Wednesday, 17 July 2013

5 Easy Weight Loss Solutions To Drop Pounds Fast

By Erin Newman

Every day, we see celebrities on tv who have lost a ton of weight almost overnight. We rush out and buy the product hoping to achieve the same results. Reality is there is no quick fix. If you really want to lose weight and keep it off you must be willing to put in the time and effort necessary to achieve results.

Believe In Yourself

One of the major fundamentals for successful weight loss is belief in yourself.

To succeed at losing weight and keeping it off you have to strongly believe that you can and will. Belief ranks right up there with regular exercise and healthy eating. Without belief, you are setting yourself up for failure before you even start.

Prior to beginning your weight loss journey, take a minute to find the reason that you want to lose weight and write it down. Now, determine the amount of weight that you need to lose and write it down. Promise yourself that you will not quit until you accomplish your goal.

Staying positive and holding on to the belief that you can will require you to feed your mind with positive thoughts daily. If you have one bad day don't let it discourage you. Just dust it off and get right back on track.

As time goes on and you begin to see results from your efforts, it will be easier to stay on track.

Drink At Least 8 Glasses Of Water

Water is necessary to keep the body functioning properly.

Sipping on water throughout the day is a great way to alleviate snacking because it helps to keep you full between meals.

When your body is being properly hydrated, it will alleviate the bloating feeling because it can release the water it has been storing.

Drinking a glass before each meal will help you to eat less and lose more.

Get Active

Every good weight loss plan should include regular exercise. Although losing weight without exercising is possible, you will have better and longer lasting results if you make it a regular part of your program.

If the thought of exercise makes you panic start out with something simple like walking and gradually add in other exercises. The idea is to find what you enjoy and do it.

Ideally, you should get to a point where you are working out for at least 30 minutes 5 days per week or more.

As you become more comfortable with exercise try adding in some high impact aerobics such as Taebo or Zumba.

In addition to helping with weight loss exercise is a great way to improve your health and reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancers.

Eat More Often

Eating 5 to 6 smaller meals instead of 3 large meals will help you stay full and satisfied all through the day.

Remember that even though you are eating more often you still should not exceed your normal calorie intake.

Learning to plan out your meals can be challenging in the beginning. Until you get the hang of prepare your normal 3 meals and cut them in half.

Sleep 7 To 8 Hours Each Night

When you are not getting enough sleep, it causes an increase in the amount of ghrelin in the body. This hormone causes an increase in appetite when the body is not getting the amount of sleep that it requires.

It has been proven that the ideal amount of sleep for most individuals is seven to eight hours. Anything less than this can slow down your metabolism.

To get a better nights sleep try not to drink anything with caffeine at least 3 hours before bed time.

Following these 5 tips can have a dramatic impact on your weight loss results.

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