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Saturday, August 8, 2009
6 simple lifestyle changes to lose weight!
1. Eat breakfast
The evidence is overwhelming that people who eat a healthy breakfast are less likely to be overweight. Once you develop the breakfast habit you will be amazed at how much more energy you have.
Eating a healthy breakfast prevents overeating and unhealthy food choices later in the day. What should you eat? Choose high fiber, low sugar breakfast cereals with soy milk or rice milk with fresh fruit, oatmeal with sliced bananas or blueberries, or a Clif Bar if you're in a hurry.
Here are some healthy breakfast recipes for those mornings when you have time to make something special www.lose-weight-for-life.com/vegan-recipes.html#breakfast.
2. Move More
If you haven't been exercising at all, start by walking 15 minutes a day. Build that up to 45 minutes a day and the pounds will drop off.
If you're already a regular exerciser, then change up your routine, add weight training, yoga, or high intensity cardio to your workouts to jump start fat burning and boost your metabolism.
3. Purge Your Space
There is a profound connection between clutter and fat. Set aside an hour or two every weekend to tackle your extra "stuff". Clear out a drawer or closet at a time.
Purge your space, especially your kitchen, to make room to prepare healthy meals, discard processed foods, and free up space for fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains.
4. Eat a Salad Every Day
Salads will fill you up with healthy greens and raw fruits and vegetables. Salads don't have to be boring and they are a staple of every healthy weight loss program. Check out this blog post on healthy ways to jazz up your salads: blog.lose-weight-for-life.com/blog/healthy-village/0/0/permanent-weight-loss-5-ways-to-make-salads-fresh.
5. Sleep More
That's right sleeping more will help you lose weight permanently. There are other health benefits as well. Check out this blog post on 5 reasons to sleep more blog.lose-weight-for-life.com/blog/lose-weight-permanently/0/0/lose-weight-and-4-other-reasons-to-sleep-for-better-health.
6. Eat Healthy Snacks
Choose healthy snacks to keep your metabolism stoked, your energy level high, and avoid overeating due to hunger. Your body burns calories and operates most efficiently when it has regular nourishment every 4 hours or so. Be prepared-keep emergency stashes of healthy nuts, Clif Bars, and fresh fruit available.
A healthy lifestyle should include regular snacks that are packed with high quality protein, fiber, and nutrients. Here’s a blog post that discusses healthy snacks: blog.lose-weight-for-life.com/blog/high-fiber-diets/0/0/a-healthy-living-diet-how-to-snack.
Don't be among the 95% of dieters who fail to lose weight permanently. Make sensible healthy lifestyle changes that stick and you'll lose weight for life.