When you strive to lose weight steadily and surely, you stand much more of a great chance of keeping the extra pounds off once you have achieved your target or goal.
This article will take a look at some of the slow and steady ways of losing weight naturally and safely as these are the real weight loss methods that work in the long term.
To start, you need to get yourself fit. So move yourself around and flex those muscles a little or a lot whenever you get the chance. Doing this is all about having a lot of fun at being serious as well as making it an enjoyable pursuit as I have already mentioned in prior articles.
Do you want the best advice I can give you on it? Here it is:
Never give up!
To be rid of that excess fat you're carrying around with you once and for all, you need to always focus on the end result. You need to see yourself as the slim and healthy person you can be and see it in your mind's eye first.
Then it's simply a process that happens over time when what you first envisioned in your mind becomes the image that you see in the mirror staring back at you.
Make Your Diet Work for You
The things that you eat and drink throughout the day can have an enormous effect on the way you look and how much fat your body is carrying. I have already mentioned cutting out all foods that have added sugars and that includes drinks such as super size soda.
Now I know that lots of people enjoy a cold, fizzy soda drink from time to time. Well, that's fine as long as you limit that treat to maybe once a week (or less).
Here's a massive tip that really works: If you must drink something cold, do yourself a big, big favor and take a large jug, fill it with water and add some freshly squeezed lemon juice, then store in in the fridge.
It's refreshing, tastes nice, has zero calories and above all else will work with the best diet program and not against it!
Drinking green tea is one very good addition that can help you to maximize your diet. It's always good to drink plenty of this beverage each day because it contains several constituents that aid the process of fat metabolism.
What are you going to do when some food is just too much to resist? This is going to happen often and most of the time you're going to have to be strong and say not. But every once in a while?
Sure, simply allow yourself to give in to the temptation and have yourself a well-deserved treat every now and again and don't sweat over it. That's assuming it is well deserved!
Slimming is much easier when you are totally positive about it. I'm the first to admit that the concept of easy weight loss is mostly pie in the sky (and you should not reach for that pie, either!).
That's because the reality is you do need to put in some work to help yourself.
While there's nothing as awesomely inspiring as seeing the pounds dropping off week by week, the true feeling of elation back of it comes from knowing it was you that worked for that result and nobody else. This is one of the easiest ways of boosting your morale because seeing the results clearly in front of you is motivation personified!
Get Regular and Consistent
As for making this process a consistent and steady one, again it's all down to you and the way in which you work the strategy you devised and are sticking to. You should help things along by visualizing yourself as the slim and fit person you want to be and make that an achievable goal for losing weight.
Remember, whether you believe you can or you believe you cannot, you are right either way. So make up your mind that you are going to believe you can do it, know you are doing it and work toward the result of having done it.
Then keep doing it because being at your correct weight and size is one thing but remaining so is a complete other thing. The last thing you want happen is to lose it all only to end up gaining it all back again at some later date.
That's why you really have to make up your mind you are going to make your slimming strategy become your way of life from here on out.
Keep Doing What You're Doing
When looking to the long term and staying in that slimmer, fitter and healthier body you have just worked so hard to achieve, you must, absolutely must keep to the diet and exercise strategy for the rest of your life. Because it's the rest of your life we're talking about here and you want to ensure it's a long and happy one!
Keep up with the sensible eating habits you have worked so hard to cultivate. Keep avoiding those sweet temptations and stick to eating the smaller portions you have come accustomed to at each mealtime. If you can stay on the path you have carved out for yourself, you can keep the body you have created for yourself and live longer to enjoy it in good health and with more vitality and energy than you had before.
As long as you stay focused on your goal, you'll attain it. Then once you have gotten there, stay there by focusing on yourself and how happy you are now that you have a body you are proud of.
This is absolutely the best information I think I can impart to anyone who really and truly wants to lose weight steadily and safely and then keep it gone for a long and happy lifetime.
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Posted on Sat, Mar 28 2009 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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