Weight Loss Advice and Tips

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weight loss advice and tipsHonest and realistic weight loss advice can be valuable in helping you reach your healthy weight goal.

Losing weight is not an easy thing for most of us. The weight loss tips on the following pages can really help.

Some of them may seem like small, even insignificant, things, but there is real logic in implementing these suggestions.

The smaller changes are easier for us to make.

When you find yourself doing several of them, you’ll find that you have suddenly changed your habits – with little effort.

Cut Down on the Condiments and Sauces

Here’s a simple but effective tip for losing weight. Learn to love the natural flavors of your food.

If you are a heavy user of condiments (like ketchup and mayonnaise), sauces and butters, try gradually cutting back on the amounts you use.

You will be amazed at the number of calories you can save by eliminating these add ons.

And if you are a heavy user of sauces and toppings, by cutting back on them gradually, your taste buds will actually begin to like the food without all the extras.

Don’t Use Extra Large Plates

Have you noticed that the average size of a dinner plate is larger than it was 10 or 15 years ago? A larger plate may look nicer on the dinner table, but it does tempt us to fill it up, then eat everything on it (remembering Mom’s encouragement to eat everything on our plates). The solution? A smaller plate. Not a tiny plate – that will just make you want to fill it up over and over again. But use a sensible size dinner plate or, if you are using a large dinner plate with a rim, don’t put any food on or near the rim. You will still have a full plate of food, but won’t be unconsciously overeating. Losing weight can be a lot easier using a smaller plate.

Listen to Your Body and Eat When You are Hungry

Raise your hand if you find yourself eating, not because you are hungry, but because it is mealtime, or you are bored, or because you usually have a snack at the same time each night. (My hand is raised!) Learning to listen to our bodies and eating only when we are hungry will make a real difference in the amount you weigh at the end of the month and is some of the best weight loss advice we can give.

If you find it difficult to avoid eating because it is such a strong habit, begin by changing what you are eating. Try eating an orange. Peel it slowly and eat it segment by segment to extend your eating time. The more time you take to eat your snack, the more your body will begin to tell you that you’ve had enough thanks.

Find Something Else to Do

As mentioned above, we often eat, not because we are hungry, but because it is our normal meal time or we are bored or feeling a bit down. Our weight loss advice – find something to distract you. Have you noticed that you don’t notice your hunger or desire to eat quite so much when you are engrossed in something like sports, doing chores or a hobby? Find a hobby. If it is something that involves using both hands, you will probably stay out of the chip bowl much more easily.

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  1. posted by Karen Ciancio on August 25, 2013

    Weight Loss

    Originally Posted By Shonta from Hattiesburg.

    I started drinking green tea and water with my meals everyday. i cut down eating fast food, you don’t have to starve yourself just watch what you eat. even tho i dont like to exercise i started doing that when i wake up in the morning and before i go to bed 15-30 minutes.

  2. posted by Karen Ciancio on August 25, 2013

    Counting Calories

    Originally contributed by Mike:

    I think counting calories is one of the best ways to help people lose weight. I have terrible eating habits and am always shocked at how bad some of the foods are that I eat.

    One of the most important things you can do is exercise with weights in addition to counting your calories. As you lose weight, you will get more toned and will look much better and feel much better.

  3. posted by Karen Ciancio on August 23, 2013

    Posted by Angela Adamus, Canada

    3 MONTH TRYING TO LOSE LAST 5 POUNDS

  4. posted by Karen Ciancio on August 23, 2013

    400 calorie diet

    Originally posted by Lindsay from Ontario, Canada

    Hi,

    Back in November I started eating only 3 meals a day, at approximately 450 calories per meal. I know everyone alway says to eat every two hours, but when I tried that, I became obsessed with when I was supposed to eat next. I stopped concentrating on when I was supposed to eat, and started concentrating on when I was actually hungry. So, what worked for me, was to eat a meal until I was full, then wait until the next meal (and until I know for a fact that I am hungry) to eat again. I realized that it’s important to be able to realize when you are hungry, and not just bored let’s say.

    Ok, then I was watching the show the doctors, and Liz was on there, talking about her 400 calorie fix book. I bought it, and it is along the same lines of what I was doing. It gives you a good variety of foods to chose from so you don’t get sick of the ones you always have.

    Specifically, I have been eating a toast with peanut butter and a fruit smoothie for breakfast, then a turkey sandwich for lunch, then a salad for dinner (or anything within 400 calories). I usually have some calories left to spare so then sometimes I will have a chocolate bar. It is actually really easy, AND the best part is that you are not depriving yourself of foods you love.

    The important thing is calculating each meal to be about 400 calories, so that could include 2 pieces of pizza if you want. She says to eat 400 calorie meals 4 times a day and you are guaranteed to lose weight. You can even do 400 3 times a day, or guys can do 400 5 times a day. It depends on your gender, and your goal. I range between 1200 and 1600 depending on how active I am that day. But I have lost almost 20 pounds in 5 months doing this. My mom mentioned that I looked thin, and I told her I’ve been eating a chocolate bar every night. The point is that, you can lose weight by eating the things you love, as long as it fits in the 400 calorie range. If you go out to eat, you can save 800 calories for that outing if you want. This way is seriously awesome.

    I hope this helps

    Lindsay

  5. posted by Karen Ciancio on August 23, 2013

    40 POUNDS IN 3 MONTHS

    posted by EDDY from ONTARIO

    NO EXERCISE, JUST MAINTAINED MY 1500 CALORIE INTAKE FOR 90 DAYS AND LOST 35 LLB FROM JAN 2010 – MARCH 2010. I AM A MALE 5 10′ AND STARTED FROM 220 LLB AND CURRENTLY AT 175 LLB AND HAVE LOST AN ADDITIONAL 10 LLB BY LIGHT EXERCISE. CURRENT CONSUMPTION IS AVERAGED AROUND 1800 – 2000 CALORIES A DAY.

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