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Top 10 Weight loss secrets

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is very crucial for overall health. Keep motivating yourself to lose weight with these weight loss secrets.

Weight Management By Meenakshi Chaudhary / Apr 23, 2013

Sleep well

Don't sleep too long or too short because according to a study done by researchers at Laval University in Quebec, people who slept more than 8 hours and people who slept less than 6 hours were more likely to gain weight than people who slept the normal 7-to-8 hours.

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Walk more

If you don't have time to go on an exercise program , buy a pedometer, and try to get in 10,000 steps a day to burn an extra 100 calories or more everyday which adds up to you losing over 10 pounds a year with minimal effort on your part.

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Drink more water

Drinking more water lowers the amount of fat stored in the body. If you don't drink ample water then as a result, your kidneys may pass most of its unfinished work to your liver. One of your liver's functions is to help your body burn stored fat for energy and it can't perform that job fully if it has to do the kidney's job also. So it is always recommended to drink lots of water.

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Drink green tea

Studies show you can burn 35-to-43% more fat during the day when you drink 3-to-5 cups of green tea. If you do not have time to make your own green tea then you can simply take a green tea diet pill supplement.

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Chew your food longer

Eat slowly. Your body doesn't realize that you've had enough to eat until several minutes after you've had it. You should chew everything you eat at least 8-12 times.

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Apples are low in calories and fat, low in sodium and contain vitamins, minerals as well as fiber. These can all help to lose weight in different ways. The low calories mean we can eat lots of apples without consuming too much energy. A bowl of chopped raw apple contains only 65 calories with no fat and a medium size apple weighs in about 110 calories.

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Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries are full of fibre and antioxidants. A recent 2009 study shows that rats who ate a diet rich in blueberries lost abdominal fat and experienced other health benefits such as lowered cholesterol and improved glucose control.

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Avoid hunger

Eat light meals and snacks at regular intervals to avoid hunger that can temp you to eat more. Hunger can deviate you from the weight loss program. Eat a little amount of protein rich food such as yogurt, tuna, or beans as it will help you feel full for longer.

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