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July 6, 2012

Keeping Those Pesky Pounds at a Minimum

Weight loss and weight management are hot topics in the country these days. It seems that a week cannot go by without some new weight loss supplement hitting the market or some all-encompassing and exclusive workout DVD package. However, controlling your weight is not always as simple as buying the next new thing. In fact, there are solutions that you can consider that might not cost you much at all, if anything.

Provided that there are obviously marketable weight management and exercise programs out there, you should not shy away from the mindset of getting physically fit. The idea here is that you do not have to spend a lot of money to be able to do this. In fact, there are several physically helpful exercises and activities that can help you keep the pounds off, or even shed a few for your efforts.

Cardio
Cardio based workouts are a great way to burn calories. A simple solution for something to do here is to head out for a jog or walking at a brisk pace. Explore the city or area around where you live on foot. This is one way to elevate your heart rate, and it is recommended by doctors to attempt to do this every day for at least 30 minutes. Not to mention, based on the amount of activity you are doing, you can be burning a lot of calories.

Around the House
If you do not want to get out of the house, there are things that you can do around your home to burn a few calories as well. You can walk up and down the steps in your home, as this will also elevate your heart rate and even give you a little bit of muscle focus on your legs and abs too. Sexual activity is also a good way to burn calories and manage your weight, not to mention endorphins released during intercourse can give you a more positive attitude and outlook for your progress.

Diet
Eventually, you are going to have to start thinking about your diet. If you are not eating as well as you should, it is time for a change. Fatty foods and fast food meals are not doing you any favors, and there are certainly things that you can do to change up this routine you might be in. You should consider eating in more and out less, for one. Look online and in cookbooks for lower calorie meals that look delicious, and get yourself a hobby of trying something new.

Eat Appropriate Portions
Portion control is a huge step towards weight management. You have to know what is the appropriate serving of things, and attempt to keep your meals to these serving sizes. If you have been habitually overeating, this can be difficult to do. With dedication and persistence through cravings to eat more, your stomach will shrink itself to a size that is suitable for average portion sizes like you have been taking in. This is a way to eat less, save money, take in less calories and better manage your weight all around.

These of course are just some of many options to better manage your weight and control the calories you are taking in. Whether you are trying to stay the same size or get a little smaller, these tips should be adequate to help you.

Derek Kestler loves to play his Labrador and spend time outdoors.