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Top Ten Weight Loss Tips

There are thousands of diet books published every year on weight loss. You see late-night television infomercials with their pills, equipment and programs. They all promise fast and sometimes incredible weight loss results. The truth is that you can lose weight on any diet, at least for a while. The problem is to maintain weight. I have found my top weight loss tips which in turn will lead to not only weight loss but permanent weight loss.

1> Make a list of reasons why you want to lose weight

There is a saying "If you do not know where you are going then any road will take you there". A list of goals helps you focus on your reasons for doing so along with what weight you want in the end. Check this list daily to keep it in mind exactly why you're doing it.

2> Cut your calorie intake by at least 500 calories a day

Here's the secret: 3500 calories equals 1 pound. To lose one pound of fat per week your body needs to burn 500 more calories per day then it will be used. If you cut your calorie intake by 250 calories and burn 250 calories daily, then you can easily lose weight with just these two techniques. Cutting just 500 calories a day will result in 52 lb of weight loss a year.

3> Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night

Some amazing things happen when you sleep. Your body goes into repair mode and refills itself. Muscles don't grow when you work. They grow when you sleep to repair muscle damage during exercise. I also believe that this is when the miracle of losing weight has the great advantage of ignoring it.

4> Take various vitamins daily

A variety of supplements are needed to help improve your general health. When you gain weight, you may not eat the best foods available. It is my opinion that multi vitamins will help your body process food better and develop muscle.

5> Limit Sodas to diet and drink more water

This is very difficult for me but if you can switch to nutrition or better water, you can cut 100 calories or extra per bottle. For example: If you drink 5 bottles of soda daily and as usual you will hit a deficit of 3500 calories a week which results in a 1 pound weight loss and all by itself. That would add up to £ 50 a year just by getting rid of the soda pop.

6> Increase natural food intake, reduce processed foods

Natural foods like vegetables and fruits are mostly low calorie options. Processed foods add tons of sugar and other ingredients that you cannot pronounce. Do your body like to keep as many processed foods as possible. Processed foods are high calorie, non-nutrient foods for the most part.

7> Exercise at least 3-4 times a week

Depending on factors such as weight, age, type of exercise and frequency; you can burn a few hundred calories in just 30 minutes while building muscle. Muscles burn more calories, so it's a win-win situation. The more your muscles build the more calories you burn. Exercise also helps improve your metabolism, which is a calorie defender.

8> Save a Food Diary, Journal or Blog

Keeping track of what you eat, why you eat, and what happens to your body is crucial to weight loss success. First, it gives you focus on your goals. Second, if you stop losing weight then you can check your journal to see if there is something you are eating or exercising that you are not doing.

9> Find a Weight Loss Partner

Look for others to help each other lose weight. It can help you lose weight by keeping you focused on your goals and making you responsible for your weight loss. When things don't go the way you want them to, they can be great people for inspiration, advice and sound boards.

10> Design And Stick With This

Layout is exactly how and what you will eat. There are thousands of diet plans on the market. Everything from "South Coast Diet, Zone, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Nutra System, Jenny Craig" and more. This list is endless. Whichever plan you choose - stick with it and plan your deadline to achieve your goals. Doctors recommend not to lose more than 2 pounds per week for example; If you have 50 pounds to lose then your goal is to achieve your weight loss no sooner than 25 weeks from the day you start. However, it's important to have a few dates to give you something to work on.

Change yourself because you lose weight. Give small gifts along the way for your weight loss to reward your efforts. See you lighter, then.


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