15 Healthy Weight Loss Tips

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Here are 15 simple healthy weight loss tips to follow:

  1.  Keep a record of what you eat and any exercise you do each day (remember house work is good exercise). Sometimes we are not aware of what we eat and the amount we eat – it has become a matter of habit.
  2.  Be committed to any weight loss or fitness program you chose to follow.
  3. Eat breakfast. It helps to give your metabolism a jump start burning fat  as well as helping you to avoid mid morning binging or overeating at lunch.
  4.  Eat smaller portions and eat them more frequently.
  5.  Include protein at every meal 

    Your body uses more energy (burns more calories) to digest protein than it does for fats or carbohydrates

    Helps food to stay in the stomach longer so you feel full longer

    Protein has a steadying effect on blood sugar

    Protein is crucial for skin, internal organs, hormones and enzymes.

    Your body uses more energy (burns more calories) to digest protein than it does for fats or carbohydrates

    Helps food to stay in the stomach longer so you feel full longer

    Protein has a steadying effect on blood sugar

    Protein is crucial for skin, internal organs, hormones and enzymes.

  6. Cut out fried foods – grill, roast, bake, boil or broil.
  7.  Cut down on red meat
  8.  Eat fruits and vegetables for fiber
  9.  Drink plenty of water (recommended is about ½ your weight in ounces – ex. 160lbs = 80 ounces or about 5 16 oz glasses)
  10.  Do not drink soda – even diet soda – as artificial sweeteners can cause an increase in sweet food cravings and an appetite increase.
  11.  Become informed about nutrition – library, online, bookstore and classes.
  12.  If your overweight is caused by overeating (as opposed to just bad food choices) try to find out why.
  13.  Become physically active (remember that even housework is great exercise) walking, low impact aerobics and bike riding are great starters.
  14.  Drink coffee – health benefits of coffee
  15.  If you haven’t already – get a physical exam to rule out any underlying medical condition that may be a contributing factor to your overweight.

Remember to be healthy and fit all it takes is one baby step at a time. If you do nothing, nothing will change. Good luck my friend.

May the universe bless you always.