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New Year’s Perennial Challenge, “How Can I Lose Weight?”

Year after year, come new year, there is a zeal to lose weight, gyms are packed, meals are missed, crash diets are embarked upon, various levels of fasting take place – all in the spirit of wanting to loose weight and loose it  f-a-s-t.  Taking drastic measures is often extremely difficult to keep up with; with luck one might manage a few days or at best weeks, then the old routine creeps in and its all back to square one.

The trick is not to take drastic measures, looking at your habits on a daily basis I think is the best starting point, from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, a critical analysis habits of your habits may give a good indication of habits you may adjust without doing anything drastic and unsustainable.  For example, what time do you wake up?  Perhaps if you get up 15-20 minutes earlier you could do some stretch exercises and sit-ups before taking a shower. What do you drink first thing?  Drinking water first thing is beneficial to cleansing the system and adding a squeezeof lemon juice is particularly benefial.   What about your eating habits, do you take time to chew , what is your plate size? can you squeeze in a good walk – perhaps parking the car further or walking to a bus stop further away,… all these are small changes you can make and see the weight going down – definitely.   For many more practical tips – 101 tips on how to lose weight, check out this link.

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