Sometimes, step-by-step guides on losing weight can gete a little boring. In a way, I agree. Sometimes it’s good to break the monotony, and present something more inspiring, and more exciting.
So, relax. I’ve put together a list of the 37 awesome weight loss tips that are guaranteed to get you excited. These are separate, and are not dependent on each other. Some will even contradict others. Consider each tip on its own value.
All of these are very effective. Some may or may not be for you. Just go through the list, and pick out the one(s) you think might help you. They’re very simple. When you see them, you’ll smile, When you use one or more, and find out they work, then you’ll really smile.
37 Awesome Weight Loss Tips
Set goals and stay motivate
Some people don’t like the idea of setting goals, but others do. Goals give you something to shoot for, and this keeps you excited and motivated. Set a goal that’s within your limits. For example, don’t tell yourself, “I want to lose 100 pounds in a week.” Set a reachable goal.
Remember, always be aware of your goal(s) and keep them in sight. This will keep you motivated, and you won’t stop until you’ve achieved the results you’re looking for. With this attitude, you will lose weight, I guarantee you.
Make some minor adjustments to your lifestyle
Make some small changes to your life. The smallest changes result in the most tremendous differences. Take those bad habits that have turned into an unhealthy life, and change them to good habits.
Get excited about doing this. Believe you can do it. If you believe strongly enough in something, it has a way of turning into a reality very quickly. Work at it, and it will happen for you.
Don’t think about losing weight
Concentrate on what you have to do to lose weight, and do it. If you think about losing weight all the time, you’re only going to frustrate yourself.
If you think about the times when you have tried to lose weight in the past, and have not succeeded, you’re going to blow your own mind. Forget about this. Know what you need to do. Do it. Don’t think about it, The result – WEIGHT LOSS WILL COME quicker than you can imagine.
Don’t eat between meals
That’s a NO NO! Never eat between meals. If you’re hungry, and can’t resist, drink about 3 glasses of water. You won’t be hungry after doing this.
Wait until mealtime to eat. Then, eat what you want. Load up on the food. You’ve waited until now to eat. Good job. Reward yourself. Eat to your heart’s content (in moderation, of course). Conditioning yourself to wait until mealtime to eat will allow you to enjoy your food much, much more. Remember, when your meal is over, you’re done eating until the next meal.
If this meal is lunch, don’t worry. You have the remainder of the day to work off the food you’ve eaten.
Don’t become paranoid
You could easily make weight loss much more difficult than it is. Don’t torment yourself. It’s not difficult at all.
Stop weighing yourself every hour, on the hour. Step on the scale about once a week, preferably when you wake up in the morning, and after you use the bathroom.
Don’t be all talk and no action
If losing weight is important, do something about it. Don’t just talk about it or think about it. DO IT.
I doesn’t matter how badly you want it. Nothing will happen until you make up your mind to DO IT. This is a no-brainer.
You can talk about starting an exercise program, or eating healthy. But nothing is going to change until you start doing it.
Change your schedule
Some people exercise early in the day, and lie around watching TV at night. This brings on the temptation for those TV snacks.
Try exercising at the time when you normally watch TV. Better yet, try to exercise while watching TV. At least you won’t be thinking about food. Schedule your active events at the time when you know you’re going to be vulnerable to snacking. Just make a few adjustments, and turn old habits into new habits.
Don’t try to do everything all at once. Concentrate on doing one or two things good, instead of five things bad.
Changing your habits, cold turkey, is not good for your body or your mind. You’ll get tired of eating low fat yogurt, granola, grapefruit or oatmeal 3 times a day.
Pace yourself. Don’t let yourself get burned out. Weight loss, as well as YOUR LIFE, should be enjoyable and healthy!
Tell people what you’re doing
Most people will support you. There are always a few who will try to discourage you by saying, “You’ll never do it.” The old adage, misery loves company, is always present in some people. This should give you more motivation. Just say your yourself, “I’ll show this jerk a thing or two!” Then prove him wrong.
