I remember being overweight, and desperate to find a solution to help me lose weight. After a few failed attempts, I finally dropped the weight and Ive managed to keep it off for years. So how did I do it Since that darned magic pill didnt work, I had to lose the weight the old fashioned way. I committed myself to the cause, ate healthy and got off my hump and exercised. If I can do it, so can you.
Whip Your Eating Habits into Shape
We live in a nation of processed foods. The result of this is a skyrocketing population of fluffy adults and children. When youre overweight, you are at risk for diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and other illnesses that can reduce your quality of life and send you to an early grave.
If Ive said it once, Ive said it ten thousand times processed foods are no good. Do yourself a favor and boot these items out of your diet. Replace them with healthier, natural foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, lean meats, poultry, beans, legumes, seeds and raw nuts.
Dont delude yourself into thinking you can change your poor eating habits overnight. Keep in mind, bad eating habits are easy to develop, but theyre not as easy to change. It helps if you start small by making gradual tweaks to your diet.
For instance, you might make it a point to trade in your morning doughnut for a bowl of oatmeal, a piece of nitratenitrite free bacon and some fresh fruit. If you eat out everyday, scale back, and commit to preparing healthy, low-cal meals at home at least twice a week.
On the days you eat out, replace a few unhealthy foods with healthier menu choices. For instance, instead of ordering a bag of chips or a side of fries with you sandwich, opt for a small salad. Continue to make small dietary changes every couple of weeks until your poor eating habits are a thing of the past.
Get Up and Get Moving
When youre trying to whittle your waistline, its all about the burn, baby. Once you remove all of the processed junk from your diet, youll automatically reduce your caloric intake and lose weight. However, if you dont do something to set that metabolism on fire, it will slow down and you wont see any additional weight loss results.
You dont have to take the whole hog approach to exercising to see results. The most important thing is that you do something to get your body moving. Jump up and down for 10 minutes or take a stroll around the block if its more physical activity than you normally get, youre good.
Of course, as your fitness level improves, youll have to add to your exercise routine to keep those weight loss results coming.
Get Committed to Your Healthy Eating Plan
When we talk about losing weight, we always tackle the nutrition and exercise side of things. Lets talk for a bit about the commitment dropping weight requires. Losing weight and keeping it off is hard work; it requires some serious lifestyle changes.
There are going to be times when you feel discouraged and disappointed, and days when you experience setbacks. If youre committed and I mean really committed, youll be able to pull yourself up, dust the cake crumbs off, and press on. If youre not ready to dig your heels in and put in the work, youll be disheartened by the results.
Losing weight with proper nutrition and exercise can make you feel healthier and produce lasting results. Watch this video to learn how The Diet Solution Program can help you lose the fat and keep it off for good. If this program could help me lose weight, you can do it, too!