54 Ways To Lose Weight
54 Tips for Losing Weight Try to add as many of these tips to your daily routine, and you will surely be well on the way to a slimmer, healthier you. We don’t get fat “overnight” – so you should expect it to take a certain amount of time to lose that weight again, but don’t give up! Persistence, Determination and Grit - They should be your watchwords. These tips work – if you stick to your plan! 1. Eliminate one tablespoon of fat a day and you will lose 10 pounds in a year. Avoid strange fad diets—if you can’t eat that way for the rest of your life, don’t waste your time or your health.
Limit alcohol consumption - each serving contains 100 to 150 calories. Eat fruit at least twice a day. Keep a food diary about your food choices, indicating how hungry you are each time you eat. Pay particular attention to your level of hunger when you snack. Perform aerobic exercise a minimum of 30 minutes three times a week. Log this on your food diary. Aerobic means any exercise that increases your breathing and heart rate. Walking is fine! Do only what you can to begin with. If you have other health problems, consult your doctor before embarking on any strong physical exercise. Gradually increase the length and frequency of your workouts.
Weigh yourself no more than twice a week. And do it in the morning after going to the bathroom – it’s the most accurate reading. Give yourself a non-food reward for every 5 pounds lost. 10. Slow down your eating speed—make meals last at least 20 minutes. Try eating with the other hand or taking a sip of water between bites. 11. Use smaller plates.
12. Bring your lunch to work at least three times a week. 13. Start to strength train twice a week as your fitness improves. Building muscle increases your metabolism and forces your body to use fat, not muscle, when you’re cutting back on calories. Cut down on carbohydrates and stick to lean white meat and fish, and you will notice vast improvements here. 14. Stop eating while watching television. 15. Have someone else put away leftovers.
16. Buy a good low-fat, low-calorie cookbook or magazine subscription. 17. Try two new reduced-calorie recipes a month. 18. IMPORTANT - Eat breakfast daily. This suppresses the appetite for most of the day and provides fuel for the brain while at work or looking after the kids! You will feel better and have more energy all day if you eat a low fat cereal in the morning. 19. Don’t read while eating.