15 Sensible Ways to Lose Weight Quickly

How would you like to lose those extra pounds quickly? It’s really quiet easy to shed 10 pounds of unsightly, unwanted fat using these incredibly easy tips.
All you have to do is pay more attention to what you put in your mouth and make sure you eat nice tasting, fresh, healthy food including your snacks and fill up on plenty of vegetables. That way you’ll keep your taste buds happy and lose weight in the process.
Just remember, you don’t have to make earth shattering sacrifices. Just follow the guidelines we have researched for you to lose your first 10 pounds. Who knows it might be the last ten pounds you need to lose, either way give your weight loss program a jump start by implementing the advice we have set out below. The advice is well balanced and can be used as long as you want to lose weight and is also great to get you going again if you fall a little behind on your goals.
1. Keep a record of everything you eat and drink. Don’t worry about counting the calories. Simply keep details of what you have eaten and how much you consumed. This little exercise will make you very aware of what you are eating and drinking and how much of it you’ve had. It will then help you to work out a plan for healthy meals and snacks.
2. Eat only half of any pure or added fats you previously ate. This is so simple, half the butter on your bread, half the oil in your frying pan, half the sauce and mayonnaise you normally have, half the butter on you toast and muffins. Get the idea? Anything with fat in, just halve. This is so easy and will have enormous benefits for you.
3. Don’t have treats with sugar in more than three times a week. These treats will include ice cream, chocolate, desserts, pastries, cookies, cakes etc. You know the sort of stuff we are talking about here. Don’t try and cut them out completely as that sets the bar unrealistically too high. Keeping it to three times a week is a good reward for not eating junk food the other four. Drastic is fantastic and then you fail.
4. Be sure to have a low fat source of protein in most of your meals such as chicken, beans, low fat yogurt, fish, and cottage cheese. Eggs, nuts and red meat are fine occasionally but not every day.
5. Every week make sure you have a minimum of one meal that does not include cheese or meat. Instead, eat whole grains, vegetables and beans to increase your fibre content and to help reduce fat.
6. Reduce the fat content in the milk you drink. If you drink whole milk, reduce down to 2% fat. From 2% reduce to 1%. Make a choice to buy only low fat cheese and yogurt. When you buy yogurt make sure it doesn’t have sugar hidden away in it. Manage this change gradually and you will be amazed at how your taste buds will adjust. I used to have three spoons of sugar in my tea. I gave up sugar and now, if sugar is added to my tea accidentally it tastes dreadful.
7. It is highly recommended that you eat at least two to three servings of fruit a day. This can be either for dessert or as a snack. Pick fruit that is in season for freshness and for best nutritional value.
8. Drink plenty of water and use it instead of sodas, juices, milk drinks and alcohol. Try and avoid diet soda as the sweet taste might encourage you to crave sugar. Having some hot water with a slice of lemon can be quite refreshing at times.
9. Eat at least three to five servings of vegetables at lunch and dinner. If you get hungry, have some more, they won’t do you any harm.
10. Slow down the rate at which you eat. This gives the body time to register that you are getting full. This avoids overeating which can occur if you eat quickly. It is also better for your digestion.
11. If you want a great snack try grated carrot. Funny thing is that a grated carrot is more filling than a whole one.
12. Eat whole grains whenever you can. The fibre is great for you and will make you feel fuller. Once again, it is also great for your digestion.
13. Eat foods that make you chew. Foods that need a lot of chewing are usually high in fibre plus you use a few calories moving your jaw up and down. Generally speaking, chewing also makes you feel more satisfied. Try not to drink fruit juice, instead eat the real thing. If you like to make soups make them nice and chunky so you can chew them.
14. Make a plan of your meals and snacks the week before. Make a list of what you need to buy and keep to that list so you won’t be tempted to buy junk food. Be sure to have something to eat before you shop, this helps to stop you being impulsive and buying high calorie food you don’t really need.
15. Turn the TV off when you are eating. Studies have shown that eating and watching TV tends to make people eat more because they aren’t paying attention to their meals and how much they are consuming.

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