What Are The Best Weight Loss Secrets?
Ever wish you had some secrets to lose weight easily, quickly and healthfully? Here are a few of those tips.
We all know that the only “secret” to losing weight is eating less and moving more. However, is that really a secret? Isn’t there some magic potion out there that can make the extra pounds disappear? Unfortunately, there isn’t but there is some good advice for you to use to help in your weight loss journey.
The Truth about Exercise
The truth is that it is really advisable to do something to move long to help speed along your weight loss journey. It is perhaps one of the most important parts of long-term weight loss success. Experts say to strive for five days a week of 30 minutes a day and than if you wish you can break up that 30 minutes into ten minute sessions. So find something you like to do that gets you moving and stick to it.
Tracking or Journaling
When most people think of a journal they think of a diary, a book where young girls write about their love life’s (or lack thereof). The kind of journal we are talking about here can also be called a tracker (and is my many weight loss groups). It simply is a place where you write down everything you eat in a day and keep records from day to day and week to week. Evidence shows that people who do this lose 50% more weight than people who do not. Make sure you write down everything you put into your mouth. Every bite, every free sample, every taste of your kids French fries at the fast food place. If you neglect to write down the bites, licks and tastes it has been proven to cost you anywhere from 500 to 1000 calories a week and that adds up over a month to pounds gained or not lost.
Join a Support Group
The encouragement and support you can get from a weight loss group (like Weight Watchers for example) is very helpful in long-term weight loss and control. Many hospitals run their own groups and there are many commercial programs available also. You will learn why you overeat (stress, boredom, anger, depression, all of these), how to help control the triggers that make you over eat and you will receive diet tips from people who have gone this rout before you. You will also learn about portion control and healthy meal planning.
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