Weight-Loss Tips

Weight loss success depends on a lot of factors. There are some easy weight loss tips to follow that will certainly help your weigh loss efforts and lead your weight loss to success.
Weight loss tips #1: Be SMART
Create a SMART weight loss plan! SMART means: Specific, Measured, Appropriate, Realistic, and Time-bound as regards what you want to achieve. For example, if your weight loss goal is to improve your physical exercise, then note the type of exercise you plan to do, how many times each week you can realistically exercise, and for how long you will exercise each time. Start with short term, easy and realistic goals,and work your way up to bigger and more difficult to achieve goals.

Weight loss tips #2: Keep an eye on the portion size
Keep an eye on the food portion size! Did you know that most of the times we eat almost everything that is on our plate, no matter what the size of the plate is? When eating at home, try eating in smaller plates; this will help you eat smaller food portions. When dinning out you need to be extra careful about the size of the food portions you eat. Studies have showed that food portions today are often big enough for two or more people to share.

Weight loss tips #3: Reward yourself when you succeed your weight loss goals
Make yourself a reward you cannot refuse. Before starting your efforts to meet your next weight loss goal, make yourself a promise like this, “If I reach my weight loss goals this (day, week, month), I will reward myself with a gift (but not a food reward.). Think of something you really need, such as a day off, a nice relaxing massage, a good movie, or even something towards a larger reward. Be creative, set up offers for yourself at frequent periods and make sure you reward yourself when you reach your weight loss goals.

Weight loss tips #4: Exercise regularly
How much is enough exercise? You need to exercise for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day. You need to do that for the most days of the week to help burn up the extra calories. But in order to achieve this you need to give yourself credit for the physical activities that you are already doing. Common physical activities such as climbing stairs, walking and gardening all account as physical activity. Just make sure you devote enough time in them.

Weight loss tips #5: Keep a weight loss journal
Keep a weight loss journal. Keep a journal of what you eat and how much exercise you are doing each day. Then, towards the end of each week, take not of your current weight in the same journal. You and your weight loss assistance (professional) can make use of this information to create an appropriate eating and physical exercise plan so as to find the best way to reach your weight loss goals.

Weight loss tips #6: I am hungry?
I am still hungry? You need to continuously ask your self this question and you should know that it may take longer to answer it than you think. It takes around 20 minutes or more for the message that we are not longer hungry to get from our brain to our stomach. So take a break before eating that next helping. Do you have troubles feeling full? Drink eight glasses or more of water or other non-caloric beverages on a daily basis. This will help you fill you up and keeps you refreshed. Also, another weight loss tip is to eat a lot of vegetables and fruits because they can help you feel fuller, especially when eaten raw.