Welcome to your New Year! These are my best weight loss tips to kick off your year. Every year, the #1 Resolution people have is to lose weight. First off, it is always perfect timing, just because of our holiday schedule. Most folks start their holiday eating binge in November for Thanksgiving, then Christmas takes off like a rocket. We have parties, holiday goodies in the office (I got THREE enormous gift baskets stuffed with goodies this year – wow!) and then neighbors showing up with treats.
After that onslaught of calories, it feels so good to get back to some sensible eating. True confession – I have always struggled with my weight – always! You may have always and maybe you’ve tried some of the same extreme diets – protein shakes, diet pills, high protein, you name it. Usually these aren’t even remotely successful and some are pretty miserable.
So, now folks are seeing a lot more success with more moderate and sensible diet plans – Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystems, etc. I’ve had some success with them, maybe you have too, but obviously something isn’t working or you wouldn’t be here. Jenny Craig was the best at 30 a pound loss, but I eventually gained it back, and I lost my gallbladder due to the very low fat content. Weight Watchers has the best reputation and seems easiest, but I’ve done it 8 times with little success because I get annoyed tracking the points.
As a result, these days, I just focus on behavior modification techniques. Basic stuff like drinking more water, adding some exercise into my morning routine (here’s a recent post on my indoor walking program) and adding more healthy foods into my meals.
In conclusion, I’m particularly fond of quick and simple hacks that help to use your habits to work FOR you rather than AGAINST you. So, all of the posts I’m going to share will give you some of my crazy stupid weight loss tips and life hacks that ANYONE can use. Most noteworthy, these are simple tips that require NO willpower and will help you be successful at whichever weight loss program you choose to go with.
Let’s start with my Five BEST Weight Loss Products
These are simple and inexpensive products (less than $25 in most cases) to help boost your weight loss.
Here are your fitness options.
They range from free to cheap to more expensive (but I will show you how to get the best deals).
FREE – A Weird Way to Exercise I Learned from my Mom
CHEAP – Thrifty Ways to Lose Weight
EXPENSIVE – 6 Ways to Save Money on a Gym Membership
My Best Weight Loss Tips
This post covers all of my BEST weight loss and motivational tips. It’s packed with terrific tips.
My Five BEST Tips for Weight Loss
Best Easy Weight Loss Tips and TRICKS
Most of all, I’m particularly proud of this series of posts.
You really need to read these. I guarantee that you haven’t heard of some of these tricks and they work. It’s not the same old eat before you go grocery shopping tips. Instead, put on some brisk tunes and chew spearmint gum. I’ll tell you why in the grocery post. I’ll tell you how to set up your kitchen for success in the kitchen post and a trick to get your family to painlessly snack on healthy food in the snack post.
Beat the Buffet
Skinny-Size Your Kitchen
Manage Your Snacking
Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips
Tips for your School Cafeteria
Come back tomorrow for my best tips on money management and getting rid of your holiday debt.
Intro Post – My Fool-Proof Secret Strategies for Your New Year’s Motivation
Day 1 – Weight Loss Tips
Day 2 – Manage Your Money
Day 3 – Declutter/Organize Your Home
Day 4 – Be a Better Parent