For those people who are not obese but still need to lose a few pounds, the process of shedding that extra weight can be far more difficult. When you've got a lot to lose, it's easier to see results and stay motivated. When you've only got 10 pounds or less to lose, it can be easy to give up because those last few pounds are so stubborn! If you find that you've reached a plateau with no way to make it over the weight loss hump, try these tips to gain your ideal weight.
Make It a Team Effort
Research shows that other people in our life have a dramatic impact on how much weight we lose and how motivated we are to get into shape. When working together, a group of two or more weight loss partners tend to lose the same amount of weight and those who give the most credit to their partners actually lose the most pounds. It comes down to the "ripple effect"; just as obesity can be contagious (when you hang out with people who eat a lot, you'll eat more, too), so can fitness and health.
For best results, find a weight loss buddy or group to keep yourself on track. Even if it's only finding a friend on Facebook and holding each other accountable via video chat, it's much more likely to have a positive effect on your progress.
Don't Deprive Yourself
Unfortunately, the harder we try to lose weight by avoiding our favorite unhealthy foods, the more we tend to crave them. And if we eat those foods which are not good for us, we feel guilty, which makes us hungry...it's a vicious cycle. So how can you avoid deprivation binging?
For one thing, it's best to eat when you are hungry; don't wait until you're absolutely starving and ready to pop anything that doesn't move into your mouth. And if you do have an irresistible urge to snack on something fatty or sugary? Eat a few bites and do it quickly. The longer you try to resist, the worse your cravings will become - and you'll be much more likely to eat the whole cake instead of just one skinny slice.
Take an Hour, Lose Inches
It's much more motivating to clearly see substantial results in the mirror. If you need some quick and effective motivation, try giving yourself a one-hour, once a week far infrared ray body wrap treatment. These soothing, natural and healthy wrap sessions work to reduce inches effortlessly by heating stored fat and turning it into energy for your muscles. When you sweat as the result of the far infrared rays emitted through the wrap, your body's sweat is fueled by those broken down fatty acids so the fat is used, not abused.
You are likely to see results from just a single, one-hour session and that's some healthy motivation to lose those last few pounds! This is the perfect solution for losing inches in that particularly stubborn abdominal zone.
If you are struggling to lose those last ten pounds or so, don't despair. You are not alone! Try these tips for jump starting your efforts and finally get down to your ideal weight.
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