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19 Jan 2013

Lots of people resolve at the new year to shed excess pounds. However, this goal can be hard to achieve when there is no plan.

One way to help you to lose weight is to exercise with a close friend. They will help you enjoy your workout and keep you motivated. Working out with a buddy increases your efficiency overall.

Reward yourself for following your diet or you will quickly get discouraged. Possible rewards include buying new electronics, watching some fansubbed anime, or even going to a massage parlor. You will be able to buy new clothing for your new and improved body and tell yourself how good you are doing.

It is other best to stop eating at least three hours prior to bedtime, and your last snack should be small, and limited in carbohydrate content. This will keep your body nourished through the entire night.

Eat nuts that still contain a shell, like walnuts or peanuts, during your diet. Your snack will last longer, and you will avoid all the added salt of shelled nuts.

Aim for goals that are focused on trying to wear a particular clothing size as opposed to a target weight goal. Don't look to your scale as the end all to your success. Everyone has a different body type and therefore a different weight. Because each person has his or her own ideal weight, trying to attain a certain weight does not always make sense. Rather, work on fitting into your goal clothing size.

Take measures to reduce your caffeine intake. Research indicates that caffeine causes your body to burn its stores of fat more slowly.

Stay away from diet pills that claim to give dramatic results. There is seldom any research to support their effectiveness, and they can often be addictive. Companies that produce this type of product omit important information, making it impossible to make an intelligent purchasing decision. It is better to drop weight naturally.

Weight loss can be enhanced when you ensure there is variety within your food choices. Eating the same meals on a continual basis becomes monotonous and may cause you to lose your taste for them, thereby making it more difficult to maintain your weight loss regimen. Don't try to completely abolish all of your favorite foods, simply cut back on them so that you are eating healthier choices more often.

A fitness buddy is a great way to stay committed to an exercise and diet regimen. A like-minded partner who shares the same goals and exercise interests can really get you motivated to succeed. By supporting one another, you can create a positive vibe, which will help when you are running low on adrenaline.

Dining on chunky soups can help you lose weight. It's not a good idea to drink all of your calories. By choosing chunky soups full of vegetables, beans, etc., you'll notice that you'll get fuller quicker instead of selecting creamy soups.

If you plan to set a goal to lose weight for this New Year, you're off to a better start. You have a good idea now of different strategies to use, as well as new tips to try, for effective, healthy, lasting weight loss. May you experience a great success!


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