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Easy Ways to Successfully Lose Weight

Jun 26, 2008
Some people try all sorts of unnatural programs to lose weight. They drink shakes instead of meals or pop pills to curb hunger. It really doesn't have to be all that hard. There are many ways you can gently encourage your body to release unwanted weight. Weight loss doesn't have to be as hard as some people make it.

Look at Self-Sabotage. While many people say they want to lose weight, their actions do not meet their words halfway. Are you saying, "Oh, I want to lose forty pounds" while you are eating a double cheeseburger with onion rings for lunch? Or are you saying that you want to wear a smaller dress to that summer wedding though if you are not exercising every day like you promised yourself you would?

Both of these are examples of how you self-sabotage yourself when it comes to your weight loss results. A lot of the time, you need to get out of your own way. If you want to lose weight and you need to eat lunch out, go to a restaurant you know you can easily order a healthy lunch. Or at least one where you won't be tempted by something fattening. Put your sneakers by the door so you'll be ready to change into them the minute you come home. Make things easy for yourself.

Give up a Little. Some people gain weight without realizing the "why" of how they did so. However, if you look at their habits, they added an extra snack or there were some other "sneaky" calories that got added into their daily lives. Without them realizing it, they were slowly packing on the pounds. Fortunately, you can use this same little trick in the reverse!

Instead of going on some sort of extreme diet, look for ways to easily cut calories. Take the cheese out of your sandwich at lunch to easily cut 100 plus calories a day. That is at least seven hundred calories a week with one choice. Switch to diet soda from regular to lose two to three hundred calories a can of pop. Calories can sneak into your diet and you can also make them sneak right back out.

Add Some Daily Sweat. The people that succeed at weight loss are the ones that become regular exercisers. Period. If you want to see the pounds go, get ready to sweat a little. Or maybe even a lot sometimes. So find an exercise that you like that is fun and something you'll look forward to doing and do it five times a week for at least half an hour at a time. Do even more of it if at all possible. Are you new to exercise? Try to start with just fifteen minutes of exercise a day and ramp it up as you go. Remember to get your doctor's permission before starting any physical fitness program.

Connect With Other Losers. One of the best ways to encourage weight loss is to connect with those who are also working on losing weight. You can cheer each other on and you can commiserate when the pounds just don't seem to be leaving as quickly as you'd like them to. People in groups just seem to help each other succeed at all types of things that includes weight loss. Getting support to reach your goal will help you feel more motivated. It also may encourage you to stick with your diet when you don't feel like it, because you don't want to let down the group.
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Reductil, Acomplia and Xenical are three products that helped me lose weight.
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