Thursday, September 25, 2014

5 Weight Loss Secrets You Should Master

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 lifestyle.

So here are some of the main 'weight loss secrets' you should remember and master. Do these things consistently and you'll start to lose weight, and keep it off if you make it part of your lifestyle.

1- Find Your Motivation

Have you ever started a weight loss program and then found yourself back to your old habits within a very short period of time? Well, you apparently didn't have the right motivation to stick with it! This is one of the weight loss secrets that a lot of people don't pay enough attention to. 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 Moving

Any exercise is better than nothing. Do some cardio each week, also do either bodyweight exercises if you can or lift some weights. Even going for a walk each day can help. For you to really lose weight and keep it off you're going to need to build more muscle.

3- Control 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

You'll eventually burn out if you try to live the perfect plan all the time. Plan a cheat meal from time to time. There is actually a major psychological reason for this. 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!