Top 5 Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

If you are at the point where you have decided that you are ready to get healthy, lose weight, and live a healthy lifestyle, the following tips are exactly what you need to thrive. Making healthier lifestyle changes can lower your risk of various chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Staying at a healthier weight can make you even FEEL better. Which is why I love this stuff so much.

Here is the thing…. (whomp whomp!!)… Losing WEIGHT IS TUFF STUFF. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t. It takes dedication beyond dedication but it can be done and it doesnt take rocket science or magical, pills, creams, and other BS to figure out how.

To Help you, Here are the TOP FIVE TIPS to HELP YOU LOSE IT AND KEEP IT OFF.

Tip 1: Set a weight goal and learn your BMI

BMI is a  measure of adul’ts Body Fat based on Height and Weight.

Talk to your doctor and set a weight goal together. Write down how much you would like to weigh (make a t.shrit. paint it on the wall. a tattoo of it might work).  Then write your reasons for wating to reach and stay at this weight. Your reasons for wanting to loose weight has a lot to do with your success or failure.

From the Department of Health & Human Services

Tip 2: EAT LESS- (how you do this is up to you)

Everyone knows that to lose weight you have to consume less calories.  Some people choose to give up sugar foods, desserts, or their favorite snack to help them lower calories. Other watch their portion sizes.  However you  decide to do this, just note that just a few small changes can make a huge impact. .  Some ways to eat less each day are

  • Limit high calorie Snacks
  • Skip or share Sugary  and High fats desserts
  • Cut back on high calorie beverages
  • Eat small portions.

Tip 3: Keep Track of What You are Eating.

Studies have shown that tracking your meals and beverages can help you lose weight. It gives you and idea of your eating patterns and can help you see areas where improvement is needed. (like snacking too much before bed. THree ways to track your food are:

  • Write down everything you eat and drink in a notebook
  • Tracking online at www.choosemyplate.gov  CLICK “Asses Your Food Intake” to log what you eat and find out how well you are doing
  • Take a photo of the food you ate with your cell phone to remind you of what you ate (maybe log it later).

You will be KNOCKED off your feed by the amount of calories you can consume without ever realizing it. Take a look at this picture

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Tip 4: Add Activity! It Burns Calories

Staying active can help you arrive and stay at a healthy weight. It helps burns calories from foods. Most of us don’t get enough activity to make up for foods we eat.   Log on to our site everyday for Videos and ways to stay active.  Here are some tips to get active during the day

  • Take stairs
  • Jog in place while watching TV
  • Ride a  bike
  • walk at lunch
  • Take on a sport

Tip 5: LAUGH EVERYDAY and stay motivated

your demeanor is everything throughout this journey. You have to stay postive and keep the motivation going. Find something to smile and laugh about each day. Enjoy life.  Be happy at what you are doing. I know I commend you.

Some of these tips are from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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