My Top 10 Must-Do's to Lose Weight!

Let’s first remember that diets don’t work. It’s all about making lifestyle change. After I read Dr. Oz’s book YOU: On a Diet, I took action right away by starting to make those lifestyle changes in order to lose weight and get healthy. Below is my Top 10 Must-Do List to lose or maintain your weight and get healthy.

  1. Get rid of the salt. Don’t even keep it in your house and never eat anything with more than 400 mg of sodium.
  2. Get rid of sugar. Again, don’t keep it in your house.
  3. Never eat anything white. Whole grain is the way to go!
  4. Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to your bowl of steel-cut oatmeal every morning.
  5. Don’t buy anything you know isn’t healthy, so you won’t be tempted to eat it.
  6. Exercise every day. Strength train 2-3 days a week and do cardio every day for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  7. Drink plenty of ice water.
  8. Meditate every day. Think positive and surround yourself with positive people.
  9. Never skip meals or snacks. This is what keeps your metabolism going.
  10. If you make a mistake, it’s OK as long as you hop back on the wagon with your next meal or snack.

Although I have many other tips on losing weight and keeping it off, these are the main ones that worked for me. This June will be 4 years that I’ve maintained my weight loss and my Top 10 List is the main reason I’ve been able to do it!      

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Mon 05/02/2011