When it comes to losing weight most of us are willing to try almost anything. Over the last decade or so there has been an incredible amount of weight loss plans or strategies brought into the public eye. We are bombarded with everything from The Atkins Diet to a cleanse consisting of lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. There have been so many new options that we tend to forget about some of the most basic ways to lose weight. Here are a few that always have and always will work.
1. Learn To Say No - Self-discipline is one of the hardest things to develop, but one of the most powerful tools you can have when it comes to losing weight. You may notice that once you start trying to lose weight everyone tries to keep you from succeeding. They bring in treats to the office, the kids need you to bake something for school or friends want you to go out to dinner almost every night of the week. The trick is to simply say no. Be able to be around the bad foods without having to take a bite.
2. Eat Extra Veggies - They are low in calories and high in nutrients. What else could you ask for? A lot of them are also high in fiber so they help to fill you up before you overload on the other stuff. Here's something to think about: 100 grams of broccoli adds up to about 34 calories while 100 grams of a brownie adds up to about 400 calories.
3. Build Up Your Confidence - Telling yourself you can't do it is losing before you even start. If you're confident that you can achieve your goals, you will. Start with smaller goals and as you achieve them you will build the confidence you need. Think of confidence as momentum. If you have some speed built up ahead of time the mountain will be a lot easier to climb.