There are no shortcuts when it comes to dieting. Healthy eating habits and proper exercise are your only weapons to long term weight loss. You must set realistic goals and be willing to work hard to achieve results. Don’t jump from diet to diet looking for the newest ‘Fad’ diet on the market that promises overnight miracles. There are no overnight miracles. You can lose weight fast if you stay consistent with your dieting and exercise. In the end it all comes down to you. It’s not about what kind of diet you are on or how many sit-ups you do today.
It is all about your motivation, your willingness to give up old habits. It is about you believing you can do this. And believe me, you can.
Here are some simple dieting tips that you should use to keep you on the road to long term weight loss.
1. Write everything down. This could be the most important thing you will do for your weight loss. Keep track of what you eat, everything. Keep track of your exercise progress. Don’t skip this process. It is a great motivation booster.
2. Stay away from soft drinks and all the other so called sports drinks. Drink water. And plenty of it. Be sure to read the labels of any health or sports drink, you may be surprised by what you read.
3. Exercise correctly. This is important. If you are overweight you are most likely out of shape too. Start off slow, you are not working out for a body building competition. You need the right exercise program that will get your metabolism moving and the fat burning.
4. Set realistic goals. If your goal is to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks you might want to rethink your goal. That is a hard and unhealthy goal to attempt. 5 pounds in 2 weeks is more realistic, and with the right diet and exercise program, is well within your reach.
Losing weight can be a great challenge for most people. Stay dedicated and never lose sight of the end results, a healthier, slimmer you.