Decisions you can make to help you lose weight

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People who wish to peel off the pounds spend their days searching about weight loss products and asking others on the internet about their weight loss hacks and workout advice. Unfortunately, despite following all the research and advice, many people struggle to lose weight.

The reason is that they are guided in the wrong direction. Much of the research on the internet about weight loss available on the internet comes from unreliable resources while other people who come across as being weight loss experts are only interested in promoting their products that only work for some individuals or don’t work at all.

We recognize the struggle of people who want to lose weight. Therefore, we’ll provide top ten tips that can help anyone peel off the pounds.

1. Exercise

Exercise helps to increase the metabolism and is the key to losing weight. Exercise is great for burning calories and for toning up the body. However, it should be noted that exercise alone isn’t enough to lose weight and must be supplemented with the right decisions about the diet. Just because a person runs a few miles doesn’t mean that they can devour a hamburger. Consuming extra calories will only add more fat to the belly so it should be avoided it all costs.

2. Say No to Liquid Calories

A person can consume hundreds of calories in a single day because of alcohol, sodas, juices and sugar-sweetened tea. People who are fighting calories should avoid these drinks at all costs.  They should only consume unsweetened tea or drink water to stay hydrated.

3. Self-Monitoring

Weight loss program can only be successful when a person monitors it themselves. Recording everything a person eats during the day is essential to ensure that they don’t consume extra calories. A mobile app, a diary or an online program can be used to record and monitor daily food intake.

4. Measure Servings

A serving size should never be estimated because consuming too much food (even low-calorie fruits and vegetables) can lead to weight gain. Measurement guides or measuring cups should be used to calculate the right amount of serving to ensure that too much food is not consumed.

5. Green Tea

One of the many benefits of green tea is that it helps with weight loss. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants which researchers believe works with caffeine to increase fat burning. Thus, people who consume green tea are more likely to lose weight than those who don’t.

6. Try Smaller Plates

Research shows that some of the people who use smaller plates automatically consume fewer calories. When a person uses smaller plates, they can get used to consuming smaller portions of food without getting hungry.

7. Minimize Distractions

Many people tend to eat food in front of the TV or computer. Distractions can take a person’s focus away from the food and may cause them to eat more and consume more calories.

If you wish to avoid consuming more calories, you should minimize distractions when eating food. Stay away from TV, smartphones and computer while eating.

8. Keep the Junk Food Away

It’s hard to resist the temptation when junk food is around. Therefore, junk food like chocolate, chips, biscuits and cupcakes shouldn’t be stocked at home. If a person feels hungry between meals they should opt for low-calorie healthy snacks like fruit, unsweetened popcorn and oat cakes.

9. Healthy Fat Diet

Many people cut fat when they are trying to shed those extra pounds, but healthy fats have actually been reported to aid weight loss. Research shows that people can lose weight by following a fat-diet that is rich in olive oil, nuts, avocados and other healthy high-fat foods. Fat makes a person feel fuller for longer and decreases cravings to help fight calories.

10. Weight Loss Aids

There are many weight loss aids and supplements out there that can help people lose weight. They reduce appetite, increase fat burning or reduce absorption of nutrients to help people shed those extra pounds. Some of the most popular weight loss pills and supplements include Alli, Xenical, Hydroxycut, Glucomannan, Meratrim and Orlistat. However, these should only be taken by people above certain weight and they should never be taken without consultation from a doctor. Aqib of Click Pharmacy recommends that people who wish to use weight loss pills and supplements should consult with their doctor before buying them as there are a few side effects associated with them. Also, people should consider these only as a last resort, when everything else fails.

I hope that you find any of the items listed here useful! Of course, the first method you should always try is to lose weight through exercise and diet but if that’s not proving enough then you can move onto the other alternatives.

Author Bio
Alex runs his own digital marketing agency called VM Interactive based in London. He has a passion for creating and sharing content that others may find helpful. 

3 Comments

  1. That sums it up nicely!

    It’s essential to take all these steps as they have a powerful synergistic effect on weight loss.

    A few more tips to consider:

    1. Drink plenty of water – at least 2 liters per day
    2. Cut your food in more pieces instead of eating one pig piece; this is a psychological ‘trick’ and it can really help you eat less.
    3. Stay active, regardless of physical activity (exercise); this mean less sitting and more walking, moving around, doing tiny house works, etc.

    Hope this helps.

    Best wishes!

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