There’s some math involved in losing weight. When you lose less calories than you eat, you gain weight. Reverse the process and you lose weight. It may seem simple, but things tend to get complicated.
A great tip to lose weight is to perform cardio when you wake up before you consume foods. Research indicates that you will get rid of more calories this way.
Just about everyone loves eating french fries. They are the downfall of many a potential weight loser. Try baking your french fries to continue with your weight loss. Cut potatoes into 1/2″ fries, toss in a large bowl with 1 tbsp. of oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and a bit of rosemary if you like, and bake in a single layer at 400 degrees for 30 min. Turn them over and bake for another 10 minutes. They are good eaten with ketchup and are lower in fat, you will not even think about them being not being fried. This great idea for “French Bakes” came from Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook.
You will have better chances in losing weight if you spend time with friends who are regularly active. When we hang around people who enjoy being active, it’s likely to rub off on us. Someone who is a couch potato might have a negative influence on you.
When trying to lose weight, keep yourself busy so you have less free time to devote to eating or thinking about food. When we are idle, our thoughts can easily turn to food. If you keep yourself occupied, this will not happen.
You can still go to parties when you are on a diet. But before you go, eat a satisfying meal. This will prevent you from eating too much of the food that is bad for you at the party. Try drinking wine instead of high-calorie beer or mixed drinks.
Avoid thinking about a “diet.” Telling people you’re on a diet can arouse negative connotations or feelings and might discourage you.
Work on not skipping meals. Make sure to eat at least three meals every day. You can work in a snack here and there, but keep it small so that you still have room for your regular meals. You will stay with in a pattern and your body will be used to it.
Calories from fat will increase weight gain more easily than calories from protein. There are even foods that burn more than they add. The glycemic index aids in weight loss. Getting a copy of that guide is not a bad idea if you want to know the best foods to eat.