5 Tips for Quick, Easy
Weight Loss! From
eDiets - The online diet, fitness, and healthy living resource
How many times have you wished that you
could swallow a pill and wake up in the morning thinner? It would be really
nice if such a pill existed, but it doesnt. So, with that in mind, what
can we do for quick, easy and sure weight loss?
1. Drink 64+ ounces of water each and every
2. Get cardio exercise EVERY day; gradually
building to the point where you get a minimum of 30 minutes a day.
3. Add fresh raw fruits and vegetables to
your daily diet.
4. Limit the bulky carbs: white
flour, potatoes, cereal, etc.
5. Identify the biggest obstacle you
consistently face that stymies your weight loss and overcome it, rid yourself
of it and banish it from your life forever!
Sound too hard? Seem impossible?
It isnt. The above mentioned 5 tips
are really nothing more than a recipe for healthful living. You arent
food combining impaired. You arent willpower deficient. Your weight is,
in most cases, a direct result of what you are consuming and how much you
Dont believe me?
Let me tell you the story of a reader of
mine. She wants to lose over 130 pounds and asked my help (that is how much I
lost, so she thought I might know a thing or two about losing that much and
more). I gladly obliged, as it is my purpose and passion in life to help others
realize successful and permanent weight loss.
I didnt prescribe a strict eating
plan for her, nor did I make her change everything about her life overnight.
Rather, I asked her some questions about how she lives, what her life is like
on a daily basis, what she thinks contributes most to her excess weight and
what she wants her future to hold.
She enjoys showing her dog in competitions,
but she gets winded and cant do the routines with the animal. She would
like to change that and be able to attend more shows and do them better. That
seems like a realistic and obtainable goal to me.
She said that she works in a factory and is
busy all day, eats on the run (mostly from the vending machine at work) and
goes home at lunch to feed her dog and let him out (and grabs a frozen budget
meal while there). Then, she goes back to work, finishes her day and heads home
to relax before bedtime; watching TV or reading a bit.
Ok. This gave me a good feel for what her
life is like and a clear picture of a few things that could easily be changed.
For one thing, what exactly was she grabbing from the vending machine? (Candy
bars; 6 of them a day on average.)
What type of frozen lunch did she prepare?
(Not the lean ones but rather the higher fat and sodium filled
How busy or active was she in a
typical day? (She didnt have an answer.)
I suggested that for one day she keep a
precise food journal and tell me not only what she consumes but also how many
total calories were in the foods. I also instructed her to get a pedometer
(www.walk4Life.com and get a FREE walking CD with it!) so that she would know
exactly how active she is on a busy day. It turns out
that she was only walking about 900 steps a day -- and even more shocking --
she consumed over 5,000 calories.
My advice for her was to start drinking
water (at least 64+ ounces of it a day), to snack on fruits or veggies rather
than the candy bars, to switch her frozen meals to the healthier options and to
increase her steps by 50 a week.
Now, 4 weeks later:
She is consuming around 84 ounces of water
a day; is snacking on fruit and socializing with her co-workers at break time
(she used to buy the candy bars and eat them alone so no one would see), eating
lunch at home same as before but just a different type of frozen meal (what a
really easy change if you think about it!) and she is walking. She was amazed
to realize what bad shape she was in after she did a 30 minute
walk, but that realization has fueled her journey. She is now becoming perhaps
the most motivated person I know!
Follow these 5 easy, quick to implement and
sure changes that will lead YOU to your weight loss dreams and goals! I would
love to hear what your changes are going to be! Email me at