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Why Can't I Lose Weight?

Most people think the only way to lose weight is self-deprivation and hours in the gym. Thankfully, this does not have to be the case.  These natural weight loss tips can be easily implemented into your lifestyle. I can show you that it is possible for anyone to shed unwanted pounds. Each person is unique and it is important to incorporate the strategies that work best for you.

Weight Loss Tips #1: Mindset

One of the most important steps to natural weight loss success is getting in the right frame of mind. You have to decide that you are ready and willing to do what it takes to achieve your goals. Write your goals down and take a moment to think about how you will feel when you achieve them. It has been proven that people who actually write down their goals are much more likely to achieve them. Set micro (small) and macro (big) goals and be sure to celebrate each goal that you achieve.

Weight Loss Tips #2: Do Not Weigh Yourself Everyday

Weigh yourself to find your starting weight. Each time you weigh in, do it first thing in the morning before you eat anything. Also take measurements of your thighs, hips, waist, chest, and arms. Do not step on the scale for another week!  Weighing yourself everyday will only discourage you. Once you start working out, you will start to gain muscle which weighs more than fat. If the scale says you didn’t lose any weight it might be because you lost fat and gained muscle. Taking measurements will show you how many inches of fat you have lost. 

Weight Loss Tips #3: Drink Water

I know it sounds simple, but people simply do not drink enough water. Be sure to add water to your natural weight loss meal plan. Water helps to flush fat so drink up! Try to drink at least eight, 8 ounce glasses (64 oz.) a day, not to exceed 100 oz. Other benefits gained from drinking water include flushing out toxins which will improve immune health, and it helps keep you energized.

BONUS TIP: Drink a glass of water before you eat a meal and you will be less likely to overeat.

 

Healthy Diets for Losing Weight:

Weight Loss Tips #4: Don’t Waste Calories on High Calorie Beverages

Throughout the day, you will notice people drinking high calorie beverages like soda, energy drinks, and more. These are empty calories, they lack nutrients and will only hinder your weight loss success. If you replace these beverages with water, you will be cutting out many calories and should immediately start to see the pounds shedding away. 

Try and stay away from alcoholic beverages; especially cocktails that are made with sugary mixers. If you can't completely stay away from it, try hard to limit yourself. Calories from alcohol add up quick and can erase your entire day of eating healthy. 

Weight Loss Tips #5: Don’t Waste Calories on Sugar and Fat

Excess sugar and fat are bad news for your body. Sugar feeds inflammation, it interferes with absorption of nutrients, and allows toxins to get into your body. Besides adding unwanted pounds, fat and sugar are bad for your immune system, your heart, your joints, and more! Try to cut these wasted calories from your natural weight loss meal plan. If you feel a sweet craving, eat fruit instead or drink a bottle of water. I can assure you that after a couple of weeks without sugar and fat, your body will no longer crave these types of foods. The more sugar you eat, the more your body craves it!

Weight Loss Tips #6: Eat Breakfast

It is important to get your metabolism running first thing in the morning. Most people skip breakfast due to lack of time, but breakfast is actually the worst meal to skip. On days where you don’t have a lot of time, use a natural weight loss product like a nutrient filled meal replacement shake or grab some fruit. The important thing is that you include a healthy breakfast as part of your healthy food ideas.

Weight Loss Tips #7: Eat More!

Eat multiple small meals throughout the day that add up to about 1200-1500 calories a day for women or 1500-1700 calories a day for men. Do not let yourself get hungry! Pack your lunch for work or school instead of eating out. I recommend lettuce wraps (using butter lettuce) instead of a sandwich. Also be sure to pack snacks like carrots, celery, apples, grapes, hard boiled eggs, bananas, or nuts to munch on throughout the day.

Weight Loss Tips #8: Eat Even More!

Most people think you need to starve if you want to lose weight. If you eat less than 1200 calories a day, your body will think that you are starving and go into survival mode. It will store everything you eat as fat, causing you to possibly gain weight instead of lose it. Plus, you need nutrients! Malnutrition causes health problems that you do not want. My main tip here is to fill up on veggies. Eat as many veggies as you can!

 

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle:

Weight Loss Tips #9: Okay, You Can Finally Stop Eating

Schedule your weight loss meal plan so that your last meal is before 7:30 p.m.  When you eat late at night, your body has no time to burn off calories before you go to sleep. Plus, eating at night messes with your natural hormone cycle and digestive processes

Weight Loss Tips #10: Sleep it off!

It is important to get good sleep. If you are tired, the systems in your body will be tired and will not be able to work at optimal levels. Sleep helps your immune system, reduces stress, and keeps you energized. 

You might have noticed that these tips are all about your weight loss meal plan and lifestyle changes. That is because I truly believe that weight loss success starts with a healthy lifestyle. If you start exercising but you are still eating 10,000 calories a day, that exercise will be completely erased and you won’t see any success.

If you start out by incorporating these tips into your healthy lifestyle, you will start to see the pounds shed immediately. Once you are comfortable with your natural weight loss meal plan and living a healthy lifestyle, you can start to get your body moving. Quite often when people start dieting and exercising at the same time, they end up feeling overwhelmed and they quit. That is why I suggest doing it slowly. Each week, incorporate a new healthy habit into your lifestyle changes. Celebrate going a whole week without soda, then be proud of yourself for eating a healthy breakfast every day for a whole week.  If you have any questions about these tips or your weight loss meal plan, please be sure to contact me via the comment box. I would love to help you achieve your goals in any way that I can. Good luck!