Eating to Lose Weight – The 4 Simple Rules

Losing weight is definitely not the easiest thing to do, but if you can remember these four simple rules you’ll never have to climb on the diet bandwagon. You can lose weight gradually, slow and steady wins the race and can keep it off for good.

1. Stay away from processed foods. Processed foods are full of high fructose corn syrup, salt and chemical additives which can cause weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and cancer. This does include those frozen diet meals that some weight loss programs encourage you to buy.

2. Leaving sugar alone is always a good idea. Sugar has a lot of calories. If you use sweetened foods and beverages every day, you can easily pick up too many calories and hinder all of your weight loss efforts.

3. Eat enough food. If you’re hungry all the time, you are probably not eating enough food to fuel your body. If you don’t eat enough, your body will hold onto stored fat instead of burning it off. This isn’t what you want to happen when you’re trying to lose weight.

4. Stay hydrated. Water is important when you’re trying to slim down because it helps to metabolize fat and eliminate toxins and stored fat in the body.

Just where does exercise fit In? When you follow a healthy eating plan you’ll likely lose weight, even if you don’t workout. But, unless you add exercise into your metabolism will eventually slow down and you won’t see the results you want. Your exercise routine should consist of both cardio and weight training. Getting into the habit of working out several days a week can be tough, especially if you already have a lot on your plate. Make sure to choose exercises you enjoy. This way you’re more likely to stick with a program. I know what it’s like to want to lose weight fast. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts to permanent weight loss the best way to achieve long-term weight loss without jeopardizing your health is with the proper nutrition and exercise.

Making the decision to lose weight is the first step to looking good and feeling even better. Watch some of the videos we have on our site Successful Weight Loss Tips and articles. Here you will find all the resources to put you on the path to successful weight loss.

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