I've gathered 5 more powerful free weight loss tips for you. Once again I've whittled the forest of tips down to the handful that pack the most punch. I struggled with my weight for years. I want you to enjoy the same success I do and that's why I share all this with you.
Here are 5 great weight loss tips just for you:
1. Start gently with your exercise. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk 15 minutes a day. Do small things that increase your activity level. And if you're obese and/or haven't been active at all, definitely check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
2. Stay busy. Boredom leads to overeating. Whenever you find yourself idly thinking of food, remind yourself there are other things to do besides eat. Think of things that you can do that use your hands like playing the piano, painting, working a puzzle (e.g., jigsaw, crossword, or Sudoku), tie fishing flies, clean out a closet, or work on some needlepoint. I think you get the idea.
3. Rally your support system. Your friends and family can either hurt you or help you when it comes to weight loss. Explain to them what you're trying to do and why you're doing it. Tell them what you need from them. Let them know that any free weight loss tips they can offer will also be considered.
4. Consider your goal carefully. Perhaps, you should make an intermediate goal. After all, a 5-10% weight loss can have significant health benefits. Once you accomplish that goal you can aim to lose more. This weight loss tip will help you in the long run . . . one step at a time.
5. Keep track to avoid gaining it back. Don't scoff at this or any of the free weight loss tips! This is touted as one of the "secrets" to long-term weight management. In other words, once you've lost it this weight loss tip helps keep it off permanently.
Choose a method easiest for you - computer spreadsheet or a notebook you can carry with you. This also helps keep you motivated and dedicated to your weight loss plan. You may find it most helpful to not only track your weight loss, but also measurements (measure at least your chest, waist, hips and thighs every 4 to 6 weeks), or your Body Mass Index (BMI).
By looking back at how far you've come, you're less likely to revert to old habits.
Another benefit you'll see by keeping careful records is that you'll catch slip-ups in your calorie counting or exercise habits. If these slip-ups go unchecked you could easily experience a major plateau or even weight gain. Yuk!
I recommend you also keep track of your portion sizes. Again, very critical to your long-term success. And remember, over-doing portions of even healthier foods can mean the difference between long-term weight loss success and eventual failure.
There you have it. 5 powerful and free weight loss tips to get you - and keep you - on the road to success in weight loss and weight maintenance. When beginning a diet plan, or even thinking about one, it always helps to get a few free weight loss tips. Just like diet plans, they may not all be for you. However, it doesn't hurt to test them out. And remember - check with your doctor before launching any weight loss or exercise program.