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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Simple Steps to Safe Weight Loss

First we have to start with our mindset. Our mind is a very powerful tool. It can convince us of many things. If you really are serious about losing weight there are many tools available. There are many weight loss programs out there, but some of them are very expensive and time-consuming. Plus once you finish with a formal program you are very likely to regain the weight and maybe more. There are many simpler ways to help you lose the weight and keep it off for good.

You need to make these steps a habit. A habit takes twenty-one days to become second nature, but the new habits will set you free.

Think positively about yourself. Thinking you can do this is a much better way to approach this rather than thinking you can't do it. If you think you can't lose the weight, you won't.

Think about what you are eating. Many times we eat without thinking about it at all. It's very important to be aware of what you eat and when. It's best to eat all your meals at a dining table and not in front of a television or computer. It will make you more aware of what and how much you have eaten.

Think of yourself as being slim and attractive looking. The more you think it, the sooner it will happen. Don't think o.k. on Monday I'll start a diet. Don't sabotage yourself by over eating until Monday. Start right now while you are reading this article. Go to different, well-known diet websites and read all their success stories. This will help you to think, "if they can do it, so can I."

Start being aware of everything you put in your mouth. Start by cutting out everything white, except cauliflower. Give up white potatoes, breads, starchy vegetables, and all processed foods. Also anything containing sugar. Be aware and read labels. Look for anything ending in "lose." It's most likely a sugar or sugar by-product. Try to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. They are the better for you and do not contain any preservatives.

Always have a small portion of protein with every meal and try to stop snacking a lot. Allow yourself one snack per day. Keep a food journal and record everything that you eat, and the amount. If you eat until you feel stuffed, you have over eaten. Try cutting your portions sizes in half, and eat slowly. Fill up on salads and vegetables. The fiber is very good for your digestive tract.

Finally, get moving. You don't have to join a gym or buy expensive equipment. If you haven't exercised in a long time, take a walk, even if you can only walk for a short time. It's just important to get started. You will be surprised how soon you will be able to add more and more time to your walk. As the pounds slip away you will feel very good about what you have accomplished. So just get started and congratulations ahead of time on your success.

Deanna not only loves to write articles but loves to learn new things. She has spent most of her life watching her weight. It has become more difficult as time goes by. She has found that she must not only change how she eats but also how she thinks.

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