Getting through what is often perceived as an arduous process of losing those excess pounds needn't be so tough when you know the simple yet effective steps to take to slimming success. Welcome back to this blog that's about to help you to lose weight naturally and easily using a variety of great tips and tricks that I have up my sleeve.
In this post, I want to look at some of the easy steps that a person can take full advantage of in order to shed a few (or more) pounds. In addition to that, you can tone up the body at the same time without resorting to the gym or unhealthy diets.
Start with a Definite Goal
Set yourself a definite but realistic weight loss goal for the number of pounds you want to lose in the exact time frame you have decided you are gong to lose it in. It is important to make it realistic, because if you set that goal too high, you will struggle to achieve it.
Worse, you may fail to reach the target, feeling very disheartened. So make a point of setting your goals low enough so that they are easy to achieve, then you're much more likely to succeed!
Add to that a solid level of definiteness. Make it real by writing that goal down in big, bold letters on a piece of paper and put it where you can see it every day.
By making it definite and visual, you set up a process in your mind of something you now really do have to aim for. You literally lock yourself into a mode of achievement that those big bold words and numbers are dictating to you.
And there's no escaping their presence, so no slacking off!
Make Yourself Diet Sensibly but Enjoyably
Avoid diets that cut out whole food groups or are unrealistically restrictive. These will not help you especially if you are prone to be a little rebellious, as you will soon reject them and drift back to your errant ways of eating!
Better to stick to natural, whole food diets that promote the use of lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. In short, eat the kind of foods that are healthy but that you can also enjoy eating.
The best way is of course to only eat home cooked meals that:
- You have learned to create for yourself (high level of self satisfaction)
- Someone close to you creates for you (good support from a loved one)
- Or a combination of both of the above
It is also important to manage your eating program sensibly while also factoring in the ability to treat yourself every now and again with something naughty. That's just to remind you that you are human after all!
Take the Kind of Daily Exercise You Enjoy Doing!
You do need to get out of the house and do some physical activity regularly. That's to get your muscles working and keeping their strength and mass in the right place.
It's also to get your metabolic rate into a state where your body will burn more of the calories you get through what you eat and drink. Increase your metabolism by choosing an activity that you will like doing.
One great suggestion is to go for long walks and take light exercise that is not too much of a strain on your body. Walking for long periods burns up as many calories as a short, intense workout at the gym.
Plus it's far more enjoyable, especially if you have nice places to walk around. If you have a dog, even better because you have the perfect excuse to get out in the fresh air and get lots of walking done, Your dog will thank you for it too!
If you like swimming, then get together with some friends and meet up at the local pool a few times a week. You can have a great time while also getting in some valuable exercise that doesn't even feel like exercise!
Don't Stress Yourself
Don't weigh yourself every day. Do it once a week and you'll get a better reading and one that will be more realistic. That's assuming that you haven't been slipping up too much during the week, of course!
By weighing yourself every day, you may stress yourself out. All the more so if you haven't seemed to have lost anything on the previous day. And you don't need to be stressing out over this.
It's supposed to be something that you want to do and that is enjoyable. Stress is not enjoyable! To manage your weight, manage your stress!
Finally, make it fun and enjoy losing weight in as many ways as you can. When you enjoy doing something, you'll do it all the more, meaning you'll give yourself the best chances of success by having a great time taking those easy steps to success!
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Posted on Tue, Jun 16 2009 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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