Monday, March 16, 2015

5 Tips for a Weight Reduction Program Resolution for a Healthy Lifestyle

With the number of people who are overweight – or worse, obese – it's no wonder people are looking for ways to drop the extra pounds, and keep it off. Usually, it's easier said than done, and some people can be put off by how long it takes to achieve a weight loss goal.

There are some steps you can take once you embark on a weight loss plan for 2015 Adelaide, to make sure you meet with success and not disappointment.

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1. Drink more water. Staying hydrated will stave off hunger and keep you from reaching for something unhealthy in between meals. Drinking a glass of water before eating will also help you feel full more quickly, so you eat less without feeling deprived.

2. Eat smaller portions often. Don't starve yourself for any length of time, or else your body will respond by going into survival mode. When that happens, it will store fat to use as energy reserves, so you gain weight instead of losing it.

What you eat doesn't even have to be a full meal. For instance, whole wheat crackers with home-made peanut butter will usually work to tide you over in between breakfast or lunch.

3. Think positive. Whether it's for setting your reasons for weight loss, or stepping on the scale and finding you only lost 1 pound that week, positive thinking makes all the difference. The mind thinks in pictures, so if you say “I want to be fit and healthy”, it will see you that way.

4. Eat slowly. Eating too fast actually makes it hard for your brain to get the signal that you're full, so you keep eating. Slowing down lets your body 'catch up' with the amount you've already eaten, so you can stop when you feel full.

5. Change your perspective. Looking at your efforts to lose weight as a short-term goal means the pounds you shed will stay off only for a certain time. Instead, look at your habits related to eating, especially if they're potentially unhealthy, and seek to change those.

A change in your lifestyle, no matter how small, will add up over time, leading to visible results. The same goes for any weight reduction program resolution for a healthy lifestyle; there's a delay in results showing up, but all the changes will count for something.

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