5 Tips To Help You Lose Weight

Losing weight can be something of a struggle for some people who really want to lose a few pounds.

Yet for others, it can seem really easy and plain sailing once you get started. That's where a little knowledge and understanding comes into the equation!

It can be tricky to know where to get started so here are five tips for you to follow if you wish.

Five Ways to Make Weight Loss Doable

Before you get started, the first thing you need to do is to decide that you really want to do this. Without the mindset to succeed, chances are you'll give up partway though and get nowhere.

You need to be determined to succeed and then to give it all you've got. We can all be winners when we make the decision that we are going to win no matter what!

  1. To begin with you could start writing down all the foods you eat. So take a note book around with you so by the end of the week you can see exactly what you've been eating. Often people think they're eating a healthy diet but the truth is that they're eating far too much junk food like crisps and chocolate.
  2. When you are eating and drinking certain kinds of foods, ask yourself why. Perhaps you're reaching for that chocolate bar because you're feeling depressed, lonely, bored, stressed or lacking in energy.

    Sure, there are times you simply need to eat and drink to be healthy. But for junk food there are usually emotional reasons. If you're lacking in energy then you might need to get a better sleep or eat fresh fruit.
  3. A major mistake that people make when trying to lose weight is to go on a starvation diet. This is probably the worst thing that you can do because you're body will simply go into "starvation mode" which means you're metabolism will slow down.

    So when you start to eat normally again you will pile on the pounds even more than before. It can be tempting to read hoodia reviews and to think you can take these pills to suppress your appetite completely but please don't do this.
  4. Don't deny yourself of tasty foods completely. There's nothing wrong with a tasty treat as long as it's in moderation. Perhaps you can treat yourself to a smaller portion or only allow yourself a treat at the weekends.
  5. Of course, you need to get active to burn off more calories. Find some kind of activity that you enjoy whether it's swimming, dancing or lifting weights. Even if you've not got much time and can only manage 10 minutes of exercise a day, it's still better than nothing.

    Although, start off gradually if you've been very inactive in recent years. You don't want to do too much too soon.

Putting it All Together

While these tips can be really helpful in setting your mind straight to what you need to do, you really need to pay most attention to what you're eating and drinking and to how much physical activity you're getting each day.

The bottom line is you need to be burning more calories than you're consuming and you need to be sure those calories are coming from nutritious sources and not junk!

Be mindful of every item of food (or drinks) you allow yourself to consume to ensure it is low in added sugar and not a refined carbohydrate if at all possible. Commin sense will tell you what's good and what's not most of the time.

But for the times when common sense isn't enough, be absolutely sure to read the labels on any food or drink item. If you know what each ingredient is and what it does to your body, that's great. You can choose to consume it or not. If you don't know what an ingredient item (or more) is, then a good rule of thumb is to not consume it and be safe!

You can get back in shape and do it in an enjoyable way when you choose to. Just take the first step and decide that's what you're going to do and then do it!


Posted on Tue, 05 Oct 2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comments

1 thoughts on "5 Tips To Help You Lose Weight"

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