We live in a funny society. We treasure slim, thin, skinny and yet we dole out mountains of processed snack, junk and fast foods. We sit around and watch television instead of getting up and walking to the park or grocery store.
In our society, it seems like it is a constant obsession to try and get fit yet all the time reverting back to the food and entertainment forms that are so prevalent. Every single family get together, every holiday, every celebration is centered around food and drink. Most of the time gluttonous food and drink!
When we start to become unhappy with the way we look, we start cutting calories. (no one associates their illness or sluggishness with food). Every New Year the diet industry pulls out all the advertising stops because every New Year we resolve to lose ALL the weight we put on the year prior. Diet pills, replacement shakes, artificial sweeteners, surgeries, magazine and fad diets are all the rage. The problem is, these things make our problems worse. We may lose weight quickly at first, but we lose muscle mass at the same time and then gain back all of the fat, which is not good.
Then here we are, minus the muscle, PLUS more fat!!
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, look to people who have successfully done it. You will notice that they did not use diet pills, replacement shakes, or fad diets.
14 Proven Ways to Lose Weight for Good:
1.) Eat breakfast.
2.) Eat when you are hungry. Have healthy whole snacks on hand.
3.) Drink more water. If you are hungry, drink a glass of water first. See if it satiates you.
4.) Eat (cook) at home. Portions are much larger out.
5.) Eat whole foods. If it comes in a package, it's processed.
6.) Reduce stress. During stressful times we tend to put on weight.
7.) Get a good night's sleep.
8.) Get moving!
9.) Keep a journal.
10.) Eat some good, high quality protein with every meal, including breakfast.
11.) Take a vitamin supplement. (whole food based, not synthetic).
12.) Eat more vegetables.
13.) Give up the "c"'s.
14.) Do a kitchen makeover and don't keep the foods that tempt you in your house.
What do you think about skipping the fad diets? Just eat HEALTHY. If you want to lose weight, eat more green vegetables and less simple carbohydrates. Give up the "C"'s - cakes, cookies, chips, candy. Once those are out of your house and your life, you WILL lose weight!
This is what you DO eat:
- Fruits and vegetables.
- Whole grains.
- Small amounts of high quality protein.
- Healthy fats (ie: coconut oil, avocados).
Start implementing these techniques, then come back and leave a comment to report how good you feel!
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