You don’t have to spend a great deal of money in order to lose weight. There are thousands of weight loss programs out there in the marketplace, and most of them cost something, from a very modest cost to ones that can cost a lot of money.
Achieving weight loss is really very simple. All that has to be done it so burn more calories that the calories that your body takes in. It will take some day-to-day discipline and a goal. Get a notebook and date each page. This is to record your weight each day, and the food and portions that you ate each day.
Step one is to consciously reduce the portions that you eat for each meal. If you have two bagels in the morning for breakfast, have one. If you have two sandwiches for lunch, have only one. For dinner cut your portion down to a smaller amount, particularly the meat. Cut down on the beef, and substitute chicken a fish. Be sure the fish is organic.
For the in between meal snacks that you “have to have”, eat an apple. Cut it up into pieces with a paring knife and put the pieces into a bowl. It is just a little easier to eat that way and it seems to last longer. It will curb your appetite, and will help stop the number one reason most of us gain weight, and that is the snack.
Drink lots of pure water. You will hear people say that they don’t like water. Water actually has no taste, so what they are really saying is that they miss the sweetness and flavor of the soft drinks and the concoctions of commercial stuff on the market. Our bodies consist of 70% water, and when we get low on our water, our cells don’t function quite as efficiently. Drinking pure water means distilled water. That is the best because that is what our kidneys break all fluids in our bodies down to anyway. Give your kidneys a break and give them pure water.
Walk a lot. Jogging can seem to be a better exercise, but walking is going to work quite well and it will not be as hard on your ankles and knees. Set a goal of walking 30 minutes per day. If you can’t make that in the early stages of your weigh loss quest, work up to it. Walk in a safe place, such as a high school track, or indoors in a mall. If you live in the country, stay off of the roads and find some land or a field to walk on. (Beware of the bull)
The most important, and perhaps the most difficult task is to say off of the sugar. Completely eliminate it if you can, or cut it down a lot if you can. Refined sugar (cakes, pies, snacks, Twinkies, etc.) will kill your diet faster than anything. White flour is no good for you either. If you don’t believe that, take some white bread, and throw it out for the birds, and don’t shocked when they won’t eat it, because it offers absolutely zero nutritional value.