Whether people support you or discourage you doesn’t matter. Both attitudes should keep you motivated.
Never ask for support. Just tell people, “I’m working on losing weight. And you know what? I’m going to succeed at it. Nothing’s going to stop me. So remember what I told you in about a month.” If they don’t remember, they’ll see you again, and what they see will refresh their memory.
Never, Never give up
If you’ve failed a few times, it doesn’t matter. Failure is nothing but a motivator.
If you give up, you won’t lose weight. But don’t give up, under any circumstances. All it takes is one hit, and you’re set for life. Never give up, even after you have failed a few times.
When you fail, start over. Keep trying and you will make it. You have to. Read Oprah’s story. It’s a great motivator.
Sometimes, it’s better to reward yourself with something else besides food. Go out and buy yourself some new clothes. You may need them anyway, because your old clothes may be too loose and too big for you.
Use another measurement besides weight
It’s customary to weight yourself once a week while on a weight loss regime. Besides stepping on a scale, try taking some measurements. Going from a size 38 waist size to a size 32 is just as good as going from 230 to 175 pounds.
This will start you moving in a more positive direction. Now you have another motivation factor. You want to look good in those brand new, slim jeans. This is psychological, but very powerful. It makes a tremendous difference in the way you will approach weight loss, and the way you will think and feel.
Get plenty of rest
The more relaxed you are, the easier it will be to lose weight. If you’re tense most of the time, it will be more difficult to work off the food you eat.
Get at least 8 hours sleep every night. This is the most important factor in losing weight. Otherwise, it’s more difficult to plan your meals, exercise, eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle.
Find another motivating factor
Think of your family, and all those people who are depending on you. They need YOU, and this means, a healthy YOU.
You’re doing this for yourself, But if you tell yourself that you’re also doing this for the people you love, this can motivate you even more. When you think the pressure is too great, remember, you’re also doing this for them.
Think about your health, not weight loss
Living a long healthy life is much more important than worrying about how good you look. Forget weight loss, and think about your health. Concentrate on living a healthy and active life. If you do the right things, weight loss will automatically take care of itself. When you reach your 70’s, you’ll be glad you did this.
Drink lots of water
Water starts your metabolism. This is what burns calories. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. This will keep your metabolism working properly all day. It will also fill you up, making you less hungry and less vulnerable to snacking. Stay away from the soft drinks. They do you no good at all.
Don’t do everything all at once
If you wake up the next day after you’ve decided that you want to lose weight, don’t say to yourself, “I’m going to cut out fried foods, sugary drinks, bread, red meat, junk foods, and all the other fattening foods right away.”
This won’t work, It will only confuse you. Don’t cut out everything all at once. Do it one thing at a time. For example, cut out sugary drinks. When you’re used to this, which should not take long, then cut out fried foods.
Eat junk food one day a week
Fattening foods like donuts, potato chips and pizza taste good, but don’t help if you want to lose weight. Try laying off these types of food during the week. Then, every Saturday, reward yourself. Enjoy the junk foods you like.
If you stay with this plan, you’ll have the motivation to lay off the junk foods during the week, while knowing that you will reward yourself on Saturday for your efforts.
Stop those late night snacks
The worse thing you can do is eat and then go to sleep. All of that food just sits there and turns to fat while you sleep. Your body will not be relaxed, making fat burning impossible.
Eat mostly raw fruits and vegetables
This is a major habit to change if you are accustomed to eating junk foods. But the key is, doing it. Once you make up your mind to eat mostly raw fruits and vegetables, I think you’re going to be pleasantly surprised.
Brush your teeth after dinner
When you have the temptation to snack late at night, it’s not necessarily because you’re hungry. When you brush your teeth early in the evening instead of at bedtime, you’ll be less likely to have the urge to snack late at night. This is very powerful, and makes a tremendous difference.
