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Successful Ways To Weight Loss

Feb 23, 2008
Some people try nearly every kind of new dieting idea that comes along hoping that one of them would finally work but end up finding it hard to stick to the diet and instead of finding the miracle, they end up consistently failing to lose the weight.

Obviously, these people fail to understand what prevents them from losing weight as they tend to overlook their own mistakes.

The human brain displays a remarkable ability of ignoring the things it does not want to face, it's not hard to understand why some people eat all manner of things and still claim they haven't touched anything but salad for a whole week.

If you don't want to become one of these people then don't worry there are ways around these problems if you just stick to some pointers then you should be fine.

To avoid compulsions and temptations one point is to make your eating a conscious act. The easiest way to do this is to carry around a notebook and a pen and to write down everything you eat and this means everything including that half eaten kit-kat you might have found in the fridge. By the end of the day you will have a list in the book of how many things you actually eat on a regular basis. you will be surprised at the results!

For most people eating and drinking are acts that bypass rational thinking and you should try to bring them out of the twilight zone. So every time you reach out for a drink or some food, stop and ask yourself "Why am I doing this?".

Thirst and hunger should be the only legitimate reason you should NOT be drinking or eating for reasons such as boredom, loneliness, depression, tiredness or stress.

Put the bottle down if you're not thirsty. Put the food back on the shelf or on the table if you're not hungry.

Do you crave sweets because you're tired? If so, getting more sleep will give you more energy instead of relying on bad sugars to give you that burst of energy.

Do you feel the need to eat because you're lonely and depressed? Try going to the cinema or visit a friend. Read a book, watch a movie or listen to some music. There are options you just have to keep yourself active and not rely on food.

One of the biggest mistake in dieting is starving yourself. You should never starve yourself, unless you have enough willpower but even then you will break down sooner or later and eat the first thing that you can get your hands on, and usually snacks and junk food is the case.

When you starve yourself you make your body go into power save mode which limits your energy levels and hangs on to your existing fat. Your body doesn't actually know the difference between dieting and starvation so it will behave as in danger, therefore eating 3 meals a day, plus snacks consisting of fruit and vegetables is the best way if your wanting to lose the weight.

Banishing your favorite foods completely is not a good idea as it will only sap your own willingness to stick to the diet. One main key to dieting is think moderation, not denial. If you like a little bit a chocolate, adding a little treat once a week doesn't hurt and another good idea is to take a break from whatever it is you're doing and enjoy this special treat. Keep any guilt pains away and don't feel like you're cheating on the diet as in fact you're just dieting, not preparing for admission to a convent or monastery.

So have a bit of forbidden food every five days or so and enjoy the moment.

Of course, exercising comes with every part of dieting, exercise is a must. Start small if you're not used to exercising there's no need to rush into hour-long training sessions.

Five minutes per day will do for starters. Get a treadmill and a pair of dumbbells and make your own schedule. Two minutes and a half of running and two minutes and half of curls. Every week increase the time spent exercising by another five minutes and add new exercises. Your goal should be to spend at least 30 minutes every day working out your body. Sixty minutes is even better, but it will come in time. It's OK to start small.

By following the above your weight loss will be successful.
About the Author
C S Liner is a professional writer for Weight Loss File a website designed to helping people loose weight in a healthy and sustainable way , a great place for all your weight loss information visit http://www.weightlossfile.com .
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