Thursday, January 22, 2009

Leslie's Weight Loss Tips

This tip always works for me. Part of our challenge in weight loss is that we can easily access new clothing to fit our ever-expanding frame. Just buy new clothes. That’s always fun, right? However, to help your weight loss efforts, don’t allow yourself to buy new items to replace those that have gotten a little snug.

In fact, avoid wearing anything stretchy altogether! Instead, find the tightest pair of jeans—ones you already own—that you can still fit into. If you have to, lie down on the bed to zip them up.

Doing so will accomplish two things:

1. Serve as a constant reminder of what you want to accomplish—losing the five (10? 15?) pounds you put on over the holidays.
2. Keep you from eating very much anyway. If they’re that tight, you’ll feel full after only a few bites. Listen to your body and stop eating. Remember, you’ll have another eating op in a few hours!

It’s interesting to me to note what you have when you take the “e” out of feasting. Fasting. While I’m not insisting that you do that, most of us could stand to skip a meal or two, or—at the very least—cut back a little on our consumption.

Finally, I’ve always liked the Weight Watchers slogan: “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!” Can you say amen?

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