1. Take it one step at a time
Pay attention to what you eat. Reduce the consumption of fat and sweets and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. When you have taken this under control, intensify your physical activity. If you do not like exercising, start from 15 minutes of workouts every day, then extent the time of exercising to 1 hour. Bear in mind that when you are exercising you are burning calories and do not eat. Also, it will be better if you selected an activity that you like.
2. Find a friend
It is a great idea to have a friend when you try to lose weight. Find a friend who has similar weight loss goals and make notes of comparison, you can also arrange a contest.
3. Use weights
Exercise weights will help you to grow muscles and raise your metabolic rate so you can burn larger amounts of calories. Consider also the fact that muscles take up less space than fat, so you will be smaller in size.
4. Consume fewer carbs
Do not eat lots of bread and pasta and you can see the difference.
5. Set a goal
Define a deadline of losing weight and jot it down. For instance, By Feb 16/2011 my weight will be 150 lbs. Put it to a visible place, where you can see it every day.
6. Give up soda
If you drink soda you consume empty calories. If it is difficult for you to stop drinking soda completely, try to drink plane water instead.
7. Grill or boil
Do not eat fried meat, grill and use various spices. You will get used to it and will enjoy it more.
8. Avoid buying junk food
When you are going shopping, it is not recommended to go on an empty stomach and in such a way you will have fewer chances to purchase junk food. Do not store junk food in your house, so that you will not be tempted to munch on it.
9. Do not skip breakfast
Eat larger amounts of calories during the day and do not ever skip your breakfast. Do not eat after 8 pm and you will not only avoid added calories, but you will also sleep better.
10. Give yourself a treat
When you forbid yourself something, you will desire it even more. Give yourself a regular treat, lest you should feel that you are missing something out.
11. Use smaller plates
You can cheat yourself believing that you eat more if you use smaller plates.
12. Stay hydrated during the day
Drink water when you feel hungry so to be satisfied.
13. Do not eat everything on your plate
Most people eat that because it is there. Be careful and stop when you feel full.
14. Eat five or six meals per day
Eating more frequently will prevent you from becoming too hungry.
15. Plan your workout sessions
Write your workout sessions in your planner or registrar.
16. Avoid fad diets
Fad diets are not effective. If you manage to lose weight fast, there are high chances that you will get back that fat fast. Of course, you will have to spend some time and put some efforts to take it off.
17. Do workouts every day
You can do some exercises when you are watching TV.
18. Measure your food
If you choose to have junk food, be careful and control the amount of food that you consume.
19. Have pre-cut vegetables
To prevent those cravings you can use this tip.
20. Create Good Habits
Doing something 21 times you get a habit. So, use this method to create good eating habits.