Do you want to lose weight and keep it off?
Weight loss does not have to be difficult. If you have the right mindset, you can lose weight and keep it off. Here are 5 tips to help you lose weight permanently.
Focus on making small changes one step at a time
Successful weight loss involves more than just diet change, if you want to be sure of losing weight you will need to make some lifestyle changes too. You’re more likely to lose weight permanently if you make small adjustments rather than try to make drastic changes. Don’t set yourself up to fail by trying to do too much at once.
For example, instead of committing yourself to a year’s gym membership even though you hate going to the gym, find other ways to exercise.
- Plan in a thirty minute walk three times a week
- Take the stairs instead of the escalator.
- Arrange to swim with friend and go for a relaxing sauna afterwards
If you form new supportive habits and gradually adopt a healthier lifestyle, you are more likely to succeed.
Eat apples every day
Try eating 3 apples a day. When you eat apples it helps to stop you snacking on unhealthy food and helps to stabilize your blood sugar. If three apples a day seems like a step too far, start off with just one and gradually increase your intake.
Stay away from fast foods
Fast foods are generally loaded with fats, and sugar. If you need to eat out, try to eat at a restaurant where you can make healthy choices. Steer clear of fat laden easy bites. Try preparing healthy snacks and carry them with you. Set yourself up for success.
Keep clear of refined foods such as sugar, white flour and white bread
Eat foods that are high in fibre instead. High fibre foods will fill you up and help you to feel full for longer.. High fibre foods include beans, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. High fibre foods are lower in calories and you can eat more of them without sabotaging your weight loss plans. Try Experimenting with different fruits and vegetables and find different ways of adding them to your diet.
Don’t say “I’m going to try to lose weight if it’s the last thing I do”, instead say, “I am losing weight easily and I feel great.” Commit yourself to staying on course and make small lifestyle and dietary changes that support your efforts. Try reminding yourself of what you will get out of losing weight.
- How will you feel when you’ve lsos weight?
- What will losing weight give you that you don’t have now?
- Focus on who you want to become and take the steps you need to achieve that.
Weight loss doesn’t have to be difficult and overwhelming. Keep your goal in mind, commit to adding one new step each week and you will soon lose weight and feel great!