What did you see the last time you looked in the mirror? Were you completely happy with what you saw? Did you wonder what it might be like if you took off just a few pounds? Why not do it? Why not take some advice from these tips ahead and get the kind of response you want from yourself, since you are your harshest critic.
One good thing that can help you to lose weight would be green tea. Green tea is known to boost the metabolism and increase energy. Get more energy for your morning working out by having some green tea beforehand.
Workout while you’re talking on the phone. Don’t just sit there when you are chatting, get up and get walking. You don’t need to incorporate calisthenics. All you have to do is stay active and do some chores; you will be burning calories in no time!
One easy way to lose weight is to not bring the worst foods into the house in the first place. This is especially helpful for those of us with very poor, or no, willpower. If you only bring high-fiber bread into the house, you won’t be tempted to eat the refined white-flour French bread that you didn’t buy.
When you achieve any of your weight-loss goals, you should celebrate the accomplishment. You can buy a small treat for yourself or take a personal day to do an activity that you really like, but never have the time for. Celebrating small successes will keep you motivated in your continuing struggle to lose weight.
While on your weight loss journey, it is important to be patient. It’s proven that those who were patient and took the weight off slowly are the ones who will keep it off in the long-run. Losing just one or two pounds a week may not sound like much, but if you want to keep it off, that is the way to go.
Being fidgety can help you lose weight – really! Keep yourself moving even when you are sitting. Try tapping your foot; doing muscle exercises – tense different muscles and hold for a few seconds, then release and repeat; or drumming your fingers. If anyone asks what you’re doing, just tell them. You might start a trend!
A great tip to help you lose weight is to familiarize yourself with restaurants’ menus. Most fast food restaurants today have a spreadsheet with all of their nutritional information on display. By using this information as a guide, you can make healthier choices even at a fast food restaurant.
Try to keep a journal of foods that trigger you to eat too much. Journal what you eat, the portion size, and how you felt before, during and afterwards. You can discern emotional triggers for overeating and identify needed changes.
That wasn’t so bad was it. You learned a little, you thought a little and maybe, just maybe you felt that spark inside that said you were going to get it done. Why not now? Knowledge is wasted if it is not applied. Make the changes you need to make and get back in front of that mirror with a smile.