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Saturday, July 28, 2012

50 Ways To Lose Weight & Stay Healthy

Losing weight and staying healthy can be very challenging. Staying on track and achieving your goals takes a lot of will-power and determination.

To keep yourself focused on reaching your health and fitness goals, it's good to constantly remind yourself of the positive steps needed to be successful.

The following is a list of 50 simple ways to help you stay healthy and lose weight by Simon Lovell, author of the highly acclaimed Lunch Box Diet. Print this list out and pin it to your wall. This way you'll have a constant reminder of how to stay on track and achieve your goals.

  1. Go for a walk every day
  2. Eat moderately sized meals and have healthy snacks in between them
  3. Throw away your old "fat" clothes when you are too slim for them
  4. Add vegetables to your meals
  5. Eat a healthy breakfast every day
  6. Don't eat until you are full, save some room
  7. Don't listen to negative self-talk
  8. Cut back on caffeine and alcohol
  9. Weed out calories you have been overlooking – dressings, condiments, sauces etc.
  10. Get enough sleep every night
  11.  Substitute fatty foods with low-fat alternatives – e.g. low fat milk, low fat yoghurt
  12. Leave the car at home – Cut out short car journeys and walk or cycle instead
  13. Drink lots of water
  14. Never miss meals
  15. Get support from your friends
  16. Set realistic goals and don't be over-ambitious
  17. Educate yourself on healthy eating practices
  18. Stretch your body every morning
  19. Build your muscles to burn calories
  20. Never starve yourself
  21. Be a chef and create your own healthy dishes
  22. Eat whole grains – replace white bread, pasta and rice with their whole grain counterparts
  23. Learn to love vegetables
  24. Exercise with friends or join a keep fit group
  25. Stick to a regular eating schedule
  26. Explore new physical activities
  27. Don't be a couch potato
  28. Choose fruit for dessert
  29. Make a healthy grocery list before shopping
  30. Cut back on added fats and oils in cooking and spreads
  31. Cut out fried foods
  32. Control your cravings through NLP or hypnotherapy
  33. Laugh a lot and be happy
  34. Treat yourself when you make good progress
  35. Take up swimming
  36. Share your meals when eating in restaurants
  37. Don't drink fizzy drinks like Cola and Pepsi
  38. Cut back on salt
  39. Opt for lean meats rather than red meats
  40. Try eating some vegetables raw
  41. Take baby steps and make dietary changes gradually
  42. Eat a balanced diet and don't focus on just one type of nutrient
  43. Replace fatty snacks with healthy alternatives – no more chocolate bars and crisps; buy rice cakes, dried fruit and cereal bars instead
  44. Don't give up if you're not getting results as fast as you'd like – stay healthy and the results will come
  45. Get advice from a professional nutritionist
  46. Join a health and fitness message board and discuss your goals with other like-minded people
  47. Relieve your stress; relaxation is key to good health
  48. Read labels before buying groceries
  49. Avoid fad diets and crash dieting

Write your goals down on paper and hang them on your wall

Keep this list nearby and read it every now and then to keep yourself on track. Whatever you health, weight and fitness goals are, I wish you the best of luck.

Check out The Lunch Box Diet as a great healthy way of losing weight, it's been voted 'the best diet' 5/5 by Elle Magazine. Click here to get started.

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