127 Weight Loss Tips for a Fit & Healthy Body

24. Turn Off the TV. You’ll not only benefit by being more likely not to veg out on the couch, you’ll skip the ads for all the fast food, pizza, and chain restaurants.

25. Meditate and Use Visual Imagery. Rather than focusing on how hungry you are or on the things you’re giving up, spend time clearing your head and picturing yourself the way you want to be.

26. Get a Therapeutic Massage. It’s more than just calories in and out, it’s about feeling good and few things can get you there faster than a massage by a licensed and experienced physical therapist.

27. Stop with the Fizz. Cutting carbonated beverages can go a long way towards helping you reach your goal weight. They not only work to dehydrate you, but many contain caffeine, and even more contain High Fructose Corn Syrup which will really trip up your efforts.

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28. Work the Core. This doesn’t mean doing endless crunches or spot treating the stomach. There are many variations of exercises you can do. The core muscles help with many movements throughout the day, and can help relieve pressure on the back.

29 Take a Pass on the Latest Craze. Once you step back from the merry-go-round of the latest trends you can see how silly they are. Choose a solid program to follow and stick with it.

30. Focus on Being Healthier All Around. Yes, the goal is to lose weight, but if you dig deeper you’ll see that feel better is the core of the motivation, and that involves improving the body’s many functions with a holistic approach to health and well-being.

31. Ready, Fire, Aim! Don’t sit around waiting for the perfect strategy to come by, just get started doing something. The interesting thing is that once you start down the road to weight loss, the answers you need will come to you effortlessly.

32. Get to a Happy Place with Your Parents. In his book Heal the Hurt That Sabotages Your Life Bill Ferguson explains that a lot of the struggle in life comes from feelings of unworthiness caused by a dysfunctional relationship with your parents. If you have emotional connections to food this is a good place to start.

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33. Pick a Guru, Any Guru. The problem is that there are so many gurus out there, many saying the same things, and others saying everyone else has it wrong, that it can stall your start. Pick the one that resonates most with you and go with what they say, at least until you reach your target.

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34. Go Organic Whenever Possible. A recent study tried to debunk organic foods but missed the point entirely. You don’t buy organic because they have more vitamins or minerals, you buy it for all it doesn’t contain, like pesticides, chemicals, and additives.

35. Make More Money. It seems odd that money is connected to weight loss, but many people find that they need to start buying new clothes, eating better food, and getting more active. That costs money, and a lack of it can inhibit your progress.

36. Swim. This is one exercise that gets the whole body involved, helps with circulation, burns calories, and leaves you feeling great if you do it right. Don’t know how to swim or need a refresher? Check out the Total Immersion Swimming techniques here

37. Buy a New Pair of Pants. Buy a pair of pants in the size you want to be. But be careful to use them as a motivating factor as you near your goal, and not a demotivator as you struggle to get into them.

38. Use Better Metrics. Overall weight loss shouldn’t be your main goal, because this includes muscle mass that you can end up losing on starvation diets. What you should really be checking is your Body Fat Percentage (BFP) and your Body Mass Index (BMI). Choose healthy levels for each and strive for those.

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39. Learn to Chillax. One characteristic that many dieters seem to share is that they get antsy and feel like they should always be doing something, because it’s being lazy that made them fat. But you have to learn to take some time to just relax and let your mind and body rest, especially now when you are making so many changes.

40. Eat a Light Breakfast. Your digestive juices are just getting going in the morning, so don’t overdo it. Keep it light so you fuel your body without slogging yourself down. SEE: 45 Healthy Breakfasts

41. Eat a Substantial Lunch.This is when your digestive juices are at their strongest, so you should have your largest meal of the day at this time.

42. Eat a Light Dinner. Your body is starting to slow down at this time, and this includes your digestive power. Try to avoid a heavy meal and keep in mind that meats take a long time to digest, so are best avoided later in the day.

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43. Use Sea Salt Instead of Regular Salt. All of the nasty stuff that industrial grade salt is blamed for is not true for sea salt. In fact sea salt can help the body absorb and utilize the water that you drink.

44. Stop Smoking. It’s typical to gain some weight when you stop smoking, so if you’re overweight and a smoker you should cut out the cigarettes first, and then work on losing the excess pounds. SEE: 10 Ways to Quit Smoking

45. Have More Sex. This is one way to burn more calories and have fun at the same time.

46. Cut Back or Cut Out Alcohol. Alcohol not only contains a lot of calories, it’s also toxic to the liver, and the liver has a big role to play on making sure your colon, heart, and other organs are working in proper order.

47. Decide If You’re Going to Have a Free Day. A lot of modern workout programs include a free day, where you’re authorized to eat what you’ve been craving, skip on the exercise and then get back to the program the next day. You’ll need to decide if this will work for you, or if you think it would be too hard to go back to the program after a day of cheating.

P.S. Take a look at the 5 veggies that boost female metabolism and burn off lower belly fat.

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17 Comments

  1. JimDaMan says:

    I like the idea of home exercise equipment, but some of it gets pretty expensive. What can you recommend under $200 or so?

    • Bembu says:

      We recommend staying away from exercise machines if you only want to spend less than $200. Go the free route by doing body weight exercise, buy a good set of dumbbells or kettle bells, or get a high quality set of resistance bands. Also, give Yoga a try. You would be surprised at how much it actually works all your muscles. It may take awhile to get the hang of it at first, but once you get into, it is one of THE best ways to get a full body workout.

