The following information is intended to help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your life. Despite what you might think it is really not difficult. It only takes a willingness to change and patience. You can not expect to keep things as they are and achieve different results. So if you are ready to take the first step and not look back I congratulate you on your decision and wish you continued success
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Eliminate processed foods from your diet. Basically this means avoiding all foods that no longer resembles its original form. Think about your average supermarket shelf item. How many of them look like they just came from the garden or yard? The produce section and maybe the ecological meat department the only safe bets.
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Center your meals on nutritionally dense foods. Fruits vegetables legumes nuts and whole grains defines this category. They are rich sources of protein vitamins minerals and antioxidants. Also high in fiber these foods are naturally low in calories.
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Eat smaller meals more often. Some people prefer to eat the standard three meals a day with snacks in between meals (just be sure snacks are healthy.) This healthy snacks makes overeating at meals less likely. Others may do better with 5 or 6 mini-meals spread throughout the day. Smaller portions allow for better digestion and promote higher energy levels.
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Make physical activity part of your daily routine. Eventually it will become second nature to you something you will miss when you jump over it.
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Drink more water. This simple step will keep you hydrated without adding any extra calories. In addition increased water intake leads to a cleaner healthier body.
Realize that this process is not about restricting food choices or liver of a strict diet. On the contrary a change in how you view food opens up a whole new world of healthy eating and actually increased variation at the dinner table.
Tips and Warnings
through these steps daily for at least two weeks. This will keep you focused on your goal when you settle into a new lifestyle.
Attempts to count every single calorie can lead to unnecessary stress and burnout. It is much more productive to eat nutritionally dense low-calorie foods until full.
Eat slowly and enjoy your meals. Stop eating when satisfied even if you have not cleaned your plate.
Let your family know that you are determined to make these changes and ask for their support.
Success in developing a new habit has improved tremendously if pursued with a friend.
Exercise does not need to feel like exercise. Go out and play with the kids take a walk while chatting on the phone walk the dog do some work in the garden or use your lunch break to get some fresh air.
An occasional setbacks are understandable. Do not let that discourage you. What really matters is that you know where you will be and you’re committed to getting there. Look at how far you’ve come and let it motivate you.