Simple Weight Loss Tips: 7 Tips for Slimming Your Sloppy Butt!
Here is the big deal; losing weight is mainly based the following factor:
Total Calories Consumed vs. Total Calories Burned
Now the core formula for losing extra weight is:
** Weight Loss = Calories Burned (Exercise) - Calories Consumed
You can try and trick this formula with fad diets; however those schemes have almost no chance of working on a long term basis.
Here are 7 proven tips for you to start winning the battle against your fat right now.
Tip # 1 - CAN THE SODA!
Each (12 oz.) soda has around 140 calories.
In a year, 365 sodas = 365 x 140 = 51,100 calories
That comes to 14.6 pounds per year!
Do not forget that the 14.6 pounds we are dealing with here only concerns 12 ounce servings of soda, which is considered a "small" with today's mega-sized sodas of 16, 24, 32, and 44 ounces!
Tip # 2 - WATER, WATER, WATER!
Drinking water daily is critical for weight loss. No matter how much you do in an effort to lose weight, if you are not drinking enough water you are not losing as much weight as you can.
In the best case scenario you should drink 8 glasses of water a day. At the very least start drinking water with all of your meals.
The real benefit of drinking water as it pertains to weight loss is that it is excellent for flushing the burnt fat/calories out of your body. Without drinking the right amount of water much of the fat you burn will stay in your body and will cause you to not lose as much weight as you can.
Also, when you drink less water, your body begins storing the water you do drink for emergency purposes. Conversely, when you start drinking more water on a regular basis your body gets out of "emergency" mode and releases the excess water, allowing you to lose weight.
Tip # 3 - VEGETABLES ARE YOUR FRIENDS!
Although eating vegetables with every meal is preferable, I understand the difficultly in doing so and recommend that you make two mealtime trades as often as possible:
A) Trade fried side dishes for any cooked vegetable with very little butter or salt.
B) Trade your lunch snack for raw vegetables with a very little amount of low-fat dip or dressing.
You should also eat a small salad with very little dressing before your main dinner. By doing this your appetite will reduce and you will not overeat during your main course. Above all, vegetables are very low in calories and are also a good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, which will help keep you healthy along with assisting you to lose weight.
Tip # 4 - DO NOT STAY HUNGRY OR STARVE YOURSELF!
Staying hungry and starving yourself will only make you eat that much more when you do eventually sit down for a meal. The best way to go is to eat frequently in small portions.
Skipping meals affects your metabolism and will actually slow down your weight loss! Start your day by making breakfast your biggest and healthiest meal followed by a small lunch with a slightly bigger dinner. Use meal replacement shakes midday or late-evening in rotation with veggies and salads.
Tip # 5 - FAST FOOD = FAT YOU!
Fast food is a convenient, tasty and cost effective reality, but it makes you fat every single time!
You can at least minimize the disastrous effects of fatty fast food on your body when you find yourself at the drive thru on that very rare occasion.
When you place an order at a fast food restaurant, here are some phrases that will help you to minimize your fat intake. "No Mayo," "No Cheese," "No Soda," "No Fries," "No Dessert."
When you say "No Mayo" for your chicken sandwich, you are saving around 30 grams of fat, or about 270 calories per sandwich.
Basically, if you can't avoid eating fast foods on occasion you can avoid all the fatty fast extras that are included with them.
Tip # 6 - BOOZE MAKES YOU FATTER THAN YOU THINK!
- One 12 oz. can of beer has around 140 calories
- One 4 oz. glass of wine has between 80 and 200 calories
- One 1 oz shot of whiskey has between 65 to 85 calories
Skipping one 12 ounce can of beer on a daily average can save you over 14 pounds of extra weight a year (the same as giving up one 12 oz. can of soda a day). Alcohol is highly concentrated in calories with almost no nutritional value.
Tip # 7 - THERE IS NO EASY WAY TO BEAT THE FAT!
With all the fad diets out there, it may seem like there are easy and sacrifice-free ways to beat the fat off your body.
Sadly, losing weight will always be as simple as burning more calories than you consume. Do not be taken in with the hype and the easy path of a slimmer you. It simply is not a reality that lasts.
Now that you know the 7 tips, it is time for you to start burning some calories. Visit your local gym, fitness center, health office, or doctor so they can recommend an easy, low-impact and equipment free (if necessary) program that is perfect for you to lose the extra weight once and for all!
About the Author:
SelfGrowth's Sales & Affiliate Director Joe DePalma is a positive thought writer, musician, and speaker who is collecting the very best positive thinking tools for RISING to the top at his website http://www.ReadySetRise.com!
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