Losing weight doesn't have to be hard. In my own opinion, if you want to do it the right way, it's so much easier when you have the right people in your corner and in my case the right people are Weight Watchers. I've been a member for many months now and have consistently lost 1 to 2 pounds a week at the very least for months now.
I tried everything before joining weight watchers and nothing seemed to work for me. The trick was to really sign up with the new Points Plus program and then learn the ropes as fast as I could. I did all the tracking of the food I ate, counting the points plus values of all the foods I ate, etc... and after a couple of months, it became so second-nature to me that I no longer needed to keep a journal of the foods I ate or count any points anymore.
I've gotten to the point where now I just eat really healthy foods most of the time and eat smaller portions. Another little tip is that I only eat when I'm hungry. By healthy foods, I mean tons of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, etc... I find I don't even need to consistently exercise to see results anymore. Of course, I'd be losing a lot more weight if I were to walk for 20 minutes a day every day for example but it's unnecessary.
I now do the online program of weight watchers where I enter my weight once a week on there and I'm supposed to be tracking the foods I eat with their e-tools but I just don't need to do that part anymore. I do it all mentally now and it's a lot easier. Of course, at first, I believe it's necessary to track and write down every single item of food you eat but with enough time and practice you will no longer need to do this.
One of the biggest tricks I've stumbled on over the last few months on how to consistently lose weight is to really keep busy. In my opinion, when you keep busy with something, your mind doesn't even have time to think about food or eating anymore... I do still eat 3 balanced meals a day and a couple of smaller healthy snacks but overall I don't obsess over food anymore and I believe that's been crucial to my success.
This week, I lost over 1 pound which may not seem like much but it's exactly how much you should be aiming for if you want to lose weight for life. You see, I don't know if you know this already yet, but if you lose more than 2 pounds, you're less likely to keep it off for the long-term. When you lose weight too fast, you're putting yourself at risk to gaining it back and fast.
As always, comments are welcomed and encouraged. Cheers!
Thanks for reading! Join Weight Watchers and you'll be successful... I promise.