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Seven New(ish) Tips to Help with Your Weight Loss

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I should think everyone is bored by now with hearing the same old stuff about losing weight, so perhaps it’s time for a new slant on the same old same old . . .  Continue reading to find out seven tips to you lose weight (that you probably haven’t thought of yet).

Get Your Mind Right

1. Get Your Head Right

This is my number one tip for losing weight. It’s no good trying to lose weight because ‘you have to’. You really must want to do it, otherwise it is so much harder to achieve and maintain what you work for. Read magazines, set challenging but achievable targets, makes plans and get not just motivated but excited about what you are doing.

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  1. [email protected] Diets

    March 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Eat Pizza

    Is just one of my favorite food but when comes to calorie calculations I don’t seem to care about it, but then when I finally realize that it isn’t good for my health at all I tried my best to avoid such food, but actually i didn’t stop eating Pizza specially now that my pizza store has this super yummy veggie pizza..a veggie pizza with mushroom on top…I guess this is it. A pizza for my diet..

  2. Simon Mitchinson

    January 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I’m pleased you found the article useful – good luck for the coming weeks!

  3. Lifestation

    January 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    “It’s no good trying to lose weight because ‘you have to’. You really must want to do it, otherwise it is so much harder to achieve and maintain what you work for”…..I certainly agree with this being Number 1, because the rest is irrelevant if you don’t go into it with the right attitude. “Because I have to” has never worked for me, and I don’t think it works for too many other people either….

    Thanks for the helpful tips, that will be put to good use in the coming weeks! :)

  4. Simon Mitchinson

    January 7, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Thanks Esential.

    A slice of lemon in a glass of water does make it a much nicer drink for some people. I must remember to recommend this idea to more of my clients.

    It’s nice to find so many supporters of drinking water. I am normally confronted by people who keep giving me bogus reasons why they shouldn’t have to drink it!

  5. Esential

    January 7, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I love the point 6. It’s one of my favourite recomandation that i do to my friends and to my family. I notice first on my self the importance of drinking water so that my body eliminate the toxins. If at first i couldn’t drink it without lemon or something in it, after a while i noticed that i had the thirsty feeling more often so drinking more water i was eating less and feeling so much better and easier :)

  6. Simon Mitchinson

    January 6, 2011 at 8:10 am

    That’s a very good point Al. Thank you.

  7. Al

    January 6, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I would recommend that in tip 5 you make sure that you are chewing sugar free gum, no sense in taking on unnecessary calories

  8. Simon Mitchinson

    January 5, 2011 at 5:17 am

    I’m very pleased for you David – congratulations.

    A lot of people lose a lot of weight in their first week or two of dieting – I’ll talk about the reasons for this another time – but then get disheartened if this rate of weight loss goes down (which is very often does).

    If you are following a sensible weight-loss plan, then after the first week or two you should aim to lose 1-2lb or (1/2 to 1kg) per week. That is a lot of body fat (see Tip 7) and is a rate that is sustainable during and after the diet.

    People that lose weight more quickly than this tend to put the weight back on again as soon as the diet plan stops. This is why I advise caution when signing up to a rapid weight-loss programme.

  9. davidisac

    January 4, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I just want to tell you how excited I am. After 9 days on the “Hypersonic Weight Loss” I lost 7lbs!!

  10. Simon Mitchinson

    January 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you for your kind words Ellynn.

    I’m surprised at what you say about tap water. I grew up in an area where the water was heavily fluoridated. The result for me is that I have excellent teeth with no adverse consequences.

    Ideally, I suppose, everyone would be presented with all the evidence and facts and would then be able to make an informed choice as to whether their water has added fluoride or not.

  11. Ellynn Thorstens

    January 4, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I share your simplistic approaches to keeping the weight off. For example, it is very important to know when its ok to cheat! No one can maintain perfect eating habits at all times!
    Let me also share that while water is important to drink, I agree, flouridated city tap water is not good! I use a water distiller. You can go to my website and follow a link to Dr. David Williams, on my supplements tab, to buy your own. There, you can also read up on the warning I am sharing with you about bad water.
    You have a great website. Thanks for sharing!

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