Are you struggling to lose weight? You’re not alone. The concept to losing weight is simple—eat less and move more. However, doing those seemingly simple things can be difficult. Here are 5 tips to keep you on the right track:
1.) Keep a Food Journal
Food journals keep you honest with yourself and hold you accountable. Research has shown that people who record the food they eat tend to lose weight faster.
2.) Eat Slowly
The brain needs about 20 minutes to receive the signal that you’re full. It doesn’t matter how much you eat in those 20 minutes, the satiety signal doesn’t move any faster. You can save a tremendous amount of calories by slowing down.
3.) Eat Your Favorite Foods
Denying yourself all of your favorite foods will likely to lead to a binge. If you give yourself small portions of your favorite foods, you will be less likely to lose control.
4.) Avoid Temptation
Avoiding temptation is very important to weight loss success. If your breakroom at work always has donuts and cake, don’t go in. Avoid the snack isle at the grocery store. At home, don’t hang out in the kitchen.
5.) Schedule Appointments to Exercise
Schedule appointments to exercise just like you would schedule a doctor’s appointment. Find activities that you enjoy and make them a priority.
I hope these tips help you achieve your fitness goals. If you would like personal assistance, I am available for private consultations at the Elite Sports Clubs North Shore location off of Glen Park Road by Bayshore.Set up a Free Fitness Consultation
Source: Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook
By Gage Livingston, ACE Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club-North Shore