How many times have you tried to lose weight and then gained it back? I have been there and is so frustrating. I think I tried every diet out there. It worked in the beginning, but then it didn’t. Over time, I finally learned what I need to do for lasting weight loss without dieting. In this article, I will share with you 3 simple and powerful techniques you can use in order to lose weight successfully and keep it off.
There are many factors that determine the success or failure of your weight loss goals.
1. Set small goals
Most people are unable to achieve their weight loss goals because they always think big. There is nothing wrong with thinking big, but don’t make your goals so big as though they become overwhelming and intimidating to you! Don’t stretch your weight loss goals so far that you feel tempted to quit your weight loss program altogether! Start slow and you will see how easy it is to shed those obstinate pounds!
You know that you need to make lifestyle changes in order to lose weight successfully. Now, keep in mind that you cannot make these changes overnight! For example, if today I ask you to avoid eating all junk foods, will you be able to follow my advice? You will probably try hard to avoid junk foods for a day or two, and by doing that, you will be all the more tempted to take a bite of your favorite fatty foods. As a result, you’ll end up binge eating the exact foods you were trying to avoid.
Here is an easier way to do it: instead of trying to cut down on your junk food intake entirely, try to replace one junk food with one good food. Do you eat butter? Well, replace that with Ghee. The next day, replace chips with raw carrots or some other vegetable. If you eat white bread, replace that with whole-grain wheat bread.
You won’t be able to accomplish all of these changes overnight, but you will be able to achieve your goals if you do it slowly, bit by bit. Eventually, you will realize that you have completely replaced your bad foods with healthy foods, but without going through any stress or temptation!
2. Replace bad habits with good ones
Remember that you gained weight because of certain bad habits. Ideally, you should break those old habits in order to lose weight, but I know that breaking an old habit is easier said than done. What can you do instead of modifying your bad habit enough so that it becomes a good and healthy habit?
If you are like most people, you have a habit of snacking in the afternoon. Instead of trying to break your afternoon snacking habit, try to replace the snack itself!. If you eat chocolate, chips, and cookies as snacks, replace them with low-fat yogurt and raw fruits!
3. Get rid of temptations
It’s easy to give in to temptations if you don’t have good food around. The first thing to do is clean out your pantry of food that will tempt you. Give it away or throw it in the garbage. Replace it with good food choices. Second, whenever you are tempted to eat, do something that would distract you from the thought of food. You can do anything such as dancing, driving, walking around your house, or drinking a glass of water. All of these things will help keep you away from the continuous food cravings!
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