1. Take it one step at one time
Always pay attention to what you consume. Reduce fats and sweets and add more fresh fruits and vegetables. When you started controlling your diet, you should add some exercise. If you do not like exercising, try to walk every day in the evening, allot about 15 minutes. Bear in mind that when you are exercising you are melting calories and do not eat. Also, it would be better if you start the activity that you like the best.
2. Find a friend
It is a good idea to find somebody when you try to reduce weight. Find a friend who has the same weight loss goal and you can even start a contest.
3. Use weights
Weight lifting workouts will build muscle tissue and boost your metabolism so you can burn even more calories. Also, muscle tissue needs less space, so you will become smaller but it is possible that you weight will be bigger.
4. Consume fewer carbs
Try to eat less pasta and bread and you will notice the difference quickly.
5. Set a goal
Set a final date for achieving your weight loss goal and write it down. For instance, “by October the 16th my weight will be 150 lbs or less”. Put it somewhere you can see it always.
6. Refuse from drinking soda.
Drinking soda twice a day you will add more empty calories. If it is hard for you to stop drinking, reduce the amount that you drink at first and drink water instead.
7. Grill or boil
It is not recommended to eat meat, grill and much spices. You can get used to it and perhaps enjoy it.
8. Do not buy junk food
When you are going shopping, make sure you have had your dinner, because if you go on an empty stomach you are more likely to buy many unnecessary products. Do not store junk food in your fridge.
9. Do not skip your breakfast
Eat most of your calories early in the morning and never skip your breakfast. It is not recommended to eat after 8 pm and you will manage to avoid those added calories and get a better rest.
10. Give yourself a decent treat
If you forbid yourself something you will want it even more. It is suggested to give yourself a treat once a day and you will not feel you that you are missing out something.
11. Use smaller portions
If you use smaller plates, you can trick yourself so that you can full in the plates and it will seem to you that you eat more.
12. Stay hydrated
Drink water when you feel hungry and you will feel “full”.
13. Do not eat everything on your plate
Very often we tend to eat everything just because it is there. Always be careful and pay attention to your feelings. When you feel full, stop eating.
14. Eat five or six meals per day
It is recommended to eat five – six small meals a day instead of three large ones.
15. Plan your workout sessions
Write down your exercise sessions in journal or register.
16. Avoid fad diets
Fad diets do not work. If you reduce weight quickly there are more chances that you will gain those pounds back again quickly as well. You will have to spend some time for putting on weight and for taking it off.
17. Do several workouts a day
You can use you free time for doing some exercise, for example, when you are watching TV.
18. Measure your portions
If you want to have junk food for snacking, make sure to measure the portions and be careful with what you eat.
20. Make good habits.
It is a well-known fact that if you do something for 20 times you will get a habit. So, create healthy eating habits.