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10 Small Habits to Help You Lose Weight

I'm Andrea!

I help women lose weight without giving up their favorite foods.
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Losing weight can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! By implementing just a few small habits, your chances of success will increase dramatically.

 

Here are 10 tips to get you started:

 

1. COOK MORE AT HOME

Preparing your own food allows you to control the ingredients. Restaurant meals tend to have more calories, salt, and sugar. That’s true whether you’re eating at a fast food outlet or a fancy bistro.

2. PLAN YOUR MEALS

Starting your week off with a set plan will substantially increase your chances of weight loss success. You’ll be able to tell at a glance if you’re getting all your required nutrients, and you’ll likely eat fewer processed foods.

3. STOCK YOUR KITCHEN

Having a kitchen stocked with healthy meal staples is key for weight loss and will decrease the need to go shopping multiple times a week.

4. INCREASE YOUR FIBER

Eating more fiber is a significant change you can make in your diet. Some great sources include split peas, lentils, and black beans.

5. BOOST YOUR PROTEIN & FAT

Foods rich in protein & healthy fat fill you up and recharge your metabolism.

6. EAT BREAKFAST

Refueling in the morning helps to prevent excessive eating later in the day. Start out with something hearty and nutritious, like a green protein smoothie.

7. CONTROL PORTIONS

When we focus more on the quality of food we eat, the portion control part usually takes care of itself. Fill yourself up with nutrient dense food and don’t skip meals!

8. FOCUS ON WHOLE FOODS

Make vegetables, fruits, and other natural foods the core of your diet. Cutting back on packaged items will eliminate a lot of empty calories.

9. HYDRATE!

Quench your thirst with plain water and tea instead of beverages loaded with calories.

10. BE MINDFUL

Slow down and pay attention to what you’re putting on your plate. You’ll enjoy your food more. You’ll also be more likely to notice when you’re full instead of continuing to eat more than you planned.

 

As a certified health and weight loss coach, I help women who are stuck in food prison lose weight without the strict limitations of extreme dieting.

Years ago, my diet was a mess. Mindlessly snacking on cereal and chips, I was up 15 pounds and never stopped to consider what I was really putting in my body.

Then I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, which completely rocked my world. I went from mindless munching to obsessive & restrictive dieting... a lifestyle I had no hope of maintaining.

After being stuck in “food prison” for far too long, I finally discovered that balance, moderation and mindset are the keys to healthy weight and a thriving wellbeing. 

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