Be Optimistic

Happy People

Generally speaking people want to lose weight for two reasons: for health  and to look good. In fact, how you look outside greatly affects how you feel about yourself inside. People who are leaner receive compliments from family and friends and this improves their self-esteem in one way or another. Obesity can cause depression.

Too often, dieters jump into a diet plan that completely changes everything they eat and then they don’t stick with it because it’s just too hard. Losing weight can actually be easy, if you know what to do.

The following list of 10 easy ways to lose weight targets small easy-to-make changes in your diet.

1. Be a Happy Person and … Get a Life

It means to keep yourself busy to avoid “boredom snacking”. Also, depressed persons tend to eat more and don’t have the drive to exercise causing them to gain even more weight and eventually become obese. On the other hand, happy persons have all the energy to workout. Convert the negative thoughts to positive ones. A good dose of positive thought will greatly give you the drive to lose weight and be physically fit.

It means to keep yourself busy to avoid “boredom snacking”. Also, depressed persons tend to eat more and don’t have the drive to exercise causing them to gain even more weight and eventually become obese. On the other hand, happy persons have all the energy to workout. Convert the negative thoughts to positive ones. A good dose of positive thought will greatly give you the drive to lose weight and be physically fit.

2. Eat Your Breakfast

The majority of dieters who are actually successful at losing weight eat breakfast every day. Eating breakfast helps you spread out your hunger and manage your food intake better throughout the day. In fact, when you skip breakfast it also slows down your metabolism.

 3. Don’t Skip any Meals

Forget diet denial: Try adding foods to your diet instead of subtracting them. Lose weight by eating! But switch to low calories. Eliminate sweets, bread and pasta. Eat rice and potatoes, fruit also. Eat smaller portions and more often to keep metabolism working. Eat three meals a day and choose a healthy snack between lunch and dinner. Add your favorite fruits and vegetables and don’t forget to keep an eye on overall calories.

 4. Go Walking

Walking is a super-easy way to keep fit. Walking to the bus stop, taking the steps at work, or actually sweating on a treadmill all count for this half-hour of activity.

But attention: using this method to lose weight may increase the appetite. Therefore, before or after walk, you can eat low-fat food or fresh fruit and drink plenty of water to supply body moisture.

 5. Drink a Lot of Water

NO soda, sweetened drinks, iced tea and in generally carbonated drinks. Drink water instead.

 6. Eat More Liquid Food

If you only eat liquid food or drink one meal a day, you’ll reduce 10 pounds during 8 months. Liquid food should be diversification in order to avoid the lack of nutrition. But ensure that liquid food can provide nutrients and proteins for your body. Check that with your nutritionist or your family doctor. Moreover, be sure to eat 3 meals a day.

 7. Five Foods to Eat. Five to Avoid

Add these five foods to your diet: fiber, raw vegetables, berries, nuts, and protein.

Eliminate from your diet these five foods: pasta, most bread, commercial cereals, sodas, and packaged goodies, including cookies, cakes, pies, crackers, and desserts.

8. Eat Your Dinner at Home

First of all, change your habit. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day not dinner. And don’t forget restaurant food is usually high in fat and calories and comes in much larger portions than we need. Eat out only as a treat.

 9. Regular Exercise

It’s a good method to do regular exercise 3-5 times per week to reduce fat, lose weight, increase muscle and make energetic, for example, running, swimming and cycling. But again be careful, excessive exercise will increase appetite, and thus you cannot lose weight.

 10. Be Patient

Finally, be patient. It’s always easier to keep the weight off than to lose it. Once you see the scales drop, your motivation will increase and the job will be easier. So keep eating a little fruit here, some veggies there, continue grabbing 10 minute walks between meetings. In fact, weight loss is a journey.