3 STEP ON THE SCALE!
You need to know your actual weight in order to manage it. If your
weight is not moving that means you need to reduce your intake,
exercise more, or both. It also helps keep you on track from regaining
the weight you lost.
4 DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST!
It is true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast
is the break from the over night fast and it jumpstarts your metabolism.
Research studies show that people who skip breakfast tend to weigh
more than non-skippers.
5 PORTION CONTROL!
Bigger does not always mean better, especially when you want to lose
weight. Try using a smaller plate and fill ½ your plate with vegetables,
¼ with lean protein, and ¼ with starch or carbohydrate.
6 EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES!
An apple a day melts the pounds away. Fruits and veggies are low in
calories and high in fiber and help you feel less hungry. Try substituting
high calorie high fat foods and snacks with fruits and vegetables for the
recommended 5 a day.
7 GET RID OF THE JUNK!
This does not mean that you cannot have an occasional treat. All it
means is the less temptation around the less likely you are to indulge.
So stock your kitchen cupboard with healthy low calorie snacks.
8 DRINK WATER!
Water is the best drink of choice. Water helps with digestion and
maintains hydration to boost metabolism. Replace high sugar drinks
with water to enhance weight loss. Shoot for 8 glasses a day.
9 GET MOVING!
The Dietary Guidelines recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate
intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking, 5 or more days a week.
You can track your activity by wearing a pedometer and gradually
increase it by 500-1000 steps daily. Studies have shown a level of
10,000 steps per day to be effective for weight loss.
10 THINK SKINNY!
And finally, you have to WANT to lose weight and be thinner. Simply
start by making a commitment to yourself. You may find it helpful to
sign a written contract to yourself that includes your weight loss goal
and changes you can make to achieve the goal. In addition, you may
find it beneficial to write down your reasons for wanting to lose weight.
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