If losing weight was easy, everyone would look great and the world would be a boring place. Being overweight would be “cool” and “exotic” – just like most rare things are. Unfortunately, losing weight isn’t easy, but, let’s keep it real – it’s not that hard either. Here are 11 totally timeless weight loss tips that will make you look sexy and feel awesome!
1. Stop Eating Junk
It’s that simple. Just stop putting junk into your body. If you eat crap, you’ll look like crap, and you’ll feel like crap. You are what you eat and you eat what you are. If you are lazy, you eat “lazy food” or, in other words, total junk that takes 1 minute to heat up, or 30 seconds to order on the phone.
Losing weight is not rocket science. Make a choice. How bad do you really want it? Do you really want to lose weight, and be sexy as hell, or you just say you want it. There’s a big difference. If you really, really, REALLY wanted to lose weight – you wouldn’t be overweight in the first place. Decide how important this is in your life.
People that really want to stay in shape and lose fat do not consume crappy, oily, heavy food. So stop eating junk. That’s the first and most important step to losing weight.
2. Stop Drinking Junk
Water is your drink of choice if you are serious about weight loss. If you are drinking beer – you DO NOT want to lose weight, you just say you do, but you don’t.
Coke? Sprite? Forget about it. Self-discipline is a must. If you have no control over yourself and your impulses, then you’ll never be able to lose the fat. Be strong. Don’t give into your desires. Water, fresh juices, tea. That’s it.
3. Work Out Every Day
If you can’t put aside 30-45 minutes per day to exercise, then you’re not serious about weight loss, you’re just kidding yourself. 30-45 minutes per day is NOTHING compared to the happier life you’ll have once you look your best and feel like a queen.
I often see women that have this… really dumb image of weight loss… they think it’s something painful where you literally have to STARVE yourself to death. You don’t! Just don’t eat crap, and exercise every day. It’s that simple.
You don’t even have to count calories! If you work out, but you eat crap, then you’re wasting your time. If you eat okay food, but you never saw the gym in your life – again, you won’t have any significant results to show. You need both – good food and good exercise, not junk food and no exercise, or junk food and some exercise (then you’re just wasting your time).
4. Set a Goal
Measure your progress. Just looking at yourself in the mirror is not enough. Have a goal and think about it every day. Repeat the goal to yourself. Say it out loud and accept it. Be specific. Your goal can’t just be to “lose weigh” or “stay in shape” – say exactly how much you want to lose and in what time. Don’t make a totally unrealistic goal, but have one that’s achievable with a lot of effort.
Think big and believe in yourself. You can achieve it if you believe it.
Keep in mind that weight loss doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time. You need to be patient and persistent. Day by day, you eat better and you exercise – do that for a long enough time, and you’ll look fabulous. There are no magic pills or quick fixes – forget about losing 50lbs in a week. Think long term. Make a plan and start working on it – today.
5. Make It a Lifestyle, Not a Temporary Job
Most people look at weight loss and think about quick and easy ways to do nothing, but burn a bunch of calories (with pills) in no time.
Forget about all that nonsense. Don’t try to lose weight overnight! It’s a myth. Whoever tells you different, just wants to scam you out of your hard earned cash.
Don’t be a sucker. Instead of viewing weight loss as something quick, look at it from a long-term perspective. Being fit and healthy is a way of life. You always eat good food, you take care of your body, and you work out regularly. It’s that simple.
When you adapt this lifestyle you never get out of shape or overweight – you always feel and look your best. Nobody expects you to be an athlete, but give your best to stay in shape, if not because of others (your partner), then because of yourself.
Adapt a new lifestyle. You will feel so much better psychologically, you’ll radiate with a positive energy that draws people towards you instead of pushing them away.