Top Surefire Ways to Lose Weight – Healthy Gift Baskets

by theBasketGirl

A piece of fresh fruit from food gift baskets can curb our craving for sweets. Losing weight is a never-ending battle for many us who strive to keep our weight at a healthy level. There are countless diet books, diet experts on television, grapefruit diets, cabbage diets and the list goes on. All of us are guilty of trying a fad diet from time to time, to join in with our friends and lose a few pounds. Eating, simple fresh foods is always recommended.

Experts have so many conflicting and confusing opinions on the best way to lose weight. Some maintain that a low carb, high protein diet is the way to go. Others maintain that eating only very specific foods or flushing out our systems with vinegar and lemon juice for two weeks is the best method for weight loss. Fad diets may come and go, but the sound advice still rings true that the best way to lose weight is to eat right and exercise.

If you want, you can think of it this way: more calories have to go out than the number of calories that come in. This sounds too simple to be true, but it is. It comes down to our willpower to stop eating foods that are bad and the self-discipline to keep up a regular exercise program. Are there steps we can take to maximize our chance at success?

Notice that we are not recommending that you reward yourself with food the food in your basket is to give you energy to complete the tasks you set for yourself. A package of dried Bing cherries to get you through a two mile walk, for example. Your rewards are the packets from your pamper baskets, and of course the good feeling you get from taking control of your lives. Ideas for your natural food baskets besides fruit and nuts include items that are known to encourage weight loss, energy bars, trail mix, and granola, for example.

The fresh air and natural setting will raise our spirits and have the added benefit of burning off fat and calories. Establishing a daily routine also helps to ensure that the exercise program will become a part of your daily activities like brushing your teeth. If you have, a dog take him along for some exercise as well. You will both benefit from the change of routine.

You’ll be amazed at how the fresh air can invigorate and energize, no matter what the weather! Fresh air will not only help you burn calories, but it will raise your spirits as you breathe rhythmically and get in touch with the earth’s energy. The most important thing about your activity is to remember that it has to become part of your daily routine. That fresh air is also a stress reliever. It’s hard to be stressed when you are on sensory overload from the smells, sights and touch of the natural world.

Try adding more nuts and fruits to your diet from gourmet gift baskets. Certain foods have been found to promote weight loss. Studies have shown that eating more almonds on a daily basis increases weight loss. The high fiber content of almonds and nuts in general make us feel full and satisfied reducing the need to eat more. Nuts may be somewhat high in fat, but it has been shown to be good fat that helps lower our cholesterol.

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