Tips For Successful Weight Loss

Tips For Successful Weight Loss

There are literally hundreds of weight loss programs to choose from.  At the bookstores, the weight loss section with blow your mind.  Some of these programs are very involved, but there are simple ways that we can lose weight as well.  If you’re considering embarking on a weight loss program, take a look at the tips below for small things you can do that can add up to successful weight loss, not to mention a healthier lifestyle.

Get off to a good start                                                                   

  • Beginning a serious weight loss regimen is a good time to get a thorough physical
  • Don’t fall for fad diets or quick ways to lose weight
  • Consult your doctor for help in choosing a weight loss strategy and exercise program
  • Clear out the refrigerator and cupboards of tempting high fat and high sugar foods
  • Invest in a good pair of exercise shoes

Make realistic goals for yourself

  • Determine a healthy weight for someone of your gender, age, and body type
  • Make small, doable goals for yourself
  • Be patient, true weight loss takes time
  • Don’t make your goals all about weight, include exercise and other new healthy habits
  • Keep setting new goals as you progress
  • Reward yourself when you reach a goal

Create a safe eating environment and a new mental environment

  • Begin by changing how you eat, not what you eat
  • The mind-set and the setting often determine how much you eat
  • The safer the environment and the better the food, the higher the satisfaction from eating
  • Don’t eat on the run; slow down and take time to enjoy what you’re eating

Change your schedule to make time for exercise

  • Make regular exercise a priority
  • Make an exercise appointment with yourself and mark it on your calendar
  • Night owls can become early birds
  • Be awake during the time when fewer calories are consumed
  • Late night television usually means late night calories

Exercise

  • Work slowly at first, particularly if you’re coming out of a sedentary lifestyle
  • Work up to several times a week for 30 minutes each day
  • Walking is the easiest way to burn calories
  • Early exercise starts the metabolism burning calories earlier
  • Be creative when finding time to fit in time for exercise
  • Vary the type of exercise to prevent boredom from setting in
  • Make exercise social by exercising with a friend
  • Work exercise into your life