Sunday, April 20, 2008

9 Healthy Habits For Weight Loss

We all are probably carrying around excess weight that we would like to lose. If needed, losing 5-15% of your overall body weight can have significant health increases. If you weigh 160 pounds, 10% of your body weight would equal 16 pounds. A 2 lb loss a week is a safe rate for weight loss if you are looking to keep it off. Below are some ideas to help you lose the weight and keep it off.

  • Keep a food journal - write down everything you eat
  • Never shop when you are hungry - always use a grocery list
  • Store foods away and out of sight
  • Portion out smaller servings
  • Sit and enjoy your meals at the table - do not eat in front of the television
  • Be realistic with your weight loss goals - slow weight loss is the best
  • Get support from family and friends
  • If you mess up, quickly forgive yourself and move forward - setbacks are part of the learning process
  • Engage in regular, physical activity

1 comment:

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