I have received a lot of questions for tips on how to lose weight and keep it off. I do have some tips for losing weight and it worked for me:
#1. Stay completely away from fast food, processed food, and any diet food and drinks. These foods not only contain a ridiculous amount of sodium (which cause water retention and weight gain), they also contain a ton of man-made chemicals not meant for human consumption and they produce a ton of side affects such as headaches, mood swings, water retention, weight gain, and will completely throw your body’s chemistry out of whack. (A lot of today’s health problems are caused by these chemicals in our food). Completely avoid anything that contains “ASPARTAME.” This is a chemical that is considered the “sweet poison.” Headaches, mood swings, and weight gain are just a few of its many, many, many side effects. (I had headaches almost everyday til I discovered this in Nutrition class. Now I seldom ever get a headache).
#2. Drink lots of water every day. Drink a glass of water before each and every meal. Not only will this help you feel full faster (therefore eating less) this will also help collect bad fats and flush them out of your system before they have a chance to be stored.
#3. Replace the fast foods and processed foods with lots of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. (I know from personal experience this is a lot easier said than done and it does takes will power and determination, but trust me, it is well worth it once you start seeing the results).
#4. Drink green tea if you like tea. (Not the instant tea, for that has sugar and chemicals, but the brewing tea bags). If you do not like green tea, then there are green tea pills (which is what I use as well). Green tea will burn fat fast if used properly. ( I know this from personal experience, as well). For a more detailed description, read my post “Green Tea for Weight Loss?” by B. Smith II on this site. This post was based on my actual experiences and results. I think you may benefit from it.
#5. As crazy as this is going to sound, but instead of one or two big meal at the end of the day, have several mini-meals throughout the day. This includes a healthy breakfast, a healthy snack before lunch, a healthy lunch, a healthy snack before dinner, and a healthy dinner (drinking a glass of water with each and every mini-meal). By doing this you build up your metabolism, which is your body’s natural fat burning process. Having one or two large meals at the end of the day can actually slow down the metabolism.
#6. There is nothing wrong with having a dessert once and a while either. Schedule a time and dessert of your choice a couple times a week to not only enjoy the taste as a reward for your hard work, but also to avoid that horrid guilt of “cheating” on your diet. (I know that feeling very well). A dessert once and a while, if eaten within reason, will not harm your weight loss progress, so you really can enjoy a dessert without that horrid “guilt”. ( I eat ice-cream a lot more now than I ever did as a kid).
#7. Stay active. Even if sitting in your desk chair. Bounce a knee, twist around as I described in my article Green Tea for Weight Loss? by B. Smith II on this site. Just moving around like arms, head, shoulders, legs, etc. even while sitting down at you work station. Doing these things really do burn calories.