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7 Tips for Successful Weight Loss

Aug 17, 2007
Many people want to lose weight but never succeed for various reasons. If you are serious about losing weight, here are some things you need to know.

Do you know that the key to successful weight loss lies in your muscle? Muscles is calorie hungry. A pound of lean muscle requires at least 35 calories each day to maintain itself while a pound of fat tissue needs only 2-3 calories per day. Hence, if you are able to add more lean muscles mass that will require more calories and will tap into the stores of fats you have in your body, you will be able to lose weight, in the form of fat tissue, permanently.

As a result, to embark on a successful weight loss program, you require 3 main components in your weight loss plan. They are:
Aerobic Exercises: To burn calories effectively and efficiently
Strength Training: To build lean muscles
Healthy Diet: To help cleanse and nourish your body

Incorporate 3 these components into your plan for the best result and here are 7 tips to get started

1. Set your goal. How much and by when do you plan to achieve the weight you want. Write them down. You may even want to do a mock photo of how you will eventually look like to motivate yourself.

2. Make a Plan. No way will just cutting down on what we eat produce any significant weight loss. We need the 3 components mentioned above to work together for maximum impact. So work out an action plan and stick to it. Remember if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

3. Put exercise sessions into your schedule and call it Time for Me. Make sure that no one or nothing will disturb you during this time.

4.Eat and Drink wisely. Start with more fiber. Fiber is good for the body under any circumstances but when we are trying to lose weight, it is even more important. Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and fat and they keep us from being so hungry. Simple substitutions are often the easiest way to cut calories. Drinking a diet soda instead of a regular soda every day will save you 15 or more pounds in a year. Eating a turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato and mustard instead of a roast beef sandwich with mayonnaise just twice a week will save you another 15 pounds. Go through your fridge and pantry and simply throw out all the high calories, high fat snacks and food that are not in your plan. Water is nature's magic elixir. It keeps our organs working with us to lose weight. Eight glasses of water or non-calorie drinks a day is essential.

5.Learn as You Lose. The more information you have about food and its relationship to weight, the better off you will be and not just while you are losing weight but after the weight is gone. You want to keep those pounds off!

6.Get Support. Enlist Your Family in Your Battle. Nobody can sabotage a diet faster than a spouse or significant other. Get them on your side from the start. Weight loss is hard at best but it does not have to be lonely. Join a Support group if that can help you.

7.Chart Your Progress. Keeping a Food Diary will help to get you to keep to the weight you want to be. A progress chart to show you how much weight you have lost will help to motivate to stay on task.

With these tips and information on hand, they are useless if you do not apply them. So, do not waste any more time. Commit yourself to your goals and plan and you will be on your way to a successful weight loss.
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