Diets don’t work. You have certainly heard this statement before, and it is a true one. If you want to lose weight, you have to modify your eating plan and lifestyle. The steps you take, must be permanent ones, or the pounds will creep back on. So here are some permanent life changing tips that can help you to reach your weight loss goal.
When dieting or trying to lose weight, setting goals is a great way to keep yourself motivated. Before starting any weight loss journey, write down your starting weight and at the end of each week, weigh yourself. Every time you lose weight, you’ll gain confidence. If a week ever goes badly and you gain weight, you’ll know and you can think of ways to fix what went wrong.
If you are trying to lose weight, then you need to avoid food items like bread, snacks, and chips. Therefore, when you are at a restaurant, tell your server to hold the bread, snacks, or chips that are served before the meal. When you are hungry, you are likely to overeat on these junk foods.
When you are working towards losing weight, motivation plays a key role in your overall success. Start by doing some research for inspirational quotes that you can post in your home, on your refrigerator or even on your mirror that provide you with a little boost that can keep you on track with your goals.
Fill your home with nutritious foods you love – including fresh fruits and vegetables. If you are still buying junk foods and fatty foods, even for others in the home, you will be more tempted to eat these foods and could fall away from your diet. With healthy foods that you enjoy in the home, you won’t have a chance to fall into temptation. For some ideas, review my posts on 5 staples for your freezer and 10 healthy food options to stock in your food and pantry.
The stresses of an unfinished work project or anger over some office gossip can make you want to head to the nearest food source for a quick binge! Stress plays a huge role in overeating, making us feel comforted and calm. To keep on track, try getting away from work-related stress by taking a short walk on your break, or even heading to the break-room for a quick time out to de-stress.
Never eat your snack foods from the box, bag or carton that they came in. When you eat from small bags that you separate out yourself, you are less likely to overeat. This is an easy way to help control yourself when it comes to eating all your favorite snacks.
A good rule of thumb for people trying to lose weight is to never eat a snack out of the bag, box or carton it came in. This is a recipe for disaster as you are extremely prone to overindulging and eating too much. Measure out one serving size and then eat it.
Some of the most basic advice about weight loss is some of the oldest: watch your portions. For example, restaurants would have you believe that a steak should be the size of your head. However, a reasonable portion of meat would actually be the size of a deck of cards, or about as big as the palm of your hand.
Having a goal outfit can help keep you motivated when you are trying to lose weight. Having a motivator that you can see and feel can give you that extra bit of encouragement when you are starting to lose hope. Try the outfit on at regular intervals, but make sure you have given yourself enough time in between fittings to actually see a difference.
We all know that diets don’t work. Modifying your lifestyle is the only way to achieve permanent weight loss success. We have discussed some great tips that will help you to change your eating and exercise habits, in order for the pounds to come off easily.
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