Secrets To Weight Loss Success
There are no secrets!
It’s a marketing myth designed to help you lose pounds from your wallet, not waistline.
Stay away from these promotions capitalising on your desire for a quick fix, they don’t work.
Losing weight is no easy feat. It takes hard work and commitment to really see the scale go down, but it’s not impossible. If you truly want to succeed in your weight loss journey, you have to know that diet fads never work. There’s no magic pill to losing weight and fads might help you lose a few pounds here and there, but as soon as you’re done with it, you balloon right back to where you started. And even products that are marketed and promoted as helping you lose weight fast are simply designed to make you lose money and not weight – not to mention are most of the time illegal. All the supplements in the world can’t make up for a poor diet.
My point is, in order to change your body for the better, you first need to change your mind and the way you view food. The saying, “Abs are made in the kitchen,” is entirely true and about 80% of your weight loss journey is about what you eat. So stop trying to lose weight by following a new fad diet each month and learn how to successfully lose weight with these tips:
1. Meal prep
The hardest part about eating right is cooking it, which is why you should start meal prepping for the week every Sunday. Cook breakfast, lunch and dinner meals using healthy recipes and store them in containers with labels so that you are all set for the week. You can also plan and pack your snacks so that you’re eating at least two to three snacks in between your meals. If you meal prep, you’re less likely to eat something bad for you and soon you’ll get in the habit of choosing healthier meals.
2. Have a food diary
To help you keep track of what you eat, track everything you put in your mouth, including beverages. There are plenty of online or apps for tracking your food or do the old fashioned way by creating a food diary you carry around with you. When you see what you’re eating all the time, you’re less likely to want to miss up your healthy eating habits. You’ll also be able to review what you ate for the week to see where you can improve, meals you loved and more!
3. Fat is your friend
There are bad fats and healthy fats and good fats will help the scale move in the right direction. Monounsaturated fatty acids in things like nuts, avocados and olive oil are great ways to reduce belly fat. Other sources of good fat you’ll want to include in your diet are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are found in fish, oil and seeds.
4. Avoid food triggers
We all have foods that we can’t resist. It’s these food items that make us want to binge and eat all of it in one sitting! It can be popcorn, chips, cookies or anything else that makes it hard to just have a bit. Know what your food triggers are and keep these trouble foods out of sight so that you’re not tempted to eat them. This will help you stay on track!
5. Go easy on yourself
If you slip up, don’t beat yourself up over it. No one is perfect. Simply chalk it up as a mistake and move on. Commit yourself to eating healthier the next day. When you dwell on it, you’ll end up bringing yourself down and might even throw in the towel all together!
Losing weight takes time and isn’t a race. With the right exercise, behaviour change and eating healthy, you’re be able to reach your goal weight in no time!
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Paul believes hypnosis is empowering and life-changing. Look around the website and get in touch should you have any queries