Sometimes losing weight is not easy. This can be for a variety of reasons, but one reason in particular is that you can’t figure out a system that works for you. Getting a system and rhythm in place is the best thing for your weight loss goals and here are a few tips that might help.
Just about everybody loves to munch on french fries. The siren call of french fries has derailed many diets. Baked fries, however, can be a way of still enjoying french fries while sticking to your diet. Cut your potatoes about a 1/2″ thick, put them into a bowl with a tbsp. of oil, then lightly add a pinch of rosemary (optional), salt, and pepper; bake one layer for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Gently lift them so they don’t stick, flip them over and then continue baking for about 10 more minutes. These delicious fries are lower in fat and calories and taste as good as deep fried potatoes. This “French bake” recipe comes from Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook.
Keep a calorie journal so you can be aware of how many calories you are consuming each day. The easiest way is to count the calories at each meal and log it into a food journal. Knowing how many calories you are eating compared to how much exercise you are doing helps you adjust your eating patterns to lose weight.
You can take a mathematical approach to weight loss. It takes about 3,500 calories to equal a pound of fat. To shed one pound, you have to burn 3500 extra calories. It is useful to think of this amount in 500 calorie chunks, working to burn 500 more calories than you eat every day. This method should result in a weight loss of one pound each week.
Avoid the things in your life that cause you stress. Stress makes it much harder to resist the temptation posed by unhealthy foods. It becomes simple to concentrate on future goals and maintain your focus when you are healthy, free of stress and living a happy life.
Do not eat fried foods when trying to lose weight. Other methods of cooking exist that provide tasty results as well. Some examples are broiling, baking, poaching, and steaming. If you cook your food using these methods, you can literally cook your way to a slimmer waistline.
Track any steps you make during your weight loss plan with a pedometer. Take about 10,000 steps every day. When you know your average amount of steps, you can give yourself challenges to increase the count. Every step will help you to become more fit and lose weight.
When pursuing a weight loss goal, you should always weigh yourself on a regular basis. This will allow you to take note of your progress. Keep track of all of your weight loss progress by writing in a notebook. People who practice this experience better weight loss results.
Use these tips to create a personalized daily routine for yourself. Use the tips offered here and take them to the level you need to best work for your life. Once you make a commitment to lose weight, it will be easy.