night but others seem to need 10 yet many of these people function well during the day.
Your need for sleep may decrease and your ability to go to sleep may improve when you are exercising regularly and doing things you enjoy and do easily. You may need more sleep and experience more sleeplessness if you are under more stress or as you become less active (e.g. move from an active to a sedentary job, return to the more sedentary role of student after an active summer).
If you want to feel good, real good, here’s what you should do:
Walk tall. The most significant effort you can make to boost your morale is to let the world see a confident you. The first step towards that is to walk tall and confident, strutting through life as if you know exactly where you’re headed.
Empower yourself. There is no greater feeling of power than that which is endowed by knowledge. Identify the areas, which you would like to empower yourself thus and take a go at it. Is it Art? History? Politics? Economics? Science? Technology? What stops you from picking up books, surfing the internet or even just asking questions?
You don’t have to spend a fortune to stay beautiful from head to foot. As a matter of fact, most of the beauty routine can be done home or with simple tricks. Here’s how:
For the Skin
1. Remember that wheat germ (that ingredient found in whole wheat bread) is packed with Vitamin E. Blend egg yolk and use as an anti-wrinkle mask.
2. Have a quick shower twice daily, everyday of the week but for special effects, hang a long bath with a cupful of fine oatmeal in the water. It softens skin.
You need not go to the drugstore or cosmetic counter to become more beautiful. Sometimes. The best beauty products may be found in your very own kitchen. Try out these natural beauty products.
Aloe Vera. Science today has found that aloe vera has vitamains that are capable of acting through the skin, as well as amino acids, enzymes and beta-carotene. It is most often used as a moisturizer and skin softener, as well as a general healing gel.
Basil. This is an air freshener, insect repellant and fragrance. To some extent, it is capable of masking the odors of onion and garlic in the breath. In skin preparations, it serves the purpose of being antiseptic.