5 Healthy Habits You Can Use to Help You Lose Weight

Healthy Habits

5 Healthy Habits

Are you trying to lose weight? Are you dieting? Stop that!

Instead of dieting to lose weight you need to adapt healthy weight management plan that includes the types of habits needed to live a long, healthy life.

Are You Frustrated by Your Inability to Lose Weight?

If you’ve been dieting and failed to lose the weight you expected you’re probably thinking that losing weight is hard. This can leave you feeling angry and frustrated.

That’s because you’re focusing on the wrong goal, losing weight. Instead of focusing on losing weight start focusing on adapting the healthy habits you need to live a long, healthy life.

Small Shifts = Big Outcomes

When many people go on a weight loss plan they try to make big changes in their diet and exercise. While they might lose a bit of weight in the beginning, the weight usually comes back.


Dieting doesn’t change your lifestyle. What you resist will persist.

Exercising like crazy might work for a while but few can maintain that type of routine.

In order to get and keep the healthy body you desire all you need to do is make some small shifts that keep you moving toward your body weight and health goals.

You need to adapt a few healthy habits. These habits will give you small, sustainable changes that become part of your healthy lifestyle.

That’s how you achieve your long term body weight goals.

Here are some healthy habits you can adapt that will start to work for you right away:

1. Drink low fat or skim milk

Low fat or 2% milk gives you the same nutritious benefits of whole milk but without the fat and calories. You can also use 1%, skim or soy milk as a substitute in your cereal, coffee, and recipes.

2. Stay away from soda

The biggest calorie source for Americans is Soda. Sodas like Pepsi, Coke and the rest all are filled with empty calories and diet soda is no better. The artificial sweeteners in diet sodas can mess up your metabolism.

Instead of drinking soda drink water. Not only is it better for you it can save you a ton of money. Water fills you up and has zero calories, no matter how much of it you drink!

3. Walk for 30 minutes a day

Maybe having a regular exercise program is difficult for you. If it is, just walk for 30 minutes a day. For most people walking doesn’t feel like exercise but can get your heart rate up while burning calories.

Here’s how you can incorporate more walking in your daily routine:

Park as far away from the stores you visit as possible.

Walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator.

Walk to your neighbor’s and then go for a stroll.

4. Watch your portion size

If you go to most fast food restaurants they ask you if you want to supersize it. In fact at nearly every restaurant, portion sizes are getting bigger and bigger. As a result the portion sizes in homes have gotten bigger.

Here are some general rules of thumb about portion sizes:

A serving of vegetables or fruit should be about the size of a baseball or a woman’s fist.

A 1/2 cup of cooked rice or pasta will fit into your rounded hand.

3 ounces of meat (typical serving size) is about the size of a deck of cards.

1/4 cup of nuts is about the size of a golf ball or large egg.

A computer mouse is about the size of a small potato.

The best way to avoid larger portions is to have smaller plates. Make half your plate vegetables, a quarter proteins, and the remaining quarter carbohydrates.

5. Limit your sweets

Eat pastries sparingly. Only eat sweets on special events or times when you deserve a nice treat.

Resist the urge to eat them every time you want.

If you have a special event coming up and you are hosting it, put off purchasing the sweets until the day before. This will help to keep you away from temptation.

Start Using these Healthy Habits Today!

Healthy weight management isn’t rocket science; it’s just making a few small shifts in your daily routine.

Choose one of these healthy habits and adopt it today. Then adopt another one in a week or so. Within a month or so you’ll be well on your way to the healthy life you desire.

Do it for life.


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Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©. He is also the author of “The Permanent Weight Loss Solution” as well as a number of articles on healthy weight management.

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