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Beginning a diet to lose weight and improve health is a worthy goal, but it can be a bit overwhelming. There are bound to be challenges whenever you start something new, especially when it involves something you do several times each day – like eating and drinking. Still, as long as you don’t try to change everything at once, you can meet your weight loss goals. Learn some secrets from those who have lost weight and, more importantly, kept it off. After all, what good is losing the extra weight if you gain it right back.?
Follow a Healthy Eating Plan
A healthy eating plan should include foods you enjoy along with plenty of healthy, not-too-processed foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean meats, seafood, beans, and nuts. Thanks to their ability to satisfy, these low-calorie foods will actually help you stick to your diet. The most satisfying foods have lots of fiber (like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts) and/or low-fat protein (found in meat, fish, dairy, and soy). Ideally, you’ll slowly wean yourself off favorite foods that are heavily pro and high in fat or calories, and replace them with more nutritious options. At any time during this process, feel free to come up with a new eating plan that increases some healthful foods and decreases others.
Take Baby Steps
Change is hard. Making small, gradual changes in your eating patterns is the best way to overhaul your diet. Some experts suggest making just one change each week, to give you time to get used to the new behavior. Your ultimate goal is to establish new eating habits that can be sustained for a lifetime. An excellent way to start is to stock your cupboards and refrigerator with healthy foods, and plan to prepare healthier meals at home. It’s been over a year and a half and I still have kept my weight off and discovered a new eating habit which I enjoy.
Set Realistic Goals
Most people who need to lose weight set lofty goals, dreaming of fitting into clothing sizes that may not be realistic for them. Yet losing as little as 5% to 10% of your body weight can improve the way you feel, put a zip in your step, and, most importantly, improve your health. Studies show that losing even small amounts of weight can improve overall health and, specifically, lower blood pressure, and blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Set weight loss goals that are attainable, and keep in mind that the recommended rate of weight loss is only 1-2 pounds per week. Slow and steady wins this race. It takes time to learn new eating habits that will last for the rest of your life.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. We all have different body types and shed/ burn calories differently. Just be persistent and don’t let a day go by wasted. Each day counts. It does matter what we put into our bodies. Don’t leave room for regrets. What you couldn’t achieve yesterday, get it done today. Don’t just THINK?about losing weight and looking great, GO FOR IT.
Here are some of the things I did when I started my weight loss journey, 6 years ago:
***I love my fruits and veggies! However, during my weight loss journey, I avoided eating potatoes, avocados, mangos, and any high calorie/sugary fruits or veggies)***
The KEY to my weight loss was through GREEN TEA. If you can drink 15 oz decaf green tea without sugar before ANY meal, you’ll notice wonders within a week.
I drank 15 oz water then my morning coffee with handful of nuts. I was never a breakfast person and will never be. I do make my coffee with 8 oz fat free organic milk, 1 tsp instant coffee, and 2 teaspoon raw sugar.
Snack or if hungry before lunch:
I would eat a cucumber or a glass of fresh carrot juice by Bolthouse. Before that, I chug down 15 oz of water. I am super stuffed afterwards.
15 oz green tea
Steamed veggies and salads with grilled chicken pieces, lentils, or beans on top.
Greek yogurt or fruits- primarily carrots
I stop eating 4 hours before bed and stop drinking water or any liquids 1 hour before bed.
Dinner was always very light for me. Steamed broccoli salad or raw veggies juiced. I always add either beans or grilled chicken to my salads.
EXERCISE is Crucial to weight loss. Cardio Cardio Cardio! Run on the treadmill, zumba, elliptical, cycling or anything that increases your heart rate and as long as you remain active and off the couch. You can’t expect a Victoria’s Secret body by sitting around. You need to labor for it. Nothing great comes easily. It must be worked for. Once you’ve lost a good amount of weight, focus on building muscles through weight and strength training.
In order to achieve what you want, you MUST leave the comfort zone. You can’t expect to reach great heights making compromises with your taste buds, all the time. YOU decide what is more important to you. Moment of pleasure or years of misery? It’s very easy to eat the wrong foods, but extremely hard to burn it off through hours of labor at the gym.
We are only getting older each day. If you don’t change now, when will you? Don’t just long to look great, work for it and go get it. What you couldn’t accomplish yesterday, do it now! Nothing will come easily, you must struggle and work for it.
It’s either NOW or NEVER. YOU decide what you want with your health and appearance. I can’t help you. YOU need to help yourself. It has to come from you. Not only will your mirror compliment you, but your organs will thank you as well.
I hope all my lovely ladies reach their health and fitness goals soon! Good luck to you all and let’s go and GET IT. 🙂
ZNON’s WEIGHT LOSS SALAD: Have 2 cups of this salad for lunch and dinner, you will see results.
Recipe: Cut tomatoes, fresh ginger, onion, cilantro, green chili pepper, cucumber, and add chick peas or kidney beans. Then squeeze lemon juice and a hint of salt on top.
WEIGHT LOSS PLANS BELOW including the following:( Please consult your doctor before following ZNON)
Overweight women(7 day plan)
* In regards to pregnancy diet plans, the nursing one should be used or please consult your medical doctor for one. Realistically, there isn’t one for pregnant women. If anyone is telling you there is a weight loss plan for pregnant women, I highly doubt it is credible.
Please go through all of them and see which one fits your lifestyle and needs.
THE 7 DAY PLANNER TO BE USED FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH
1 month plan
Nursing Mom’s weight loss plan
Alternating Diet Plan- Soups – salads – liquids