weight loss tips

by amit kumar
(india)

I'm just really getting sick of being fat.I am Keep moving each day: all it takes to see a weight-loss benefit is 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic activity daily.

Mental preparation for weight loss
It is important to spend a bit of time preparing yourself mentally for the changes that you are going to make because to be successful you have to think of the long term. You are going to have to make some changes to what you eat and your patterns of food intake. Eating out at your favorite places may need to change, especially early on when diet change is the most difficult, but once you've established a routine things should get easier.

Eat a healthy diet to maintain weight loss
A knowledge of basic nutrition will help you to make the right choices about the sort of food you eat. A balanced diet contains;

some protein such as lean meats, fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, soy foods, pulses.
some carbohydrates such as pasta, rice, bread, potatoes
some fats such as oil, nuts and seeds
some fruits and vegetables.
Only eat when you are hungry.

Never eat unless you are hungry. Eating simply out of habit or boredom will not help you to slim.

Exercise helps. Exercise will burn off calories, keep you fit and keep you toned. It also increases your metabolic rate so makes losing weight easier.
Keep a food diary to monitor weight loss
This should be part of your preparation. Write down what you eat, when and where. Make a note of your mood. All of this information can contribute to your aims and the changes that you are going to make. Unless you understand your relationship to food and your food patterns you will not make the changes you need that leads to successful long term weight loss.

You can continue with a food diary for as long as you think it is helpful. It can help to keep you focused, help with discipline, reflect on and change eating habits.

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