Do you have any favorite weight loss tips? I know that I do, but I am constantly looking for new ones to add to my routine. My favorite weight loss tips are those that are both easy to follow and successful. Here's a list of some tips that I'm currently following. See if any of them have worked for you.
1. Take a Break during Your Meal
Many weight loss tips are hard to follow, but this one can easily become part of you routine. Most people are surprised by how much less they eat by simply taking a little break during their meal. Any time you eat, simply stop eating every couple of minutes and count to 30 in your head. No one will know what you're doing. Plus, this will give you some time to evaluate how hungry you are. This has quickly became one of my new favorite weight loss tips.
2. Sip on Water
Drinking water is something that I have to force myself to do. After seeing this tip on television, I knew that it was something that I had to train myself to do. The original tip was to simply take a bottle of water to bed with you at night and take 20 sips of water when you wake up in the morning. I decided that I wanted to incorporate this into my day, by doing this routine before meals and snacks. Though it does take some dedication, it really helps add more water to your diet.
3. Create Snack Packs
Eating healthy snacks is something that I really struggle with. If there are foods like chips or cookies in my home, it's tempting to grab those items instead of fruits or vegetables. Lately, I've been making my own healthy snack packs. I like to fill these packs with items like carrots or grapes. By having snack packs ready my children have also been eating more fruits and vegetables.
4. Eat Oatmeal
There are so many benefits of eating oatmeal. It is a good source of both fiber and protein. It can also help reduce your cholesterol and boost your immune system. If you like oatmeal, you don't just have to have it for breakfast. It's great for snacks too. Many people like to add a variety of fruits to their oatmeal for added flavor.
5. Put LeftOvers Away Immediately
Many people set their prepared meals on their table. While this makes serving your meal very easy, it's hard on your diet. When you have a large amount of food sitting around you, it's very tempting to overeat. If you tend to overeat, try serving your meals restaurant style. Instead of setting different foods on the table, fix your plate and put the rest of the food away.
6. Use a Pedometer
Pedometers are a very inexpensive way to help you to become more active. They can be purchased at most retailers and you can use them to challenge yourself to walk more steps each day. First, determine the amount of steps that you would like to be walking each day. For most people 1 mile is about 2,000 steps. If you currently walk 1,500 steps each day, challenge yourself to increase the amount by 1,000 steps each week until you reach your goal.
7. Eat at Home
Life is busy and therefore it can be very difficult to eat all of your meals at home. If you're trying to lose weight, you should strive to eat as many of your meals at home as you can. If your family currently eats out most of the time, start by trying to eat at home 50% of the time. After awhile, increase the amount of time that you eat at home to 75% and then to 100%. If you must eat out, try hard to avoid buffets because most people tend to overeat at buffets.
Weight loss tips are a great tool to have when you're trying to lose weight. Do you have any weight loss tips that you would like to share with me? I can't wait to hear from you.