If permanent weight loss is your goal, your key to success is not a diet. Instead, you need to focus on several little things that you can easily do every day. The following tips focus on the two cardinal rules of weight loss: eat fewer calories and burn more calories. Follow them, and your weight will go down.
When trying to accomplish your weight loss goals, keep in mind that variety is the key. If you grow tired of eating the same kind of foods, you are more likely to cheat. Therefore, if you are tired of the same salad, do simple things such as adding a splash of lemon to add flavor. This adds variety that is not bad for you.
Eat snacks between meals to keep you feeling satisfied and to stop you from reaching for something unhealthy. Keep container of sunflower seeds on your desk with a spoon so if you get hungry you can just grab a spoonfull to help tide you over until your next meal.
Drink plenty of water. Drinking lots of water throughout the day will help to fill you up. Water has a lot of volume but no calories. The problem that most people encounter is the fact that water has no taste, so it’s more of a chore to drink it. Try flavoring it with lemon or lime. Another option is to purchase one of the many flavored waters that are available. Try to drink between 8 and 12 glasses a day.
It is common to hear horror stories about people who have lost a lot of weight only to later gain it all back with even more pounds added on. Don’t let these stories frighten you out of your plan, but rather let other people’s failures motivate you to be one of those who is successful.
Turn your ordinary activities into opportunities to exercise when you’re attempting to shed body fat. When brushing your teeth or taking a shower, do a few squats. When letting the dog outside, run around the yard and play a bit. You can even hit the floor for 20 push-ups while you’re waiting for your food to cook.
To see the effects of your weight loss progress, consider using a tape…