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How to Get Slimmer

by Remy Lo
  • Overview

    There are benefits to being slim and healthy rather than bulky and out of shape, including looking better, feeling better and being healthier. There is no magic cure that can make someone slim overnight no matter how many people may advertise that there is. In order to get slimmer, a person must first realize there are many ways to go about getting results, but only a few are healthy in the end.
    How to Get Slimmer
    How to Get Slimmer
 
  • Step 1

    Slim down slowly. Drastic weight loss over a short period of time does not allow your body enough time to keep up. This can often lead to side effects such as sagging skin and malnutrition, which wreaks havoc on your system. The recommended safe weight loss per week is 2 to 3 pounds, consistently and slowly.
  • Step 2

    Cut calories safely. Most people tend to starve themselves when they want to lose weight, which can ultimately be counter-productive. You should never starve yourself when wanting to lose weight; instead change what you are currently eating to a healthier option. Simply removing some of the sauces from your plate or exchanging empty calories, bad fats and excessive sugars with slow-burning carbohydrates and good fats can work wonders. Healthier options will often cut calories for you without leaving you hungry.
  • Step 3

    Boost your metabolism. Obtaining a slimmer figure should not only help your body fit in the outfit of your choosing, but also help it maintain its own health and fat-burning potential. One way to get a slimmer body faster and enjoy some beneficial side effects is to speed up your metabolism naturally. The best ways to do this are to add some lean muscle to your body through weightlifting and exercise, and by adding fiber to your diet. Fiber that is found naturally in foods such as celery, leafy greens, nuts, oats and wheat makes your digestive system work harder to break it down, which means your resting metabolic rate will be elevated.
  • Step 4

    Incorporate some aerobic exercise. Sweating off the excess fat to slim and trim your figure through aerobic exercise is not only a great way to rid the pounds, but is also great for your circulatory and respiratory systems. Interval training is one of the best approaches to aerobic exercise as it also elevates the resting metabolic rate of your body. Perform your aerobic exercises by starting out at a sustainable pace then giving all-out effort every three minutes or so for 30 seconds, then returning to a sustainable pace. This will shock your body into improvement and shed the fat in your system even when you are not exercising more effectively.
  • Step 5

    Slumber to shed the pounds. Rest and sleep are a critical part of any diet or exercise program meant to change the body. Ensure that you get six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every 24 hours to give your body time to heal and repair. If you don't sleep well, consistent weight training or resistance training can help induce sleep.
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  • Supplement your new healthier diet with a daily multivitamin to be sure your body is receiving the proper amount of vitamins it needs during your metamorphosis.
  • Supplement your new healthier diet with a daily multivitamin to be sure your body is receiving the proper amount of vitamins it needs during your metamorphosis.
  • Consult your doctor before starting any new diet or exercise program to find out your specific risks and plan your personal approach.
  • Consult your doctor before starting any new diet or exercise program to find out your specific risks and plan your personal approach.

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