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How To Make Weight Loss A Habit

The best thing you can do to lose weight is to start making it a habit. A habit is built when you practice in a disciplined way.

Once you begin to lose weight, your subconscious minds will begin to make weight loss habit. A habit is automatic thinking and behavior formed over time. In order for this habit to be formed, exercise is a must. The brain must be trained to understand that a healthy body is the most important and rewarding thing in life. If we want this habit to be formed, we must begin to exercise regularly. Once this habit is formed, the diet becomes an easy and enjoyable one. In addition, the weight can always come back if you give it the time and thought.

It takes about 20 days for a habit to form. This means if you take the weight off 1 lb every other day, it will have formed in 20 days. It usually takes about a week to see the results. However, it doesn’t take that long to get started.

Below are my tips how to get started by making weight loss a habit:

1. Exercise.

As I mentioned above, the brain will begin to make health habits after it receives the information and feedback about the new behaviors. The brain will need physical movements to strengthen the habit and make the habits more effective. We need to move. And we need to move regularly to form a habit; no more skipping around. Start walking your dog or your kids or even your house.

2. Eat Well.

By eating right I mean eating organic, unprocessed, and whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and legumes. All natural, high nutrient, and good for your body. If you follow a gluten free or casein free diet; you can enjoy foods that are beneficial for your body. You need to eat fresh, healthy foods to be healthy.

3. Eat Slow

I also want to mention this: make it a goal to eat slowly. Most people do not keep their eating habits. They are so busy in the day, that they don’t have the time to eat meals properly. The best time to eat is when you wake up around 6 A.M., have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and finish your meal. If you have to eat, eat slowly!

4. Maintain a healthy weight.

The best way to maintain a healthy diet is to follow a diet. The healthy diet is the plan where you follow your food rules to make sure the food does not have excess fat or sugars.

If you think you are getting fat, or having a low blood pressure, it’s because you were never eating healthily. You were not eating fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans that are good for weight loss.

5. Stay active

In addition to eating well; exercise is also a priority. We have a tendency to get stuck on the couch watching television, or dozing off in front of the television. But you should be able to move, and make some exercise a daily norm. Go to the gym, walk around, play sports, and go to the park whenever you have the energy.

It only takes a short time each week or month, to make weight loss a habit. It takes about 20 days for the brain to form an habit, and it usually takes about a week to see the result. If you are doing it right, the weight will come off.

Now it’s your turn. What tips do you have for starting to lose weight?

1. Exercise.

I am a trainer at the University of Texas. I offer classes on weight loss and muscle loss, and have personal trainers on staff. I teach people to lose weight by exercising. I’m always happy to work with people who are interested.

2. Eat Well.

I also want to mention that healthy eating is key to losing weight.