While I’m no weight loss expert, I have been learning quite a lot from the past few months. Here are a few tips to help you lose weight. These are all tips that I use daily and have helped me lose 15 lbs already in just a couple of months.
Drink Lots of Water
I’m sure you have heard this before, but you really do need to drink lots of water. I myself, drink around 100 oz of water each day. Of course water is important part of re-hydrating your body, but it also helps you feel full before a meal and even in between meals. Drinking a lots of water also helps flush out your body of toxins from food. You are recommended to drink around 64 oz a day, but I say more is better!
If you’re a breastfeeding mother like myself, it’s even more important to drink lots of water, to keep your milk supply up.
Plan Out Your Meals
Organization is key to successful weight loss. Every week, I sit down and plan out exactly what I am going to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks. During my Mamavation Campaign, I am following a strict diabetic exchange program from Mamavation RD Alyssa B. from InspiredRD. Once the campaign is over, I will continue to plan out meals weekly and also give my self a list of different options, to be able to change it up a bit.
Plan Out Your Fitness Daily
Just like I mentioned above about planning out what you’re going to eat. You should also plan out your daily exercise goals. Whether it is circuits or a work out DVD at home, group exercise at the gym, or for a run. If you sit down weekly, and plan out what you would like to get done, you are more likely to actually get it done, then to wake up everyday and kind of wing it.
Utilize Support from Others
This is probably this most important one. I don’t care HOW you get help from others, but do it. Find blogs that focus on weight loss, from a personal perspective. One of my favorite blogs to read is Runs for Cookies. For me, I like to know that there are others out there just like myself who have accomplished similar weight loss. I motivates me to continue on, in my own weight loss. Another good read is Shredding My Losses from Jennifer Seville. I cried reading her story because of how much I could relate to it.
Besides, finding others who you can read about, find people who are also trying to lose weight in forums like Spark People, or maybe start a group of your own on Facebook. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for help and advice. There are so many other people out there who have been in your place or are still currently in your same situation. It helps 110% to talk to others.