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Basic Weight Loss Tips Made Easier

Updated on November 18, 2014
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Losing weight can be one of the toughest things to do in your personal life. It can also be challenging and overwhelming at times, because there are so many choices out there. However, it will be more beneficial to you in the long run to use true methods of weight loss to obtain your desired goals. Here are some proven ways to get the weight off.

To help you lose weight, try to incorporate a friend, partner, co-worker or a family member to join you. Losing weight can be so much easier when you have someone doing it with you. Anytime you want to accomplish something in life it’s always great to have one or two persons in your corner who can catch the vision with you. This makes the journey fun and rewarding.

The key to successful weight loss is to make small goals as well as long term goals. Having small term goals makes the journey much easier to achieve. Doing this will be a great motivator, because you will be able to see the progress you would have made. Your body will thank you in the long run for implementing the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Remember to celebrate your mini-goals as you attain them.

When trying to lose weight it is important to avoid or cut down on those empty calories that will add additional weight gain to your body. For instance: Drinking beer and other alcoholic beverages adds empty calories and can make it even harder to lose weight. To enhance your weight loss journey it is better to take in calories with lots of nutrients than drink alcohol with useless calories when trying to lose weight.

Avoiding fats is one of the biggest mistakes people make when starting a diet. They try to remove the fat out of their diets completely. This is because they believe that fat equals weight gain. This whole notion is misunderstood. Take into account, that there are good fats and bad fats. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are good for you. It lowers cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease. Our body needs good fats. The following list below contains good source of healthy fats.

Monounsaturated Fat-Good
Polyunsaturated Fat-Good
Avocados
Flaxseed, Pumpkin seed
Olive oil
Corn oil
Sunflower oil
Walnuts
Peanut oil
Tofu
Canola oil
Soymilk
Sesame oil
Soybean
Peanut butter
Safflower oil
Nuts: peanuts, pecans,almonds,cashews, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts
Fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, trout, tuna, sardines

On the other hand, trans fats and saturated fats are bad for you because they raise your cholesterol and increase your risk for heart disease. These types of bad fats are listed below.

Fats that are bad for the body:
Stick margarine
Cheese
Butter
Lard
Ice cream
Candy bars
Beef, lamb, pork
Chicken with skin
Fried foods-fried chicken, fries, breaded fish
cookies,cakes, doughnuts, pizza dough, muffins, pie crusts
frozen pizza, cinnamon rolls,
Nondairy coffee creamer

Here are some alternative methods to incorporate into your diet. These healthier options are not only delicious, but also nutritious.

Bad Food Options
Healthier Food Options
Whole milk
Skim or 1% milk
Cheese
Low-fat or reduced-fat cheese
Eggs
Egg whites, an egg substitute (e.g. Eggbeaters), or tofu
Cream
Low-fat milk or fat-free creamer
Ice cream
Reduced fat ice cream or Frozen yogurt
Sour cream
Plain, non-fat yogurt
Butter
Oilive oil
Fries
Bake sweet potatoe fries
Fried chicken
Baked chicken-place the oven on between 450-500 chicken will come out crispy.
Bacon
Turkey bacon
White bread
100% whole wheat bread
Sugar
Honey

If you enjoy the outdoors, then do some volunteer projects regularly that will be beneficial to you as well as to others. This is a fun way to get some exercise done. Get involve in cleaning up the beach, help out in painting the schools or other buildings that may be in great need of a fresh look. All of this will get your body in full motion to burn off those calories. Before you know it, you will be shedding those extra pounds, and your community will benefit from your service. It’s a win-win situation.

Do you love tea? Drinking tea can be a great essential to losing weight and become healthier overall. As a matter of fact, you don't need to go all-out with cakes and sandwiches. In fact, that would make it a bit less nutritious! Just brew tea and drink it with great joy knowing that inch by inch you would be shedding those annoying pounds off. Use honey to sweeten or just drink it as is without any sweetener.

Overall, weight loss can be challenging for everyone, but implementing these simple yet effective tips can make it a little easier. These basic tips can be a great foundation for your weight loss, as well as help you see results that inspires you to keep pressing forward to a better healthier lifestyle. Weight loss may not be easy but it is surely worth it.

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