I will be 100% honest with you….Losing weight is not easy.
Its takes effort, focus, and a great deal of discipline.
And if your goal is to keep the weight off for good, then you will also need to be consistent with your new way of eating.
Luckily for you, there are a few small tweaks you can make that will help you take your weight loss results to a new level.
Please note there is no need to try and incorporate all of these at the same time.
You should instead take a more gradual approach.
Doing so will make it a lot easier to stick with your new lifestyle changes.
5 Ways To Turbocharge Your Weight Loss Results
Eat Only When You’re Hungry
It sounds funny, but you would be surprised just how many people eat for the sake of eating.
Chances are you do it too without even realizing it.
Ever get bored and go grab a bag of chips?
I know I have….
The problem with eating when you’re not hungry is that you take in unnecessary calories.
Those unnecessary calories can lead to you gaining weight.
Eating when you’re not hungry is a hard habit to break.
Most people don’t even realize they are eating because they do it so much out of habit.
When they are watching TV, they are eating.
When they are talking on the phone, they are eating.
Its just something we often do without really thinking about it.
The key is to make a conscious effort to only eat when you’re hungry.
Pay attention to when you’re eating.
If you’re not hungry, stop immediately.
Have a Glass of Water Before You Eat
Did you know that hunger pangs can easily be confused with thirst?
Instead of grabbing for food at the first sign of a hunger pang, take a minute to drink a glass of water.
If you are still hungry after drinking a glass of water, then by all means get something to eat.
Slow Down When You Eat
Most people rush and eat their food as fast as they possibly can.
This is usually because we don’t feel like we have the time to sit down and enjoy our meals.
While I do understand that there are times when you have to eat as fast as you can, this isn’t something you should make a regular habit.
When you eat too fast it doesn’t give your brain enough time to register that you are full.
So guess what happens next?
You continue to eat because your brain is still giving out hunger signals.
The result is you feeling stuffed and barely able to breath.
As you can imagine, eating until you are stuffed is not a recipe for weight loss success.
As a matter of fact, it is a sure way to gain weight.
An easy way to combat this is to eat slower.
This gives your brain time to catch up with what’s actually going on in your body.
Eat More Mindfully
Besides eating slower, you should also make every effort to become more mindful with the way you eat.
Take time to enjoy all the different flavors.
Being more mindful when you eat gives you the opportunity to fully experience your food.
When its time to eat, make sure all of your focus is on eating.
Anytime your attention is split, you will eat more food without even realizing it.
Eating more mindfully is probably one of the easiest ways to improve your overall weight loss results.
Consider Each Meal a Special Event
When you enjoy the foods you eat, eating becomes a time to celebrate.
Food is fuel for your body.
It gives you the energy you need to be productive and make it through a long day.
Food is something you should enjoy.
Its not something you should dread.
Unfortunately, people on a diet often dread eating.
This is because they have fallen prey to the idea that you must eat bland boring food in order to lose weight.
This is completely false.
You don’t have to deprive yourself, or starve yourself, to transform your body.
As mentioned in a previous article, you have to learn how to make small changes to your eating routine.
You also need to learn how to season your food in a healthy way.
Listen, I will be completely honest, learning how to cook healthy is not easy.
It takes time as you have to find healthy alternatives.
Once you find those alternatives, things start to get a lot easier.
Always remember the most important part of losing weight is getting your diet in order.
That’s over 80% of the battle.
Once you have your eating right, the pounds will start to fall off.
You can then maximize your results by adding in a few strength training sessions every week.