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Mind Over Matter

Think positive

First we have to start with our mindset. Our mind is a very powerful tool.abs

It can convince us of many things. If you really are serious about losing weight there are many tools available.

There are many weight loss programs out there, but some of them are very expensive and time-consuming.

Plus once you finish with a formal program you are very likely to regain the weight and maybe more.

There are many simpler ways to help you lose the weight and keep it off for good.

First you need to stop thinking DIET! We should think of a change in lifestyle.

Habit

You need to make these steps a habit.

A habit takes twenty-one days to become second nature, but the new habits will set you free.

You will feel like a new person.

Think positively about yourself. Think about all you have accomplished.

Thinking you can do this is a much better way to approach this rather than thinking you can’t do it.

If you think you can’t lose the weight, you won’t.

Think about what you are eating.

Mindless Eating

Many times we eat without thinking about it at all.

It’s very important to be aware of what you eat how often and when.

It’s best to eat all your meals at a dining table and not in front of a television or computer.

It will make you more aware of what and how much you have eaten.

Positive Mindset

Think of yourself as being slim and attractive looking.

The more you think it, the sooner it will happen.

Don’t think o.k. on Monday I’ll start a diet.

Don’t sabotage yourself by over eating until Monday.

So if you go off your good eating don’t just go on eating non-stop until Monday, curb it right now. 

 Start right now while you are reading this article.

Go to different, well-known diet websites and read all their success stories. This will help you to think, “if they can do it, so can I.”

Start being aware of everything you put in your mouth.

Grazer

Start by not eating in between meals. That was a hard one for me.

I was a “grazer”

Start by cutting out everything white, except cauliflower. Give up white potatoes, breads, starchy vegetables, and all processed foods.

Also anything containing sugar.

Be aware and read labels.

Look for anything in the list of ingredients ending in “lose.” It’s most likely a sugar or sugar by-product.

Try to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.

They are better for you and do not contain any preservatives.

Always have a small portion of protein with every meal and try to stop snacking a lot. Allow yourself one snack per day.

Keep a food journal and record everything that you eat, and the amount.

You will be surprised at how much we consume without being aware.

If you eat until you feel stuffed, you have over eaten.

Try cutting your portions sizes in half, and eat slowly.

Put your fork down in between bites. Fill up on salads and vegetables.

The fiber is very good for your digestive tract.

Finally, get moving.

You don’t have to join a gym or buy expensive equipment.

If you haven’t exercised in a long time, take a walk, even if you can only walk for a short time.

It’s just important to get started. You will be surprised how soon you will be able to add more and more time to your walk.

As the pounds slip away you will feel very good about what you have accomplished. So just get started and congratulations ahead of time on your success.

If you want to jump-start your weight loss try fasting, intermittent fasting or juice fasting.

All three have shown great results very quickly.

You will be surprised at the amount of weight you will lose in a short period of time.

Plus it very good for you overall health.

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