The Little Things That Make a Big Difference’ is an article series outlining weight loss and diet interventions that may seem insignificant, but can make a huge difference to the success of your diet plan.
Change THESE for big results
Most people think that in order to diet for weight loss they need to totally transform their eating habits and make their lives totally “boring” in order to reach their goals.
The truth is that our diets are often so poor to begin with, that simply making SMALL changes can yield BIG results. Once you’ve got the hang of the small changes, and you’ve been motivated by the positive outcome, you can start making bigger changes over time.
So what do you need to change?
Small change 1:
The first thing is quantity. Many people are just eating far too much. So instead of eating less food AND changing the food too, why not just eat less of the food you already eat?
For example, if you’re eating take-away burgers and fries, how about just one burger, a small fries, and a water instead of the usual calorie-deluge involving upsizing, and giant burgers, and soda?
Small change 2:
Decrease the number of ‘non-meals’ you eat. So all those snacks at random times of the day? Those need to go. Again, that’s easy. Only eat at meal times. You could even simply cut your snacks from three per day down to one. That’s a calorie-saving… and that’s good.
Making these two changes could have you losing weight consistently before you even need to think about all the other complicated stuff. When you hit a plateau, and your weight loss stops, you need to start implementing more radical changes – like regular exercise, the type of food you eat, pre-making meals so that you don’t end up getting fast food etc…
Make these small changes first, and you’ll have a lot of wiggle room (and motivation) for weight loss later.
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