Everyone spends a lot of their time on the subject of weight loss. Messages about weight loss end up splashed everywhere you can see, and broadcast everywhere you can hear. Stories about the dangers due to not losing weight appear regularly on the nightly news. Retail book outlets and the Internet constantly try to push weight loss books and products. When trying to lose weight, all those products boil down to a few simple tips.
Tip #1 – Stop Talking About Weight Loss!
Talking about how much you want to lose weight isn’t going to make the weight come off. If you aren’t willing to put your words to action, nothing will happen! So start simply; stop moving your mouth and start moving your body! It won’t take long to begin seeing results.
Tip #2 – Slow and Steady is Best
Slow and steady weight loss is better (and safer) than riding the dieting roller coaster. If you’re looking for long-lasting weight loss results, aim to lose an average of about two pounds each week. Slowly change your habits and caloric intake so that you gradually decrease how much you consume each day. As a bonus, when you combine dieting with exercise, you’ll be reducing your caloric intake and increasing your caloric burn rate at the same time.
Tip #3 – Save Your Money
Don’t spend your hard-earned money on the latest weight loss gimmicks. Pills, fad diets, hypnosis, and extreme surgeries not help most people reach their weight loss goals. If you don’t change the underlying habits that led to your weight gain, using short-term solutions will only give you short-term results. Unless you change to a nutritionally balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, good fats and lean proteins you may find that long-term you return to your previous habits and weight.
Tip #4 – Weight Loss is a Way of Life
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 a source of fuel for your life and not a passion or obsession if you wish to stick to your goals. You have to make lifestyle changes that include your goals for weight loss. Those goals should include the right food choices, and then sticking with those choices.
Tip #5 – Weight Loss is More Than a Number
The scale can be both a boon, as well as your number when enemy when you are trying to lose weight. When the numbers go down a dieter feels justified in their choices. But when the numbers don’t agree with your goals don’t think that is a reason to give up immediately, don’t let it discourage you. Remember that even if your weight isn’t changing, your body is. You’ll take better care of your heart, you will see improvement in your cholesterol levels, and lastly, you’ll be changing the fundamental shape of your body. When you find the improvements in your body, and have a brand new wardrobe in your closet, you’ll find that weight loss as part of your life means more than the numbers.