New Approach To Lose Weight

By HappySkinnyGirl

It seems that every time I’m trying to diet and exercise I tend to gain back more weight what I initially have lost. Either I got sick, lose motivation or couldn’t keep up with the plan. I’m getting so tired of trying so I give up. But don’t worry, I’m still on my quest to lose weight but not the same way as I’ve always done in the past. Instead, I’ll try to add more positive habits to my daily life. Here are my priorities for 2008.

Water – Drink more water. I’ve heard about this one so often, but yet I don’t practice it, because I’ve some difficulty to drink any liquid. As it’s now I need to drink more than 1 small glass a day. I’ve noticed here the other day how the water has positive effect on my body. No muscle pain or cramps. My new habit now is to sip water every hour or so.

Proper nutritions – Less junk food. Also, I need to eat fruit after dinner to stop late night’s craving.

Active – Physical activities for at least 45 min, 5-6times/week.

Sleep – Get enought sleep. So no more late night stay ups for me.

I’m looking forward to see the results! 8->

So, what do you do to lose weight?

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9 Comments on New Approach To Lose Weight

  1. Cris Lim
    January 17, 2008 at 8:06 am (10 years ago)

    Nice resolutions!

    Well for me, im going for:

    – eat more vegetables and reduce my poultry intake
    – walk more often, studies showed that walking with a pedometer helps lose weight slow but steadily.
    – no supper for me 😛

  2. HappySkinnyGirl
    January 17, 2008 at 4:55 pm (10 years ago)

    Cris Lim Thanks, I’ve almost forgot about that pedometer thingy. I gonna give it a second chance, but no supper? Nah! 😛

  3. From Fat to Fit
    January 19, 2008 at 4:33 am (10 years ago)

    Eat less, move more. Drink more water. Write about it to the world. So far so good!

    I’m really honored that you’ve got me in your Blogroll along with PastaQueen – reading her motivated me to start my own blog.

    Good luck!

  4. Sara
    January 20, 2008 at 7:53 am (10 years ago)

    I am allergic to gluten and dairy, and since changing my diet I lost what fat I had.

    I would suggest reducing or eliminating
    -wheat & dairy
    -late night eating (last meal 2-3 hours before sleep)
    -sugary drinks

    I try to focus on

    -lots of fruits and vegetables
    -drink lots of water
    -only eat when you are hungry

    -between meals try a few spoonfuls of oil (olive, avodacdo). Scientifically provides your body with nutrients, while curbing you hunger. As a result you will eat less.

    Breakfast should be your most complete meal, with lunch including most meat/protein, and dinner being a lighter meal, like soup/stew/stir-fry.

  5. Leo Dimilo
    January 23, 2008 at 1:06 pm (10 years ago)

    For me, I drink as much alcohol as my stomach can hold…just kidding..

    Seriously though…

    Eat lots of protein in the form of fish, eggs, and beans.

    Stay away from most carbs.

    Eat as many green vegetables as I want.

    Limit my sugar intake…stay away from sodas, ect.

    Do short, high intensity workouts (which promote both fat loss and muscle gain)

  6. Sara Lynn
    January 28, 2008 at 5:04 pm (10 years ago)

    Ilove this post! I am a firm believer that losing weight successfully is all about learning NEW healthy eating and fitness habits. Most of us continue in life with habits we were taught or picked up in our early years…many of which are not all that conducive to losing weight or staying healthy! Great post! Follow your own advice and your scale will soon be showing a lower number.

  7. Carol
    February 18, 2008 at 9:31 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m on the Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle program. I eat protein, starchy carbs, fiberous carbs, drink lots of water, stretch, do cardio which includes walking, elliptical and dancing. Just started Jan1. I weight 273 and have a long way to go but I’ll get there.

    Good luck to all you ladies!

    Carol
    http://thequeensizecommentary.blogspot.com/

  8. Gluten Free
    February 29, 2008 at 5:28 am (10 years ago)

    Sara’s comments are typical of those with gluten sensitivity or Celiacs. The change to a gluten free diet often helps weight loss.

    I suspect that this comes from adoption of healthier foods and more of a focus on what each meal contains rather than it being a happy coincidence.

    Identification of a health problem often provides the stimulus and discipline to change eating habits that most of us do not have in regular life.

  9. Rob
    April 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm (10 years ago)

    If you weight train, you can lose body fat easier because the added muscle mass will increase resting metabolism. You may not necessarily lose as much weight but you’ll look better in the end.