Top 3 Weight loss Tips

There are a pretty large number of really useful weight loss tips that you can use to lose any amount of weight that you need to, and you'll find plenty of them here. But for the purpose of getting things started and to give you what you need to get your head around this subject from the ground up, there are really three major ways that you can approach losing weight and they are simple, common sense and easy enough to implement. These three fundamental weight loss tips are outlined below:


weight loss tipsThe first place most people look for losing some of their excess weight is to their diet. If your diet is a bad one for what ever reason, then you can change it for a good one and see an improvement in your body weight as well as your general health.

If you eat too much food in general, you can eat less. If you eat mostly junk food, you can switch to eating mostly healthy food. If you eat too many high calorie snacks, you can change that habit and if you must snack on something, make it something low calorie and healthy. If you eat too many sweet puddings and desserts, you can cut down on them or switch to low sugar alternatives. If you drink too much soda, you can do yourself a huge favor and only drink water.

More often than not, the reason you are overweight is that you are eating more than you need or a combination of too much and too many bad foods. In short, you are putting more calories into your body than you are burning.

To maintain a healthy body weight, you need to balance calories in with calories out. To lose weight, you need to burn more of those calories than you are consuming. Most people who go on a "diet" tend to restrict their calorie intake while cutting out as many of the "bad" foods as they can. This is one way of losing weight, but it is only one way and while it can be effective, especially in the short term, it is not always the best option for the long term.

Dieting alone by restricting calorie intake forces the body to compensate by slowing down its metabolism to match the amount of fuel that is being taken in. When this happens, we see a slowdown in the rate of weight loss until an equilibrium is reached where the weight becomes stable.

If this happens to be your target weight, then you will have succeeded and the common step that follows is to stop the diet and resume normal eating again. When this happens, the body, having become used to making do with less fuel, will tend to store more of that fuel as fat in readiness for the next period of restrictive diet that it will be expecting. That's why the excess weight you just lost simply comes back on again, usually with an extra pound or two for good measure.

A much better option is to combine a healthy diet with some exercise.


The best way to govern the way in which your body burns the calories you are putting in through your diet is by exercising. Merely restricting your body's calorie intake through a restrictive diet will provide you with short term results but often those results cannot be maintained except in a minority of cases. There is a very good reason for this, as just explained about restricting the level of calories being consumed.

It is far better to force the body to burn the excess calories through exercise rather than trying to restrict them through diet. That way, the metabolism is increased instead of decreased, leading to more efficient use of the fuel you are putting into your body, while not allowing it to store fat because you are burning it as it comes in.

The long term effects of exercise on your body's weight and physical appearance by combining exercise with a healthy diet are far superior to just calorie restrictive dieting. Not only is your metabolism boosted, but the exercise itself builds muscle strength and mass. Stronger, more massive muscles need more fuel to work, so you compound the good effects obtained by exercising by burning more calories than you can reasonably consume.

Often, people who exercise for a reasonable amount of time and level of work daily not only maintain a healthy body weight, but they look great as their stronger, tighter muscles tone their bodies giving that lithe, slim and fit appearance which is what is desired through losing weight in the first place.

But there is one further fundamental weight loss tip that can prove to be your greatest asset in your attempt to lose the excess body weight. That is your mind.


If you think of your physical body as the engine that works by using the fuel that you put into it, then the mind is the driver of that engine. The mind is that controlling aspect of the body that dictates how it will be, look and feel with regards to health, vitality and overall well being. It is the controlling mental state that dictates whether we are able to stick to that diet or to that exercise program or both or not.

A positive mental attitude towards achieving your weight loss goal is essential if you want to be successful. Being positive means you will be more determined to do whatever you have to do in order to achieve the results you desire. Not being positive about losing weight, or being downright negative about it will tend to scupper your chances of success by de-motivating you and sapping all your strength and determination.

A very wise man once said, "Whether you think you can or cannot, you are right." That man was Henry Ford who made it possible for everyone to be able to afford a modest car in a time when only the very richest of people could afford to own one. His vision and belief in his ability to turn that vision into a reality came about by positive thinking, or a positive mental attitude.

You too can use a positive mental attitude to make a reality of your own vision of a slimmer, fitter, healthier body that comes about by disciplined dieting and exercise combined. When you believe you can lose weight, then you will lose weight because you will put into action the things that need to be done in order for you to make that a reality.

Those are the three main tips for weight loss. All the rest are variations on one of those three main themes, although they are all valid in one way or another. Some tips will work better for some people than others, but you can be sure that there are variations on ways to lose weight that will work for you as long as you keep your mental state positive and upbeat about it.

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