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How to Lose 3 Pounds a Week Without Working Out

Losing three pounds a week can be difficult for most people due to their busy schedules. Many people desperately trying to lose weight find it challenging because they simply do not have the time to go to the gym or work out at home.

However, there are various ways you can lose at least three pounds a week while not having to work out! If you don’t mind adjusting your diet, cutting out unnecessary snacks is a great way to lose a few pounds each week. Avoiding snacks at the market that have fats and trans fats will help you to burn more calories and lose weight. People with busy schedules often turn to quick meals and snacks to be able to fill them up while on the go. However taking some extra time to create a healthy meal and snack can go a long way.

If you can’t find time to prepare a healthy meal, there are various supermarkets which offer healthy alternative choices to your usual snacks. Foods such as organic nuts and vegetables will help you omit extra calories from your diet, and in return it will help you lose at least three pounds each week.

  • If you do not wish to go to the gym for a workout session, it can be easy to get a workout while on the go.
  • If your area of work requires you to take an elevator up to your office, an alternative route such as stairs can help you take off at least three pounds each week.
  • One of the main reasons people gain weight is because they have poor diets and ingest a large amount of calories and fatty foods. A good way to lose at least three pounds each week on a busy schedule is by packing yourself healthy snacks and meals during the day. Fruits and vegetables have low-calorie counts and are also great for your body.
  • Avoiding sugary drinks such as soda or mineral water can also help you lose a few pounds without working out. Many drinks contain large amounts of sugar without you knowing. Drinks such as mineral water or pomegranate juice contain at least thirty grams of sugar, which can take a huge toll on your body and add a lot of weight. Avoiding sugary drinks can be an easy way to burn at least three pounds each week without working out.
  • Instead of sugary drinks, you should consume strictly water. Water aids your body in many ways, and it can also help you lose weight each week. However too much water can also add weight to your body, so drink a recommended amount each week.

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My Cholesterol is Too Damn High!

The Mayo Staff Clinic states, cholesterol is a waxy substance that’s found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease.

When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Your heart may not get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs, which increases the risk of a heart attack. Decreased blood flow to your brain can cause a stroke.

High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) can be inherited, but is often preventable and treatable. A healthy diet, regular exercise and sometimes medication can go a long way toward reducing high cholesterol.

Over the past two years my doctor has been keeping a close eye on my bad cholesterol levels and she has decided that I should be on medication. Heart disease runs in my family and though I’m sure that genes are part of the reason for my high cholesterol levels, I definitely have to change my lifestyle and eating habits or I could end up like my mother and have a stroke, or like my grandparents and have a heart attack and end up having heart surgery.

Am I scared? Yep! My mom told me that when she was 30-something  she also started medication for cholesterol. I don’t want to have a small pharmacy in my purse, and at this point I’m on my way. Open my purse now and you can find Simvastatin, Sertraline, and Loratadine  inside. That’s two prescriptions too many…one is for allergies, I can handle that.

Foods I should avoid:

  • Fatty meats: Corned beef, ham, bacon, lunch meat, short ribs, spare ribs, sausage, hot dogs, all organ meats
  • Any seafood that is sauteed or deep fried
  • Cream cheese, processed cheese and cheese spread
  • Canned baked beans
  • Any milk product made with whole or 2% milk, chocolate milk, milkshakes, eggnog, coconut milk
  • Yogurt made from whole milk or custard style
  • Cereals containing coconut, instant hot cereals, granola
  • Pasta and rice prepared with whole eggs, cream and cheese sauces; canned or boxed noodle and macaroni dishes; canned spaghetti dishes
  • Baked Goods – butter or cheese rolls and breads; croutons; commercial biscuits, muffins, pancakes, pastries, sweet rolls, donuts, croissants, popovers
  • Soft flour tortillas made with lard, shortening, hydrogenated fats, coconut and palm oils
  • Salted crackers or snacks; fried snack foods; any snacks or crackers containing saturated fats, coconut or palm oils, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats; cheese crackers or snacks; potato chips; corn chips; tortilla chips; chow mein noodles; commercial buttered popcorn

Damn! The list goes on and on. You can read more of what to avoid along with healthy options here.  This is gonna be very hard and life altering for me, but I have gotta get it together or I could die too young and in very bad health.


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