Helpful Tips To Aid Weight Loss

Losing weight is not easy.  There is no magic formula which will quickly lower your weight without any effort.  However, there are a few helpful tips that may assist youto  succeed in your quest to lose weight.

You may be surprised to learn that adding some foods to your diet instead of subtracting all foods from your diet may help you to lose those extra pounds.  You want to add more fruit, lean protein and non-starchy vegetables to your diet in place less nutritious, more calorie laden foods.  You may want to add a few walnuts to your morning whole grain or oatmeal cereal so your body will have the benefit of some good fat.  You can incorporate more vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes to your stews or puree them into your sauces.

One weight lose tip is to consume the bulk of your calories early.  Try eating more of your calories at breakfast and lunch and fewer at dinner.  Try eating like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch and a pauper at dinner.  Eating this way can help you to lose weight and it will give you more energy in the morning and afternoon when you need it.

Another weight loss tip is to eat foods that make you feel full, but are low in calories.  This includes foods such as leafy salads, berries, apples, plain yogurt or cottage cheese topped with fresh fruit, small portions of either beans or whole grains such as oatmeal, brown rice or high fiber cereal.

If you serve your meals on smaller plates and bowls a smaller portion will appear larger and more satisfying.  Instead of filling a large dinner plate or large bowl with your meal use the smaller size plate or bowl and you will save calories.

Most of us eat more than we need.  To combat the temptation to eat too much be mindful of what you are eating.  Stop eating before your body says it is full.  Eat more slowly to give your body a chance to digest the food.  Savor each bit and choose foods that are enjoyable and nourishing.

Everyone wants a treat every now and then.  Most sweet treats are loaded with calories and very little nutrition.  If you must have a treat have a small bowl of ice cream topped with a few nuts or berries and eliminate the high calorie toppings like syrup or whipped cream.  Treats should be enjoyed sparingly, not on a daily basis.

Keep your high calorie foods out of sight.   Put them in the cabinet or drawer where you cannot see them.  What you cannot see will not tempt you.  Better yet, do not even buy the high empty calorie foods so they are not available at home.

It’s easy to pack on the pounds with emotional eating.  Here are a few tips to help prevent stress eating.  When you feel stressed try meditation, yoga or simply take a walk.  If you have the eating urge because you are bored, try calling a friend to chat or go to the library and check out a book.

You want to include some exercise to help with your weight loss.  Take a walk, go hiking, wash the car, ride a bike, or do some gardening or housework.  In other words, enjoy a workout that does not feel like a workout.  Exercise does not have to be extreme or long in length.  It should be consistent and something you enjoy doing.

Getting a good night’s sleep will help you to lose weight.  Studies have shown that a lack of sleep has a direct link to overeating, hunger and weight gain.

Although losing weight is not easy, with a few simple tips you can lose weight and keep it off.