Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Five Tips to Jump Start Weight Loss

1. Walk as much as you can. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk instead of driving or taking the bus. Park in the spot furthest from the store, office, etc. and walk. Just plain old walk and look for any opportunity to walk.

2. Eliminate all refined sugars, corn syrup and artificial sweeteners from your diet. Just stop eating it.

3. Focus on eating raw fruits and vegetables. Have a banana for breakfast instead of a bowl of cereal. A salad or raw veggies and dip for lunch, and eat a salad with dinner. If you're looking for a snack, eat fresh fruit or vegetables like grapes, an apple, cherries or carrot sticks..

4. Don't ever let yourself become too hungry. It will lead to binge eating, usually of stuff you shouldn't be eating. Eat as much fruit at breakfast as you need to be full and satisfied until lunch (and eat a snack of grapes, carrots or another fruit or veggie if you do get hungry in between). Eat to be full, but focus on the bulk of what you're eating to be plant based.

5. Exercise every day. Find a way to schedule a work-out of some sort every day (in addition to walking as much as you can). Make it a priority, and find a time in your daily schedule when you know you'll always be able to do it.

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