Weight Loss Tips

Weight Loss Tips

Everybody loves weight loss tips. They are little reminders of what we should and should not do.

Tips are like a good friend, always nudging you to do the right thing.

So think of this page as your good friend, keeping you on track.

These tips apply from teens to seniors and are a great weight loss guide for any age.

So if you are ready to start losing weight, then just check out these helpful hints to get you started today,

#1 - Want It!

First and foremost you have to want to lose weight.  Of all the weight loss tips, this is probably the most important.  

Just saying you want to lose weight may not be enough. 

You need to really commit to your weight loss efforts.  Solidify your commitment by writing down your weight loss plan. 

Create goals and time lines.  Make your goal realistic and measurable. 

Goals help us keep our minds in the game and give us something to reach for.

Get excited and motivated to lose weight and remind yourself daily that you want to get fit and healthy. 

#2 - Understand It

Losing weight can be very challenging and this is especially true if you don’t understand what is best for you. 

You must understand what the proper daily calorie intake for weight loss is in order to lose weight in a healthy way. 

You don’t want to cut calories too low and you don’t want to eat too many calories. 

You also need to understand calories burned during exercise.  To lose weight you must create a calorie deficit.  In order to do this you must burn more calories than you consume.  

Many weight loss programs help you and teach you the fundamentals of weight loss, calories, exercise and more.  

If you are thinking of joining a weight loss program then be sure to read these weight loss reviewsfirst.

#3 - Plan It

This weight loss tip, while many ignore it, can help ensure you reach your goals and lose the weight.

planner bookSo now that you know what the proper calorie intake and exercise calories are for you, plan your meals and weight loss workouts

Write it down and make a shopping list. 

Adjust your daily schedule to make time for your exercise routine. 

Read your goals and determine each week how much you need to lose or how much you need to exercise to reach your goal. 

Weight loss is a journey and you need a plan in order to reach your final destination.

#4 - Change It

If you always do what you have always done, then you will always get what you have always got. So it'stime for some changes.

This weight loss tip is about making lifestyle changes.

Now is the time to look at your current habits and note down what you need to change. 

Throw out the belief you must “clean your plate”. 

This is especially important for us “baby boomers”.

Learn to take smaller portion sizes or stop eating when you are full. 

Understand what a proper portion size is and don’t feel guilty for leaving something on your plate.

Use the USDA "MyPlate" guidelines on how much of each of the food groups you should be eating.

This way your plate is filled with the right stuff. 

Think of other bad habits you have formed that are barriers to you losing weight.  Write them down and then plan to change them.  Try making one change a week until you have shed all the bad habits.

#5 - Get Ready

Prepare yourself to eat healthy by putting temptation out of reach. 

Go through your refrigerator and pantry and clean out the too sweet or high fat foods. 

It’s okay to have these once in awhile but if you are easily tempted, get them out of sight and out of mind. 

Try going 2 weeks without these foods. 

You will be amazed at how your cravings will seem to disappear.

The second part of this weight loss tip is to find your workout area.  You don’t want any excuses not to exercise so make sure you have the proper space, equipment and clothing for your exercise routines. 

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get started working out.  The key is to start getting active by adding some exercise to your weight loss plan.

Here are some healthy quick weight loss tips to jump start your weight loss program.

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