You’ve tried many different weight loss programs. You probably found something that worked well at one time, but then you quickly became disinterested and gave it up. Perhaps you have tried unrealistic things like fasts, extreme diets, or overly intensive exercise. No two people are alike nor should their personal diet and exercise patterns be. Using the tips below, you will learn what weight loss methods do and do not work for you and how to maintain the ones that do.
In order to lose weight, monitor your daily calorie intake. See which unhealthy foods you are consuming and eliminate them. Pick a lower calorie or lower fat option, instead.
In order to drop pounds, you must remain active. Riding a bike or taking a stroll will help you burn calories, while sitting on the couch will not. All you need is a little activity every day, so swap your TV time for something more healthy.
Avoid eating right before bed because you won’t be able to burn it off. It may be difficult, but remember that, because you will be sleeping, food eaten just before bed will not be burned off and will become fat. During the evening, try to do something productive such as exercising or reading.
Try to celebrate each milestone in weight loss, no matter the size. Have some me-time, indulge in a little treat or simply put your feet up for an hour with a book, whatever makes you happy. This will give you the motivation you need to continue on your weight loss journey.
Keep careful track of the calories you consume. This can be done in a lined journal or notepad. Make this notebook your personal food journal. Write down everything you eat and drink, the time you ate or drank, and the calories. You can use this method to monitor what you are consuming and you will see how this is affecting your progress.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t start losing weight right away. Allow some time for you to measure whether or not a plan is working. You may have to change some things before you lose weight. Your goals need to be realistic. You won’t lose ten pounds in two days. Avoid making a goal you won’t be able to reach. Losing two pounds a week adds up to over a hundred pounds in a year, so just keep reminding yourself that it all adds up. Keep at it!