Weight LossMany people want to start a weight loss program, but sometimes they don’t know where to begin. Below, you can find some simple weight loss tips for beginners and everyone who wants to reduce body weight using healthy weight management techniques and approaches.

1. Do not try to change everything at once. Always remember that any weight loss program embraces a very complex approach that involves not only healthy eating and developing good eating habits, but also changing your unhealthy daily behaviors, increased physical activities, a certain work on your self-improvement and so on. This everything is linked to hard work and a lot of patience, so do not expect immediate results.

2. Start working on changing your bad eating habits. Our bad eating habits are the main reason of having extra weight. Control everything you eat, avoid eating high-fat and high-sugar meals, make a rule of eating something every 4-5 hours and develop other healthy eating habits!

3. Avoid skipping meals. Some newbies in effective weight management may believe that skipping meals will lead to consuming less calories and losing weight. This is not actually true, and skipping meals has only negative effects, both on our weight and our overall health. Remember that it is essential to eat a good breakfast, as well as not to skip lunch. Some experts recommend eating dinner between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., and then only eat some fruit or have some tea before going to bed.

Weight Loss Tips For Beginners4. Start with lowering the amounts of fat in your daily meals. This way you can effectively lower your calorie consumption. Generally speaking, this rule can be put to eating less of such meals as sausages, cakes, cookies, chocolate, potato chips and so on. Also, you should learn more about the products with high content of saturated fat.

5. Control the calories you receive from what you drink. Choose to drink water instead of Cola, lemonade or commercial juices, they fill us with “liquid calories” and sugar, which stimulates weight gaining.

6. Use smaller plates. This is a very effective weight management technique. Star using smaller plates instead of big ones, and it will make you feel that your plate is filled enough to make you full.

7. Eat only delicious meals. Do not force yourself eating broccoli if you actually hate it. No healthy diet will be effective if it includes not delicious or not well-cooked meals. Make a list of the foods and meals you like and choose those which are the healthiest.

8. Eat as much as you need. Do not limit your daily food intake, because if you always feel hungry, the effects of weight management program will not be lasting. Besides, feeling always hungry will have negative effects on your overall health and may cause serious problems like peptic ulcer, gastritis, etc.

9. Eat regularly and frequently. It is recommended to eat every 3-4 hours, but very often we are too busy with our daily routine. Therefore, eating once a 4-5 hours should be considered healthy. Eat 4-6 times a day, eat regularly and do not skip meals.

10. Go for a small sweet treat. It is one of the most favorite weight loss tips for beginners, who want to achieve long-term effects. It is absolutely normal to allow yourself a small piece of chocolate or a cookie with cinnamon. Specialists say that only 90% of your daily diet should be healthy, and small amounts of your favorite foods and meals can count for the rest 10%.

Weight Management Program11. Always eat with pleasure. Eating with positive emotions is also a very important element of an effective weight management program. Eating on feet, in hurry or when you are overfilled with negative emotions will not bring anything good to you and your body. Enjoy every piece of the meals you eat!

12. Do not forget about physical activities. Always remember that a healthy diet is only a part of your weight loss program. Healthy eating will work and result in weight loss only in combination with doing a lot of physical exercises. Walk, swim, jog, cycle, move actively every single day, and you will  always be in a good shape, have an optimum weight and great overall health.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

3 Responses to “12 Weight Loss Tips For Beginners”

  1. Barb HNo Gravatar Says:

    Great weight loss tips! You make some great points, especially about being patient and not trying to change everything at once. It’s much better to focus on getting the un-healthy food out of your life and substituting with healthier foods, then it becomes a lifestyle change. That is a process and not an overnight makeover. The other thing that is helpful to me is using a smaller plate. It helps me stay focused on eating less. Unfortunately, the older I get, the less I can eat to maintain my weight. Thanks for the great tips!

  2. BeckyNo Gravatar Says:

    Those are great tips. I would also like to add eating protein with each meal and a little healthy fat, this will help you stay full longer and satisfy you, along with lots of fruits and veggies.
    -Becky Mahony, Nutrition Educator

  3. JackNo Gravatar Says:

    really nice tips. Your first tip is very attractive. Today people can’t wait, they need every thing in instance but that is why they are unable to grab the things. They should understand that weight loss is a steady and slow process.