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DAY 2 : SMALL CHANGES

Start With Small Changes

How many times have you decided to lose weight and then drastically changed what you ate and drank? Maybe you even started to work out an hour or two a day. How long did it last? After a few days or weeks you start to get burned out and get tired of this completely different lifestyle. That’s exactly why so many of us fail in our weight loss efforts. The key is to make small, gradual changes instead. Don’t turn your entire life around. Instead, start going for a walk after work or on your lunch break three times a week. Start drinking an extra glass of water a day, or distract yourself when you want to eat out of boredom. Small changes like t his will add up in the long run. As you get used to some of these changes, add something else to make your lifestyle healthier. Next you may want to start packing a healthy lunch, or preparing some veggies or a salad as a side dish for dinner.

Don’t completely cut out every food you love, instead allow yourself that piece of chocolate, or indulge in a few bites of cake. You can get away with just about anything in moderation. Eat a little bit of your favorite foods after filling up on some healthier fare, and then walk away.
Before you know it all these small changes you are making will become habits.

Mohamed Ladjal

DAY 1 LET’S BEGIN

Let’s Begin

Let’s start by taking a look at where you are at today. After all, you can’t measure what progress you are making if you don’t know where you started. Go ahead, muster some courage and step on that scale. Take out a notebook and write down your start weight.

From there, you can chart your progress as you go along. Simply weighing yourself and writing down the weight changes can be a big motivator to keep you going.

You may also want to take out a tape measure and measure around your waist, your hips, your upper arms and your thighs. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you will start losing inches once you incorporate healthy eating and a little bit of exercise into your daily life.

Lastly, you may want to consider keeping a food journal for a few days before you start making changes. Writing down everything you eat and drink for a week will give you a pretty clear picture about what you need to change.

You may find out that you tend to eat a lot more throughout the day if you skip breakfast, or that your snacking gets out of control at night when you flop down in front of the TV with a bag of cookies or popcorn. Once you see where your weaknesses are when it comes to food, you can take steps to change your habits. Which brings us to our next section…

 

Mohamed Ladjal

INTRODUCTION

Every year millions of us decide that it is time to lose some weight. Definitely a good decision, if you consider all the negative effects being overweight can have on your body and your overall health. Excess weight has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, not to mention a diminished quality of life.

We would like to give you a hand in your weight loss journey and provide you with some of the best tips and info out there when it comes to losing weight. We approach weight loss in a very down-to-earth and no-nonsense way. Sorry if we disappoint you, but there is no magic pill or juice you can take and wake up skinny the next morning. You also can’t join a gym, or buy an exercise tape and expect it to work its magic on its own.

We are here to help you along your journey to a skinnier you, but let’s be realistic. You have to eat better, get at least a little exercise and stick with it. If you can commit to that, there’s no stopping you.

Here’s to your success and a healthier, leaner you!

 

Mohamed Ladjal

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