Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lasting Weight Loss Tips

When it comes to weight loss there are many tips that are effective and many more that simply do not work. If you look online you will find an endless supply of quick weight loss tips and pills all designed to do one thing; make the companies that are selling them money. When it comes to weight loss there is no shortcuts you have to be dedicated if you want results to last.

Here are some weight loss tips that will give you lasting results if you follow them:

•Be aware of what’s in your fridge: Look through your fridge and see all of the junk that you are putting into your body. Now ask yourself if you need all of it? If the answer is no, throw it out. If the answer is yes, can you replace it with something better? For example, you may love mayonnaise on your sandwiches but do you have to have the regular or can you get by with the light? This can save you calories and the fewer calories you ingest, the less you need to burn.

•Make time to exercise: If you say that you are too busy to exercise then you are lying to yourself. Everyone is busy these days but you have to find the time to exercise. How much television do you watch every day? Try taking some of that time and devoting it to an exercise regimen.

•Get creative: If you give the typical excuses such as, you have kids and can’t get to the gym, then try taking yourself or the entire family for a walk after dinner. If you work in a building that has both an elevator and stairs, take the stairs. The point is that exercise can be found almost anywhere you look; you just have to be willing to do it.

•Create NEW habits: Everyone has bad habits and when it comes to weight loss it is imperative to form new good habits. Get in the habit of taking a walk every night. Get in the habit of eating fruit instead of ice-cream. Drink good old water instead of soda. Once a good habit is a habit, then you will feel funny if you are not doing that habit on a regular basis.

•Stop making excuses: You have no one to blame for your weight loss regimen not working but you. If you make a plan stick to it. Don’t take breaks and cheat, stay focused on your goal of losing weight. Don’t start next week, start today. In life and especially with weight loss it is easy to come up with excuses, but hard coming up with solutions.

Losing weight doesn’t have to be a losing battle for you. You can realize the results you want if you simply create new habits and stick to what you do. Make a plan and execute it and start right away. Remember that to lose weight you have to eat right and you have to exercise. There is no magic pill that will make you look and feel better, but you do have it inside you to make yourself look and feel better you just have to dig deep and let it out.

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