Sick of being overweight? Let’s face it: Losing weight is just not an easy task! You have to really put your mind to it. You have to force yourself to stick to whatever it is that you’re doing every single day. You need to, oops, I’m getting way too far ahead of myself here. Let me break this down for you in simple, step-by-step, what I call, “weight loss tips.”
Weight Loss Tip #1
Find a plan and most importantly, STICK TO IT! I know this is easier said than done, but I told you in the beginning that losing weight is not as easy as it seems. It can be easy if you want it to be. If you really desire to lose weight, then you will put yourself in the right frame of mind to do so. You have to stop focusing on how hard it’s going to be and look at your ultimate goal, which is to shed some unwanted weight. Keep your goal in mind until the very end. So, whether you have a weight loss book you’re reading, a weight loss DVD you bought or just found a free weight loss program online, just please promise me that you’ll stick with it until you reach your goal. Don’t give up is another good title for this weight loss tip.
Weight Loss Tip #2
Don’t try to do it alone, if you’ve been know to quit. If you’ve had a hard time in the past sticking to a weight loss plan or diet, stop trying to do it all by your lonesome! I can’t stress this enough. Find a friend, a family member or join a group online. There are literally hundreds of places online that offer free weight loss support, just take a look. Get the whole family involved. Let them know that you’re committed to losing weight and no one can stop you. If you can find a workout buddy, that’s great. Having a friend to support you, as well as being supportive of a friend in return, brings something so unique to the table–accountability! You each will have the responsibility of holding each other accountable for whatever routine that you decided upon. So, if you’re scheduled to walk for 30 minutes on Saturday and you’re friend calls you up to say, “Hey, I don’t really feel like walking today.” You can be the one to say, “Hey, no way! We’re doing this, so get your walking shoes on and let’s go. We made a commitment and we’re going to stick to it!”
Weight Loss Tip #3
Keep a weight loss journal to record all of your thoughts, feelings, food and beverage intake, etc. This is another vital key to your weight loss success! This goes along with what I was just saying in weight loss tip number 2–being held accountable. When you are forced to write everything that you eat and everything that you do concerning your Eat Sleep Burn weight loss efforts, you are being held accountable for it all. This is so great because you will actually have a tangible record to look at and actually see, with your own two eyes, exactly what is going on. You will be able to pinpoint with accuracy maybe why you’re not dropping that last pound or why the scale has not budged in three weeks. So, go splurge on yourself and pick up a little journal at Walmart or Target. You’ll be so happy you did!
Weight Loss Tip #4
Drink water. Most Americans do not intake the necessary water to maintain proper body functions. Why do you think America is one of the sickest countries in the world? Water is vital with a capital V! It is recommended that you drink half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. This means that if you are a 150 pound adult woman, you should be drinking at least 75 ounces of water every single day! Break that down into your average 16 ounce bottles, and you’ve got about 5 bottles per day. This can be easily done by just eliminating all the unnecessary fluids that you’re putting into your body, such as coffee, alcoholic beverages, and those caffeinated soft drinks. Water is something that many of us simply take for granted. I know I don’t, but I also understand that if you were not raised knowing the importance of water and how it directly affects your overall health, than it may be hard for you to even consider drinking half your body weight in ounces per day. My advice to you would be to start out slow and small. There is no race. Try just one bottle to start and gradually work your way up to the recommended amount. Your body will thank you and trust me, you will feel the difference!
Weight Loss Tip #5
Final weight loss tip: Love yourself, plain and simple! I know you may be thinking, “Okay, sure, whatever.” But please don’t overestimate the power of this one simple weight loss tip. It is essential to you living a happy and healthy life. This is not just a weight loss tip, but in fact, a life tip. There’s only one you and if you don’t love yourself, chances are you may find it hard to love other people, as well. Also, if you don’t love yourself, you’re very blessed if you have people in you’re life that love you and I’m talking about people other than your parents (they have to love you!) Seriously though, loving yourself is one of the first steps you should take in achieving real weight loss. If you love yourself first, all else will follow and fall into place. If you love yourself, you will want to lose weight and be healthy.
Weight loss is not always easy, as I stated above, however, it can be as easy or as hard as you make it. I’m going to give you another weight loss tip as a kind of freebie here before I go. Find a means of motivation for yourself. This actually ties into the loving yourself weight loss tip that I just talked about. If you’re goal is to get into that size 8 pair of jeans you’ve been hiding in your closet, then whip those jeans out and hand them on your wall if you have to. Look at them everyday and they will be a constant reminder of why you are doing what your doing. I know for myself, I wanted to look good in a bikini for the summer, so I found a picture of a bikini model and taped it to my mirror. Every time I looked into the mirror, this picture was staring back at me and I was reminded of how I was going to look: Fabulous! Be the fabulous person that you are! Lose all the weight you want and start implementing these weight loss tips right now!