There are many ways for a person, be it a man or a woman, to lose weight. More often than not the biggest obstacle for people is where to start. It’s been my experience that your diet is the first thing you should change. I know a man who the only change he made in his lifestyle was to cut out soft drinks. He lost 25 pounds in just 2 months. That was with no change in exercise or other parts of his diet.
Here are some tips to lose weight that may help you get started on your diet portion of you weight loss plan.
Tips To Lose Weight # 1:
Make a List of Foods. The easiest way to do this is to have a notebook with you at all times so you can keep track of what you eat throughout the day. That includes breakfast, lunch dinner, snacks, drinks etc. Do this for at least one week. Once you have made your list you can now begin to look at it closely with the aim of making a weight loss program that works for you.
Tips To Lose Weight # 2:
Review the List. The list you made of the foods you eat is the first step in finding out which foods are the wrong foods. Now it’s time to review the list you created to see what you are eating that is unhealthy and leading to the weight gain. While going over the list, keep in mind that any food that is high in fat or sugar do not assist in losing weight. Your calorie consumption should not be too high for your body type. The amount of daily calorie consumption needed vary from person to person and from men to woman. The average daily calorie intakes are 1940 calories per day for women and 2550 for men. Remember this is an average. Extra calories equal more weight. Remove the unhealthy foods from the list.
Tips To Lose Weight # 3:
Replace the Foods Removed From List. Calorie consumption is very vital and should not be decreased dramatically trying to lose weight. You will require substituting the foods that you remove from you daily diet with more healthy foods that will assist with weight loss. Substituting fatty foods with fiber and natural foods will assist a lot.
Tips To Lose Weight # 4:
Make a Meal Plan for a Week. After substituting the bad foods in your diet with more healthy food you should make diet plan for a week. You do not need to know exactly what you will be eating at each meal each day, but you will want to know how much of each food you will be eating and what the calorie count is for that food item. By knowing these two things you should be able to organize your meals for the week and stay within your calorie count. Although if you work better with a more regimented program by all means plan all your meals for the week if you like. Remember to make you food plan using all of the food groups to be sure you are getting the proper nutritional value and vitamins. Although apples are good for you and make you feel full we don’t want to only eat 6 apples each day. You may lose weight but this is not a healthy diet plan. The other thing to remember is to do this over time, (two or three weeks), don’t just cut you calorie intake in half. Again you will lose weight but this is also not healthy. You amy also feel extremely hungry and not stick with you food plan.
Tips To Lose Weight # 5:
Ration and Control Your Portions. This is a key part of the food plan program. Most individual lose the battle in weight loss by not adhering to the outlined weight loss plan. Creeping and taking a bite of the banished foods just holds up the body’s response to a diet plan. After a couple of weeks pass and you reach your calorie intake goal, of healthy food, you will feel better and it will be easier to maintain your food plan die.
Tips To Lose Weight # 6:
Don’t get discouraged. Any lifestyle change is difficult at first especially dieting. It might be easier if you do this with a partner. So if you do slip up and fall off the food plan wagon don’t get upset and discouraged, get yourself back on track and proceed with the plan.