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3 Simple and Powerful Techniques For Achieving Your Fat Loss Goals

Sep 5, 2008
There are many factors that determine the success or failure of your fat loss goals. In this article I will tell you about three things you can do to help you lose body fat successfully.

1. Set small goals: Most people are unable to achieve their fat loss goals because they focus on the end result. There's nothing wrong with thinking big, but if you only look at the final goal, it can be overwhelming and intimidating.

Sure, your overall goal may be to reduce your body fat percentage by 8%. But focusing on that difficult and distant goal makes thing seem do difficult that you might feel tempted to quit your fat loss program altogether!

Instead of thinking how much further you have to go to cut your body fat percentage by 8%, concentrate on what you're going to do to reduce it by one percent. Start slow and you will find it much easier to stay positive!

Or think about avoiding junk foods completely. Could you give up all your favorite treats today? You can try, but it probably won't work. You would probably succeed in avoiding all junk foods for a day or two.

But soon you would be craving your favorite snack. After a few more days, you would likely go on a junk food binge and end up fatter than you were when you started avoiding junk food.

Instead of quitting all at once, try to replace one junk food with one good food. You might replace butter with a lower-fat alternative for example. After a week or two you would get used to that change. Then you could replace another white bread with whole grain breads or something like that.

You might not be achieving all your goals immediately, but you are more likely to eventually get there if you do it slowly, bit by bit. Eventually you will have completely replaced your bad foods with the healthy foods, but without going through any stress or temptation!

2. Replace bad habits with the better ones: If you think about it, you'll realize that you became fat because of bad habits. Sometimes you can completely break an old habit if you try, but it is hard. In other cases, replacing a unhealthy habit with a more healthy one is more practical.

For example, you might have a habit of snacking in the afternoon. Instead of trying to break your afternoon snacking habit, you could change what you snack on. If you eat chocolate chip cookies every afternoon as snacks, you could replace them with low-fat yogurt and fresh fruit. That's much less stressful than giving up the habit of snacking in the afternoon altogether.

3. Get rid of temptations: If you're like me, you find it almost impossible to resist your favorite snack foods when they're in the house. It's much easier to resist my ice cream cravings when satisfying them requires a trip to the supermarket.

All temptations are much easier to resist when they're hard to satisfy. So make it easy on yourself and don't buy the foods you love to snack on or the fattening dinners that you can't resist. If you keep only healthy stuff in the house, you are much more likely to eat healthy, which means you are much more likely to meet your fat loss goals.
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