lose weight for goodLosing weight can seem like the most difficult thing in the world to achieve, but having the right knowledge can make a world of difference – knowing what you are doing and having an informed plan of action makes any task easier.

The following information is a great step in the direction of gaining such knowledge about losing that weight and KEEPING it off!

Make The Swap!

One of the quickest ways to lose weight is to swap out the sugary soft drinks for something else.

Sugary, carbonated beverages add  nothing of value to your diet and have been a major contributor to obesity in recent years.

Switching to non-carbonated drinks, homemade lemonade (where YOU control the sugar) or juices diluted 50/50 with water, will cut the calories and make your weight-loss journey that much easier.

Stay Well-Stocked

To help you make healthy food choices when trying to lose weight, fill your fridge and your life with healthy foods you like, or better yet, LOVE!

If your fridge and pantry are stuffed with healthy options and less of the not-so-healthy ones, you’ll be more likely to pick those when you reach for that mid-afternoon snack.

Go nuts!

The combination of high protein and fiber found in most nuts make them a great snack for keeping hunger under control. Eat them as part of a healthy diet, and you could see significant slimming, fat reduction, and possibly healthier levels of cholesterol.  Remember that nuts do contain fat and calories, though, so keep your portions reasonable.

Portion Control

You can think of a healthy-sized portion as being the approximate size of a deck of cards.

You can also gauge the portion size of meat by the palm of your hand.

If you keep these visual images in mind you aren’t as likely to load your plate up with too much meat and blow your diet for the day.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

A really good way to help you lose weight is to consult a nutritionist.

Nutritionists tend to have a thorough understanding of nutrition and they can form an excellent meal plan for you that will help you with your weight loss goals.

By consulting them, you take the guesswork out of creating your own dietary program.

Stay motivated!

Losing weight is a series of small battles, before the war is won!

Needless to say, you definitely need to find a way to remain motivated to come off victorious! Make sure there are things in your program to help you stay on target!

As with anything, understanding the situation is half the battle. You’re never going to achieve your weight loss goals without a clear understanding of what you need to do.

By using the tips and techniques you’ve learned in this article, you can give yourself the knowledge you need to get rid of that extra weight.

Cherie King - Your Wellness Advocate

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