If you have been trying to lose weight permanently, then these six weight loss tips may be just what you need to start your weight loss program. You may have heard of some of them before, but if you make them part of your core goals, you will have no trouble reaching your weight loss goals.
Include exercise in your lifestyle
If you want to achieve long-term weight loss, not only do you have to be careful what and how you eat, you have to get off your butt and get some exercise. It has been reported that 80 percent of those who lose for the long term make changes to their diet and make exercise a part of their lifestyle.
How much do you really eat?
Americans are truly guilty of this – replacing our food portions. It’s not what you eat but how much you eat. By eating smaller portion sizes you can eat whatever you like, because you don’t overeat.
Slip into this super easy workout
Walking is one of the easiest ways to integrate exercise into your everyday life. It’s easy to do and requires no equipment except your own body. To make walking more effective, park your car further away from your destination, walk up hills, use stairs, and alternate walks with short periods of running. Get as many steps as possible each day to restart your internal calorie burning engine.
The best no-calorie drink in the world
Substituting water for those that artificially sweeten diet and sweet drinks has many advantages. First of all, it has no calories. Plus it’s great for your skin and hair. And drinking water before and during meals helps prevent hunger pangs and fills you up faster. Watch out for liquid calories in other drinks – they can really add up.
Eat smaller meals more often
When you eat more frequently (4 to 6 small meals a day), it helps keep hunger pangs at bay and stabilizes your blood sugar levels to keep from zapping your energy. And when you eat, you’re less inclined to stuff yourself like pork.
Your weight loss goals are not achieved overnight
Nor is it achieved in two weeks or a month. In order to truly lose weight, you have to realize that there is no quick fix. You must dedicate yourself to making lifestyle changes that will help you achieve your goals. Trust me, your body will thank you and you will be happier in the long run.