29 Healthy Ways to Slim Down

If shedding a few pounds is on your list of goals, check out this list of weight loss tips.  Try a few, or try all 29!

  1. Write down your monthly goals for workouts and post them in places you will see every day like your mirror or your fridge.
  2. Wash and cut fruit and vegetables and store in your fridge so they are ready to eat on the go.
  3. Eat more fish.  Fish is a very healthy option.
  4. Eat your meals on smaller plates. The appearance of more food on a smaller plate makes you feel fuller.
  5. Try boiling or baking your meals instead of frying.
  6. Switch from whole milk to skim milk.
  7. Switch from soda to water.
  8. Switch from ground beef to lean ground turkey.
  9. Snack on nuts! They are great for you, help keep you satisfied and they taste great too
  10. Sleep can affect your appetite.  Not enough sleep can make your body crave more food – aim for a solid 8 hours a night.
  11. Plan your meals ahead of time…that way you are less likely to go for  take out.
  12. Eat fruit! You can eat fruit any time of the day.
  13. Lower your carb intake. You don’t need to cut carbs out completely but simple substitutions like switching from white to whole wheat can make a huge difference.
  14. Hummus! Dip vegetables in hummus instead of ranch, or spread on sandwiches or wraps.
  15. Get a good pair of runners. There is a better chance you will run if you have a comfortable pair of running shoes.
  16. Eat quinoa. It’s delicious for you and can be used in many different meals.
  17. Eat more veggies! Bring carrots or celery to snack on at work or make an extra vegetable with your dinner.
  18. Eat gum! Chewing gum can often relieve the urge to snack.
  19. Drink water and lots of it, all the time!
  20. Eat Avocados, they are full of good fats and taste great on almost everything.
  21. Drink a large glass of water before meals, you will feel fuller quicker.
  22. Don’t go grocery shopping when you’re hungry. When you are hungry your hunger will help you decide what to buy (and sometimes are cravings don’t pick the healthiest options)!
  23. Don’t keep junk food in the house. You can’t eat it if it’s not there!
  24. Don’t go back for seconds.
  25. Don’t eat after seven o’clock at night.
  26. Cook egg whites instead of whole eggs.
  27. Baby steps. You can’t change your whole lifestyle in a day. Try making small changes one or two at a time, they will be easier to adjust to and  become more routine.
  28. Always start the day with a great breakfast…it is the most important meal of the day.
  29. Celebrate when you achieve your goals! Every pound lost is a goal gained!


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