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Weight Loss Tips - How To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

Jan 1, 2008
If you are overweight, then you know how hard life can be. It hurts to walk or climb stairs, you get winded just walking down the street and you think that everyone is looking at you and laughing. This is no way to live your life. It is time to make some major life changes and lose the excess weight. Read on to discover some things that you can do right away to start the weight loss process.

First of all, slow down when you are eating. Instead of shoveling the food into your mouth as fast as your arm will bend, slow down and chew your food thoroughly. Some people have success with counting how many times they chew a piece of food. Take your time when you eat and give your stomach a chance to signal your brain that you are getting full.

Here is one that no one likes to hear, but it is critical to losing weight. Start moving. Get some kind of exercise. Just starting by lifting light hand weights while sitting at your desk or on the sofa will help. Then gradually increase your exercise routine so that you are able to walk or use a stationary bike. Purchasing a good treadmill so that you can walk no matter what the weather is a great idea. The more you exercise the more you will lose. Going for a half hour walk four to five times a week will make a big difference to your overall health.

Change your eating habits. Don't eat just because you are hungry. Start eating four to six small meals throughout the day. Eat small portions of fresh fruit and vegetables. Have lean meat and fish. Stay away from excess bread and pasta because these will pack on the pounds. You will find that by eating small meals throughout the day you won't feel hungry and you will lose weight. You'll also be keeping your metabolism humming along at a steady pace.

Consider what you are drinking. Do you drink a lot of soda throughout the day? If so, change to diet soda and cut back on the number of sodas that you drink. Drink more water. This will help you to burn fat and lose weight. If you don't like plain water, try some of the flavored waters that are available. Stay away from excessive alcohol consumption.

Don't diet, make a lifestyle change. Crash diets or fad diets will get you nowhere if you go back to your old eating habits. Become committed to eating healthier for the rest of your life. Once the weight comes off, you will be able to keep it off with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. You will also feel better and your confidence level will soar.

So there you have some great tips on how to lose weight and most importantly, how to keep it off. Start using these tips right away and you may be surprised at the results that you achieve!
About the Author
Emma Martin reviews popular diet plans to help you sort out the pros and cons of each program. For a great and easy to follow weight loss program, read her review of Fat Loss for Idiots. You can also find out why Hoodia doesn't work.
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