Are you tired of fad diets that just don’t do the trick? Are you unhappy about the fat-loss hype that does nothing for your hips? If you answered ‘Yes’ to these questions, it is time to try the ten easiest ways to lose weight.

You can start today and lose weight fast naturally. In fact, even the kids can join in the fun of discovering how easy it is to get mom to ditch her diets permanently!

1. Avoid Add-Ons

It is often not the food itself that is the main culprit, but what you have with it. So, watch out for butter, cream, rich mayonnaise or fatty sauces. You can still have tasty food, but with a bit of thought you can save loads of calories by choosing to avoid add-ons or by opting for lower-fat substitutes. Now, isn’t that one of the easiest ways to lose weight?

2. Don’t White-Knuckle It

Do you assume that it is all a question of willpower – the one quality you don’t seem to have enough of? I have good news for you! It has much more to do with replacing a bad habit with a new, healthier habit. Prepare by putting a contingency plan together. You know your weak spots. You know when those pesky cravings are likely to hit. Have a plan of action ready and waiting.

3. Treat Yourself In Non-Food Ways

Learn to be good to yourself, but do this without food for a change. We are so used to eating for emotional reasons. We eat when we are sad or lonely. We also eat to celebrate. It is just a matter of learning to rather reward ourselves in other ways. What else gives you pleasure? A new magazine? A new make-up item? A visit with a friend? A beauty treatment at a spa? When you have been good in terms of eating healthy, or if you managed to get a small chunk of exercise done, be sure to treat yourself – but, do so with your jaws locked!

4. Prepare For A Snack-Attack

Make sure that you have a stash of healthy snack foods in a dedicated area and get into the habit of going there when you feel peckish. Healthy options include raisins, nuts, fresh fruit, air-popped popcorn, sugar-free jello, whole wheat crisp bread and dried fruit. In the fridge you can have a section with carrot sticks, celery and humus, light cottage cheese and low fat yogurt.

5. Ban The Butter

Do you love veggies, but hate steaming them? You can still saute them. However, don’t drown them in butter. Next time, try some low-salt chicken stock as an alternative. Delicious, but much less fattening.

6. Get A Vegetable Juicer

Overeating is often caused by nutrient deficiencies. By having fun preparing your own, fresh vegetable juicing recipes, you can make sure that you are getting all the nutrients you need. At the same time you can start to lose weight fast naturally.

This is also a great way to make sure that you down your fresh produce quota for the day, especially if you don’t enjoy eating veggies. Recipes for juicing can also help to lessen the craving for sweet things. In addition, fresh juice can be filling enough to help you to eat less. So, have a glass about 20 minutes before your main meal. Best of all, it is a non-fat snack the whole family will enjoy.

7. Get Moving

Find sneaky ways to add extra fat-burning activity to your day. Park a block or two further away from work and walk those extra steps at a brisk, arm-swinging pace. Forget about the elevator and re-discover stairs. Go for a walk during lunch. Remember that losing weight is much easier if your focus is on burning more calories, rather than on starving yourself.

8. Dress For Success

Throw out all your clothes with elasticized waists. These items just allow you to fool yourself about your growing girth. Stick to clothing that can’t grow with you! And refuse to step into the ‘just one size larger won’t hurt’ trap.

9. Make Exercise Fun

If you are new to the idea of exercise, try to start out with something fun and non-threatening. If your confidence level has suffered because of a weight issue, the thought of going to a gym may be daunting. You may wish to tackle something simple at home for a while first. One idea is to get a rebounder. These mini-trampolines allow you to walk in place, jog or do a whole range of exercises. They come with a host of other health benefits. If you really want to lose weight fast naturally, working with weights should be high on your ‘to do’ list.

10. Nothing Is Taboo

Don’t make anything a total taboo! If you do, you will simply crave it. Have a slice of pizza now and then, enjoy a square of dark chocolate or join the kids and have that ice cream cone from time to time. Just make sure that you choose a smaller portion. The easiest way to lose weight, is by incorporating your favorites into your healthier eating plan. If you do this, you can remain in control. You will also be less likely to binge.

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