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What are the effective tips for weight loss?

Updated on January 4, 2013

Losing weight is a dream that millions of people all over the world pursue each day. You will be surprised to know that a majority of them lose the battle against weight loss in the initial week itself. The failure of so many people to achieve a minimum weight loss has resulted in a new disease known as ‘obesity”.

Weight loss is definitely possible if you approach the entire exercise in a systematic manner. Do not expect miracles and weight loss programs, which promise you an effective weight loss in seven days or a month only end up fooling you and stealing your money. Drastic diet plans are also to be avoided as you might end up gaining more weight than earlier once you revert back to a normal diet plan.

Here is a list of effective tips to weight loss.

  • First and foremost you would need a plan. It would be advisable to plan on a weekly or monthly basis rather than making yearly plans. It would also become easier to track the progress of your plan if you do it for shorter durations.
  • Set realistic goals. For instance you cannot expect to lose five pounds in a week. Unrealistic expectations lead to disappointment and act as a primary reason to dump your weight loss program midway.
  • Never give up on all your favorite foods. Consult a doctor or a dietician before you start with any diet plans.
  • Include physical activity of some kind in your daily routine. Keep in mind that you do not do anything drastic immediately after starting a weight loss activity. Any sudden physical activity could result in injuries.
  • Inform your family and friends about your weight loss program. They would be able to provide you the support and encouragement required to pursue the program.

Losing weight is a long term activity and you will need to be patient to achieve the ideal weight of your choice.

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