As we get older, we find it difficult to manage our weight loss because our metabolism has slowed down. The things that once worked are no longer working and have caused a great deal of frustration. If you are struggling to lose weight, here are 10 tips that can be implement today.
The best way to lose weight is to change our eating habits
We follow a number of meal plans that seem to work for a while and either we give up or they stop working. Changing our eating habits for most people is a
struggle because our eating habits are ingrained and simply being told what to eat is not enough to reverse years of the way we have been eating.
We don’t have to be so hard on ourselves if we aren’t following a meal plan exactly as it is written. We are going to have some good days and some bad ones. Let’s aim to have more good days than bad ones.
It can take us up to three months of being consistent to change a habit. One thing we can do to help with changing our eating habits it to keep a daily eating
journal. One of the benefit of keeping a journal, besides tracking what we are eating, we are also able to track why we are eating certain foods.
You have to do more than just exercise
Working out is great. Experts say that working out 35 times a week benefits our overall health. If we are only exercising and not noticing your clothes becoming too big or we aren’t losing weight, we need to take a look at what we are eating.
Make small changes
It is best that we make changes slowly instead of trying to stop eating unhealthy food all at once. Remember, we have been eating like this for a lifetime. Slowly cutting back on sugar, caffeine and unhealthy foods, instead of stopping everything at once is best. Here are some examples of how to make small changes:
- Remove any tempting food from work and home.
- Focus on eat slower (it take 20 minutes for your brain to realize you are full), enjoy our food, and drink plenty of water
- Slowly cut back on drinking coffee. For example, I you drink 4 cups of coffee in a day, cut back to 3 cups in 2 weeks, then 2 cups in 3 weeks,