Healthy Eating: 5 Killer Strategies to Lose Weight to Live Longer and Happier
There have been a lot of articles written on healthy eating, weight loss and healthy living, e.g. “How to Loose Weight in 5 days ” etc., but I don’t want to bore you with that today.
Your weight control is not just about how many pounds you weighed before and after your diet. It’s much more complex than that and it requires a different sure fire winning approach.
We don’t want just to lose weight but also stay happy (not cranky and starved), improve our health and live longer. Is that right?
Here are 5 killer strategies to lose weight that work like a charm if you follow them exactly as described.
Healthy Eating Strategy #1. Make a Rock-Solid Plan
Create a weight loss goal, set the stakes and assign a family member or a friend to keep you accountable.
If you fail to do it, you give them a certain amount of money. Let’s say $50 to a $100. Or they pay a specific charity of your choice with it.
The thing about us is that we will do something about our problem only when we absolutely have to, when something big is at stake. So, this trick works like a charm.
Set up a goal for a day, week, month and stick with it or your wallet will lose quite a few bucks.
Healthy Eating Strategy #2. Keep Track of Your Calories by Writing Down Everything You Eat
This trick does really help to shed quite a few pounds. You will think twice before eating something, if you have to log it and count calories. There are also smartphone healthy apps and weight-loss tracking websites that make looking up calories easy. They are quite great because they offer healthy recipes, menu planners and support groups.
If you are too busy, not very disciplined and totally hate counting calories for everything you eat, you can just order pre-made healthy & chef-made weekly meal plans with limited calories from Diet-to-Go that are fairly inexpensive.
Healthy Eating Strategy #3. Gulp Water Before Each Meal
Very easy to do, but the benefit of it is greatly underestimated. If you drink two 8-once glasses of water before each meal, you won’t overeat, lose more weight and keep it off for at least a year according to research of American Chemical Society.
In addition to the above, drinking more water may discourage you from guzzling soda and other calorie-laden beverages that many of us are so addicted to. Drinking more water is a low-risk way to lose excess weight. End of story!
Healthy Eating Strategy #4. Keep Moving
Inactivity and laziness are death. Sedentary people do not only gain tons of weight and can’t keep it off, they are also at increased risk of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes which affects their lifestyle and longevity.
Go for a walk. Take the stairs. Help somebody. Stretch. Whatever you do – do not just sit there!
Healthy Eating Strategy #5. Post a Picture of Yourself on Facebook
If you need some more motivation and want to make sure you stick with your weight loss goal, post your “Before” picture on Facebook and promise to all your friends to come back in a month (or two) with the “After” picture where you look fabulous, healthy and 20 (or whatever your goal is) pounds lighter. Science shows this really works!
All these strategies are brain-dead simple and even a caveman can follow them. But we are much better than cavemen. And smarter. And more dedicated to our goals.
Remember: Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday.
What are your strategies for losing weight and healthy eating? Please share them with us!