10 Free Weight Loss Tips
Free Weight Loss Tip:
10 Proven Ways to Lose Weight
Here's a free weight loss tip, follow these 10 proven ways to lose weight. Many of these may seem like common sense. Heck, you have probably heard these before and ignored them. The reality is there is no secret to healthy weight loss. However losing five or 10 pounds can be one of the hardest things to do. I am reminded of a phrase, “simplicity is the essence of beauty.” Making small, simple lifestyle changes in how and what we eat can result in big losses on the scale.
One big mistake many dieters make is to jump into some new fad diet that attempts to throw your entire world upside down. Then, no surprise, they bail out of the new diet because it is simply too hard. Eating healthy is the issue. Willpower is NOT the issue here. By making sensible choices and watching portion sizes you can avoid binge eating. One way to do this is by tracking your activity and food intake for a few days.
These 10 free weight loss tips are small easy-to-make changes in your diet. Do one at a time. Do each for three weeks and it will become a habit. Then move on to the next change. Small, simple steps.
1. Eat breakfast. Studies have proven that the majority of dieters who are actually successful at losing weight AND keeping it off have one thing in common: They eat breakfast every day. This is especially important if you plan to exercise in the morning or mid-day. Having a healthy morning meal will supply your body with the fuel it needs to exercise or just get through the morning. If you start out the day by eating something, you don't get the burning hunger later that causes you to overeat. When you skip breakfast it also slows down your metabolism. Suggestions: yogurt, fruit, whole-grain cereal, and low-fat milk, egg whites or a combination of whole egg and whites.
2. Don't skip meals. Lose weight by eating! Talk about a free weight loss tip! If you're serious about losing weight, never go more than 2-3 hours without eating. Eat three meals a day and choose a healthy snack between lunch and dinner.
3. Exercise for 30 minutes a day. This isn't as painful as it sounds. Walking to the bus stop, taking the steps at work, or actually sweating on a treadmill all count for this half-hour of activity. You won't get super lean by walking to the bus, but if you are not getting any exercise now, it's a start.
4. Drink water instead of soda. Sweetened drinks—juices, iced tea, and soda—can pack a wallop of 300 calories! Why drink your calories? Juices and sodas won't leave you satisfied. Drink water instead. Load up a glass or sipper bottle with crushed ice, fill with water, and add a twist of lemon or lime. Refill all day long.
5. Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Not only are fruits and veggies low in calories, they'll fill you up and help prevent all kinds of awful illnesses—cancer and heart disease included. Make it easy! Buy the pre-cut kind so you can just grab and chew. Choose high-fiber veggies and get more bang for your buck.
6. Pack your own snacks. Instead of raiding the vending machine when hunger strikes at 3 p.m., eat the healthy snack you brought with you from home. Ideas: How about a meal replacement bar, fruit, carrot sticks, yogurt, or a protein shake?
7. Eat dinner at home. Restaurant food is always good—because someone else does the work! But it's usually high in fat and calories and comes in much larger portions than we need. Split portions, or eat out only as a treat.
8. Buy small amounts of different fruits. Fruit is a tasty breakfast and snack food, but it's easy to get bored of the same old thing. Instead of buying a large bag of apples to last a week, buy a few. Add a few bananas, nectarines, and some berries to your grocery cart as well. Whatever happens to be in season. The phrase "eat a rainbow" comes to mind. Mixing up a few different types of apples, one pear, one banana will keep you from getting bored."
9. Eat slowly. Don't race through your meals. Take the time to savor and enjoy the food you are eating. This will also give your brain enough time to send the signals to your stomach that you are full.
10. Five foods to eat. Five to avoid. Try adding these five foods to your diet: anything containing fiber, raw vegetables, berries, nuts, and lean protein. OK here's a few more, old-fashioned oatmeal. Oatmeal is full of energy-boosting complex carbohydrates, plus B vitamins. Old-fashioned peanut butter. The kind you have to stir the oil back into. Peanuts are loaded with minerals, including zinc, selenium and antioxidants. If you pour off some of the oil before you stir it, you just created your own reduced-fat peanut butter. (There's some free weight loss help.) You should think about eliminating these five foods: Pasta (from white flour), most white breads, commercial (sugary) cereals, regular sodas, and packaged goodies, including cookies, cakes, pies, crackers, and desserts.
These 10 free weight loss tips are easy to implement in any diet plan. Try them out and see how they'll help you achieve a healthy weight loss.