18 Effective And Easy Weight Loss Tips To Keep You Motivated

🔥 18 Effective And Easy Weight Loss Tips To Keep You Motivated

When we talk of dieting and weight loss, all we think of is starving and eating fancy stuff like seaweed or doing some fad diet. However, the best way to look at dieting is a simple attempt to eat sensibly and healthily.

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Find your inspiration. No, we are not asking you to get inspired by your young neighbour’s chiselled body. Have a goal in mind. “I want to look young and stay active even in my old age”. “I should be able to play with my grandchildren”. “I want to be healthy enough to not need frequent doctor visits”. Once you have a goal in mind, you will be excited and motivated to work towards it.

2.Take Small Steps

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Fad diets such as Zero Carbs, Banana or Celebrity Diets that just make tall claims. Do not go for any fad diets or make drastic changes, because it won’t last a very long time. You may lose some weight (or a lot) very quickly, but as soon as you get off the diet, you will gain all the weight back. So, take it one step at a time and make small, lasting changes to your lifestyle.

3.Choose Your Favourite Foods

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This is important, because the whole world might tell you that eating salads would make you lose weight, but if you don’t like salads, you won’t be able to have them for too long. So, choose the foods that you love and are healthy and base your diet around them.

4.Pack Your Food

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Pack your food with you wherever you go. Even if you are going grocery shopping, keep a small box of dry fruits handy to keep those hunger pangs at bay. It will also prevent you from snacking on unhealthy foods. So, always bring healthy food with you whether you are going to work or picnic. Even when going to a party, check if you are allowed to bring your own prepped meals.

5.Eat A Small Meal Before You Go

Never leave home hungry. Even if you are going to a party or a restaurant, eat a small meal first. This way, you will not be able to eat a large amount of unhealthy food. Just have a small healthy snack or a bowl of salad before you leave home.

6.Don’t Let Yourself Starve

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When you are starving, chances are higher that you will binge. This happens because when your blood sugar levels are too low, you start craving instant sugar, so it is more likely that you will eating some cookies or a donut. So, keep eating small eating a day, so that you don’t get very hungry.

More importantly, do not eat less than your minimum daily calorie requirement. For women, it is 1200 calories and for men it is 1500. Never starve yourself to the point below this daily limit. When you do this, you lose muscle and become unhealthy, and chances are high that you will fall off the diet.

7.Choose Healthy Even When You Eat Out

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Make healthy choices even when you go out to a party or a restaurant. Go for salads, grilled food, lentil soup or anything that is not fat or sugar loaded.

8.Treat Yourself Once In A While

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Do not go to the extremes and allow yourself a cheat-meal once in a while. The idea is to healthy most of the time. So, enjoy a scoop of ice cream or a piece of chocolate occasionally to satisfy your sweet tooth. Remember, moderation is the key. 

9.Stick To Small Portions

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When you go to a party or any place with lots of food, just go for small portions. Keep sipping water in between and spend more time socializing and talking to people than eating.

10.Substitute Your Weakness With Something Healthy

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When you crave something sweet, have a piece of fruit, berries, or a small piece of dark chocolate. If you gave for pasta, have a chickpea rigatoni instead. 

If you don’t satisfy your craving immediately with a healthy alternative, chances are that you will end up having something really unhealthy like cake or ice cream.

11.Have Lots Of Water, Protein And Fruits At A Party

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You will definitely find some healthier options at most parties. Just look around for healthier foods such as lean protein, veggies and fruits and have those. Drink lots of water as it will keep you from eating too much and make you feel full.

12.Do Not Stuff Yourself

Your ultimate goal at all times should be not to stuff yourself. No matter what you are eating, make sure you do not stuff yourself. Even if you are eating something unhealthy at a party, limiting yourself would minimize the damage. As a thumb rule, eat till you are 80 percent full.

13.Break The Habit

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Over the years, we become conditioned to a way of eating. We eat on the go, while travelling, shopping or at work. We even make our food choices out of habit; eating things that we have been eating for so many years even though your requirements and lifestyle has changed. So, it is important to break the habit and make conscious choices based on your current needs.

14.Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

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If you eat unhealthy once in a while, make sure you burn it off. If you have had excess calories, just go for a brisk walk, run or play a sport that you like. So, rather than sulking for eating a piece of chocolate cake, just burn those calories off.

