The easiest way to lose weight begins with the recognition that each person is unique. Do not be afraid to expriment, while you figure out what works best for your body.
You will want to make gradual changes. The easiest way to do this is by substituting one eating habit with another, healthier one.
Eliminate junk food from your daily diet.
This first tip is an obvious one, but it will require some determination to make it work.
No one needs to tell you about the health dangers, and body fat problems that come from eating junk food.
Many people find that the best way to stop eating junk food is to substitute it with a healthy food item.
In other words, don’t deprive yourself of food. Simply choose healthy snacks and you can eat as much as you want and never be hungry.
Another one of the “secrets” of successful dieters is to eat lots of fruit. If you do this, make sure to select only the fruits you like best, and that you eat them raw.
The health benefits you get from eating lots of raw fruit, and as much raw vegetables as you like, are significant and account for the feeling of wellbeing you will experience.
Avoid all carbonated beverages, including the diet, “zero calories,” variety.
These “diet” sodas are loaded with chemical substances that interfere with your normal metabolic functions. As a result your body is prevented from burning body fat even when you are doing everything you can to lose weight.
You would be amazed at the amount of extra calories you take in by drinking carbonated drinks.
People who have simply stopped drinking carbonated beverages have found that they dropped considerable weight, even though they were not on a diet. They just opted for healthier drinks.
Soda drink manufactures have made things even worse by moving towards jumbo size containers.
And you are expected to stay healthy following this trend?
It’s an uphill battle, but you can win!
Alcoholic beverages is another contributor to empty calories, and excess body fat. Cut back as much as you can, or stop using alcoholic beverages altogether. Your waistline will thank you.
Many health care providers advise that you drink at least eight glasses of water every day. If you can do it, great.
But at least make sure that you begin immediately to increase you water intake. You will definitely feel better.
Be sure to eat breakfast.
When you eat a healthy breakfast you will not only start your day feeling better, but you will not feel hungry for quite a while, usually till lunch time.
Skipping breakfast will not only cause you to be hungry well before lunch time, but you will suffer from various food cravings.
Eat 5 to 6 small meals throughout the day.
Although most people these days have heard this advice, few practice it because it’s too difficult to incorporate into their busy lives.
While this is true, all you need is some planning and creativity to come up with small meals or snacks to eat every 3 hours or so.
Your snacks can consist of your favorite fruits, and vegetables. Bananas are delicious and probably the easiest to carry, requiring no special wrapping.
Increase your physical activity.
This does not have to be a trip to the gym, or even to your home gym.
There are a lot of ways to increase your physical activity. A popular one is to park your car towards the back of the parking lot at work, at the grocery store, at the shopping mall.
You’d be surprised at the number of extra calories you burn in the course of a year if you follow this practice. It will not only cause you to lose some unwanted body fat, but you will be more physically fit.
If you want to ramp things up a bit more, avoid the elevator and use the stairs instead, at work and everywhere else that’s practical.
Climbing stairs burns more calories than just about any physical activity. You will definitely feel yourself getting fit fast if you adopt this little trick.