If you stumbled upon this page, its because you are either thinking about, wanting to or need to lose weight. Maybe you’ve tried a few weight loss programs in the past that just didn’t seem to work or maybe your ready to lose weight but just can’t seem to get yourself started. No matter what the reasons are behind your wanting to finally lose weight, the bottom line is that you want it gone, and soon. There are a few simple steps that you can follow to help you jump start your weight loss AND make this the time that you REALLY do lose that weight!
Get your mind right. This is probably THE MOST important step that you must take if you want to succeed at anything in your life. It is the foundation for success no matter what it is you are trying to achieve. It really does not matter what diet program you choose but you must have to have a clear cut idea of the reasons why you want to lose weight, what you want your results to be and what your plan is in order to achieve these results.
Write it down. A great way to get mentally prepared for your diet is to first think about all the reasons you want to lose weight and write down everything, no matter how insignificant you may think they are. Write down everything!
Keep your list with you. Take your list with you at all times. This becomes a visual reminder to why your even dieting in the first place and can help you out during those rough times when you have the urge to cheat, you would be surprised at how well this technique works in your weak moments.
More fruits and veggies. Fruits and vegetables are extremely high in water and fiber and very low in calories. The water and fiber from fruits and vegetables will keep you feeling full and also help you to lose weight quick. Keep a couple of baggies handy of your favorite fruits and vegies, and snack on them whenever you get hungry in between your regular meals. Whole grain foods and beans are also a great choice of foods that will help to curb your appetite.
Add more protein. Protein plays a very important part when it comes to appetite control. This also keeps you feeling full but in combination with the fiber, will also make you feel more satisfied. Try adding protein to every meal and snack. Ex. a piece of your favorite fruit and a small hand full of nuts, an apple or some celery sticks with some peanut butter. But try not to eat the whole jar! A table spoon or so should be enough. For your meals eat any kind of lean meat or fish, tofu is another great protein food.
In order to have success in what ever weight loss programs you may choose, you have to set the foundations for success, and know that this is more then just a diet, its a life change. Unless this is realized and accepted, people will continue to look for that “perfect” diet, the one that will “finally work for them this time”. Remember, its not the diet that didn’t work, it’s the person behind the diet that didn’t make it work.
Source by Natasha T. Powery