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Tips for Weight Loss

1 Set Realistic Goals

The first thing you want to do is decide what your goal is. The key here is to be as realistic and specific as possible. Review your goals every few weeks to make sure you are on the road to success

2 Your goal weight should be a weight that fits your lifestyle

To weigh 135 lbs. you may have to eat 1700 calories a day and workout five times a week. To weigh 141 lbs. you may have to eat 2000 calories a day and workout 3 times a week. Which fits your lifestyle?

3 There is no such thing as “Perfect Maintenance”

Being perfect in weight loss doesn’t teach you anything. It’s your actions after you over eat that keeps your weight off.

4 Practice moderation

Avoid going from one extreme to another. If you over eat one day or one meal don’t make up for it by reducing your calories later on; just return to your regular eating plan. The goal is long-term success, not how fast you can take off one pound.

5 Drink 64 ounces of water a day

Water will fill you up, and help minimize any feelings of hunger.

6 Eat until you are no longer hungry, not full

Full is not ok. Usually when were full we have over eaten. Stop before you feel that way. Remember, you can always get more food

7 Have dessert

Having dessert is normal. Dessert can be an apple or a slice of pie. Remember it is a treat, so have what you want, but only one serving.

8 Clothes never lie

Sometimes the scale doesn’t move, but if your clothes are fitting looser your probably on the right track.