In this article I’m going to review some weight loss tips that might be unheard of and others you might have heard before but nonetheless they all work very well when combined together in a good weight loss program.
Let’s start by taking a picture of every piece of food that you eat and every beverage that you drink. You can easily do this by using your cellular phone. This is the 2014 version of a food journal. In all my years of consulting with clients I have found that the people who keep a food diary get the best results. So in order to bring this to present time current technology just to get your cellular phone and take a picture of your food. You can even go a step further and post the picture on your FB page or your G+. This will hold you accountable. You may even get a bunch of your friends and coworkers to do the same thing and you could have a contest as to who can eat the healthiest or who can lose the most weight.
Make sure that you drink at least 64 ounces of water each and every day. Most people think that they are hungry when in fact they are actually thirsty. In my experience with my clients I have found that if they keep their body properly hydrated they eat less food. Plus your body needs an adequate amount of water each and every day in order to keep the systems of your body working properly.
Eat lots of vegetables. It doesn’t matter if the vegetables are raw or cooked. Just eat them. You can even juice your vegetables. Make sure that you are putting kale and parsley in your veggie shakes as they are two of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.
Limit your starchy carbohydrates. In order to lose weight and maintain your weight loss you should really consume starchy carbohydrates in moderation. This includes bread, pasta, rice and all the other delicious foods that are made from some type of wheat flower or rice. I know we all like these foods but the problem is that they like us as well and they like to hang around with us on our bellies, buttocks and thighs. So do yourself a favor and limit your starchy carbohydrate intake. Now I am not saying to eliminate them totally by just make sure that you are consuming them in moderation during the day.
Tip number five is the icing on top of your weight loss cake! And Tip number five is exercise. But we are talking about sensible exercise. And the meaning of sensible exercise is doing a type of exercise program that is not going to cause us to experience any type of injury. Sensible exercise is different for everyone. If you are over 40 years old and have not exercised since your high school years you may be best served by beginning a sensible walking program. If you can walk for 60 consecutive minutes 5 to 7 days a week this is an excellent beginner program. Now if you can’t walk for 60 consecutive minutes just do what you can.
If you could only walk 20 minutes, then that’s great just walk for 20 minutes every day. And gradually work your way up to 60 straight minutes of walking. We are looking to make positive lifestyle changes. Changes that will make us healthy and also lose weight in the process. For others, a sensible exercise program might be doing a more intense exercise program like high intensity interval training, resistance training and other types of burst training like programs.
So there you have it 5 weight loss tips to losing weight and getting healthy.
Here is one final extra weight loss tip: if you are confused, if you have tried losing weight on your own and have failed, if you have absolutely no idea about what you’re doing and why you are not losing weight be smart and consult a health and wellness expert.
I cannot tell you how many people I see in my office each and every day that think they are eating right and exercising right and still cannot lose any weight at all. The problem is that there is so much information out there. And this totally confuses people.