Most of us are worried about how to loose those extra pounds. If you’re like me, you’ve tried numerous methods, from only eating one type of food, to not eating any food at all. But Instead of getting slim, you only get frustrated and hungry before falling back into your old eating habits. I haven’t found a magical diet that instantly makes cellulite disappear, but here are a few tips that have actually helped me loose weight. I’m confident they will help you as well.
1. Clean Out Your Cupboards- Recovering alcoholics wouldn’t keep a six pack of beer in their refrigerator, so if you’re addicted to high calorie foods, why keep them around to tempt yoa? Changing your eating habits and loosing weight requires a complete lifestyle change. If you’re serious about loosing weight, you need to trash the Twinkie’s. Remove any foods that you have a tendency to binge on, especially high fat, high calorie foods. You can’t always eliminate your cravings, but without all those foods lingering around they will be easier to control.
2. Find Low Calorie Substitutes- After you raid your kitchen and remove all the fatty food products, you’re cupboards may seem a little empty. Not to worry, now you need to replace all those foods with healthy substitutes. Buy low calorie snacks. Sugar free Jell-O is great, or you can try mixing yogurt with cool whip and use it as a fruit dip. Experiment with different foods; just remember to check the labels and to watch portion sizes. Low fat doesn’t always mean low calorie. The best foods are ones you can enjoy without feeling guilty. Loosing weight isn’t about starving yourself, it’s about learning to adopt healthy eating habits.
3. Create an Exercise Routine You Enjoy- You don’t need to run a marathon, jut remember, the more active you are, the faster your metabolism, and the more calories you burn. Find an exercise program that fits your needs and that is enjoyable for you. If you dread exercising, try a different type of exercise. If you don’t like the gym, work out at home. Try different things until you find something you like. It may seem like a chore at first, but if you make it a habit, it will get easier, and eventually you will see the results.
4. Set Realistic Goals – If you weigh two hundred and twenty pounds today, and want to weigh one hundred and eighty pounds by next month, more than likely you’re going to be disappointed. While it is very important to set goals, don’t set goals you can’t achieve; they leave you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. Focus on one day at a time, and if you break down every once in a while and binge on a box of Crispy Crèmes, don’t beat yourself up about it and quit, just do better the next day.