Set goals that are realistic:
A half a pound to two pounds a week is a realistic goal according to most experts.*
Keep track: People who keep track of what
they eat lose twice as much weight as people who don't according to research.
Motivation: Bring out those old clothes
that you used to fit to remind you of where you used to be and what you want to fit in to again.
Support: Get help from family and friends,
make your weight loss a team effort. People who have companionship or motivation lose more and stick with their weight loss
goals longer compared to people who diet on their own. Get your self a weight loss buddy.
Hydrate: Drink water before a meal, it
keeps you full and lowers hunger. Drinking a glass of cold water in the morning helps burn calories, your body has to work
to raise the temperature.
Share: Share your meal with someone else,
a lot of times when we go out to eat the meal portion is more that we actually need. We over eat because we don't want to
leave it or take it home. Try splitting your meal with someone else and reduce your intake.
Soda is bad for you: Stop drinking
soda, even diet soda. It is bad for you and will not help you lose weight in the long run.
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Impulse Fruits: Keep fruits and berries
around for impulse snacks. Apples, oranges, strawberries, grapes, blue berries and grape fruits are great snacks instead
of reaching for chips and candy.
Eat High Fiber Foods: High fiber foods take longer to digest and make you feel full longer on
fewer calories. High fiber foods such as whole grain pasta, black beans, white beans, vegetables, fruits with skin, oatmeal and almonds are just a few examples.
Don't eat late: If you are eating after
8PM it is too late!
Weight your self: Weight yourself every
morning when you wake up. If you know your weight everyday you will be conscience of it when you are eating later.
Eat Protein: Eat more protein, it burns
more calories and keeps you full longer because your body takes longer to break it down.
Work Out: A healthy weight loss program is not complete without a
workout regiment. A good mix of cardio and weight training is essential to increase your metabolism and burn calories. Muscle
burns fat! As little as 30 minutes a day 3 to 4 times a week will make a big difference in your overall health.
Plan Your Week: Plan your meals ahead of time and go to the market
and buy what you need for the week. Anytime you start a new diet it is important that you have the necessary food in your
home. If you don't have something healthy to eat you might end up grabbing something not on your diet just because it is
the only thing available. This is one of the biggest mistakes people make and why so many diets fail before they get started.
So plan your weight loss meals accordingly so you always have them ready when you need to eat.
Use Easy Weight Loss Tools -
Loseit.com offers an easy to use App for your phone that allows you
to scan barcodes and will tell you all kinds of useful information about what your eating. It also counts your calories
so you can figure out how many your eating throughout the day.
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