10 Tiny Changes for Big Weight Loss Success
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trainer Chalene Johnson recommends taking baby steps to eat more healthfully.
If you "slip," get immediately back on track. Never let a vacation or a special
holiday be an excuse to overdo it the entire time. Go ahead, enjoy the
occasional indulgence, but keep it reasonable. Here are 10 tiny changes you can
make for big weight loss.
- Wait 2
minutes. Cravings will disappear after two minutes if you walk away
and turn your attention elsewhere.
- W.D.I.W.M. When
you really crave something unhealthy, answer this question: "What Do I Want
More," that piece of chocolate cake, or a body I feel proud of? And on rare
occasions, it's okay to pick the chocolate cake!
- No one's
perfect. Don't allow one bad choice to result in bingeing the rest of
the day, or falling back into old habits.
- Focus. Make eating
purposeful, not something mindless to do while watching TV, driving, or sitting
in front of the computer. Whenever you put food in your mouth, try to engage
all of the senses in the pleasure of nourishing your body.
- Don't skip breakfast.
Start eating a filling breakfast, but one that's lower in fat. It will help you
eat fewer total calories throughout the day.
- Veggies. The
majority of your plate should have veggies and/or fruit on it at both lunch and
- See what you eat.
Eat your food off of a plate instead of straight out of a jar, bag, or box.
- Don't buy it. Stop
buying the food you snack on all day. Just eliminate the temptation.
- Eat more fruit. A
person who gets enough fruit in their diet doesn't have a raging sweet
what you drink. Cut back on or cut out high-calorie drinks like soda,
sweet tea, lemonade, and especially alcohol. People have lost weight by making
just this one change.