Make a commitment to manage your weight

The key to losing weight and maintaining your ideal weight is commitment. How committed are you in dropping a few kilograms and keeping yourself at your ideal weight is a question that some may answer differently.

Many people choose to engage in fad diets or make short-term changes to their eating and/ or exercise plan in order to achieve this. This usually results in the weight being kept off for a short term only too!

If you are looking for a long-term solution and would like to keep up with holding your ideal weight, then commitment may be all you need! Here are some ideas on how you can become more committed.

Commit to cutting out the junk foods

Consuming junk foods regularly is an easy way to pile on the calories as they are usually fattening and often contain preservatives as well as other additives that may not support a healthy diet. Choose healthy, nutritious and fresh foods that are easy to prepare and good for your weight too!

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Commit to reducing sugary beverage consumption

Try to avoid consuming too many sugary beverages and opt for good old water instead! If you must have tea and coffee, cut down on the number of spoons of sugar you add, go for low-fat milk and reduce the cream. Doing this regularly can save you from hundreds of calories!

According to myfitnesspal.com, coffee with a quarter cup of whole milk contains 38 calories. So if you have more than a cup of coffee daily, imagine how many more calories you will be taking in for the day. It could easily add up.

Commit 30 minutes daily to exercise

Exercise is not only a great way to burn calories, it can help to reduce stress, keep you fit and flexible and offer many other amazing health benefits too! Commit to working out for just 30 minutes daily. Remember that any form of physical activity counts so don’t stress about going to the gym – work out at home if you want to!

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