Staying highly motivated is essential for successful weight loss. Your weight loss should be motivated by your own desire and not by the urging of others. Use the tips you’re about to read to help yourself stay motivated and maximize your weight loss.
Cardio exercise should be done when you first wake up and before you eat. Doing cardio in this way actually burns up to 3 times the calories.
If you love mashed potatoes but can’t have them on your diet, try this great mashed cauliflower recipe instead. Boil cauliflower like potatoes in a pot of water and add chopped onion for added flavor. Use vegetable of chicken broth when mashing to add even more flavor. You will then have a nutritious dinnertime side dish with very few carbs.
Everyone loves french fries! Unfortunately, they have wrecked many well-intentioned dieters. However, if you want to eat french fries that help erase pounds instead of adding them, bake them. After slicing potatoes into 1/2″ strips, place in a bowl along with 1T of canola oil. Sprinkle with pepper, salt and other seasonings of your choice. Arrange the fries on a roaster pan or cookie sheet in just one layer and bake at 400 degrees in your oven for 30 minutes. Use a spatula to flip them over and leave it in the oven for 10 more minutes. They are absolutely delicious with ketchup, much lower in fat calories, and you will never miss the deep frying. This “French bake” recipe comes from Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook.
If you are trying to lose weight and you are the kind of person who eats a lot of potato chips and the like, try switching to your favorite brands baked version. These are up to a third lower in both fat and calories and many eaters report little to no difference in taste.
Instead of having your largest meal for dinner, make midday the time for your big meal. If you eat sandwiches for lunch, try eating it during supper instead. This allows your body to burn more calories because your metabolism is higher during the day compared to the evening.
You can still go out to eat when you are on a diet. Be aware that most restaurant portions are very large. You may need to ask the waiter to bring you a take-out container and place half of the meal into it. In doing this, you eat less calories, and then you have a great lunch the next day.
When you workout, try to use sneakers that are soft with a strong cushion. Exercise can be hard on your body, especially if you are not supporting it with comfortable, properly fitted attire. “Good” doesn’t necessarily mean “expensive”. When you’re buying shoes, test them to ensure they fit by walking around.
By using the advice that this article has provided to you, you will soon get down to the weight you desire. Find what is best at motivation you so that you’re able to push through when times get tough.