We all know the keys to losing weight: eat less and exercise more. But still, we struggle.
To help, here are 5 habits for successful weight loss:
1. Set small, specific goals
Instead of saying ‘exercise more’, promise yourself you’ll walk a set amount. Say two miles a day, or 30 minutes.
2. Practice portion control
Use smaller plates, so moderate portions don’t look so tiny. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, which make you feel fuller.
3. Eat slowly
It can take 15 minutes for your brain to know you’ve eaten enough.
4. Watch your liquid calories
Cut out the alcohol. Also, ditch sugary coffee drinks and sugar-sweetened soda.
5. Keep track of what you take in and what you lose!
Writing down everything you eat is eye-opening. But, also be sure to track your weight! When you lose l-b’s, make note of that, too. When you do well, reward yourself. Just be sure the reward isn’t more food!
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