Do not skip meals - Skipping meals is one of the worse things you can do. You need to eat frequent small meals. That way your body is always satisfied and it increases your metabolism.
Drink enough water - Remember that if you work out you need to drink more than the recommended amount of water you need in a day. When you sweat, you are losing water. It’s really easy to become dehydrated and not know it. Also, a lot of times dehydration can be mistaken for hunger because they have the same side effects. Be on the safe side, drink more water!
Don’t let friends/family discourage you - I know lots of people have family and friends who don’t support them on their weight loss journey. You have to ignore the negativity. It’s about you, not them. You are changing your life! Also, just because those around you are eating bad, doesn’t mean you have to! It’s good to always have something in your bag. (An apple, a nut bar, etc.)
Get enough sleep - A lot of people don’t believe this one, but sleep does in fact make you lose weight! It’s good to get a good nights rest and be set in a regular routine. Stop going to bed at 2 A.M every night!
Don’t eat before bed - A lot of parents enforce this idea on us as we grow up because food gives our bodies energy and parents don’t like having their kids bouncing off the walls before bed. But as we grow up and have more freedom we usually don’t think about the consequences of eating before bed, when we really should. You shouldn’t eat 2-3 hours before you are set to go to bed. You don’t want that food sitting in your stomach over night, trust me.
Get a partner - It’s definitely a great idea to get a fitness partner! That way you will always have someone around you with the same goals in mind. Things become easier when you have someone to relate to. Not all partners work out though, so if the person you’re working with quits…don’t give up! Show ‘em what they’re missing. Later on they will have wished they didn’t quit.
Listen to some good tunes - Find music that fits the type of workout you are doing. It’s nice to have some upbeat music when doing Cardio. And real mellow music when doing things like stretching/yoga/deep breathing. Personally one song that always gets me going is Fort Minor - Remember the name. This is ten percent luck, 20 percent skill, 15 percent concentrated power and will, five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain, and 100 percent reason to remember the name.
Do it the natural way - Don’t use diet pills, don’t have some dramatic surgery, and don’t use some crazy cream. Shed pounds the right way. By changing your diet and exercise. Its not natural for you to lose weight taking a pill. Think about it - you are still eating the gross McDonalds Hamburgers and French Fries and Pizza and greasy Tacos anddddd everything else…but you drop like 50 pounds. -.- get real. Sound healthy to you? Think about what its actually doing to your body! Being skinny doesn’t make you healthy, and that’s what you should be aiming for!
Be conscious of what type of calories you are putting into your body - Just because something is low in calories doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Do me a favor and look at the entire label. Your body will love you much more, trust me.
Don’t reward yourself with bad food - You know how weight loss blogs give themselves rewards for when they reach a certain weight? Well, I’ve seen blogs reward themselves with bad food! Ice cream/a bag of chips/ etc. That’s just taking a step back…so, I would suggest you not do that.
Everything in moderation - You hear this a lot, and well..that’s because it’s true. It works!
Find positive motivation - Don’t just look at pictures of skinny women. First off, you all should know…everything is photo shopped. Second, your goal shouldn’t be to get skinny, but to be healthy. Looking at a toned body is different than looking at a skinny body. Know the difference.
Make working out apart of your schedule - Don’t let other plans come between you and your workout. Set a time, and stick to it.