You may have vowed to lose weight at some point. You probably have had bad outcomes, like so many as well. You do not need to fail; you should start off right and succeed. Keep reading for great tips on keeping your weight loss resolutions.
A great way to lose weight is to listen to music when you are doing cardio. Doing cardio can be very monotonous and boring without anything to distract you. When you listen to music, you’ll stop checking the timer every few minutes, and you’ll be more likely to put more time in.
Surely everyone loves french fries! Unfortunately, eating fries can totally ruin your diet. Thankfully, you don’t have to completely eliminate french fries from your life. Instead of ordering them from your favorite fast food place, bake them yourself at home. To prepare, cut fries and toss with 1 tablespoon of oil and bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Turn them over and bake for another 10 minutes. These delicious fries are lower in fat and calories and taste as good as deep fried potatoes. This recipe is taken from Laurel’s cookbook under the name “French Bakes”.
Find a friend to work out with. Working out by yourself is boring. Finding a friend to walk, run, or hit the gym with, will improve the experience drastically. Aside from the mutual encouragement, having a friend exercise with you will make the time feel as if it is going by much faster.
If you’re attempting to lose weight but you have a potato chip problem, try switching to baked chips. They are up to thirty percent lower in calories and fat and most people say that they can’t tell much of a difference.
Making specific goals is important when trying to lose weight. Write down your weight loss goal and keep it someplace safe. This helps you define exactly what you want to achieve and allows you to take the necessary steps to reach your goal. Review your goal periodically to check your progress.
Remove one unhealthy thing from your diet. If you are new to dieting, you might want to take it slow. Cut out one unhealthy thing from your diet, like soft drinks. Substitute the unhealthy thing for something healthy. More often than not, you will see surprisingly dramatic results for that one, simple substitution.
In the same way that you need to monitor what you eat when trying to lose weight, you also need to weigh yourself regularly. This is because you need to give yourself reason to set and achieve goals in order to stay motivated. Be sure to record your starting weight so that you’ll know how far you have to go. Also, how often to weigh is up to you. Some people recommend daily weighing, but most would agree that since weight can go up and down so dramatically from day to day, it’s actually discouraging to weigh too often. A less stressful approach would be to weigh in once every 1 or 2 weeks – or even once a month.
This weight loss resolution will be different than the previous ones you’ve made. You are going to be educated enough about losing weight so that you can get rid of those pounds. This is the time for you to keep the resolutions you make, which will lead to a loss of weight and a feeling of accomplishment.