Losing Weight is Simple – But, It Isn’t Easy!

If successful weight loss was easy, everyone would be thin.  Since we are not all thin, here are 13 block buster tips to help you experience successful weight loss.  Feel free to share these weight loss tips with your friends, so they can lose weight, too.

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13 Tips for Successful Weight Loss

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To begin with, you should drink a glass of water in the morning first thing, before you eat.

This is probably the easiest, and the healthiest glass you will drink all day and it will help you remember to drink water all day long.

For some people, it’s a problem because water doesn’t really “taste” like anything.  Rest assured, drinking water 8 to 10 times each day gets easier the more you actually do it.  It is simply a matter of conditioning your taste buds, and yourself, so that it becomes easier to do.  Once you get started, you will begin to crave water.

NOTE: If you really cannot bear the taste of water, try using a water purifying pitcher or filter.
You can also add a few drops of lemon or lime juice to your water – but no sugar or sweetener! Ice also helps.

Do not skip breakfast. If you need to go to bed a little earlier so that you can get up 20 minutes earlier each morning – do it!  Or, if you can’t make time, choose a vegan- safe fortified protein shake like NUPRO Body Designer

Breakfast is so important to your good health and to weight control because it increases metabolism – your body’s fat burning mechanism.   This recipe for The Perfect Breakfast is, well, perfect.

And, it will help you stay on track the rest of the day. You are more likely to binge on something sweet and in the “bread” group if you skip breakfast. You can always keep a couple of hard-boiled eggs in the fridge or some high-fiber, low starch fruit around.

Eating more meals to lose weight sounds wrong, doesn’t it!  Eating more often will increase your metabolism … just like eating breakfast.

Eating regularly also helps you curb your bad carbohydrate intake by making sure that your snacks, usually an apple or pear,  are planned and occur at regular intervals throughout the day.

It takes a minimal investment of planning time at the grocery store and at home each morning before you head out for the day to make some healthy food choices and prepare a few healthy snacks and meals, but it’s worth it.

NOTE:  Confused about what meals you can prepare? Tanya Willis’ recipes for 10 healthy meals  (available here →)  is a great start – plus, preparing and eating healthy meals saves you money.

You will feel full and more satisfied if you take the time to savor your food and chew it slower.

Don’t get in the habit of eating while standing or eating quickly. Sit down and chew. Eating slower will help you enjoy your food more, pay attention to what it is you are actually eating and get a better sense of when you are actually full.

If the only vegetable you have eaten in the last 5 years has been the potato, now is a good time to begin experimenting with other vegetables.

Eating lots of low-calorie, high-volume, high-nutrient vegetables and fruits crowds out other foods that are higher in sugar, fat and calories.

Move the meat off the center of your plate and pile on the vegetables. Try starting lunch or dinner with a vegetable salad (not a lettuce salad) or bowl of broth-based soup.

The U.S. government’s 2005 Dietary Guidelines suggest that adults get 7-13 cups of produce daily.  So, stock your kitchen with plenty of fruits and vegetables – include a few servings at every meal and snack.

NOTE:  Confused about what to buy at the supermarket? Harvard University School of Public Health can help – and, believe it or not, eating healthy actually save you money!  This report from  Harvard University School of Public Health can help. →

Establish a time when you will stop eating so you won’t give in to the late-night munchies or mindless snacking while watching television.

NOTE:  Have a cup of peppermint tea or suck on one piece of hard candy if you want something sweet after dinner, but then brush your teeth so you will be less likely to eat or drink anything else.

This is one easy way to remember what not to eat.

If it is made from sugar, flour, potatoes, rice or corn – just say no. Remembering this rule of thumb will make it easier to recognize those rice cakes as an unhealthy high-carbohydrate snack.

Always look for colorful fruits and veggies to substitute for the white ones.  Buy broccoli, bell peppers, green beans and peas, brown rice in moderation, leafy greens like kale and spinach, apples, melons, oranges and grapes.  These foods are not only colorful they are also high in fiber, nutrients and important antioxidants.

NOTE:  Eating colorful fruits and vegetables will give your diet variety as well as give you added health benefits.

By substituting whole grains for refined grains like white bread, cakes, cookies and pretzels, you add much-needed fiber and will fill up faster so you’re more likely to eat a reasonable portion.

Choose whole-grain breads and pastas, brown rice, bran flakes, popcorn and whole-rye crackers.

Get yourself a pedometer and gradually add more steps until you reach 10,000 per day.  Start by walking 1 block away, then back.  Gradually increase you walk to 2, then 3 – up to 5.  You’ll be walking a mile in no time!

NOTE:  Throughout the day, do whatever you can to be more active — pace while you talk on the phone, take the dog out for an extra walk or march in place during television commercials. Having a pedometer serves as a constant motivator and reminder.

If you did nothing else but reduce your portions by 10% – 20%, you would lose weight.

Most of the portions served both in restaurants and at home are bigger than you need. Pull out the measuring cups to get a handle on your usual portion sizes, and work on paring them down.

NOTE:  Get instant portion control by using smaller bowls, plates and cups, because the food will look plentiful on dainty dishware.

If you don’t buy it, you can’t eat it!  Controlling your environment includes everything from stocking your kitchen with lots of healthy options to choosing the right restaurants. That means avoiding temptation by staying away from all-you-can-eat restaurants.

NOTE:  And when it comes to parties, eat a healthy snack before so you won’t be starving and be selective at the buffet. Before going back for more food, wait at least 15 minutes and have a big glass of water.

TIP #13: 3-6’s, 2-9’s or 1-18
If you aren’t eliminating wastes, everyday, you are storing it – and those pounds of stored waste add up faster than you think.  There are estimates that people are storing 10, 20 and even more pounds of waste.

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