Weight Loss Tip #37.
Include some strength training, providing the doctor gives the OK. Being stronger will help you lose weight sooner. Building muscle through strength training brings many benefits, including: increased endurance; flexibility; reduced risk for injury; increased energy; and boosted metabolism.
Weight Loss Tip #38.
Aerobic exercise is recommended to be done five days a week, however strength training like lifting weights needs to be done only about three times a week.
Weight Loss Tip #39.
Take a day of rest between strength training exercises or exercise different muscle groups because your muscles need rest.
Weight Loss Tip #40.
Eating more fiber in your diet at breakfast will make you feel fuller throughout the day. Less hunger=less eating=less weight.
Weight Loss Tip #41.
Don’t skip breakfast: after eight hours of sleep, our bodies have consumed no food, so in order to increase metabolism and burn calories, you need to have breakfast.
Weight Loss Tip #42.
When you reach even a small goal reward yourself to stay motivated. But don’t get in the habit of rewarding yourself with unhealthy food!!!
Weight Loss Tip #43.
If you know walking around in the kitchen or being around food is going to make you want to eat, then avoid walking around in the kitchen or any other place where may feel like eating unnecessarily. In other words, if you’re trying to stay off alcohol, don’t hang around in bars.
Weight Loss Tip #44.
Having an organized refrigerator and kitchen will help you make better decisions as to what to eat. Don’t leave junk food lying around that will only tempt and agonize you.
Weight Loss Tip #45.
Just because you’re getting something to eat for free doesn’t mean you have to eat it. It ain’t going to cost your wallet, but it’s going to cost your waist, so be careful.
Weight Loss Tip #46.
Avoid eating all-you-can-eat buffets. Most people don’t stop until they feel sick and have “gotten their money’s worth”.
Weight Loss Tip #47.
Eat high fiber appetizers. They help prevent overeating by decreasing your appetite.
Weight Loss Tip #48.
Talk to yourself positively, say ” I can lose weight!”. Motivate yourself. It will help 100%.
Weight Loss Tip #49.
Make each meal a well balanced meal.
Weight Loss Tip #50.
Make on day of the week vegetable day. Not only will you decrease fat and increase your fiber intake, you might also realize that you actually like vegetables. Raw or lightly cooked vegetables retain more of their nutrition. Do not overcook the vegetables!
Weight Loss Tip #51.
Don’t avoid nuts as a snack just because they have fat – they also have protein and other nutrients. Throw away the potato chips and get in the habit of munching on nuts.
Weight Loss Tip #52.
“Sugar-free” doesn’t mean calorie-free. Educate yourself regarding the lingo of marketing hype surrounding a healthy diet. “Fat free” is not always the best way to go. Fat is healthy in healthy amounts. Fat is necessary for a healthy diet and a healthy body. That includes cholesterol.
Weight Loss Tip #53.
Avoid artificial ingredients as much as possible. Butter is far superior to margarine. Even sugar is better than artificial sweeteners.
Weight Loss Tip #54.
Drink water instead of soda. Sodas like coke are acidic, supress your immune system and are very destructive to your health.
Weight Loss Tip #55.
Skipping meals will help you take off a few pounds at first, but after a while your body will start storing calories and you won’t lose any weight at all. Crash diets end in disaster.
Weight Loss Tip #56.
Always pack a healthy snack with you to work; you don’t know when you might feel hungry at the office.
Weight Loss Tip #57.
Keep your goal realistic, but don’t keep the timeframe of the goal so far off that you lose focus. For example, if you plan to lose a certain amount of weight by the end of 1 year, you may get frustrated and stop trying after 6 months. Set realistic, attainable goals.
Weight Loss Tip #58.
Checking your BMI – Body Mass Index – can help track your progress and determine how close you are to reaching your goals. It is an objective measure of how overweight you are and will help prevent you from placing subjective, unrealistic expectations on yourself. You may have a large frame and not be as overweight as you think.
Weight Loss Tip #59.
Never make a sudden, drastic cut in your caloric intake. It will lead to a “rebound” effect: cravings and eating binges.
Weight Loss Tip #60.
Research has shown that snacking on peanut butter is an effective way to control hunger without leading to weight gain.
Weight Loss Tip #61.
No matter which way you look at it, 3,500 calories is one pound lost. Whether you take in 500 fewer or burn 500 more calories a day, by the end of the week you’ll be one pound lighter!
Weight Loss Tip #62.
Your weight will fluctuate from day to day. Resist the urge to weigh yourself on a daily basis, as doing so will discourage you. Weigh in the same time and day once a week.