You have tried so many diets that it’s difficult to keep count. Although you might have found a method that you are interested in, it can be hard to make that motivation last. You’ve possibly tried fad diets or supplements. Everyone is different and so should their exercise patterns and diets be. Using the information below and incorporating them into your own weight loss routine you will get a better idea of what is the best method to help you achieve your goals.
Staying in shape is essential to sustaining your weight loss. It is recommended you get at least 30 minutes each day. Joining a fitness-related group, like a walking club or a skating team, is an easy way to get exercise and to enjoy yourself at the same time. Doing such activities can help introduce you to people you haven’t met before. Often times these people will motivate you to reach your goals.
Modify your favorite foods so they contain fewer calories. Lots of people quit dieting because they have cravings that they just cannot help. You can find reduced calorie kinds of foods that you enjoy, and this will help you to lose weight while still leaving you satisfied.
Just about everyone loves eating french fries. You may be surprised by how many of your favorite unhealthy meals and snacks have delicious, healthy alternatives. That said, if you absolutely must have french fries, have baked fries instead of those that are fried. Create 1/2″ wedges or fries and toss them with a tablespoon of oil, a bit of salt and pepper, and your favorite herbs. Spread them out on a baking sheet, and pop in a 400 degree oven for a half hour. Use a spatula to turn it and then continue baking for ten more minutes. They are great with ketchup, have less calories, and they are so delicious you might not miss the deep fried ones. Thanks to Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook for these “French Bakes”!
Don’t attempt to restrict yourself from every food that you crave. Many high fat foods really taste good. When dieting, your cravings for these foods can go through the roof. Resist the temptation, but do not ignore these cravings completely. Rather, seek lower-calorie substitutes.
Don’t give up if you don’t succeed at first. It may take time for your body to show evidence that it is working. You may have to change some things before you lose weight. Be sure to set realistic goals. It is impossible to lose ten or more pounds in just a couple of days. Do not make impossible goals, it only leads to failure. Lose a few pounds a week, and you will see big weight loss results. Stay committed!