You can post sticky notes on your fridge and cupboard doors with your favorite motivational weight loss quotes (mine is “fridge pickers wear bigger knickers!”), but to help in your journey, you need to know and stick to the weight loss commandments. The commandments will be your guide, keep you on track and also help you avoid crash diets and poor eating habits.
1 Thou Shalt Learn How to Cook
This skill is integral to breaking the cycle of eating out and relying on pre-packaged microwave and oven meals that are full of saturated fats and excess sugar. Learning how to cook simple, healthy and delicious meals is so helpful on a weight loss journey.
2 Thou Will Eat as Healthy as Possible
Yes, this one is pretty much a given but bears repeating. Eliminate all of those junk foods from your diet that are full of everything that you should be trying to get away from. Changing your diet is for life, not just for the period of weight loss.
3 Thou Shalt Ditch Your Scales
This may seem counterproductive to weight loss, but the truth is that becoming obsessed with your scales can be detrimental to your long-term progress if you happen to gain a pound one week. Commit to diet and exercise and the weight loss will come. You do not need to keep checking every single day.
4 Thou Shalt Eat Lots of Green Vegetables
Greens really are the key to a healthy diet and subsequent weight loss. Leafy greens like kale, spinach and dark green lettuce varieties are full of beneficial nutrients and also do the job of making you feel nice and full, which will reduce the urge to snack between meals.
5 Thou Shalt Drink Lots of Water
Drinking the recommended amount of eight glasses of water a day is absolutely vital during weight loss attempts, as it will help to flush toxins out of your body and ensure it is in the best shape possible to help you with fat busting and new muscle composition.
6 Thou Shalt Not Count Calories
Again, like the scale commandment, this may seem counterproductive, but the fact of the matter is that if you commit to eating the right foods and doing the right exercise, there will be no need to calorie count. After all, what can a freshly prepared chicken salad and healthy zumba session really add up to?
7 Thou Shalt Eat Breakfast Every Day
Eating breakfast in the morning is absolutely vital to setting yourself up for a successful day of dieting. The slow release energy of an appropriate breakfast will prevent you from snacking in between meals and stop you from crashing and caving in during the day.
8 Thou Shalt Get Lots of Sleep
Your body will need lots of rest during this period of positive change, and normal sleeping patterns are vital to a healthy lifestyle. Experts claim that erratic sleeping can result in an unhealthier and more erratic diet of snacking on foods with less controlled calories.
9 Thou Shalt Switch to Smaller Dishes
It is purely psychological, but humans tend to want to fill their plates up during a meal. Avoid overeating by using a smaller plate or bowl and this way you will satisfy your need to cover the surface whilst at the same time not be doing any damage to your diet plans.
10 Thou Shalt Not Eat like Your Neighbor!
One of the most important weight loss commandments to abide by is to try and stick to your own diet plan and not be tempted into the potentially larger portion sizes or unhealthy choices of your friends or family. Stick to your own rules and see the results!
Do you think there are more than 10 commandments of weight loss? Which would you add?