Weight Loss Tips
Interested in some weight loss tips?
I'm surprised by the number of women who ask for a weight loss tip
that relate directly to their diet, and healthy eating habits, rather than tips on weightloss and exercise.
Effective weight loss is a combination of good healthy eating
diet habits and regular fat burning exercises.
Cutting back on the number of calories you consume, while at the same time burning fat through exercise, leads to effective weight loss. With this
in mind, here are a combination of weight-loss diet and fat loss tips to
Weight loss Food Diet Tips
Weight loss Tip 1: Know yourself
Women who are happy don't comfort eat. If you find yourself
eating to make yourself feel better, try to get to the bottom
of what is making you do this.
More often than not, you'll find that such a diet habit is masking an underlying issue you are not dealing with. There is no magical formula to finding out what is making you unhappy - simply develop a dialogue with yourself - ask yourself the 'What?' question and then Listen. Use your journal to record your answers and to probe even deeper still.
You'll find the guide on how to journal, very useful for this purpose. If you really take the time, you'll get to the answer. Only then will you truly be able to tackle the issue and resolve it.
You might want to learn how to listen to your body here, to help you with this.
Weight loss Tip 2: Change your eating habits
You are what you eat. You don't have to go on a starvation
diet to lose weight. In fact, when you eat the right food
you can usually eat as much as you need to satisfy you.
Ensure good fibre intake which will make you feel fuller.
Since fibre takes longer to digest, you will feel more
satisfied and less likely to overeat, thus aiding your
Healthy choice tip include, brown whole grain bread, brown
rice, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables
Choose lean cuts of meat which you can grill or roast,
ensuring that any excess fats drain away.
When eating fruit and some vegetables, be sure to eat the
skin also. The skin and the area directly under it is
where most of the nutrients reside.
If you are vegetarian, soya beans, tofu, lentils provide an
excellent source of vegetable protein in your diet.
A good weight loss diet tip is to ensure you consume your
last meal no later than 7 p.m. or at the very least, a
minimum of three hours before you retire to bed.
Here is a helpful weight loss tip to boost your metabolism,
keep your skin clear and give you a quick detox at the same
time. Make your first drink of the day a cup of hot water
with some fresh lemon juice.
Weight loss Tip 3: Foods to avoid
Deep fried food contains extremely high fat content.
You'd be surprised to know that even the humble mushroom
turns into a fat laden nibble when you deep fry it.
Reduce sugar intake in your diet or if you can, cut it out.
You get all the sugar your body needs from your food and from
fruit. Be wary also of fizzy drinks which have an
extremely high yet hidden sugar content.
Weightloss Exercise Tips
Weight loss Tip 4: Keep it real
Learn to not feed into the quick fix promises of quick weight
loss with wonder diets and weightloss pills. There really is
no wonder cure.
The best weight loss tip I can give you is
this, if you want to lose weight and keep it off without
resorting to various punishing fad diets, change your eating
habits and incorporate more movement into your life.
Look around you, there are many women who are not dieting yet they look fit
and healthy - why? Because they've long adopted good eating and
weightloss exercise habits into their lives.
Weight loss Tip 5: Learn to feed your motivation
Just as you feed your body healthily, learn to feed your
motivation in a similar way. It's easy to stay motivated when
things are going well. When they're not, your weightloss goal is
likely to fall by the wayside unless you counteract this by making
an assessment of your strengths, weaknesses, any challenges or
barriers which will either aid you or make you vulnerable.
This you must do prior to setting your weightloss goal.
Weight loss Tip 6: Be realistic:
Be realistic about what you want to achieve. I know
you are excited to the point where you want to see
immediate weightloss results but please take things slow,
especially if you have not previously exercised.
Getting fit takes time and commitment - get it right
and in time you will achieve your weight loss goal.
Weight Loss Tip 7: Go With Your Passion:
Remember to work with your strengths. If you have a
particular liking for something, start thinking about
ways you can develop that liking or passion into an
weightloss exercise. Its like killing two birds with
one stone - your focus is on losing weight, while at
the same time you're doing something you really enjoy.
Weight Loss Tip 8: Positive Visualisation:
Visualise your achieving your weightloss goal - your
success. There is no better way to feed your motivation and
keep you on track than daily visualisation of your
weightloss exercise goal.
Weight Loss Tip 9: Set a Goal:
Set yourself an exercise weightloss goal, you'll
achieve in approx 6 - eight weeks. Break your goal down into
smaller achievable steps (mini goals). Achievement of all these smaller mini goals will lead to realising your larger goal. That way, you will
see early results. You can then continue to build
onto your success with additional small goals.
Keep your goal small to start with - it might just be to
walk every where during the time you have set. You will
be amazed by the results of just walking exercise. Once
you have seen the success from this activity - Your motivation
will be such that you will want to keep building on your
Weight Loss Tip 10: Learn to breath right:
Remember your breathing during your weightloss exercise.
Breathing correctly will oxygenate your system more
appropriately, helping you with your endurance.
Weight loss Tip 11: Stretching Exercises:
stretching before and after your exercise is a very
important part of your weightloss exercise and should
be incorporated into your action plan. Depending on
your choice of exercise, take 10 -15 minutes to gently
stretch out your leg and thigh muscles, your arms,
back, shoulders etc. Do the same to warm down after
your exercise. You will find numerous books are
available on the subject.
Weight loss Tip 12: Drinking and Eating After Exercise:
Your body needs fluids to replace water loss during and
after your exercise. If you become thirsty during a workout,
be sure to drink some water immediately. Better still, carry
a small water bottle with you from which you can take regular
sips. Muscles don't function well if they are dehydrated.
Don't drink coffee tea or alcohol prior to exercising, as they
will also dehydrate your body.
If you feel hungry after your weightloss exercise, try eating some
fruit instead of anything more heavy. Your body is still breaking
down fat so allow it to do so without packing in more unnecessary
calories at this time.
Weight loss Tip 13: Swimming:
Swimming is an excellent all round weight-loss exercise. It is
relaxing, it regulates your breathing, stimulates circulation
and puts no stress on your joints. Since swimming is not
however a weight bearing exercise, you might want to do some
additional bone strengthening exercises which help prevent
conditions such as osteoporosis. Swimming is nevertheless an
excellent exercise which would ideally suit everyone.
Weight loss Tip 14: Give your mind a workout too:
Pay attention to other aspects of your fitness. A relaxed mind
leads to a relaxed body. Excellent ways to unwind and relax your
mind include: meditation, listening to soothing music and
visualising yourself being in perfect harmony. Wonderful!
Weight loss Tip 15: Listen to your body:
If you feel any discomfort or pain, during your weight-loss
exercise, stop. This is your body's way of telling you, you are
pushing it too far.
Weight loss Tip 16: Enlist support
'When the going gets tough', you might not necessarily be the
'tough, get going unless you ensure an adequate support network
to encourage and help you stay motivated. Enlist the assistance
of your friends, family, colleagues or even other people with a
similar goal to your own.
Weight loss Tip 17: Caution!
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