Six Unexpected Weight Loss Tips

Six Unexpected Weight Loss TipsSix Unexpected Weight Loss Tips
By Andrea Avery

Unexpected Weight Loss Tips
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Trying to slim down can be challenging. Success can come in some unexpected ways regardless of the amount of weight loss desired. While it’s beneficial to follow conventional wisdom for cutting calories and increasing activity level, you might also gain momentum by trying these new weight loss tips.

Reverse Pyramid

It’s common for people to save their largest meal for the evening. However, consuming a big dinner often provides more calories than a person needs in the hours before bedtime. Instead of eating a large dinner, invert meal size. Try consuming your largest meal at breakfast instead. By eating a larger breakfast, your body can expend the calories with the day’s activities. You may also increase your metabolism for the day, which can have a beneficial impact on weight loss. A possible caloric distribution could be 700 calories at breakfast, 500 at lunchtime, and a final 300 at dinner.

Ribbon Reminder

When you anticipate an event that could lead to overeating, use a ribbon to remind yourself to stay within a sensible eating plan. Tie the ribbon around your waist under your clothing, making it snug, yet comfortable. You will be able to feel the ribbon in place as you proceed throughout the evening. If you overeat, it will result in an uncomfortable reminder of your overindulgence. If you heed the ribbon, you can make it through the event without breaking your diet.

Watch Yourself

Imagine the idea of watching yourself while you chew. Most people might wish to avoid this situation, especially when consuming forbidden treats. However, hanging or placing a mirror in the dining room or kitchen adjacent to your spot might be a helpful reminder of your weight loss goal. Watching yourself eat can help you recollect your wishes and goals to transform yourself, and it might help you eat less overall. You might also chew more slowly, which could result in smaller meals.

Play Music

Mealtime tends to be rushed for many families. Instead of sitting back and concentrating on enjoying the various tastes and textures, people hurry through their food to get on with other activities. Try playing music in the background during a meal. You may find this encourages a slower pace and less mindless eating.

Choose Spicy Foods

Not only will spicy foods wake up your taste buds, they might also jump start your metabolism. Mexican and Thai menu items might be effective diet tools. Hot peppers and other spicy foods may be helpful for increasing metabolism. Another benefit of spicy herbs and vegetables is that they often lead people to consume fewer calories. The body may actually send signals that it’s had enough, even after consuming less food.

Infuse Scents

After finishing a meal, many people struggle with cravings for sweets. Some dieters have experienced success with lighting a vanilla-scented candle after an evening meal. Vanilla has a connection with a reduction of cravings for sweet foods.

Choose various ways to improve weight loss results with tricks and tips that will make the process easier.

 

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Can Visualization Really Help With Weight Loss?

While there is a lot more to weight loss than just visualization, visualization is a tool you can use to help you stay focused on your goals as you build healthy eating and fitness routines into your daily life.

Visualization and Weight Loss

Visualization and Weight Loss

“Changing the way you approach weight loss can help you be successful. Set goals and focus on lifestyle changes like being physically active instead of focusing on just weight loss itself.” – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight can tell you how hard it can be; the challenge is that you still have to eat and you still have to deal with the same emotions and stressors that caused the weight gain in the first place.

I can’t even guess how many times I have latched on to one or two components of the weight loss process, like reducing calories or exercising a certain period of time, only to see initial success followed by disappointment – and I’m not alone – the $650.9 billion per year weight loss industry wouldn’t exist if I were the only person dealing with weight issues.

Visualization Helps You Change the Way You Think

One thing you can add to the mix to help you lose weight and gain a healthier lifestyle is visualization because it puts the unlimited power of your subconscious brain behind your weight loss efforts.

Alone, visualization won’t melt the pounds off your body, but it can help you build the confidence and self-esteem needed to make a physical change, and it can help you maintain your ongoing focus as you take the steps necessary for weight loss.

Weight Loss Visualization Tips

This is the easiest way to get started, but it costs a few dollars, and for many people the easy way is not always the most effective way – (you have to ‘know’ yourself) – you can buy or download weight loss meditation and visualization CDs or download them from the Internet, then listen to them several times throughout the day as you  relax or as a complementary part of meditation.

Another way that takes a bit more effort is to write your own affirmations about weight loss, total fitness, and your health, then memorize them and add them to your meditation time, or if you don’t meditate, repeat them when you wake up, mid-day, and just before you go to sleep.

Visualization alone won’t change your body, but adding it to a healthy eating and exercise plan as part of a healthy lifestyle can help get you where you want to be.

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Are You Ready to Be Happy?

Life can be tough – it can kick the breath out of you and leave you feeling sick and tired of your present situation and ready for a change – and making a change begins with a state of readiness.

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”                     – Dalai Lama

If you want to make positive changes in your life, you have to be ready, and only you can decide when the time is right.

Are You Ready to Be Happy?

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If you were to walk up to almost any unhappy person (if they were willing to talk, that is) and ask if they are ready to be happy, they would, of course, say yes, though they might follow the reply with a negative comment, such as – as if that could ever happen.

Very few people truly desire unhappiness, but people can get caught in cycles that recreate the same set of unhappy circumstances over and over, and it takes a lot to break out of one of those unhappy cycles.

What’s Holding You Back?

Feeling trapped, as if external forces are determining one’s happiness levels, is one thing that holds many people back, and blaming external forces gives an easy answer to a hard question, but not necessarily an accurate answer.

Self-improvement begins with being truly ready to take responsibility, to take control of your own life, and make things like low self-esteem, money problems, feeling lost and alone, exhaustion, weight problems, unhappy relationships, or lack of education a part of your past so you can live the life you want.

How to Be Happy With Your Life

When you are ready to move ahead with personal growth and make a change in how happy you are, there are several techniques you can try to see what works for you.

  • Get rid of the things that complicate and clutter your life.
  • Make time for peace and relaxation.
  • Take command of your situation and release negativity that comes from feeling powerless.
  • Don’ focus on blame, focus instead on what to do next to fix the situation.
  • Own your feelings. Somethings in life are just sad or infuriating, or hurtful – pretending everything is okay is fake and falseness holds you back in life.
  • Stop focusing on whether you are happy or not – focus instead on your goals, the steps you need to take to achieve them, and making sure you take those needed steps.

Taking care of your own needs and releasing past unhappiness is a form of self-compassion and positivity that can help you move ahead with personal growth.

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