Ask just about anyone what their body goals are, especially women, and the answer you will almost always get is to lose weight. It can be a battle. Some people are predisposed to having a bigger frame, some people can’t control themselves in the kitchen or out at restaurants, and some are downright lazy and not willing to put in the work required to be healthy.
No matter what the reason is, if you’re wanting to shed some excess pounds, the secret can be boiled down to the simple weight loss tips I present below. These are tried and tested – put in the work, and you’ll hit your goals!
Best Ways to Lose Weight
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
This one is a no-brainer, but it is not something that everybody follows as strictly as they should. Fruits and veggies are full of nutrients, essential vitamins and minerals that keep your body functioning properly. That includes your metabolism! Plus, they are high in fiber. Fiber helps to keep you regular in terms of bowel movements, as well as fills up your belly so you don’t overeat.
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Don’t Tie Yourself to a Food Scale
A lot of diet gurus preach about using a food scale, making sure you are eating the exact correct amounts of each kind of food, each nutrient, etc. I say to do away with that. It is a tedious activity that you don’t need. Instead, make smart choices and focus on what you eat, as opposed to being so diligent about the how much of it you are eating. Eat the right kinds of foods, like fruits and vegetables mentioned above, stay away from junk, and generally make healthy choices and the rest takes care of itself.
Reduce Your Calories
When you are burning more calories than you consume in a given day, you will lose weight. There’s no denying that math. You can attack this from two angles, and you should do both: increase your metabolic burn by getting more exercise, and reduce the number of calories you consume. That doesn’t mean to starve yourself. It is said that 3,500 calories are equal to one pound. If you create a deficit of 500 calories per day, you can lose 1 pound every week. Consider following one of the diets I describe here that provide meal plans and healthy recipes.
Get More Exercise
This is a no-brainer that I touched on above. You could be eating healthy, but it isn’t going to do squat unless you’re burning calories. Get off your bum and get active. That doesn’t mean go train for a marathon. Every person’s level of activity will be different, the point is to do something to burn some calories!
Track Your Goals
A very effective way to stick to your weight loss plan is to put it in writing. Tell someone else about it too. Both of these steps creates accountability. Put the goal somewhere where you’ll see it every day so you don’t forget. Most of all, take “Before & After” pictures! You can use the “Before” photo for motivation on your weight loss journey.
While diet and exercise will get you most of the way there, one way you can ramp up your efforts is with diet pill supplements. I provide my recommendations in this post here. These kinds of pills will boost your metabolism, curb your appetite, and give you more energy for workouts.
Put all these tips together and you have the perfect recipe for weight loss!