Guest Author - BB Lee
Women with a weight problem know how frustrating it is trying to lose weight. Whether you need to lose 5 pounds or 50 pounds this information is for you.
It's no secret that millions of women with a weight problem turn to expensive diet pills, diet clubs, gyms, and health spas to lose weight. Following this course of action will drain your wallet. And what if the weight loss results are temporary? Frustration escalates along with the excess pounds.
Remember, no diet plan will succeed unless you approach it with a positive mind set. Once you leap that hurdle you are on your way to achieving your weight loss goals. So rev up that positive attitude before you get started. And don't let concerned friends or family sway you from your path.
Most Diet Experts recommend you lose weight slowly. Why? Slow weight loss is healthier, less stressful, to your body than losing weight fast. Plus weight lost at a slower pace tends to last. Follow these tips included here to help you lose weight without really trying.
Weight Loss Tips
Reduce Fried Food. Eat healthier. Avoid fried foods which are known to cause high cholesterol, extra weight, only to name a few problems. Instead bake your meals.
Less Fast Foods. Quit or lower your fast food consumption. Fast food is laden with high calories. One whopper size hamburger at a fast food joint totals well over 1,000 calories. Check the menu for healthier lower calorie alternatives.
Low Calorie Drinks. Instead of higher calorie soda, drink low calorie version. Or instead of high calorie regular milk drink 1 percent or 2 percent milk to save calories.
Substitute. Substitute high calorie snack foods for their low calorie counterpart. Instead of a bowl of ice cream have frozen yogurt or a frozen pop. Instead of a high calorie Danish have a small plain vanilla cupcake or low calorie cookie.
Eating Out. When eating out select low calorie items from the menu. Or ask the server for a low calorie substitute.
Reduce Alcohol. Switch to an occasional light beer or wine with plenty of ice and club soda instead of the higher calorie liquor drinks.
Exercise. Go for a walk every day. This is easy to work into most daily schedules. Walk during your lunch break at work. Or take a brisk walk after dinner. Put on comfortable walking shoes. Walk for 15 minutes in one direction away from home. Then turn around and walk back home. You've just exercised for 30 minutes. Now, wasn't that just too easy?
Get Moving. Walk up the steps instead of taking the elevator. Park further away from work to get in more exercise.
Get Dancing. That's right. Turn on the radio and dance like crazy to your favorite songs for 10 or 15 minutes a day. Try to work up to 30 minutes or more in one session. This is fun, builds stamina, is heart healthy, and will help you lose weight or keep the weight off.
Drink More Water. FDA Researchers found about 8 glasses a day is required. The no calorie water fills you up, maintains proper hydration, plus helps reduce snacking.
Diet Buddy. Find a friend to join your get healthy plan and lose weight together. A little friendly competition often motivates dieters to succeed.
Visualize. Every day for about 10 minutes sit in comfy chair visualize yourself at your weight goal. Walking confidently and proudly. Feeling energized. Many successful dieters say visualizing successful weight loss really works.
There is no magic pill to take and instantly lose weight. And no weight loss plan is perfectly suited for everyone. Dieting is a way of life for many people. And each time weight is gained and lost perpetuates the cycle. Keeping the weight off permanently requires a life style change using the information included here.