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Tips to Make Weight Loss Easier

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Anyone with weight loss goals wants to make weight loss easier!

Losing weight is challenging and it can seem as if you will never reach your goals. When it comes to weight loss you have to take it one day at a time otherwise you will become overwhelmed. The key to losing weight is to be consistent in everything you do. 


If you are consistent about all these things you will eventually see progress. There are also some practical things you need to get right, to make losing weight a lot easier. Here are some important things you should bear in mind as you go on your weight loss journey.


Read the Labels


Labels are placed on products to give you as much information as possible about what you’re putting into your body. 


You need to make sure that you are taking the time to read all the information that is on the label so that you can be more aware. Don’t just read the most obvious text on a product and then decide that something is healthy. 


Go deeper, and use calorie information that is placed on labels to see how it fits into your daily calorie intake. This way you can always be certain that you are not going over your assigned calorie limits. 


Find out about the calorie requirements of any diet you may be on. For example, if you are on a ketovore diet you need to find out as much as possible about what is the ketovore diet, and the calorie requirements.


Select Smaller Portions


You probably already know that eating smaller portions will be better for you than eating larger ones. 


However, when you pick up a large plate it can be difficult for you to stick to your goal of eating smaller portions. One trick that you can use is to choose a smaller plate. 


Make it easy for yourself by replacing all the bowls and plates that you use with smaller ones. 


If something cannot fit on the plate then don’t put it on. Over time as you make this simple but effective shift, you will get used to eating smaller portions. This will greatly help your weight loss goals.

Watch What You Bring Into the House


When it comes to eating junk food at home the term out of sight out of mind would never be more true. You can avoid eating junk food by simply refusing to bring it into your home. Instead stock up on healthy treats, such as fruits, and unsalted rice cakes among others.


Consider buying your groceries online, this way you won’t have to walk through the aisles of the supermarket and be tempted by all the delicious treats that you see. Buying groceries online is also more convenient and it saves time.


Start Your Weight Loss Journey


If you’re ready to go on your weight loss journey, in addition to diet and exercise, you need to ensure that you use these practical tips to make the process a lot easier. 


Often it is the simple things you do that can assist you with your journey. Always remember to read your labels so that you can keep a check on your calorie count, use smaller plates to force yourself to eat smaller portions, and don’t bring unhealthy food into your home.

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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20 thoughts on “Tips to Make Weight Loss Easier”

  1. Blair Villanueva

    Although my husband and I are currently on a healthy lifestyle, we want to keep it that way. We both love long walks as our exercise and of course we don’t go crazy with foods we take.

  2. Weight loss is definitely more than just cutting back calories or working out. These are all wonderful tips for thinking through everything.

  3. Read the labels, and smaller portions are great tips. I gained 5 lbs during winter, and now I’m trying to find inspiration for weigh loss journey before summer. Maybe summer shopping will help me with motivation.

  4. Great tips on making weight loss easier. It’s a great suggestion to just leave junk food out of the home. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Jennifer L Prince

    Smaller portions is really important. So many restaurants give enough for two meals, so I try only to eat half and save half for the next day.

  6. Weight loss can be a continuous struggle for many. These are simple tips that we often overlook. I try not to keep any “bad” food in the house that would tempt us to eat. Looking at labels and calorie intake is so important too.

  7. Yes, it is so important to read nutrition labels. Once I became pregnant I made the conscious choice to not put anything in my body if I can’t pronounce it or don’t know what it is.
    I even educated myself more on nutrition when I found out my son has lots of allergies. Thanks for sharing this blog post. Very interesting.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.