15.Do Not Overdo It

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No matter how charged up you feel with your weight loss plans, make sure you go slow and steady. Do not overdo the diet or workout. When you overdo something, you cannot sustain it. So, it easy on yourself and keep it consistent.

16.Take Pictures Of Your Journey

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Keep taking your photos as a memory of how far you have come. This will push you further and keep you going. Also, do not expect huge changes in a short time. Keep yourself satisfied with the subtle changes you see over the time.

17.Set Reminders

Motivational Reminders

Keep reminding yourself that you have to eat healthy, workout and stick to a healthy lifestyle. Set reminders on your cell phone or laptop, so that you don’t forget. Do not leave everything on your memory, because amidst of the busy routines, it is only normal to forget.

18.Love Yourself

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No matter how you look today, love yourself. Only when you love yourself, you will make efforts to do better for yourself. Even if you have a few extra pounds, do not lose your self esteem. The best thing you can do for yourself and love yourself.

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If you are still struggling to stay motivated enough to reach your weight loss goals then I would strongly recommend checking out this book from the best-selling weight loss author Derek Doepker who reveals what many years worth of research has shown to be hands-down the most effective methods of transforming your bad habits to create unstoppable motivation on-demand so that you can finally reach your weight loss goals with ease?

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Jen Evansy

Nutritionists, researchers, and writers, interested in everything healthy-living related. Helping you identify the best diets, learn about food and nutrition, to help you live happier, longer and stronger.

  • Blogger 541 says:

    Great tips! I find a lot of people, especially women, struggle with weight loss because they are aiming too high to fast. It takes you a long time to get bigger and have more fat on your frame so expecting it to all melt off in a matter of weeks it unrealistic. For 20 pounds, you can expect it to take 3 to 6 months depending on your age and what you are doing to lose it. I really like how you point out treating one’s self too. You can still eat what you love, just eat less of it if it is unhealthy or calorie dense/rich food.

  • Jimena Canavesi says:

    Easy and simple tips that really do make a difference! I agree with all of these Jen. I know so many men and women who struggle all the time with their weight and I have a feeling it is because they are trying to take on too much at once. Rome wasn’t built in a day and you can’t expect your dream body to be built in a day either. I am going to share these tips with friends and family who are still struggling.

  • Emma M says:

    I actually own that book! It is fantastic and so simple to follow. Also, great tips. I feel like anytime I struggle with my weight, I tend to overcomplicate things and this ends up back-firing. I think the main reason for me has been because I don’t allow myself to have treats and I try to be too hard on myself.

  • Anu says:

    Taking the progress picture every day and attaching to a fitness app seems to help a lot, keep you motivated. Thanks for the tips.

  • Edo says:

    Look’s too easy according to this article. The most difficult thing is how to stay motivated during a diet and don’t eat too much. It’s basically my advice.

  • Karen54 says:

    Love #4! I tried so many different weight loss plans, but nothing really worked for me until I grasped that I had to eat foods I liked in order to stick with any plan! So now I’ve found healthy ways to make things like pizza and ice cream (no joke, these recipes are my life savers!) and I still eat my faves, just healthy versions with a few more veggies and less sugar!

  • Awesome and useful article. Will certainly follow these tips to lose my extra weight. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Latrina says:

    I am telling you now, there is no magic bullet. The only proven way to actually lose weight is to consume fewer calories than your body actually needs. It works, however, it might be a bit difficult to get started. Also, educate yourself on the calories in the foods you eat. What I did was, for the first week, I did weigh everything I did eat and I worked out how many calories I was consuming with every meal.

    Once you know how many calories you are eating then you can easily adjust that accordingly unless you are really big boned or have a job where you don’t move at all, then aim for less than 2000 calories per day or even better, go for 1500 calories per day, but from my experience, 2000 was easier to achieve. You might not notice that much difference for the first 5-10 days or so but then you will start to lose weight quite steadily if you are disciplined and keep up with your diet. As is says in the post, allow yourself some treats once a week or so, otherwise it will be too hard and too boring and your metabolism will slow down too much so you need to restart so that your body won’t go to starvation mode.

  • Robert Anderson says:

    Let me tell you people from my own personal experience. Advice number 14. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise and 9. Stick To Small Portions, that really is the key in this weight loss game.

  • These tips are great and I love the emphasis on exercise and small steps. That’s the only way to go if you want to make your progress sustainable in the long term.

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