Does losing weight seem hard or like a lot of work? Actually, there are small things you can do to start shifting the scale, without a lot of work at all. A few simple changes to your diet or activity can make all the difference.
I used to work in an Irish pub several years ago, when I was in college; where I gained about 20-25 pounds by being surrounded by food and alcohol. The moment I knew something had to change was when a customer I served asked when my baby was due- I wasn’t even pregnant!.
I was mortified – and it didn’t happen just once. I was in college, had no boyfriend and kids were the furthest thing from my mind. I was a petite girl, always thin, but I carried the bulk of my weight in my midsection – like most women.
I won’t say it is easy to avoid temptations when you are surrounded by food all day, but it is possible with some will power and when you know what you want.
Here are the three things that I did to release those 20 pounds and how you can also apply it to yourself:
Eliminate Soda and Fizzy Drinks. When you work at a bar or a fast food restaurant, you are surrounded by foods and drinks that are not healthy for you. So I made a conscious effort to stop buying soda by making an internal agreement with myself that I wouldn’t buy it anymore and I was able to drop five pounds instantly within a week. So if you’re trying to eat healthier, I suggest cutting out the junk, throwing it away, and just stop buying it and you will be amazed at how much better your willpower is if you just don’t have it in the house.
Cut Down on Fried and Junk Foods. I stopped eating fast food and started bringing in my own healthy snacks to work so that I would not be tempted to snack on the free fries that were provided. Staying prepared is also a very crucial part of the process because you will be put in situations where there’s not always healthy options available.
Get a Workout Buddy. Having an accountability buddy is very important when you are trying to lose weight, someone you can lean on and can motivate you when you don’t feel like working out. And just surrounding yourself with someone who’s on the same mission can be the make or break point.
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