May 11, 2011

Smart Tips to Lose Weight Effectively

Here are some tips that will help you start a smart diet and fitness program.
You have nothing to lose...of course besides the extra pounds!

1. Start exercising! Everybody knows that you need both physical exercise and a balanced diet to lose weight. Start with some light exercise. Later, when you get used to your training routine, it will be easier to make changes in your diet.
2. Make big plans!  Rather than choosing a three times a week fitness workout, set yourself the target of training every day. Even if you are not able to do it, you will still succeed in doing at least three workouts a week, and that is not bad.
3. Let music motivate you! Listen to music when you train. If you workout or jog every day, you should get your player with you. Training will be much more fun!
4. Choose a simple diet! Do that and you will not be tempted to overeat. Give up eating out and experience the joy of home cooking. Use all natural and nutrient-rich tasty ingredients.
5. Keep a journal! Write down everything you eat and drink, your calories and the exercises you do every day. It is your journal, so do not lie to yourself! This will help you keep your diet on track and see exactly how much you have progressed.
6. Weekend alert! You control your diet during the entire week, but forget everything on weekends. Think that the extra calories gained on weekend are enough to make your diet plans of the week pointless.
7. Order first! When you eat out, be the first to order. It's very easy to let yourself influenced by others. If your friends decide to eat a tone of ice cream or fast food, you will probably do the same. Raise the bar and order a salad or grilled fish. Maybe others will follow your example.
8. Overcome overeating mistakes! We all have setbacks along the way. Even those who have achieved great dieting success have met with failure on the road. Learn to overcome those mistakes and move on from them. Do not get discouraged! You may have had a bad day when it comes to your dietary goals and plans. Do not let this defeat your desires to become a healthier you.
9. Weigh yourself often! Electronic scales are ideal to measure your weight accurately. Weigh yourself twice a week to see your progress. If you are on track this is great, but if you haven’t lost weight it is a sign to exercise more or change your diet accordingly.
10. Sleep well, Lose weight! Sleep at least 8 hours a night. Sleep less and the result can be that you will eat much more the following day. Tired people eat more because the body tries to gain more energy through high sugar foods to compensate for the lack of sleep. Also, don’t go to bed hungry, but do not eat before bedtime.
11. Do not be tempted! Balanced natural diets advise you not to give up foods that you love because that will make you lust and eventually will fail. And this is true. Nevertheless, make an effort to stay away from junk food. It is not so hard, just do it!

Follow these simple steps and you will see how easy it can be!
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