It can be difficult to even know where to begin when embarking on a weight loss program to shed those extra pounds especially when nothing else seems to have worked. It doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful! With a bit of careful planning you can devise a plan to help you get the most out of your new diet and get a brand new body!

1. Be Realistic

Pick the appropriate program that you feel comfortable following long term and not just for short term while you are dieting. Avoid silly crash and extreme celebrity diets, talk to your doctor if necessary to help devise the most suitable plan to achieve your goals.

2. Don’t be tempted.

When shopping, avoid stocking up on sweets, cakes, crisps and any other unhealthy and fatty foods. It is all too easy to end up
reaching for the biscuit tin. Choose healthy, low fat snacks or fruit instead.

3. Find Support.

It is shown that when you have a friend or partner supporting you or even following a diet program with you, your chances of being successful is doubled.

4. Once You Start A Diet Plan, Start Strong.

Rather than gradually easing into a diet plan, if you really commit to it and take action straight away you will lose more weight more quickly and it is more likely to stay off.

5. Don’t Starve, Just Change The Way You Eat.

You don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight. By changing the high calorie, full fat foods and snacks for low calorie, low fat foods you can lose weight without depriving yourself.  And the food you eat doesn’t have to be boring, be original, experiment try something you have never tired before!

6. Make Simple Changes.

Swap a Coke at lunch time for flavoured water or a sugar free version of a fizzy drink. Walk to the shops instead of taking the car. By making small changes it will lead to a big one.

7. Get More Exercise!

If you have always driven everywhere, try walking! Or if you have a bike, cycle! Or walk to the bus stop and get the bus. A little bit of exercise everyday is much more effective at weight loss than cramming in a lot of exercise just one day a week.

8. Drink Plenty Of Water.

It is advised that you drink 8 glasses of  water per day, this is not only good for losing weight but also is very good for the body in general, getting rid of toxins and impurities.

9. Keep A Diary Of Your Progress.

Keeping track of how many pounds you have lost is a great incentive to spur you on to keep going and help you get closer to your target weight.

10. Keep Going!

Whatever diet or regime you undertake, make sure to keep your resolve, and keep going!  Results will follow!