Trouble Cutting Down Fat? Stick To These Guidelines

Trouble Cutting Down Fat? Stick To These Guidelines

Losing weight doesn’t have to be the onerous chore people often believe it is. Weight loss takes sustained effort over time, but the benefits are definitely worth it.

Try keeping a food journal to track your weight loss. Because you will be keeping track of everything you eat, you won’t eat as much and you will make healthier food choices. Your priority should be to maintain a healthy diet in order to lose weight and have it stay off. Exercise comes second.

Physical activity is an important component in any weight loss plan. It is paramount to fit in thirty minutes daily. Choosing activities that are fun, especially group activities, are a great way to get in your daily exercise. You are sure to meet lots of nice people who share your interests. In addition, this group of people can become your support network in your fitness program.

Making sure you are dining with the right person at a restaurant can help you lose weight. Research suggests that both sexes eat more when women are around and less when men are. While the cause of this isn’t understood, consider who you’re going out with tonight.

It is hard to find someone who does not love the taste of french fries. However, these little fries can sabotage your weight loss goals. If you must consume French fries, bake them instead of frying. 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 taste great dipped in ketchup and have far fewer calories than the deep fried variety. Thanks to Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook for these “French Bakes”!

As you can see, there are many tricks you can use to be successful at losing weight. The huge lifestyle benefits of maintaining a healthy weight can make the efforts necessary to losing weight worth making. So try these tips, and see which ones work for you, or discover other ones over time better suited to your goals.