Cut out sugar
If you like the original Coca Cola, try making a change. Instead, drink Diet Coke. Diet soft drinks have no calories, and won’t hurt you one bit. You may not like doing this at first, but you’ll get used to it fast. In a few days, you won’t be able to drink the sugary Coca Cola’s again.
Do you drink coffee? If so, do you take cream and sugar? Try drinking your coffee black instead. Again, once you get used to this, you’ll never be able to drink it with cream and sugar again.
These are little things, but they make a huge difference.
No fast foods
Fast foods restaurants are not only fattening. They are also very unhealthy.
Have you ever heard of a fast food restaurant in Las Vegas, known as The Heart Attack Grill? Check out their website. I think you’ll find it interesting and entertaining. The owner is honest. He admits that his food is not good for you. He also admits that it tastes good, which I’m sure of. I’m not saying that you should never eat there. In fact, I’d like to try it out myself, but not more than once a year.
Maybe you can reward yourself on a Saturday. But for the most part, stay away from the fast food restaurants. They’re not good for you.
If you have to, snack between meals
If you starve yourself for 6 or 7 hours between lunch or dinner, you may overeat for dinner. Eating between these two meals will not hurt you, because you have the remainder of the day to burn the calories. This is much better than snacking late at night.
Think of eating as an art
Savor your food. Eat slowly. Enjoy your food. Think about what you’re doing. Don’t think of eating as something you have to do. Think of it as something you want to do, and enjoy doing. As a result, you’ll not eat as much, and you’ll be full quicker.
Think about the food you waste
When you overeat, or eat when you’re not really hungry, you waste food. Your body doesn’t need it. Why waste it? Save it for leftovers the next day.
Think about the homeless people who would give anything for the food you waste. Never waste food. This is one of the 7 deadly sins.
Eat lots of beans
Beans are delicious. They’re filling. They are high in fiber. They are easy to work off, and digest. They go right through you. The healthiest beans are lentil beans.
Do things in moderation
You don’t have to completely give up certain foods. If you want a hamburger, French fries, ice cream or a cookie, that’s OK. Just don’t over indulge. The time of day you eat is more important than what you eat.
Forget about diet foods
Food is food. Don’t get hung up about “diet” foods. It’s better to eat the kind of foods you’re accustomed to eating. Just eat less.
If you have to snack, eat the right food
If you find that you must have a snack before bed, or between meals, eat a small portion of food that is high in protein, or fiber. For example, eat a carrot, a piece of celery or an apple. Don’t eat bread, donuts, chocolate cake or pizza.
Eat plenty of foods with fiber
Foods high in fiber are the healthiest foods you can eat. They reduce the risk of cancer, they’re easy to digest, and they don’t turn into fat. Foods high in fiber are also filling, compared to that cold cut sandwich which contains an enormous amount of fat.
Eat after you wake up in the morning
The earlier in the day you eat, the quicker your metabolism starts working at a higher rate.
Go easy on the alcohol
Alcohol is very fattening, especially beer. Beer will give you a pot belly. That’s certainly not what you want. If you can’t cut out alcohol completely, reduce it to about two glasses a week.
Become a morning person
Go to bed early and wake up early. If you stay up late at night, I guarantee you’ll overeat. Become a morning person. You won’t think about food if you go to bed early.
Think about positive changes
Don’t thing about changing, for the sake of getting rid of a bad habit. Think of changing to a good habit.
Don’t think of the bad foods that you want to cut out, like hamburgers, French fries and ice cream. Think of the good foods you want to start eating, such as, fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Don’t count calories
This will make you paranoid, and also blow your mind. Concentrate on maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, and the rest will fall into place.
Load up on healthy foods for one of your 3 meals
For one of your 3 meals each day, plan on having nothing but healthy foods, like vegetables, beans, and fruit for dessert. Drink water with this meal. You’ll be surprised at how much weight you’ll lose if you can get into this habit.