If you are trying to lose weight, here are a few tips to get you going.
Tip #1 – Stop thinking about it, and take action
Do not wait until Monday; you have to take action to make things happen. So take this simple advice; start moving your body now. Begin with a small daily walk! Soon you will see results.
Tip #2 – Slow and steady is best
Slow and steady weight loss is better (and safer) than trying to lose all the extra pounds at once. If you are looking for long-lasting weight loss results, aim to lose an average of about one to two pounds each week. In order to lose weight you must burn more calories than you consume. As a bonus, when you combine healthy eating with exercise, you will be reducing your caloric intake and increasing your caloric burn rate at the same time.
Tip #3 – Save Your Money
Do not spend your money on the latest weight loss gimmicks. Pills, fad diets, hypnosis, and extreme surgical procedures are not the answer! These gimmicks won’t slim you down, but they will fatten the bank accounts of those who promote them! Eating a nutritionally-balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, good fats and lean proteins will encourage weight loss faster than any miracle cure you can buy.
Tip #4 – Weight Loss is a Way of Life
Unfortunately, the issue of weight is something that most people will struggle with throughout life. Excess processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle are the two biggest contributors to this constant struggle. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you have to change the way you think about food. It should be thought of as a source of fuel, not a passion. Successful weight loss really is about making lifestyle changes, including making the right food choices, and then sticking with those choices throughout life.
Tip #5 – Weight Loss is More Than a Number
When you are dieting, do not become a victim of the scale. When the numbers go down, happiness goes up. But when the numbers stay the same or go up, it is easy to give up and give in. Remember that even if your weight is not changing as you would like, your body is. You will be taking better care of your heart. You will be lowering your bad cholesterol level. You will be creating a leaner body, and your clothes will begin to fit better. When you learn to find joy in these other benefits, you will want to keep going on!
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