7 Easy Weight Loss Tips

Posted on October 5, 2008. Filed under: weightloss | Tags: , , , , |

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If you are carrying any extra weight going on a diet and exercising can seem like climbing to the top of a very high mountain with a big rubber band tied round your waist holding you back. Go on picture that! 🙂

I don’t recommend diets at all, and these simple tips will hopefully make it easier for you to take it one step at a time and remove the big rubber band 🙂

  1. Eat great life giving foods. What are they? Life giving foods are still filled with the energy of life, so they are still alive. So eat lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, and proteins in other words nutrient dense foods. Eat them fresh or as fresh as possible and cook them as little as possible, even meat well done has lost most of its goodness (the only exception is chicken which must be cooked well as it often harbours salmonella).
  2. Wipe out the ‘white stuff’. White stuff simply put is anything processed or refined, take them out of your diet altogether or as much as possible and that includes: white bread, chips, white pasta, cakes, biscuits (cookies), deserts, lollies (candy), soft drinks (soda), chocolate (dark over 70% is ok), hot chips (fries), and anything else that is made of white grains or nasty hydrogenated fats.
  3. Eat in. This makes it a lot easier to control your food and your portion size and there is a lot less temptation as long as you have removed that white stuff from your home altogether.
  4. Eat well and eat lots. What? As long as you are eating fruit, vegetables, nuts and protein you can eat plenty, this is NOT about dieting this is about eating well and changing your lifestyle. Nuts, fruit and veges can be a great way to snack, think of: carrot sticks, apple pieces, unsalted mixed nuts (I like to buy a bag of almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts and pepitas and keep a snack bag of them in my handbag for emergency snacking), even whey protein makes an ideal snack (ice cold water, chocolate flavoured whey protein concentrate and isolate and some berries, blend and drink YUM).
  5. Move. Leave your car in your driveway and save on petrol, walk as many places as you can and encourage your kids to do the same. Take the time to walk them to school and spend some quality time with them on the way. Put on some great music, something that really gets you into your groove and do your housework while dancing (my favourite and my housework almost seems to do itself). Clean your bathroom more often scrubbing is great as it also provides a type of shaking or vibration which can mobilise fat cells.
  6. Do it with a friend. Sometimes losing weight can be very lonely, so find a friend and do it together. Keep each other motivated and keep is social, like dancing it makes the hard times easier and go faster. Better yet both of you join a program either online or in your area so that you have even more people to call on for help when you are feeling down.
  7. Know yourself. The most important of all, know why you want to lose that weightmake it a goal you want to reach for, something in your future that feels like a reward “I don’t want to be fat any more,” just doesn’t cut it. You want something real, tangible and exciting to reach for like a carrot in front of a donkey. Know what your biggest stumbling blocks are and avoid them, make sure you are ready for them when they appear and have a plan of action for when they do. If you have planned ahead for those times when you will want to quit or give in to temptation and have a plan of action, you will come through the other side stronger and slimmer.

It is much easier to follow a plan and have an idea of where you want to be in a certain amount of time and how you are going to get there. It’s just like planning a trip away you plan it, you book it and you know where your going and why and how you are going to get there. Change your lifestyle and welcome the slimmer, fitter and healthier you into your life.

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Previously I was to have junk foods in a regular basis resulting in increase of body weight. Now , I’m having more fruits and vegetables in my diet and I have already lose 3 kilogram of weight in the last 2 months. I’m feeling more refreshed and recharged after changing my food habits.

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