Ok, let’s admit it. Losing weight is seldom an easy task.
Most of us need every bit of help we can get!
Our weight loss tips and advice will help make it easier to reach your weight loss goals.
Trying to incorporate as many of them as you can will help you create the new habits you need in order to reach and maintain the weight loss you desire.
The best weight loss is achieved by changing our habits over time.
(I know, don’t you really wish there there was a magic pill that could make losing weight happen overnight? I admit that I do).
You may be ready to dive in and change many habits overnight. That’s great if you can maintain them.
Most of us though have greater success by trying to change a few habits, then incorporating more new and healthy lifestyle changes as we go.
Whatever ensures the greatest success for you is the way to go.
Whatever way you decide to do it, our weight loss tips will really help.
Eat a Rainbow
Our first healthy diet tip is always to eat a balanced diet. Being healthy starts with eating healthy. Eating a rainbow means eating food from all the food groups. It also means eating a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables of different colors will provide your body with a wide range of nutrients and it is that variety that builds healthy bodies and strong immune systems.
Eat Breakfast Every Day
Research has proven it – if you eat breakfast you are less likely to eat too much at lunch. Think you don’t have time for breakfast? Not hungry enough first thing in the morning? A banana, apple, carrot and celery sticks or half a bagel are good take along foods to eat later or on the way.
Also – if you don’t like traditional breakfast foods, try eating something you enjoy for breakfast. Nothing says you can’t eat last night’s leftovers for breakfast just because everyone else is having eggs and toast.
Begin to Take Less Food at First
When you are filling your plate, start with a smaller portion than you would usually have. You can always go back for more if you are really hungry. So many times though we are in the habit of filling our plates, then eating it because it is there. Give yourself a little bit less and see if that is enough.
If you are eating in a restaurant that you know serves large portions, ask them to give you less, or actually move some of the food to another part of your plate and don’t touch it (okay, not the easiest thing to do, especially at first. That is why is is best to not have so much food on your plate in the first place.) It may take a while, but you will find that eventually you won’t feel a need to go back for seconds and gradually the extra weight will begin to fall off.
Select More of What’s Good For You
When you are fillng your plate, losing weight depends on taking more fresh vegetables and less of the fattening foods. If you are the cook, try cooking fewer potatoes and more of the less starchy vegetables like broccoli, green beans, beets and cauliflower. Make a salad with each meal and try to avoid meals with buttery or rich sauces. The more veggies you eat the less you will want desserts and snacks later.
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