Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Easy Changes for Permanent Weight Loss
If you want to lose weight you may be making a few mistakes that are pretty easy to avoid. First make sure you have breakfast. So many people are in a hurry and feel that the calories they save by skipping breakfast will help their weigh loss efforts. The opposite is true. You should eat a smart breakfast (visit my website for examples) within the first hour of waking. This will jump start your metabolism and give you the energy to get through your busy day.
Another thing to avoid is constant weighing. People who start a weight loss program are often discouraged by the lack of quick results. Our weight fluctuates one to three lbs. a day and progress in weight loss is often offset by muscle gain. I would weigh no more than once a week and try to be patient. If you begin to eat better and move more, you already have something to be proud of.
Drinking water is probably the easiest way to make progress with the battle of the bulge. If you did everything the same and drank eight to ten glasses of water (not coffee or soda), you would lose weight. Most people need only change from soda or coffee to water to start the scale moving in the right direction.
Use your thoughts to help you not hurt you. If you have a past history or failing at losing weight you need a new mindset. It may sound funny but try visualization for a few mins. before you fall asleep at night. See yourself as you once were or as you want to be. There are several authors who have made a lot of money saying this for an entire book. (Maxwell Maltz- Psycho Cybernetics.) It works, try it!
Finally stop putting off what you know you should be doing. If you’re not exercising and easting healthy on a routine basis you know you should be. I could give you a dozen reasons why you should but they wouldn’t be as personal as the ones you already know.