Those of use who’ve tried to lose weight realize how frustrating it is. It can feel maddening to try so hard, yet not see our efforts reflected on the scale, and many of us wind up feeling defeated. This piece can help you sidestep those types of emotions.
Almost everyone enjoys the taste of french fries. However, these little fries can sabotage your weight loss goals. If you must have french fries, try to bake them. Start by slicing your potatoes into 1/2 inch long fries. Then, place them in a bowl with a tablespoon of oil and lightly dust them with salt, pepper, and rosemary to taste. Bake a single layer of the fries for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Use a spatula to turn it and then continue baking for ten more minutes. You will prefer these over the usual deep-fried version because they are scrumptious with ketchup and they have a lot less calories. These great baking ideas come from Laurel’s Kitchen Cookbook.
If you want to shed pounds, but tend to eat snack foods regularly, see if you can find baked versions of your favorite items. They’re have about 30% less fat and calories and many people cannot tell the difference.
When you are trying to shed weight, you should never feel ashamed that you have not finished your entire meal. Many children are told by their parents that they have to eat everything on their plate. However, many times this causes adults to have weight issues throughout their life. It’s perfectly acceptable to use a doggy bag for your leftovers. Do not overeat and do your best to prepare a small portion. It’s important to listen to your body and understand when it’s full.
One easy way to make sure you stick to your exercise routine is to recruit someone else to exercise with you. Having a friend who has the same goals you do and who follows the same diet and exercise routine can really help. When either of you becomes overwhelmed or exhausted by your exercise program, you can wind one another support and motivate one another to continue.
Engage with social friends when you are on a diet to improve your activity. Surrounding yourself with active people will encourage you to be active as well. Couch potatoes can undermine our exercise plans.
Always have healthy snacks available in your fridge and pantry. Get yourself a big container where you can store these foods. Buy fresh vegetables such as carrots, celery and radishes. Lay out the veggies in the container over a layer of ice with a little water and store them in the fridge. You now have a simple and healthy snack food alternative!
You can successfully achieve your weight loss goals, no matter how frantic your lifestyle is. By listening to these tips, you will have the tools you need to succeed in losing weight. So why wait any longer? Start today!