Determination and commitment seem to be two words rarely used these days when it comes to losing weight. Far too often I hear people claiming there are magic pills and potions that will do all the work for you. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way as you already know. There are some quick tips for losing weight, but, there are very few quick weight loss formulas that work long-term. I have been writing for Natural Health Remedies for quite some time now and i can tell you that this is true in nearly ALL cases.
Weight loss can be achieved, but you must put in the work. However, if you have the right advice, it can dramatically cut the time and commitment it usually takes. Today I will list off some quick tips for losing weight that should be adhered to. Let’s get to it shall we…
Quick Tips For Losing Weight
Lower Your Expectations:
Motivation is the number one key to losing weight on a consistent basis and keeping it off. This is why most people fail when they start an exercise or diet plan. There is far too much miss-information floating around these days and many so-called gurus tell people they can shift the weight fairly quickly. This is complete rubbish. People prefer to believe in these lies and they wonder why they can’t lose weight and stick to a diet. You will NOT lose weight quickly, and if you do, I can almost guarantee it will come back just as fast.
The average person loses 1 – 2 pounds a week on a healthy exercise and diet plan. This is what your expectations should be built around. Believe me, if you stick to this attitude and consistently keep at it, you will not only get to your desired weight, but you will keep the weight off as a result. YO-YO diets are common these days because of people believing it is possible to lose a lot of weight in a short time. It doesn’t work and anyone who tells you different is either looking to sell you a crap product or they have been misled. What you want, and what you need, are two completely separate things. Take a look at our “weight loss diets (the facts)” for an extra trickle of advice related to this issue.
Don’t Spread The Word:
What I mean by this is simple. Do not go and tell everyone you are on a diet. This brings greater pressure to your goal and will end up working against you. Tell close friends and family, and that’s it. The last thing you want is for people to be judging you on what you’re eating or how you are doing. I don’t like to hear these gurus telling people to go out and inform everyone that they are on a diet. This is supposed to provide accountability for the person on the diet, but it’s not the best approach. If you are serious about doing this right, then you can diet without having to be scrutinized for what you’re eating or how well (or not) you are doing.
The last thing you need is to hear people talking about your progress. If you are not losing weight rapidly, then it is inevitable these very people who you are looking for support off of will miss-judge your progress because of their lack of knowledge. Go at your own pace and YOU be the judge. You do not need any added pressure from others if you decide to eat something that goes against your diet. There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself once in a while. Too often we see people depriving themselves of certain foods and in the end they find it very difficult to stick to a diet that doesn’t satisfy their needs. Don’t lose your sanity by denying your body the treats you enjoy. This should be a marathon, not a race. Eat well, and eat in moderation. Enjoy your food, just don’t over-indulge.
Support At Home:
I mentioned earlier to not go telling everybody that you are on a diet and how that can work against you. Well, it is very important to let household members know that you have decided to lose weight and watch the foods you eat. This way they can avoid leaving sweets, ice-cream and cakes lying around in the fridge or presses.
This is probably the most important point on the list here today. You will find it very difficult to stick to your new eating plan if you are constantly tempted by the eating plans of others. Tell them to not bring sweets and the like into the home and if they must eat them then best to do it outside. This is very important for the first couple of weeks. Check out this post for some excellent fat burning foods.
When you cut out the junk foods and begin your healthy eating plan you will have more energy to burn as a result. This is when you should put that energy to good use by developing an exercise routine for weight loss. Your results will be far quicker if you stick to a regular exercise plan. You don’t need to overdo this process. Take a half hour each day and use that time just for exercising. This will not only quicken the weight loss process but inevitably you will feel much better in your own skin and this will help keep you motivated.
So there you have a few quick tips for losing weight to think about today. Remember, there are no magic bullets and certainly no potions to make weight loss an overnight process. Make sure to be realistic and do something each and every day. Do not starve yourself and treat yourself when you reach those weekly or monthly milestones. Best of luck. Check out our vegetarian weight loss diet for an alternative approach to losing weight.