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Busy belly: How to lose weight when time isn't your ally

The biggest reason most people can't lose weight is time. They don't have it, so they say and other aspects of their life, such as work, play, kids or school take precedence over hitting the gym but more importantly eating right.
Diet, more so than exercise, dictates your ability to lose weight efficiently. The old adage from trainers and fitness gurus alike reads like this: losing weight is 70 percent diet and 30 percent exercise. Once you reach your desired weight and body fat, that number flip flops.
In the meantime, you're still struggling with finding enough hours in the day to workout. But what about that dieting component that is so paramount? Is it that hard to eat right in relationship to the time factor?
You can argue that, indeed, eating right is relative to time, given the amount of fast food places that crop up and, in some cases, flourish as a factor in eating choices of the masses. If you don't have time to cook or prepare your own food, as the story goes, then you certainly can't eat the right way all the time.
For those time sensitive and strapped people, you're not quite as beleaguered as you'd think. You can eat right on the go with just implementing a few simple steps, most notably just paying attention to your portion size. You should eat small meals throughout the day, snack accordingly with nuts, vegetables and other low fat options. Save the fruit for the early morning to feed your body the natural sugar it needs that early. Dinner should be just as light, and include the least amount of carbohydrates you'll eat throughout the day.

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Eating actually is the best way to lose weight if you're spacing your meals out within a few hours of one another (and that includes snacking). You also want to make sure you don't slow your metabolism down too much and skip meals, namely breakfast.
As far as the exercise component, you can still add some much needed cardiovascular work to your day even without hitting the gym. Park far away at the office, take the stairs or take advantage of company driven wellness plans that actually push you to work out at work and on company time. If you're not doing that, you're wasting a valuable opportunity to lose the "don't have time" excuse and start exercising at least on a basic level.
The food portion is just as easy but only if you choose to look at it through eyes and a mentality that is rooted in making something as simple as eating relatively painless.

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