How to Lose Weight for Newbies

yoga_625x350_81467116887Weight loss is not about suppressing hunger, eating salads, skipping meals and other misconceptions but rather it is eating wisely and burn calories. Many people thought that it can happen in a blink of an eye like how TV commercials have deceived us. Yes, weight loss requires a lot of hard work and commitment and it is not an easy journey especially for newbies. What you need to do is just making a small, simple step forward to change your daily routine – the kind of changes that will last a lifetime.
When I decided to lose weight for the first time, there were a lot of fears of whether I will fail or gain even more weight and etc. I even spent few months just to adjust my habit to healthier ones. I have got, to be honest, it was full of bumps and bruises (well, not literally, though!). As time goes by, I was starting to get used to it and change for the better. If you are a newbie in weight loss, you are in the right place! I hope this will help you in one way or two. So, keep reading!
Do you know losing weight has a lot more to do with your psychological tricks than physical tricks? Try to use a smaller size of the plate than the big ones. Using small-sized plate can help you control the amount of food you are eating. It is more recommendable to eat a small portion of food in every few hours than to eat a bigger portion of foods every meal. The logic is that eating a small portion of foods for every few hours can help you fight binge eating and satisfies your stomach and mind rather than stuffing your stomach all the foods at once, it will disrupt your digestion process in the end.
Be more cautious about what you eat. Before buying the foods, check out their nutritional label and judge for yourself what is the best serving for your body. As much as possible, try to get rid of sugar such as glucose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, pentose, concentrated fruit juice, corn sweetener, malts, nectars, raisin syrup, ribose rice syrup, sorbitol, xylitol, scant, dextrose, caramel, disease, molasses and the list goes on. It not wrong to be extra careful when it comes to your health, you will thank the food labeling after reading this.
When you are trying to achieve something, there will always be some sacrifices to make – giving up junk foods and sodas. For most newbies, this is something that they enjoyed doing and eating. However, if you decided to make a change in your life for your health’s sake, stop eating unhealthy foods. The more reason to quit eating junk foods if you have some health problems such as diabetic, kidney or liver problems and others, these foods can worsen the situation. Instead, switch to other alternatives such as juices, yogurts, salads, seeds and a few dark chocolates, maybe? Added to that, avoid eating fried foods because it contains plenty of greases which is very bad for your health. Try some grilled or steamed foods.
Moreover, never neglect the power of walk. Go out for a walk after dinner, this can help you with the digesting process and as well as help you clear your mind from stress. Walking is proven to be a very effective form of exercise to newbies and experts alike. Rather than watching TV, playing video games or sitting facing the computer, try to go out for a walk in your neighborhood or better yet take your spouse or loved ones with you and go for a walk.
Losing weight requires hard work and there is no shortcut to it. One thing that I really had to sacrifice during my weight loss journey is to avoid going out and eating in the restaurant. I love restaurants and all kinds of foods they serve but when it comes to healthy living, restaurants are just not the ideal place, they are dangerous. Most restaurants are not particular with calories as long as it tastes goods and customers keep coming back. Instead, try making your own home-cooked meals daily. It will not only help you control your calorie intake but also save you a lot of money. Go out in the market and handpick your veggies, meats, fruits and grains, these are usually fresh foods that will benefit your overall health.
Finally, although this should be on the top list, the most important thing you should do as a beginner is to plan everything. From your daily meals, calorie intake, workout session or other physical activities, work schedules as it can sometimes disturb your routine and weight progress. Keeping a record and planning your daily activities can help you adapt your new healthy routine.