Whether you’re following a low carb diet, using weight loss products or doing both to achieve your diet goals, it always helps to have an arsenal of tips to make the whole process easier. Read on for some of our members’ favorites—they’re simple yet effective.
1. Write it down, make it happen. Commit your weight loss goal to paper. Research shows that when you write it down, it becomes verifiable and real. Get specific—instead of writing, “I want to lose 20 pounds,” get detailed and write, “I will lose 10 pounds by December 1.” You may want to include your exercise goals as well.
2. Load up on soup. Fall and winter are excellent times to consume lots of soup. You can load them up with some of the many nutritious seasonal veggies or opt for delicious, antioxidant rich options such as pumpkin and butternut squash varieties. Soups are filling, easy to prepare and freeze well—so make some fresh and store the rest. Note that there are even some weight loss products we sell onsite and in our online store that are delicious and perfect for a weight loss plan—add some fresh veggies to pack an even greater nutrient punch.
3. Lace up your sneakers. Get moving—physical activity is a great way to enhance your diet efforts. If you can’t hit the gym or attend a class, go for a quick walk or run around the neighborhood. Make time wherever you can—take a 10 minute walk at lunch, bicycle to your errands or instead of hitting up happy hour with a friend, ask them to take a run or hit an exercise class.
4. Hit the bottle. As in, the water bottle. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, so whenever you feeling a pang, have some water. Strive to drink between eight and 10 glasses per day, as it will fill you up while helping to flush the toxins from your body.
5. Plan accordingly. It’s important to always think about your week in advance so that you can make it easier to stay on track with your diet. For example, if you know you’re going out of town or going to be on the go a lot, buy some healthy snacks in advance to take with you. Even when you’re running errands, take a piece of fruit or handful of nuts with you.