Losing weight has got to be one of the most difficult things to do. Once you pack on those pounds they just don't want to let go of you. But it is possible to lose the weight and keep it off. Keep reading as I reveal to you the 7 secrets of weight loss.
Secret number 1.
Weight loss diets will make you fat. I know you are wondering how this can be, but think about it. What is a diet to you? Most people think of a diet as something temporary. The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to think of your "diet" as a lifestyle change. A lifestyle change makes you think of something permanent.
Secret number 2.
You have got to start moving to lose weight. I know there are plenty of ads out there that say if you take this pill or if you drink this supplement, the pounds will melt away by themselves. Not true! You have got to get your body moving to burn off the fat.
Secret number 3.
Weight loss doesn't have to be difficult. We make it that way. We are always on the lookout for the easiest and quickest way to lose weight that it becomes overwhelming. The weight loss industry wants to keep it that way. Look at the money they are making by selling the "next big thing" in weight loss. But if you want to lose weight just keep it simple. Reduce your calories by at least 100 each day and start to exercise. When you hit a plateau reduce your calories even more and ramp up your exercise routine. How simple is that?
Secret number 4.
Stress does make you fat. Many people are stress eaters and when things get tough they find comfort in food. Stress also releases a hormone called cortisol which will slow down your metabolism, make your other hormones go haywire, and pack on abdominal fat. So if you want to lose weight, treat the stress in your life. Take up meditation or some form of stress reducing exercise that you enjoy. Eat healthier and avoid pigging out on junk foods.
Secret number 5.
You will fail. I don't mean this to sound mean, but it is reality. You will try to lose weight and you will fall off the wagon several times. You are human after all and you will give into temptation. But the secret to losing weight and keeping it off is to keep trying. If you pig out one day and eat a mountain of junk food, don't look at it as a permanent failure. Just consider it a small bump in the road and get right back on track the next day.
Secret number 6.
Slow down your eating. Don't gobble your food. Take more time with your meal and chew your food thoroughly. This will allow your stomach time to signal your brain that you are getting full and you will start to eat less. When you start to feel satisfies, get up and move away from your plate. Many of us feel that we have to clean our plates and this type of thinking has led to obesity.
Secret number 7.
The final secret to weight loss is to eat small, healthy meals throughout the day. This will keep your fat burning furnace stoked. Make sure the meals you are eating are healthy and not junk. Drink plenty of water in between meals also.
So as you can see a weight loss plan does not have to be complicated. But if you need more detailed step by step instruction, you can check out the resources listed in the site below. Hundreds of people have used these resources to lose weight the healthy way and have kept it off.