Research has conclusively shown that putting on too much weight is detrimental to your health. If you have recently gained some unneeded weight, it’s time to shed it off. How well you take care of your body will determine how healthy you remain and how long you live. Never take that for granted. Here are 9 simple but creative ideas that will help you cut down on your weight and thus extend your life:
SIMPLE IDEA FOR LOSING WEIGHT #1: SLOW DOWN YOUR EATING
When you slow down your eating, it helps you to eat less. This is a simple idea many people who want to lose weight do not practice. Remember, you got fat mostly because of the things you ate, and to lose weight, you can begin by eating less of those things that made you gain weight. Slowing down and eating less will make you feel more satisfied. Try it!
SIMPLE IDEA FOR LOSING WEIGHT #2: FAILURE IS PART OF THE PROCESS
Don’t ever give up hope. Did you know that 90% of people who succeed at losing weight have a record of failures behind them? Don’t get discouraged. You only fail when you stop trying. Failure in the past doesn’t mean you can’t succeed in the future.
SIMPLE IDEA FOR LOSING WEIGHT #3: DON’T MAKE LOSING WEIGHT A PUNISHMENT
If it feels like a struggle or too painful, then you are going about it the wrong way, and whatever progress you make won’t last. Losing weight doesn’t have to be a punishment. It can be done while having fun doing so. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that you are trying to develop healthy habits for life.
SIMPLE IDEA FOR LOSING WEIGHT #4: WATCH WHAT YOU EAT
Watch what you eat. Some food contribute more than others in helping you gain weight. Avoid those foods!! If you are a sweet tooth, you need to be extra careful and disciplined. Get rid of the chocolates and packets of cookies at home or at the office. If it’s not there, you can’t eat it.
SIMPLE IDEA FOR LOSING WEIGHT #5: SHARE FOOD
Why eat the whole bowl of eba alone? Why not share it with someone else? It makes sense, doesn’t it? no doubt, you may enjoy eating it all alone, but remember, the consequences that comes with overeating. It’s short term pleasure for long term pain. Is it really worth it?
SIMPLE IDEA FOR LOSING WEIGHT #6: BE PREPARED FOR MISTAKES
There will be mistakes; no matter how positive you are. It’s all part of the process. There’s nothing wrong with you if things go wrong every now and then. Take a deep breath, find out where you erred, and start again.
SIMPLE IDEA FOR LOSING WEIGHT #7: LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES
If you ate too much last weekend or yesterday night, ask yourself why. There could be a good reason for binging. Whatever it is that makes you overeat, try to curtail it as much as you can. This will add greater speed to your progress.
SIMPLE IDEA FOR LOSING WEIGHT #8: EXPECT TIMES OF LITTLE PROGRESS
Losing weight, many times, is not a straight line. There are peaks and falls; there are times of speed and deceleration. That’s life. It’s normal sometimes for weight to not budge, even if you’re doing everything right, and this is when most people panic and give up. Don’t be one of those people.
SIMPLE IDEA FOR LOSING WEIGHT #9: KEEP THE BIG PICTURE IN VIEW
This is the hardest part for most people trying to lose weight, especially after the initial enthusiasm has worn off. My hope is that—if this is your goal—you’ll keep going no matter what. If you do, you won’t fail. And remember it’s OK if it takes some time. Keep the big picture in mind: you want to be slim and healthy for life.