This is not true at all. In fact, I have found it to be the exact opposite. If you want to lose weight and sustain that weight lost you need to find a way to continue enjoying the foods you love. Once you start to feel deprived is when your efforts to create healthier habits will crumble. You want to create eating habits you can live with forever. How to still enjoy the foods you love on your weight loss journey.
Learn to cook healthy: my favorite healthy cooking cookbooks. I never really concerned myself with hydration.
I always thought I drank enough water. However, once I started drinking smoothies in the morning I realized that maybe I was not properly hydrated before. Because when I drink smoothies I feel alert all day, never get headaches, and have a ton of energy that lasts me all the way till night. Drinking my smoothies not only give me a good dose of fruits and veggies but it also gives me a lot of water and liquid to hydrate my body.
For me it is difficult to fully hydrate my body with just drinking water all day. If that works for you great but I have found smoothies to really help with hydration. If you find yourself tired all the time and not having energy try doing more to hydrate yourself because that could be the issue. Smoothie freezer kits. Blueberry Kale Smoothie. Tropical Green Smoothie. Creating a menu plan and preparing your foods ahead of time helps you become more intentional with the food you are eating. When you are intentional you think before you eat and most likely will make better food choices.
Both of these tools — used together — serve as the roadmap and vehicle for a healthy lifestyle. Without either of them I would never know what I am eating and certainly would not have the food available when I am ready to eat. And you know what happens next?
Yep, take out or quick unhealthy snacks. Taking the time to menu plan and then preparing the foods that you can ahead of time will make such a big difference with your weight loss efforts. Beginners guide to menu planning. Simplify Menu Planning with Rotating Menus. Which freezer cooking method is right for you. Beginners guide to freezer cooking. Freezer cooking series. Meal Prep like a Boss! This has been one of my go to weight loss habits. Late night eating has always been an issue for me as I am sure it is for other people too. By giving myself a cut off time I am able to control my night time calories.
This habit, as with others I have mentioned, keeps my intentional with my eating. My personal cut off time is pm so I know if the clock says past 7pm and I am eating more than likely I am eating unnecessary calories. Now your cut off time can be whatever works for you. I know some people work crazy schedules and 7pm does not work for them.
The point is to stop eating by a certain time to prevent overeating. It has work wonders for me and I believe it can really help you in meeting your weight loss goals. This is not something I have practice but I think I will start. I know some people do not like using the scale but for me it works. I weigh myself every week to keep me in check. I try to post my weekly weigh in on my FB page and blog every week or so.
Make weight loss your new hobby. There are some great tips here! Pls reply fast. Cheers, Abel. Been struggling for 30 years.. Sometimes Ill have a bowl of noodles, the real healthy kind, with beef or chicken with some good tai sauce. Comments I have been reading your blog for a few months now and I enjoy it a lot.
Sometimes I am a slacker and go a few weeks without posting. But I will tell you when I start to see the number go up and up that is enough incentive for me to refocus and get back on track. I love the idea of having a max weight because then it gives you a little flexibility but always you are giving yourself a limit.
Early on in my weight loss journey I learned that if I wanted my weight loss to be sustainable I needed to learn to cook real food at home. Trying to lose weight and survive off boxed diets meals was not sustainable. When you cook at home you control the ingredients, portions, and are able to prepare food that you enjoy. Become a better cook with these 7 tips. Even though I did not put the other habits in any kind of order I did want to put this one last. I want you to leave with this. Losing weight and sustaining that healthy lifestyle is a process and journey. It is never over. I have said this many times before but I will say it again — there will be times where you think you got this whole weight loss thing down then there will be other times where you eat a box of thin mints and feel like you lost all control.
Always keep moving forward. Those are the 15 habits I came across from people who have effectively lost 20 — 30lb or more. I hope you find these encouraging and helpful as you move through your weight loss journey. Are there any other habits you think should be added to this list that have worked for you? Sign up now to receive the free workbook I created exclusively for email subscribers! That's you! It includes a daily to-do list worksheet, weekly goal setting worksheet, and 3 different healthy habit checkoff lists!
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By subscribing to our newsletter, you consent to receive new post updates and occasional promotional emails related to our company. I have been reading your blog for a few months now and I enjoy it a lot. What I do may not work for so and so. All the habits listed above can be customized. Thank you for your blog. I stay motivated to keep on my life style change. There are some great tips here! I would also add, do not let the numbers on the scale fool you.
That was disheartening to them, despite myself reminding them that muscle weighs more than fat. Too many people, women in particular, get so focused on that number on the scale they lose sight of the bigger picture and let themselves get discouraged by that same number. I know that it is only fluid retention etc… BUT I still kinda give up then. In 2 years trying really hard i have lost just almost 20 lbs. I weight lbs but i am a size 12! I am a perfect example of how the scale can full you.. Muscle does not weigh more than fat. A pound is a pound is a pound.
A pound of muscle is more dense than fat and takes up less room, however. When you workout you muscles retain water to help them repair and that is the gain you see on the scale. I really liked you 15 healthy habits. I started to change my habits 8 weeks ago and I am starting to see results. I have lost 15 pounds by walking every day and paying more attention to the food I eat. What also really helps me is staying positive. If I do not have a positive attitude about the changes I am making then this will not work.
Being negative never really accomplishes anything. Love this! My most obvious problem is the snacking in the evening after all three kids go to bed. And chocolate is my drug of choice!
I need to put a cut off time. I think 7pm might be a bit drastic for me to start… I might do 8 or pm!