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Six Guaranteed Weight Loss Tips

Being overweight makes losing weight a difficult process. And it is obvious that this process will take a lot of time and effort. But choosing the best weight-loss methods is even more trickier. That's because reaching your weight loss goals largely depends on making healthy food and lifestyle choices.

Here are six surefire strategies you can adopt to achieve your weight loss objectives.

1. Calculate how much weight you need to lose

Take a BMI (Body Mass Index) test, and calculate your preferred weight against your height. Now, set some realistic weight loss goals by which you can easily perform all the tasks from your level of interest and ability. Set a daily weight loss goal first, and then set some weekly goals.

2. Exercise regularly

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Nothing is more guaranteed for weight loss than regular exercise. The harder your body works, the faster you burn calories. As irregularity is the major problem to reach your exercise goals, slow and steady steps are the best policy to continue regular exercise. You can simply start your exercise with 20-40 minutes of fast walking or jogging, and it will help you to drop pounds quickly.

However, you need to improve your exercise intensity gradually. And you also need to add other exercises, like yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercises in your regular workout.
Quick Tip: Include cardio in your exercise plan. Weight loss exercise mixed with cardio is the best way to lose weight fast.

Exercise induced stresses, pain or injuries are another big obstacle for continuing regular exercise. As a result, it is necessary for you to know about the proper ways of exercise to avoid injuries. Read this article to know how may you strengthen your body to prevent injuries.

3. Time management

Time management is a very crucial issue in your weight loss plan, because this is often ignored by most of the dieters. Decide the appropriate time for your exercise in which you will be relaxed from any other workloads. You must make sure that you are comfortable with your regular diet and exercise, and nothing is driving you back in your scheduled time. Before making a time schedule, you need to keep in mind that this time management may change your lifestyle as well as your relationship with others.

4. Drink plenty of water

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Drinking sufficient amount water per day could reduce your misinterpret hunger or cravings. Water helps you to stay hydrated, and hydrated state aids you to burn more calories than you consume. You need to know that a healthy body needs only 2 liters of water a day. Sufficient amount of water intake per day can also aid you to digest food properly, spread nutrient throughout your body, eliminate toxins, and clean internal waste.

5. Change your food habits

Changing your food habit is another important step in your weight loss journey. Once you finally able to change your habits, it’s guaranteed that you will lose weight. You should alter your regular meals with nutritious foods like vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and low fat or nonfat grains, as they are low in calories and fats. But, you must avoid all the junk foods and beverages, because they are the reason you gained those extra fats on your tummy.

For adopting new food style, you can do the following:
  • Always keep plenty of fresh produce, grains, lean meats, cereals, and spices in your apartment or home. This will help you to avoid unhealthy foods. For a bonus, you can also store all the items on my list of best superfoods.
  • Enjoy healthy home cooked meals.
  • Try a raw food diet.
  • Drink Chinese green tea or red tea on a daily basis.
  • Divide your regular calorie intake into 5-6 meals.
  • Alter your snacking habits with fruit blends or vegetable juices.
Read my post Chinese Tea for Weight Loss to know more about the connection between Chinese tea and weight loss.

6. Track your progress

Tracking your own progress is the guaranteed practice that will help you to stick with your weight loss goals. For this, you need to keep a diary or journal to keep track of your progress. This will help you to record your daily weight, foods you eat, and any exercise you do. With this journal, you can keep yourself motivated to reach your goals. You can also easily track your outcome goals from this journal.

Alternatively, you may also join a weight loss program like Weight Watchers, which is currently the most studied programs of all. Read my article on the pros and cons of Weight Watchers to have more idea about how it works.