With each new year, millions of people make a resolution to lose more weight.
Our country is currently experiencing an obesity epidemic, as thousands of Americans each year exceed their recommended weight. If you’re looking to begin a weight loss program, it can be incredibly difficult to know where to start, especially if you’ve never exercised before. Here are a few quick tips to help you start your weight loss program.
Clean Out Your Fridge
Even if you go “healthy” grocery shopping, you’ll still need to eliminate existing unhealthy foods in your home. For unopened items that aren’t refrigerated, you may be able to donate them to your local food bank. Eliminate any foods that are high in sugar, high fructose corn syrup, white flour and saturated fat. Also try to eliminate any foods that are overly processed, since many processed foods contain added sugar and other simple carbohydrates.
Making a drastic lifestyle change can be extremely difficult. You have a much better chance of success if you take small steps towards improving your health. Try eliminating sugary drinks from your diet, or taking a short walk outdoors each day. Gradually work your way up to a longer walk, and then eliminate foods containing any high fructose corn syrup. These baby steps will help you have a much smoother transition into your new healthy lifestyle.
In today’s age of technology, there are now more tools than ever before to help you lose weight. Many of these tools even allow you to “compete” with your friends! Mobile apps like “My Fitness Pal” are great for helping you stay motivated and focused on losing weight. You can also find support at numerous fitness and weight-loss communities online.