When setting on a weight loss goal, be
sure to keep it realistic. There is no way you will lose 60 pounds in a few weeks. Work week by week,
set smaller goals they are more attainable.
Look for ways to keep your motivation
high, have your goals and concentrate on them.
If you find it hard to
workout at the gym, invest in some equipment for your home, there are so many people who do not like
working out in public that it restricts them from their goals.
replace everything you
drink with water. Other drinks, like soda and coffee have too many calories. Water, on the other hand,
is free and contains trace amounts of calories.
Reward yourself whenever you attain a
weight loss goal. You can buy a small treat for yourself or take a personal day to do an activity that
you really like, but never have the time for.
Adding whole grains to
the diet that you follow will help you shed pounds. A dietician can help you learn to make the right
choices, or you can do your own research. Avoid purchasing any food products labeled with the words
“refined” or “enriched.” When you are shopping look for the whole grain label.
Take a before picture
and keep it handy for reference if you find yourself slipping. Make sure you also take your
measurements all over your body as protein will help inches go away.
A good tip to remember is to avoid all
processed food. Staying away from processed foods makes you pay more attention to what you buy when you
go grocery shopping.
Be skeptical of
low-fat and low-calorie labels. Often, these products are low in both calories and fat but they lack
the essential nutrients that your body needs. In turn, it could affect your metabolism making your
weight loss endeavor harder.
Using a smaller dinner
plate can help you to reduce your consumption. People tend to finish what is on their plate. Using
smaller plates and bowls means that you will take less of a portion. The only larger bowl or plate you
will want to use is for healthy salads. A smaller portion of food will fill a smaller dish, though you
will not end up feeling deprived because you will still have a full plate in front of you.
While sitting down, flatten your
belly. The transversus abdominis is the main muscle we should workout for flattening the stomach It is
possible to improve the strength by inhaling and holding the breath in.
Try to have sex! Sex
has been known to burn calories and provide a good form of exercise. Also, sexual activity can suppress
hunger. This tip probably seems strange at first, but it really does help you get an enjoyable
To help avoid
mid-morning snacking, eat a high-protein diet. Protein keeps you feeling full for a longer period of
time, which means you will do less snacking.
While on a diet, be
sure you still include healthy foods in your daily meals. When dieting, it’s easy to eat low-calorie
foods that don’t offer many nutrients. Your goal is to lose weight but you should strive to become
stronger and healthier in the process.
Shoot for a target clothing size, not
a target weight. Don’t be a slave to the scale.
Eat healthy leftovers.
When you cook a healthy dinner, cook a bit more and save it for lunch the following day. A delicious
chicken salad can become a wonderful pita sandwich. This helps to eliminate some of the effort that
goes into packing a lunch.
There are many
alternative options to choose other than running. Swimming is a wonderful low-impact cardio choice for
those with arthritis or other joint problems. Dance classes are also a great idea.
Yogurt is a great food
to eat for weight loss. Stay away from sugary yogurts and look for plain or low-fat varieties. You can
make a salad with plain yogurt and cucumber slices and some salt and pepper. You can also add fresh
fruit to plain yogurt and avoid hidden sugars that may be found in some yogurts on the market. Yogurt
is delicious and high in calcium. It’s also great for your bones. Eat a snack rich in protein or
fiber about three hours prior to turning in for the night. A small snack at this time will keep you
from being hungry during the night.
do not make it a habit
of weighing yourself everyday, make it once a month, rather than everyday. Take a measuring tape and
measure yourself that is more accurate.
If you need a support
group find one, if you do not have one find some friends that want to join the challenge with you and
lose weight, more fun and more accountable in numbers.