Simple Weight Loss Tips You Can Use Today!

losing-weight-has-never-been-easier1If you are like many other people, you’ve made some new year’s resolutions that include healthy eating, exercise, and weight loss. The motivation to succeed is high today, but for most people it evaporates faster than steam from a kettle. Here are 5 tips you can incorporate into your life immediately.

1. Mentally prepare for the long haul. A good weight loss strategy is a lifestyle-change strategy. If you go on a crazy diet and suffer for months to lose weight, you will most likely rebound and regain all your lost pounds. Instead of opting for fast weight loss, think about losing just half a pound a week, but doing it through sustainable modifications to your diet.

2. Eat more at home. Your home has less tempting bad foods – hopefully. Your home has less fat/sugar/salt combos folded into a 1000 calorie appetizer or side dish. Your home has fresh fruits and vegetables (right?). At home you control the portion size. At home there is less social pressure to eat zero-nutrition food. At home there is less pressure to drink more wine or beer.

3. Drink more water. Slowly shift your daily hydration from soft drinks and juices to water.  Yes you can. Doesn’t taste good? There are ways to work around that. Not pure enough? Get a filter. Another excuse? I record my water intake using an iphone app called Water Your Body.

4. Sleep more. This is not a challenge for me, but Americans are sleeping less with each passing year. Tired people are hungry people. Studies have shown that a well rested individual gains less weight than a tired one. Get at least 8 hours every night and try to sleep during the same 8 hours – your body will thank you for consistency.

5. Track your diet. People who keep a food diary lose twice as much weight. It should take no more than 5-10 minutes per day for all snacks and meals. You can use pen and paper, or the Fooducate app, but get started today. The time you spend on your food diary every day can save you more calories than any exercise you can do in those 10 minutes.

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