Sunday, April 19, 2009

5 Simple Weight Loss Tips To Learn And Master

Smiling Overweight Woman Weighing Herself

Weight loss advice is everywhere. You'll hear all sorts of
advice if you go onto the internet and read blogs and health
articles. Everyone seems to think that they have the most
important weight loss secret ever. The fact is that the
principles of losing weight are not a secret! They are
simple things you can do to really make a change to your

Below you'll find some of the main 'weight loss secrets' you
should know and master. This is not an all-inclusive list,
but if you can master these things you'll be off to a great

1- Motivation

This is one of the weight loss secrets that a lot of people
don't pay enough attention to. You have to find a way to
keep yourself motivated. One way to help with this is to
take a before photo, and then find images that represent a
realistic goal for you to reach for.

2- Get Frequent Exercise

Any exercise is better than nothing. Do some body weight
exercises or lift weights. Get out for a walk, jog, or other
type of cardio workout. For you to really lose weight and
keep it off you're going to need to build more muscle. This
doesn't happen on it's own, you have to get out and get some

3- Watch Your Carb Intake

A lot of people put on extra weight because they simply eat
too much. And of all the macro nutrients you eat the one
that is probably the most abused is carbs! If you want to
lose weight, you need to control your carbs. Cut out the
unhealthy snacks and eat less carb dense snacks.

4- Eat More Frequently

I'm sure you've all heard this before, but don't go for the
old idea of 3 or 4 square meals a day and that's it. You
should be eating 6-8 smaller meals a day to keep your
metabolism going all day long.

5- Cheat From Time to Time

Cheat meals are a great way to give yourself something to
look forward to during the week. Here's an example of how
this works: if your next cheat meal is planned for Friday,
you can be stronger when you're tempted to eat something out
of the plan on Wednesday. Just write it down as an option
for your cheat meal. When you do have a cheat meal, don't
let it turn into a cheat week!

I could add more to this list, in fact you'll find lists of
100+ tips on the internet. Start with these 5. If you can
master these you can master your body!

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