When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s easy to feel like you’re at the beginning of a long uphill journey. Eat this, don’t eat that, exercise this way, don’t exercise that way…keeping up with all the advice can be hard work, in and of itself. Let us help you simplify the weight loss process with these 8 Weight Loss Tricks that are easy to start, but offer huge rewards on the scale.
8 Easy Weight Loss Tricks:
Trick #1: Eat Smaller Portions
For some reason, our society has been fixated lately on food that is BIG, but there’s no reason why a single human being needs to eat a meal large enough to feed a family of 4. Work on decreasing portion sizes by serving food on smaller plates, sharing entrées, and eating slowly enough to know when you’re full. Our Skinny Mini Desserts make portion control tasty and fun and our Skinny Plate Challenge is the perfect way to get you started on the right track.
Tip #2: Go Green (with Your Smoothie, That Is)
You know that it’s important to get greens into your diet, but you can’t seem to get on the veggie bandwagon, right? Why not blend your greens into one of these tasty Green Smoothies?! You’ll never know they’re good for you.
Tip #3: Keep a Food Journal
Keeping track of your daily food choices is a great way to monitor your progress and discover hidden calories or dangerous times of day. Plus, knowing that you have to log that extra Hershey’s Kiss will make you less likely to overindulge. Check out these tips for keeping a food journal.
Tip #4: Break up Your Workout
When you’re busy, it can be hard to find 30 extra minutes to get a workout in. Thankfully, you don’t need to! Studies show that quick bursts of physical activity throughout the day have just as much benefit as one long workout does. Try these easy 4-Minute Workouts.
Tip #5: Educate Yourself
By far the easiest way to eliminate extra calories and unwanted fat is to first realize that they’re there. Many of the foods we eat have what are called “hidden calories”, or calories that you might not notice are there and offer little to no nutritional value. Learn to read and decipher nutritional labels, so that you can make the best choices for your body. Here are some Tips for Deciphering Food Labels.
Tip #6: Ditch Diet Sodas
We know. If you’ve got a diet soda addiction, ditching this faux diet treat might not be as easy as it sounds. Fortunately, there are plenty of healthier options that can give the bubbles and sweet flavor you crave without the artificial sweeteners that will go straight to your belly. Check out these Healthy Alternatives to Diet Soda and take our No Soda Challenge.
Tip #7: Juice It Up
Many foods today are loaded with unhealthy ingredients that damage the body and prevent it from performing to its fullest. It’s important to detox and eliminate these body-damaging toxins from the body from time to time. Try one of these 15 Fabulous Juices for Cleansing and Detoxification.
Tip #8: Eat More
Nope. That’s not a typo. Eating 3x a day is a thing of the past. Nutritionists and doctors now know that snacking throughout the day on small portions of healthy foods is important in keeping the body energized and strong. Plus, people who snack are less likely to overindulge at mealtime. Check out these Healthy Snack Options with Fewer than 75 Calories.