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Couple of Free Weight Loss Tips For Ya...

Updated on April 17, 2012

I’ve been struggling with my weight for a good good while. Actually, let me rephrase that: I’ve been effortlessly piling on the pounds over the past 1000 years and have never really had the gusto to do much about it.

On the positive side, if I ever got pregnant, it wouldn’t feel entirely foreign to me as I’m used to carrying around a whole lot more weight than I should!!

In 2011, I plan on changing that (erm, my weight, that is).

Anyhoo, here are a couple of free weight loss tips I came across. Rather than keep it selfishly to big ole moi, I thought I’d share:

1) Use a Notepad: A notepad will help you keep an account of everything you eat. I think, for me, I’m gonna start on that even before I start on my weight loss journey. It’s something I’m reluctant to do as I KNOW I eat a lot, but I think it’ll do me good to get to grips with EXACTLY how much I eat. You can also use the notepad to record all the exercises you’ve been taking, where your emotions are from day to day as well as any motivating quotes you may find, or indeed any other free weight loss tips you may come across.

2) Find Support: Find a diet/exercise buddy as the support will keep you motivated. You’ll have someone to celebrate your achieved milestones with, or if/when things become a struggle. If you can’t find that level of support, it’s fine –however, just make sure you share your health goals with someone (friend, family member) as it’ll keep you accountable.

3) Invest in Scales: one for the bathroom to weigh yourself with (don’t go overboard with the weighing though – don’t do that to yourself), and one for the kitchen so you can weigh up the appropriate food portions you’re actually meant to be eating.

4) Strip Search the Fridge/Food Cabinet:
raid those cabinets within an inch of their wooden lives to ensure there aren’t any tempting snacks in there. If you find any, get rid. Rather than chuck them in the bin, perhaps you could give them to your neighbour or to a homeless shelter. After that, make sure you stock up on healthy nibbles such as nuts, fruit and rice cakes, so that when you start to feel peckish, voila, you have something that’s good for you.

5) Select a Suitable Exercise Program: choose a range of exercises that you feel you’ll enjoy. You might even want to consider having a go at some you’ve never tried. Ever done Pilates, yoga, tai chi, salsa? You never know, you might like it. At the end of the day, though, choose a variety of routines that work for you, that make you feel good and fit into your daily routine. It could be walking everyday or using a cross trainer at home, joining the local gym or going swimming regularly. Come up with a plan that keeps you active and works for you.


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