In this business, we hear a variation of the phrase “losing weight is hard” every single day. And there’s a reason for that.
It really can be.
I don’t think I’m spoiling anyone’s movie here, am I? We all know that committing to almost any worthwhile goal takes focused dedication and hard work.
But that’s not the end of the blog entry. Know what that means?
That means there’s more to this story.
So, of course losing weight may not be the easiest task you’ve ever taken on, but there are some very simple changes you can implement to begin making a real and measureable difference in the way you look and the way you feel.
Here are our top five simple weight loss tips that YOU and anyone can do beginning TODAY to start improving the way you live, look, and feel.
#1 Drink Water
Eight glasses. Forty-eight ounces. Six cups of ice chips.
How much water is the right amount of water?
Stop counting and start drinking. If you always have a glass or an open bottle of water within arm’s reach, then you’re probably in good shape.
Here are some other benefits:
- A cool bottle of water first thing in the morning will kick start your metabolism.
- A glass of water before your meal can help you eat less at that meal.
- A properly hydrated body burns calories more efficiently.
#2 Avoid Soda
This tip dovetails nicely with the previous one. If you always have a bottle of water on your desk at work, you are less likely to visit the soda machine.
And that’s a good thing.
Non-diet sodas are packed with sugars and a waste of empty calories that you could spend on a delicious meal or healthy snack between meals. Diet sodas are certainly lower in calories and are a better choice when you simply need that fizzy fix, but try your best to enjoy them in moderation.
#3 Eat Breakfast
Grandma always told you it’s the most important meal of the day – and she meant it. Starting your day with a smart, healthy meal fires your body’s engine and decreases your chances of feeling hungry all day. Never feel like you have time to make and enjoy a good breakfast? Click here to read our blog post about fast, delicious, and healthy breakfast options.
#4 Use Smaller Plates
A smaller plate filled with modest portions will still appear to be a lot of food, right? Try it – especially after drinking that pre-meal glass of water.
Look, I realize it’s a mental game we’re playing against ourselves, here. But come on, I’ve been guilty of fooling myself in much worse ways that this. Like thinking I looked okay in those floral print yoga pants.
#5 Do it For YOU
Losing weight because someone else wants you to will almost never work. You should never begin a weight loss journey to please anyone you don’t refer to as “me.” Far and away, the best chance you have at success is when you decide that you want to make a lifestyle change whether anyone else cares or not!
When you realize that you’re ready to make a change, give us a call at Mediplan or click the Schedule an Appointment button at the top of this page. We’re ready to customize a plan for you, guide you along, and cheer all your successes.
Until then, start with these five easy tips and understand that losing weight may not be easy, but there are a few simple things you can do NOW to begin your process.