Top 10 Weight Loss Tips
Losing weight and keeping it off is not difficult; all you need is a few changes and the motivation to get started. Not sure where to start? Take a look at these great tips to lose weight easily …
1) Keep a food and exercise diary
This is a great way to keep track of your food, drink, and how much you’ve exercised for a week. Be honest with yourself and write everything down, even if you have a bad day.
2) Exercise to maintain weight loss
Exercise helps you burn fat and calories, and it also helps increase your metabolic rate, even when you’re resting, so aim for a 30-minute exercise 5 days a week.
3) Measure the amounts of food at home
Weigh your food and don’t eat too much of the “wrong” thing. For example, if a recipe tells you to use 2 tablespoons of the dressing, don’t go over it, as a few more measures in excess add up to excess calories.
4) Keep eating the foods you like
Enjoy a rare treat so you don’t feel too private; just don’t let a small treat turn into a big binge of chips, chocolate, alcohol, and fast food; it will destroy all the hard work you have done!
5) Think long term, not short term
Losing weight fast is what everyone wants, but losing weight slowly allows your body to adjust and maintain the weight for longer. Set goals for losing weight, but consider it a long-term endeavor.
6) savor your food
When you eat, enjoy it! Chew and enjoy the textures and flavors of your food; This will keep you full longer and reduce the likelihood of you reaching for unhealthy snacks later.
7) Increase training intensity
As a beginner, you may be able to do short workouts 2-3 times a week. Find time to exercise and gradually increase your exercise program to help keep the weight off.
8) stay motivated
Buy yourself treats like new clothes to celebrate your weight loss, work towards your goals, like having energy to play in the garden with your kids, anything to keep you motivated.
9) Weigh yourself once a week
Weighing yourself every day is a bad idea – weight fluctuates when muscle mass, etc., varies. Take a weekly weigh-in (ie Monday morning before breakfast) and use it as motivation for the next week’s weight loss.
10) Enjoy your workout!
Performing the same workout day after day means that your body gets used to it, therefore making it less effective each time you do it. Varying your workout keeps you exciting, and if you’re enjoying it, you’re more likely to try harder. Bike, swim, dance classes, play soccer in the park, go for a run, and mix up your exercise regimen and your body will continue to burn fat.
Try these 10 easy tips and not only will you lose weight, you won’t get it back!