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4. Groove and Move – Some people are more sedentary than other people, just by preference. Maybe you love hiking and mountain trekking. Or maybe your favorite idea of fun is just to curl up on the couch and read a book. Whatever your preference, you can certainly find some kind of movement you enjoy.
Think about it: the options are endless! Do you enjoy rollerblading? Hiking? Just getting outside on a beautiful day for a walk? How about kick-boxing? Downhill skiing? Swimming? Brake dancing with your blinds shut so the neighbors can not see? Whatever it is, if it gets your body moving, then do it! And do it regularly!
6. Get a Buddy – Sometimes this is easier said than done. But think about it. Do you have a family member or friend who is a little heavy and has ever mentioned, even in an offhand way, the desire to lose weight? If so, go talk to this person and just tell them that you’re planning to lose some weight.
See if they want to join you, and talk about ways you can Encourage one another in reaching your goals. There’s nothing as encouraging as having a friend to help you along in the journey!
7. Identify “Bad” vs. “Good” foods – How well do you really know what’s healthy for you? I found that when it comes to making food choices, a little education can go a long way. I looked through my cupboards and fridge, writing everything down, then went online to research whether or not I was eating as healthfully as I could.
Boy, did I learn something! Researching the foods that were a regular part of my diet helped my identify which ones were “empty” calories (basmati rice, white pasta just to name a couple) and which ones I could stand to eat a lot more of (like tuna and dark green leaf lettuce). Based on what I read, I felt more informed in making eating decisions.
Original Article by A. Kalyani
1. Replace the Addictions – The second step in weight loss is to replace your addictions. Why do I say “replace” instead of “Abolish”? Simple. You’re a real person, just like me.
If you are suddenly deprived of something that was offering a great deal of comfort, and you do not replace it with something else, you’ll likely get really depressed and just go back to the old addiction. So when you identify some bad habit that’s just got to go, replace it with something you still enjoy … something healthier.
2. Eat Lots of “Green” and “Yellow” - And no, we’re not talking about candy here! If you want to lose weight, you’ve got to drastically increase your vegetable intake, Particularly of the deep green and bright orange / yellow sort.
That stuff is so good for you, and plus it’s super filling with loading up your body with spare calories to store. For example, did you know that 1 / 3 cup of spinach has 120% of your required Vitamin A intake for a day? Wow! Now I admit, vegies are not always the tastiest thing, but you can experiment to find flavors you like.