Everybody wants to know the best ways to lose weight the healthy way, but it can be hard to know which tips actually work.
At first I used to get confused about what I should follow and what I should ignore, so I've decided to try myself all the healthy weight loss tips I read about in magazines and online. And as a result, through trying and experimenting, I finally figured out which weight loss**** ways actually work! And which don't ...
So, here they are - the 20 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight that worked for me. Try them and see if they will be as effective for you!
When you gradually reduce the number of calories in your diet while still getting the nutrition that your body needs – and combining it with exercise – you'll have better chances of losing weight the healthy way.
If you always succumb to the temptation of downing a cup of hot, rich chocolate drink in the evenings – the pounds will easily add up within a year. Try cutting off habits like these out of your diet – and you'll be amazed at the results that you will get.
When you increase your exercising and combine it with a good diet, you are most likely to be successful in losing weight. Park your car a couple of blocks away from your destination and walk the rest of the way – it'll do you good. Have sex** **more often, do step-ups in between commercials while watching your favorite show instead of munching on popcorn ...
Pick an exercise that you enjoy, and make sure that you are doing it right. I vary mine, so that i don’t get bored. See which of these 10 Top Exercises to Lose Weight … will be best for you.
Make sure that the three main meals of the day contain the essential nutrients and food groups that you need every day. Include breakfast, which is often forgotten.
Liven up dull meals with fruit and veggies, and you’ll also be much closer to meeting your five a day! Try adding strawberries to breakfast, or peppers to your sandwich. I take a sliced apple to work with me, to stop me snacking and to increase how much fruit I eat. Check out 50 Healthiest Foods: An Ultimate Grocery Shopping List for Losing Weight … to see which fruit and veggies to get next time you are in the store.
This helps you see that your efforts are working, but it’s important that you don’t obsess about the numbers. Once a week will be adequate, and if you feel that you are becoming a little too focused on your weight, stop for a few weeks.
If you have a house full of crisps and chocolate, there will be temptation everywhere. Cut them out of your shopping list. I find that if I have to make a special journey to get some chocolate, I’m more likely to just eat something that I already have, which is probably healthier!
Plan a family bike ride, or play Frisbee with your friends. It will be both fun and exercise at the same time!
Eat low calorie and healthy foods first, so that when it comes to the more fattening options you are less hungry.
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11. Pay attention to portions ...
I'm terrible with this, and so I've found that letting my boyfriend serve the food means that I don’t snack before it's served! Remember that everything you eat counts, so if you’ve eaten a lot before dinner, have a smaller amount. Read more on the portions and the kind of plates to use in 7 Fastest Ways to Lose Weight...
I always wash my car at home, rather than taking it to the car wash. As well as saving money, it burns calories and it’s great fun too!
When you are having a meal with someone, you are more likely to talk, and the longer you eat and talk, the earlier you feel full without eating too much.
I noticed that I can eat a huge popcorn in the movies and still go to get some desert afterwards, but I can hardly finish a bowl of pop corn when I watch a movie at home. I think when you actually see how much food you are eating, you are more likely to feel full faster.
We all know what we are not likely to lose much weight the healthy way without exercise, but we also know how boring the exercise routine might get. So what I do, is I weekly change the order of the exercises, and the music I am doing them to, just to keep things fresh and more exciting. And it works! :)
Develop strategies that calm you down before you get to the stage that you need ‘cheering up’, as you are likely to do this with food. I take a few minutes every four hours to breathe deeply and calm myself down. Listening to some favorite music or looking at your favorite photos where you were happy helps a lot too! If you have time on your hands, try one of these methods: 5 Things for a Stress Free Life …
Well, first of all it's cheaper, and second of all, you will hardly find a restaurant that would serve you healthy organic food. And the last, but not least, when eating at home, you can make your portion as small as you like, as those huge dishes they serve in the restaurant do not really help us lose weight, do they?
And try to have as much fiber as you possibly can, it cleans out our digestive system, so the more of it you have the better!
Or better yet, go for a little slow walk after lunch. This will keep your metabolism going, and i find that it stops me feeling tired early afternoon too!
This way you will be able to do your groceries knowing what exactly you'll be having each day. Which means, there will be less spoiled products at the end of the week and you won't have to run to the grocery store in the middle of the week for something you suddenly decided to have.
I noticed that watching a favorite sitcom or flipping through fashion magazines with tones of skinny gorgeous models helps the most. I also treat myself to a cappuccino or a latte when I get a chocolate craving and it always goes away.
Make sure that you reward yourself when you lose weight, but not with food! Try new clothes, accessories, salon treatments or an outing with friends. Buying new beauty products as a treat works best for me!
So, now that you know my 20 best tips, your weight loss should go much smoother and healthier! Make sure you still use them when you get to your target, as it’s easy to slip into old habits.
Do you have a healthy dieting tip that’s always worked for you? I’d love to hear it!
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