Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Easy Weight Loss

By Jason Truelove


Maintaining commitment to a weight loss strategy is a challenge for many. At the beginning, everything seems so easy to stick to, with both ambition and commitment running high. Then, your motivation takes a hit and you just do not feel like you want to do this anymore and feel like you want to give up. It does not happen to everyone, though. There are some people who are successful at achieving their goals and maintaining their weight loss permanently. How do they manage to accomplish that?

Before you start any weight loss program, determine how many pounds you want to lose. Think about whether you want to lose a few pounds, or whether you want to drop an entire clothing size. It even helps to write down your reasons for wanting to be thinner. Is it because you want more energy, or because you have a specific goal in mind, like dropping a few dress sizes?

When you keep track of what you are doing, you will know how far along you are in your weight loss goals. Analyzing the results of your plan helps you make the necessary changes to succeed, so write down what you drink and eat - even snacks and soda pop. When you start keeping a list of everything you eat, it can help you choose healthy food.

Avoid food shopping when you are hungry. If you wait until you're excessively hungry, you're more likely to make unhealthy eating choices, to eat impulsively, or to overeat. Try preparing your meals prior to being hungry and keeping healthy snacks around to avoid temptations. Bring your own lunch to avoid eating out. Home cooking not only benefits your checkbook, but it also allows you to eat things you want that are actually healthy for you.

Take a two-pronged approach to weight loss by combining your diet with an exercise regime. You'll be more motivated if you create an exercise plan made up of activities you enjoy. Whether you join a sports team, sign up for some dance lessons, or find ways to work out with friends, it's important to keep your workouts entertaining. Making this work for you requires a bit of creativity, but it's all worth it in the end when you meet your goals.

Invite a friend to exercise with you. We can often make excuses if we only answer to ourselves and ignore our responsibility to stay healthy. You are more likely to keep on trucking when you get worn out or frustrated if you have a friend working out alongside you.. You an rely on each other for emotional support, motivation and ideas to make your weight loss more successful.




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