Weight Loss Tips You Can Really Use

Well, here I am one-and-a-half weeks into my new diet plan. I celebrated a six-pound loss when I did my weekly weigh in a couple of days ago, which has given me such a great boost in motivation to keep going. Last night I was feeling inspired and started writing about the weight loss tips I think everyone can really use. These weight loss tips are what help me and I know they can help anyone else trying to lose weight too.

Deciding to lose weight can be exciting at first. You envision what you think your outcome will be, and you can’t wait to get started. That’s what gets most of us through the beginning of a diet plan; but then reality sets in. Unfortunately, watching what you eat isn’t always an easy thing to do, and neither is starting an exercise routine. Not only that, but many diets leave people feeling hungry and irritable. Instead of waiting for that to kick in, or to salvage an effort you’ve already started, it is important to have some good weight loss tips to get you through when you feel as if you are going to give up.

"Stinky Fat Gene"

"Stinkin' Fat Gene"

One of the best weight loss tips is to set a date for when you are going to start your diet. Though losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, this is probably one of the worst times to start. The reason is because once someone experiences a fallback on their diet, it’s easy to simply give up and assume that the entire diet is blown and that you can wait until the next January 1st to try again. This means a lot of lost time and a feeling of total defeat. The same can be said for the decision to start your plan “next Monday”. If you are set on a diet, start it that day or the very next morning, don’t wait. The reason for this is very simple. If you decide on Tuesday that you are going to start a diet the next Monday, you are going to load up on the foods you think you are going to miss the most, and you could overeat in anticipation of not having them for a while. That means you could add five pounds to your weight before you even begin. Furthermore, you need to strike while the iron is hot. You have to begin your diet when you are most motivated and enthusiastic about it.

One of the weight loss tips that you should never ignore is the one that suggests you should have support in your endeavor. That does not mean you have to go to meetings, but you can if you think that would help. Make sure your friends and family know what you are doing. If it means keeping your trigger foods out of the house, so be it. You can also go online to find diet support groups that give you a boost when you need it, and these can also help answer any questions you may have along the way.

Beyond those tips, there are some smaller weight loss tips that can actually make a huge difference. One would be to drink a lot of water. Many times, we feel hungry and want to eat when in fact we are dehydrated – water takes care of that. Another would be to have healthy snacks in the house or with you when you go out. That lowers the chances of eating the wrong thing when hunger strikes. Perhaps the most important of all weight loss tips is to never give up. If you eat the wrong thing, pick yourself up and keep going.

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