Take Those Important First Steps Toward Weight Loss

Taking those important first steps toward weight loss is difficult but it can be a turning point in your life.  Losing weight can help you to have better health, feel better and have better self esteem.  But how do you start?  Where do you begin?

One of the most important first steps toward weight loss is to make a decision that you are going to lose weight.  Getting your motivation together and making a determined decision is an important step.  It might be a good idea to make a list of why you want to lose weight to help you stay motivated when you are feeling discouraged.

Another of the important first steps toward weight loss is to cut out the bad things in your diet and replace them with good.  One of the first things that needs to go is unhealthy drinks such as sugary sodas and other beverages that have no nutritional value.  Make it a goal to replace them with water.  Cutting out the junk in your diet is important, too.  Don’t feel like you are going to lose everything you love when you begin to make those first steps toward weight loss.  Replace unhealthy foods with tasty foods.  For example, instead of having an ice cream sundae after dinner, try having a bowl of healthy and low calorie fruit salad.

Next on the list of the important first steps toward weight loss is to get moving.  You need some physical fitness to go with your new diet.  There are many different types of exercise to choose from.  If nothing sounds appealing to you, try taking a 30 minute walk a few days a week until there is something else that catches your attention.

For more help making the first steps toward weight loss, you may enjoy this article by Eating Well.

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