5 Tricks to Losing Weight the Easy Way!No one tells you there is an easy way to losing weight! The reason is that weight loss is really about breaking old habits and changing the way we see food. That’s why the journey to good health and fitness begins with the ultimate decision to take control of your own health, eventually exchanging old habits to new norms. Start simple. A weight loss plan incorporated into an individual’s lifestyle-in increments-without jarring disruptions to routine, appears do-able, even exciting. When health changes are broken down into manageable segments, it reduces the mental conflict that comes with change, making your actions seem easy. Try these tricks that will have you lose weight, the easy way.

5 Tricks To Lose Weight

Trick #1:  “If it is to be, It’s up to me…”

A simple mantra to achieve your goal: to keep you focused, have you lose weight, get healthy, and take control of your life.  Many successful weight loss achievers begin with the seed of determination and “stick-to-it-ness” planted in the mind, and allowed to take root. This mantra ”if it is to be, it’s up to me”  is a powerful self-affirmation tool. It should be said to yourself, over and over again, whenever temptations and stumbling blocks cross your path.  For, who else is responsible for your weight loss, but you!

Trick #2: Picture Where You Want to Be

Visualize yourself already at your weight loss goal. Your idyllic weight is what you will use as motivation and inspiration to win victories for each day that you stay on your diet plan.  Choose to have a picture of the perfect size you want to be, or select an outfit you will wear, in addition to imagining the new you.  Even if the weight loss seems months down the road, the idea is to believe you will get there; pull out all the stops.

Trick #3: Find a Hobby

If you don’t already have a hobby, find one.  Jot down what you think you could enjoy doing regularly. Your hobby could be a shared game activity or meeting of similar minds that serves to broaden interests and open up opportunities for new friendships. The purpose of a hobby is to remove routine habits and change your environment. This will invite flexibility into your lifestyle and encourage adaptations.

Trick #4:  Discover Among The 5 Food Groups The Ones You Love The Most

Make a list from among the 5 essential food groups, the foods you most enjoy, and then find recipes to prepare them in a healthy way. For example the foods you should be having everyday are:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Proteins
  • Oils

Now, choose the fruits and vegetables you most enjoy and keep them in stock for salads, fruit-plates and incorporate in select dishes.  Whole grains such as oat products, bran cereal, and rye bread are good, delicious choices.  Include lean protein meats at lunch or dinner, but avoid deli processed meats, filled with toxic chemicals (carcinogens).  Oils can be obtained from heart-healthy sources such as olive, soya bean, and coconut oil.  Nuts serve as great protein sources as well as cholesterol-free oils.  Do get nuts that are unsalted and roasted, not the ones cooked in oil.  Drink copious amounts of water in between meals.

Trick #5 Get Moving!

Determine from among the many exercise groups the one most suited to your tolerance level to get you moving. Become good at it! Then work really hard at it.  Exercise types are many and varied. Find one (or two) that complements your tempo and lifestyle without dramatic interruptions into your world.  These include:

  • Jogging
  • Brisk walking
  • Aerobics/swimming/dancing/kick-boxing/bicycling
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Zumba Fitness
  • Cross-training
  • DVD home-exercises, treadmill, Stair Climber, among others

A restricted diet creates cravings, which eventually thwarts any well-intentioned weight loss plan. Adapt to a diet plan gradually by following these 5 easy tricks. Soon you will find yourself embracing a new lifestyle that is healthy, enjoyable, and effortless.

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