The best way to lose weight in a healthy way is to decrease your calorie intake and increase your daily physical activity. Here are some tips for losing weight in a healthy way so that what gets off, stays off.
⇒Set yourself a realistic goal. Do not think you can lose 10-15 pounds in one week in a healthy way. Instead aim for gradual and steady weight loss.
⇒Make up your mind to take off and keep off excess weight by healthy eating and regular exercise.
⇒Keep a food diary/journal for one month and record everything that you eat. This will help you to identify your bad eating/snacking habits and poor food choices.
⇒Plan your meals and make sure you have them prepared. It is so much easier to eat processed food or junk food when you have nothing healthy in the fridge.
⇒Eat smaller portion sizes of your favorite dessert instead of giving it up altogether so that you don’t feel depressed or de-motivated.
⇒Use a small plate for your meals.
⇒Keep a supply of low calories snacks and plenty of fresh fruits and veges in the house for your snacking needs.
⇒Avoid second helpings. Eat your food slowly so that it lasts longer and feels more filling.
⇒Cut out foods high in sugar, fats, cream, butter, salad dressings, rich cakes, ice-creams etc. Eat fruits, vegetables, frozen fruit yogurt and fresh juices instead.
⇒Drink lots of water, clear soups and green tea. Spice up your cooking with herbs instead of rich sauces.
⇒Have balanced meals so that your body does not go in craving mode.
⇒Keep junk food out of your house as much as possible. Never shop for groceries on empty stomach otherwise it becomes tempting to buy unhealthy foods.
⇒Move, move, move….increase your physical activity and exercise for 30 minutes daily at least. Weigh yourself after each two week and note your progress.
Give your weight loss regime at least 4-6 months to show results. Do not allow yourself to get depressed or give up after just 2-4 weeks.
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