Monday, June 28, 2010

Just tips!

Hi dieticians...I know that I have not been blogging for a while now, please forgive me. I hope those of you who want to shed some pounds have successfully taken flight, thanks to c'est moi. If you have woooohooo. Today I want to give you quick tips that were helpful to me and I thought I should share.

Tip #1
Take lots and lots and lots of water. I know I know, you hear this every time and some of you even wonder what it is that water does. Well listen up...IT DOES A LOT!!! It keeps the body hydrated. In fact, 2/3 of our body weight is water. The very composition of our body are; blood is 83% water, muscles are 75% water, brain is 74% water and bone is 22% water. Water is necessary for the very survival of human beings, as it ensures the smooth functioning of body systems. Water acts as a natural remedy to head your way towards achieving beautiful rich glowing skin. Drinking water skin benefits can be attributed to the fact that water acts as a body purifier, by removing toxins and waste from your body. People who are fed up with their overweight problem, for them hot lemon water works wonders in fastening their weight loss program. It also keeps your heart healthy. So, drink lots of water throughout the day, to promote your mind body fitness. one other thing, warm water serves as the perfect good morning drink, as it aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier. 

Tip #2
Every tiny chance you get, work out! I am not saying do a 30 mins Did you know that the little exercises you do at intervals go a long way? For example, if you find yourself sitting for long on a chair, lets say, you are at the office, you can get up and walk around, come back to your chair and do some squats (e.g. 50 squats). Another you can do are arms exercises. Pretend you are holding dumb bells and do curls (e.g 50 curls).

Tip #3
Use the staircase! I can never stop emphasizing and advocating for this form of exercise. It helped me sooooooooooooo much. On its own, its a well-rounded exercise. You are working your thighs, hips, buttocks, abs and arms. Your heart gets pumped thereby getting its own form of exercise.

Tip #4
Vegetables. One of the secret I learnt during my diet was how I can, with eating my veggies eat the meals I would want to eat. What do I mean? Take spaghetti for example, its one of my best meals, but when you are dieting you are adviced to cut down on the intake of carbohydrates right? or even stop eating carbs for a period of time. To me, that is depriving oneself thereby leading to craving and finally falling and falling real bad. So what do I do? I take my pasta but in small quantity (just to satisfy myself that I am eating pasta) and load the rest of my plate with veggies. Veggies here can be our fresh vegetables (ugu) or cabbage, carrot, lettuce, corn, garden egg, etc; all steamed and spiced ( little ooooo). Did you know that you can make vegetable (ugu) spaghetti? It is unbelievably delicious. I will post the recipe later. So, remember, take the carbs you want but in very little quantity and load up with the veggies, this way you do not deprice yourself of ur favorite carbs.

More tips to come your way...later guys. Am about to go for my walk. ciao. xoxo


  1. Nice one..... thanks for sharing.

  2. Love this Chisom. Thanks for your encouragement on my article too. I'm so proud of people that are active and can apply the discipline it takes to eat right and exercise. Keep up the good work!