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Don’t Get Caught Up In Fad Diets

You are tired of the jokes, and the odd looks people give you. This kind of treatment is embarrassing and you might need to address your weight as soon as possible. This article includes some of the best weight loss tips available.

You may be tempted, when trying to lose weight, to cut fat out entirely. But it’s important to remember that fat has a high satiety value in foods, so a little will go a long way. Case in point: baked potato chips may have no fat, but because of that, they don’t trigger your satiety (satisfaction) level as quickly as regular or even the “fat-free” Olestra chips do. So, you’re tempted to eat the whole bag. It is better, for example, to eat a small amount of high-quality, high-fat food – let’s say, a small high-end dark chocolate bar – than to gorge on large quantities of low or non-fat foods. You’ll be more satisfied without having to say “No” to ‘treats’.

Losing weight starts with a plan. Figuring out what changes you need and want to make and sticking to it will help you stay on track. Determine what sort of foods you are going to eat and **stock up on them**. Find out where you are going to work out and how often you can fit it in your schedule. Hint: Put your goals on paper! Make a schedule and update your progress daily! Check off all tasks/goals that are successfully completed for the day. Do this as soon as possible after completing items on your list! I cannot stress the importance of these steps. Just make it happen! Making these and other plans related to your weight loss are critical keys to your success.

If you find yourself hitting a plateau in your weight loss or fitness goals, try mixing up your exercise routine a bit once in a while. Work different muscles and areas of your body and you may be able to burn off more of the fat that your previous routine wasn’t targeting. Switch up with weight training and aerobic exercise, as a suggestion.

Whatever weight-loss regimen you undertake, make sure it is one you can stick with. And, you CAN do this. People do everyday! Behind every goal to lose weight there is a second, implicit goal: Keeping the weight off. To do this, you need a routine that can be nurtured into a life-long lifestyle. Avoid extreme programs that will be unsustainable in the long run. As an aside, I jumped into Yoga like a maniac and without proper professional instruction. My very own sister warned against this. I, however, went gonzo and ended up hurting myself as did my partner! Please.. an ounce of prevention IS worth many pounds of ‘cure’. Slow and methodical incremental progress is what is sustainable here. Keep this advice in the forefront of your mind. This is crucial!

A great (cheap) way to help you lose weight is to purchase a jump rope. Jumping rope might just sound like a children’s game to some, but it’s actually one of the most intense exercises you can do. Boxers jump rope to get in peak condition for a fight. You can too!

A great way to help you lose weight is to not eat snack foods right out of their container. When you eat snacks right out of their container like a box of cookies, you’ll be more likely to eat too many. Instead, put a serving or two on a plate and snack ONLY until that serving is finished. Then get up and go DO something positive for yourself. Taking action is the only way to improve your physical and emotional health. Keep the image of your ‘new you’ firmly focused in your mind. Visualization works!

In conclusion, you cannot tolerate the laughter and dirty looks you have to deal with. Even if these offenses are not directed at you, you may still feel as though they are. These methods are your escape plan to being a more attractive looking and healthier person. You CAN get started now! Today!