- Diet & Weight Loss
Weight Loss Tips For People On The Go
Nowadays for the woman on the go it seems more difficult than ever before to find time to look after yourself and be good to yourself. Especially if being good to "you" means losing weight. Weight loss is on nearly all of our collective minds. More than 60% of us are not happy with our current weight and are looking for ways to cut down the calories. Let's face it though if you are an active woman on the go you don't have time to weight your food or worry about what's in everything you want to eat.
A simple way to keep up and build your weight loss momentum are well known but sometimes not easy to practice. Always keep in mind that the quick hamburger you are thinking about is the wrong path. A quick way to break the fast food diet habit is start associating the high fat items that we all crave with something we don't like. It's called negative reinforcement and it does work and you can do it anytime you have a spare moment in the washroom, waiting for the kid's soccer game to end or even when you are getting ready for your busy day. Think of some food you always want but know you shouldn't eat. Then connect that image to another that makes you feel bad. Example, double burger with cheese=stomach ache and nausea. Milk shake=bloating with a side of lethargy. Keeping it fun helps as well, that activates the intellectual part of our brain.
It would also be prudent if you are new to weight loss to consult your doctor. That of course is good advice even if you are already well on your way and already losing weight, staying in touch with your family physician is smart and can only help you along your weight loss path.
Always remember the simple things as well. Walk whenever you can, eat simple snacks to help curb getting to hungry, and my favorite "get out of your chairs and take the stairs."
Remember this all "women on the go". You already do so much for everyone around you. If losing weight is something you want to do for yourself do it. It seems like a daunting task to lose a few pounds but like so many other worthwhile things in life it starts by taking one first step.
Is It Difficult For You To Stick To A Low Cal Meal Plan Because of Your Busy Schedule?
Even in today's busy world weight loss seems to be a topic on nearly everyone's mind. So few of us are happy with how we look and honestly many of us are at a point in our lives where losing a few pounds really wouldn't hurt. There are countless diet plans, supplement products and even medical procedures that claim to be the recipe for weight loss, but I think we should look at some actual recipes on weight loss and see if we can find a tasty non surgical alternative.
One of my own all time favorite recipes for weight loss low fat snacking is "Roasted Red Pepper Dip" This is a very tasty snack good for any occasion. There are many different versions of this recent favorite but here is mine.
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Easy Low Cal Roasted Red Pepper Dip
2 medium red sweet peppers
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon fresh thyme (or 1/4 teaspoon crushed and dried thyme)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, chopped
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First you need to remove the stem and seeds and dice the peppers. (You can use any color pepper to keep it interesting btw) then bake them for 20 minutes at 425 degrees. Cool them on a paper bag for 10 minutes. Next blend them up in a food processor, and finally add the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
I like to serve this dip with low fat tortilla chips or even healthy sourdough bread. This Red Pepper recipe for weight loss has the added advantage of being loaded with vitamin A and C.
Other resources for recipes on weight loss would include your local community newspaper in the health section. Reading community literature is a great way to learn you can buy healthy local food which of course gives you the freshest flavors for you new weight loss recipes.
Please remember this as well, if weight loss is on your to do list and it is something you want to do for yourself go for it. It seems like a daunting task to lose a few pounds but like so many other worthwhile things in life it starts by taking one first step. Perhaps for some of us that step will be creating a tasty low fat weight loss inspired snack. Bon Appétit.
© 2011 Adrienne F Manson