The desire for weight loss is a major issue among people today. People are frustrated that they can’t seem to lose weight, or keep it off. They are upset about the epidemic of “fattiness” that is sweeping the United States and many modern nations in general. But, what can they do? They feel as if their efforts to permanently lose weight end in failure, and that perhaps they are “fated” to be fat.
But the truth is that weight loss is possible. Permanent weight loss. It’s just that you have to know what you’re doing in order to achieve it.
Let’s look at some techniques and methods for attaining weight loss without killing yourself. For the biggest reason that people have so many problems attaining permanent weight loss as they want to is simply not understanding what really needs to be done; and consequently, they believe that they need to take extreme actions which make them miserable and, in the long run, simply cannot be sustained.
Eat the Same Foods, But Have Them a Different Way. One of the biggest obstacles to people’s efforts at weight loss is the experience of being made miserable with a forced or not-too-tasty diet. Most people like to stay with foods that they know they like. If you’re trying to lose weight, making serious alterations to your diet is actually counter productive. Instead, learn how to acquire, or make, the foods you love in a different, less fattening way.
For instance, how many among us don’t love pizza? But for people who are fighting weight problems, pizza is not a very good food choice, even though pizza is overall a healthy food choice. The reasons it’s bad for the overweight? The crust is the main thing, but also the sugar in the sauce (did you even know about that ingredient?). (Forget about concerns over the meat and cheese; they’re actually great for you.) If you love pizza but also want to lose weight, try making your own pizza at home. You can buy unsweetened sauce in the supermarket. And you can replace the usual crust with a soft tortilla shell.
Oh…and that home made pizza is not only easy to make, it’s not greasy!Need some dessert? Try baking brownies using whey protein powder and stevia for the sweetener, instead of using flour and sugar, respectively. Just do your research and you can figure out healthier alternatives to nearly any food that you currently love.
Water, Water, Everywhere. If you’re trying to lose weight and overeating is a problem for you, simply start drinking more water. (Drink filtered water if you live in an urban or suburban area.)
When you feel a hunger pang come, make it your reaction to first down a tall glass of water, then monitor how you’re feel within a couple of minutes after that. There’s a chance that’s what your body actually wanted-not more empty calorie foods.
Furthermore, if you are still hungry after that, you’re far less likely to make a hog of yourself. When you’re not desperate for food, you can think more rationally about your food choices, too.
The above are just a couple of examples of how you can lose weight permanently. There is no need to make yourself miserable or go hungry in order to lose weight