My Best Weight Loss Tips (Part 1)
Here are some tips that helped me lose 120 pounds.
STEP #1: Give up Soda-Pop; especially “diet” soda
Carbonated beverages with real or artificial sugar / sweeteners will make you gain weight. That’s right the “DIET” soda will make you fat. This is not an opinion. It’s a FACT! Give up the soda!!! There are several reasons to give it up:
- Artificial sweeteners make your brain crave unhealthy food.
- Acid levels in soda will dissolve your teeth and give you GERD (heartburn). Cola is pH 2.3 (very acidic)
- Artificial caramel color is toxic and can cause hypertension (high blood pressure) and hyperactivity & ADHD.
- Carbon dioxide in the bubbles makes you hungry (and fat)
- Artificial sweeteners cause cancer.
- Contain Excitotoxins
- Several other reasons too
When you give up the soda, replace it with a delicious herbal / green tea or healthier drinks. I found it hard to give up soda until I replaced it with Arnold Palmer.
Don’t start New Year’s Day. Don’t start Monday morning. Start right now. You need to be serious and committed to your goals. Putting it off is not a commitment. Throw away all unhealthy food NOW. Don’t start your plan after you finish that big bag of chips and the gallon of ice cream. Throw it away. Don’t give it away. Why pass your unhealthy habits on to loved ones?
Set a SMART Goal
S.M.A.R.T Goal (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound). Write it down!
“Goals that are not written down are just dreams.” – Fitzhugh Dobson
Start with a Cleanse
Cleansing the body has been proven to rid the body of toxins that make you hold body fat. I used the Isagenix Cleanse to lose the majority of my weight. After we cleanse the body, we can change lifestyle.
Not A Diet
a “diet” implies a temporary restrictive change in your food intake to lose weight. We are instead changing our eating lifestyle to a more healthy way of life. “Diets” fail because they’re restrictive and not sustainable. We are losing weight slow and steady and keeping the fat off.
Don’t Think About The Bad
Yes we are reducing the unhealthy foods in our lives but do dwell on what we “cannot” eat but rather celebrate on the good healthy foods that are replacing the SAD (Standard American Diet). If you worry about the foods you are giving up, you will fail. Instead, find good, delicious recipes for healthy foods that are now your lifestyle staples. Fill your daily meals with healthy foods and you won’t even think of the bad foods.
You Don’t Have To Eat Like a Rabbit
Unless you are a rabbit, don’t eat like one. There are a lot more healthy choices than just salads. I do not recommend any restrictive diets unless you have an intolerance to certain foods due to allergies or medical conditions (consult your physician). Vegan and other restrictive diets are great as a personal choice but I don’t recommend them as a healthy lifestyle. Balance is the key. A balance of lean protein, vegetables for carbohydrates (and fruit), and good fat sources does the trick. That’s right, I said fat.
Don’t go Fat-Free
One of the biggest mistakes of restrictive “diets” is the fat-free diet. Good sources of fat are oils from seeds or nuts. They contain omega-3 fatty acids that reduce blood triglyceride levels and also carry fat soluble vitamins that your body needs. Also, sex hormones are modulated by fatty acids.
More about that in Part 2…
These are just a few for now
When I come up with some more, I will make a part 2 of this article so subscribe NOW. This should get you started for now.