5 Weight Control Tips For Life

Instead of dieting a few times a year to get rid of any extra pounds you’ve put on, create new habits that you can easily fit into your life.

Dietary and workout changes do not have to be extreme to make a difference. It’s often the little things you change that have the most impact because they aren’t just temporary. This article outlines four tips you can use throughout life, no matter the time of year.

1. Cut out the soda and juice

Sodas and juice contain a lot of sugar. By cutting them out you will save yourself a lot of calories. If you think that 100% natural fruit juice is okay to drink often, remember that fruits contain plenty of sugar on their own. Replace these drinks with tea which you can sweeten with a little bit of honey if you have a sweet tooth.

2. Drink water often

Water is your best friend when it comes to keeping weight under control. It has no calories and keeps you feeling full so you won’t eat as much as you might want to. Always keep water handy to sip on. Before you go for seconds during meals, drink a glass of water and wait a few minutes. You might realize that you weren’t as hungry as you thought.

3. Portioning

Portioning is a very important skill to know. Most people overeat, consume too many calories and therefore gain weight. If you learn how much of each food group you should consume in one meal, you will save yourself those extra calories. You will probably be shocked at first to learn the true portion sizes. They are much smaller than most people realize. By eating according to true portions you will inevitably lose weight.

4. Lifestyle habits

If you’re used to hopping in the car and driving everywhere, it will take time to get used to walking six blocks to the grocery store. Driving might be quicker and more convenient but walking will help you burn calories on a regular basis.

You will also burn calories by carrying your groceries home instead of putting them in the car as they will act as weights. If you’re used to taking the elevator and escalator at the mall, start taking the stairs to burn extra calories. The little changes that you make to your life will make a bigger impact than you can imagine.

5. Persevere

You don’t need to cut things out completely but moderation is the key. It’s very important to know how much sugar, calories and fat are in the foods and drinks that you ingest. By simply paying attention to labels more and getting more active you can keep your weight under control on a regular basis without having to yo-yo diet.

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