How To Lose Weight - 3 Simple Steps That May Surprise You!
Wondering how to lose weight? Sick of thinking about it and just want to get rid of that fat?
While there are thousands, even millions of sites out there telling you how to lose weight, many people just want some simple information on how to lose those extra pounds for good.
Having run several diet and weight loss websites for several years now, I've done a lot of research and talked with many who have won the weight loss game.
And I've discovered that there are some simple steps anyone can take to lose weight. If you follow these steps you're guaranteed to slim down.
But some people aren't even aware of them. So without further ado, here are 3 simple steps or tips on how to lose weight.
#1 Ask Yourself How You Got Here
Ask yourself how you became overweight in the first place. This could be painful, I admit. Nobody likes looking at an area where they may have made mistakes. But it is going to help you and even save you time and money.
This is actually a crucial first step to losing weight permanently.
Because people put on extra weight for different reasons. And in order to find your unique solution, you have to uncover how you got to be in this condition in the first place.
For example, are you an emotional overeater? Are you lacking knowledge in what kinds of things you should eat for better health? Have you tried diets before but just don't have the time to follow one?
When you know the problem you can find the solution. Which brings us to the next step.
#2 With the Answer to #1 in Mind, Ask Yourself How You Can Cut Back
It's important to keep the reasons you became overweight in mind while you ask yourself how you can cut back on eating. The simple matter is this - most people (barring medical problems) are overweight because they eat too much. So to lose weight, they need to cut back on the food they are eating.
But while it seems simple it's not easy. Because you have to uncover why you overate in the first place. If you don't you'll just try a new diet or weight loss plan, run into the same obstacles and give up.
So for example, if you've tried diets in the past but just couldn't stick with them because you were too busy - or you just couldn't stand eating food that tastes like rubber, you have to find a solution to that problem, while cutting back.
Maybe a diet food delivery service would help in this case - the food is made for you and ready in minutes. And it tastes delicious. So you have a convenient, easy way to 'cut back' while eating great tasting food.
Or if the reason you overate before was that you are a junk food junkie (and can't stand the thought of not having your fix every day), you're going to have to find a way to cut back without giving up your chocolate or chips.
Don't worry, you don't have to give up your junk food - but just find a way to cut back in small ways over time. So for example, maybe you make a decision to slow down your eating and really enjoy your chocolate bar - so you only need half a bar instead of a whole one.
Or maybe you eat one of those "100-calorie" only packages of chocolate instead of 3 large regular chocolate bars. Maybe you want to try a diet plan that allows for the occasional or even daily sweet.
If you are an emotional overeater, you may want to deal with your emotional issues while you cut back on food - and start learning how to deal with emotions instead of eating them.
So by asking how you can cut back based on why you got to be overweight, you'll gently and gradually find a solution that feels right for you. That leads to the last step:
#3 Take Action Today
Once you have a plan, take action - today. Step out and be bold. It can be scary to try something new. You don't know what to expect. But it can also be exhilarating.
And when you're excitedly moving in the direction of your slimmer body goals - you won't feel stuck in regrets and the pain of being overweight. Losing weight is a series of steps. And when you step out, it's easier to take the next step, and then the next step and then the next. You'll never get there if you're too afraid to take the next step.
Commit to that diet, write a plan to follow, set some time apart to work on yourself every day. And most of all - be kind to yourself.
Many people work against their bodies when they're losing weight. But that doesn't work. You have to work with yourself, with gentleness and compassion in order to see real results.
So those are 3 simple steps to take when you're wondering how to lose weight. In order to achieve lasting weight loss, you have to look at the root of the problem, find a way to cut back that works for you and take action to move towards a newer, slim body. Do this and you're guaranteed to have a slimmer body in no time!