Weight loss goals must have a plan. Most dieters have an easier time when meals, exercise, daily routines are all planned so you stay on track. A plan can help you eliminate the rough patches like when you are too tired to think about what to eat. Check out these weight loss tips and start losing weight starting today.
Start your morning with a glass of warm lemon water and a fiber supplement. This can curb morning cravings that some of us get, whether those cravings are for muffins, sweet rolls or even that coffee that may be overloaded with fat and sugar. Drink this morning drink as soon as you get up so you start your day on the right path. Make your drink with room temperature or warm water with fresh lemon juice squeezed into it. (Cold water may turn you off in the morning if you live in a cold climate.)
Follow up on your morning routine with a healthy breakfast that contributes to weight loss. Some good breakfast ideas are; two high-omega eggs with steamed greens and tomatoes, yogurt with granola and a piece of fruit or real oat meal – not instant. Eat a healthy breakfast to keep up your energy and start revving your metabolism. This can make a huge difference in how you feel the rest of the day.
Clear your kitchen of junk foods and other foods that will sabotage your weight loss goals. Having less temptation will help you stay strong during times when most of us falter. This is usually in the evening while watching television or any time you are fatigued. Keep only healthy foods and snacks on hand. If you need help, keep foods to replace your favorite snack foods; baked chips instead of regular, low-calorie sweets made for diets or even dates, fruits or more wholesome, natural snacks.
Exercise first thing in the morning. It is proven that making this habit is easier to keep than exercising later in the day. This is because often, when we have time to think about it, we may put off exercise thinking we will do it later. But this often leads to tomorrow and other procrastination habits. Get a treadmill, exercise bike or even a ten minute exercise routine on DVD and make up your mind to do it every day. You may be surprised how easily this habit can form.
Plan your meals ahead of time. This will help you to stay on track and not decide to take the easy way out when you are too tired to think about it. Cook and package portions ahead of time, prepare vegetables so you can grab and steam or turn into a salad, and even write out your meals for the week, if that helps you. If you write it out, keep a copy on your refrigerator so you see it as a reminder to stick to it. This can help you reach your weight loss goals easier.
Weight loss is not easy. If it were, nobody would be overweight. Having a plan can make it a little easier to reach your goals, get healthy and get in shape. And always keep in mind that if you have health issues, you should check with your doctor or health practitioner before any change in diet or exercise habits.