1. Start weighing your food
I began to measure portions to better understand how it should actually look like a portion. I measured food like olive oil, oat flakes and wine to peanut butter and almond butter. I realized that I needed less food to make me feel happy than I thought.
Over time, I learned to measure the right portion. Now I know how they look, eat slower and I know when I’m really hungry, 35-year-old Liz Della Croce, author of the healthy diet portal “The Lemon Bowl”, managed to lose weight almost 66 pounds with this trick.
2. Stuff your meals with vegetables
The biggest change I’ve made is adding extra vegetables to my meals. I added spinach and broccoli with roasted potatoes to my pasta meals, and I made macaroni with cheese with the addition of roasted cauliflower.
If you use vegetables in the right way you eat more, and not less, said 39-year-old Kelly Fuy from Denver working for the No Thanks to Cake portal, which has lost about 55 pounds.
3. Eat often
I started eating small meals every 3 hours at least five times a day. I choose unleavened proteins, complex carbohydrates, and vegetables at each meal. It was a radical turnaround for me because I usually eat a couple of times a day in fast food restaurants.
I was focusing on changing my lifestyle rather than weight loss, revealed 34-year-old Kelsey Byers of Houston, the author of the Good Morning Fitness portal, which has soiled about 48 pounds.
4. Begin to move
I used to move as little as possible. When I put my laundry in the washing machine, I would sit in front of the TV and wait for it to be washed. When I wanted to be more active, I had to become more creative because I did not always have time for the gym.
So now when I wash and fold my laundry, I work squats. One day I made 124 squats after three machine washers. I also try to climb up the stairs in my home more often than before. I am happy because I have more energy, admitted 42-year-old blogger Poppy Nios from Wisconsin, who lost 77 pounds.
5. Drink more water
I drank 1.5 to 2 liters of carbonated drinks a day, and I was drinking sweet tea and coffee. I did not like to drink water, so it was a big change for me when I made this replacement. I first replaced the carbonated drinks with mineral water with flavors because I missed the bubbles.
After that, I began to put lemon slices, oranges and strawberries in plain water to get some sweetness. It took me a year to successfully switch to ordinary water. Now I do not go without a bottle in the bag, and I’ve turned on my cellphone an alarm that reminds me that every day I need to drink at least eight glasses of water, revealed 43-year-old Angela Hartshorn of California who was losing 48 pounds.
This are all great advices but if you notice… Each person in this article said they decided to change something in their lifestyle. They got a new mindset on water or doing the laundry or their opinion on vegetables. The mindset in which you want to eat healthily and want to feel healthy is the first step in losing weight…