  2. Jacob says:

    I’ve always been skinny since I was a kid, so getting fat was never something that I thought would happen to me. As I got older I started gaining some weight, but I had a false sense of security that I could lose weight fairly easily since I was never a fat person. For people who were blessed with high metabolism, I think that’s the trap. You think you’re bulletproof but you’re not. Anyone can get fat if they take in more calories than they can burn, but we don’t think rationally like that. Well, I woke up recently realizing this and I’m finally doing something to get back to my old shape.

    • Jaslyn says:

      Yes have been the same way all my life. Since I started college I’ve put on a little weight and feel horrible about myself. I kept making up excuses why I couldn’t workout or eat healthy. Always thought it would only take a week to get rid of the excess fat. But the weeks passed me by and I didn’t take any action. I’m finally fed up and ready to start the journey on creating a new me.

  3. Alyssa says:

    Don’t overeat, such a simple tip that anyone should be able to follow and yet so many Americans have trouble doing it, including me. I should try to keep things simple and perhaps print out all the tips on this page and just stick them around the house. I should remind myself to eat healthier and to build better habits, so I could start losing weight. I bought several books on how to lose weight, but needless to say I had very little success with them. I think I’ll do that, I’m going to turn my wall into a wall of weight loss tips.

    • Melissa says:

      I totally agree with you! Simple is the way to go, and consistency! It shouldn’t be hard and doesn’t have to be!

  4. Mason11 says:

    It’s so hard to lose weight when at every corner there’s a fast food restaurant and they taste the way they taste. My dad tells me that he doesn’t understand how the young people today find fast foods tasty. He says they’re not real burgers and that everything’s made to taste a certain way and that the taste doesn’t come from the ingredients. But for me they taste great and I can hardly go a day without gobbling up a burger at a mcdonalds. I compare fast food to cigarette (I smoke too lol) because they really are addictive.

    • Lauren says:

      MLouise below is right. The only way to stop enjoying fast food is to cut it out completely so that your body stops craving it. I used to eat nothing but fast food and soda and I looooved the way it tasted. I was on the same boat as you. I thought people who ate salads were out of their ever-loving minds. But then I got to my highest weight ever and I realized that I had to do something. So I started making my own food every single day. It was really tiresome at first because I would make it and not even really want to eat it. Especially salads. I also didn’t have much in the way of cooking skills since I had let all of the fast food joints cook it for me. But slowly I learned. And then I learned what healthy foods I like the most. And then I learned recipes to combine ALL of the healthy foods I loved and I found myself craving all kinds of things that were actually good for me. One of the strangest, even to this day is green leaf lettuce. It actually tastes spicy and rich to me now, though my fast food eating taste buds of ten years ago would have laughed at me for saying that. Berries have flavor now, carrots, beets, alfalfa sprouts. My new snacks are cashews, cucumbers, carrots and sweet red peppers. I eat an apple every day and it gets me through a WHOLE yoga class without getting weak. Now, when I go out to eat at any restaurant I LOOK FORWARD to the salad menu and what kind of tasty lettuce I’m going to shove down my gullet. Don’t be discouraged. Make a salad into a piece of artwork. The beauty of a salad is that it can be a huge meal and still good for you because it is made of whole, healthy foods. Try adding avocados, lentils, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, guinoa, corn, black beans. Make it filling. You don’t have to eat like a rabbit to lose weight. You just have to avoid fast and pre-packaged foods. You can do it, man. I only know that because I did. And if I did, anyone can.

  5. MLouise says:

    To Mason11, human being are so made that after two to three weeks, they will get into a new habit, if you stick to not eating McDonald and EACH time you want it, you eat the apple you always carry with you, after three weeks, guess what?!!! you will crave the APPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are all weak sometimes so we have to replace bad habits with good ones since humans like habits. Always bring an apple and a few organic carrots with you and when you feel for crap, you crunch it like if that is the last piece of food in the whole world!! the crunch crunch will calm you down, the sugar in organic carrots or apples will calm you down and they will both help your liver to work better, if you think of your liver more, it will inspire you to treat it well, thus, make you stronger to say no to a bad burger (your liver will suffer from it) as you stand up for yourself and also for your liver. last point, organic meat makes very good burger!!!! start to make your own:) you will impress women with your waist, muscles (that they could now see!!) cooking skills, healthy habits! with all of that comes the fact that you will build stronger will and may get promoted since you have all this energy!!! go for it, a small change (carrying an apple to resist your daily McDonalds) and your life could be entirely different in the long run!!

  6. Lanan23 says:

    Hey Guys! My name is Judith and I want to share something with all of you. Three months ago I was a little overweight and I wasn’t feel confortable with my body, I had tried some of the diets out there – the low carb diet, the sugar free diet & the cabbage soup diet and none of them worked for me. I had tried going to the gym regularly to exercise but I’m a full-time mother with 2 kids, and I don’t have the energy to workout every day for hours…

    But one day doing some searching on Google I came across an article by a nutritionist who said he had tried a program called The 3 Week Diet (http://the3weekdiet.co.nf) and was able to lose 1 lb of body fat a day for 3 weeks by following it.

    I could hardly believe it, but I decided to give it a try. By the end of the first week I had lost near 9 lbs of pure body fat, and by the end of it I had lost almost 22 pounds! That was more than I had expected! Friends and family were commenting how much weight I had lost and I had never felt healthier and happier in my entire life.

    I want to share with all of you this method that changed my life because I know how hard it’s not being happy with your body. Take a look at it: http://the3weekdiet.co.nf

    If this could help only to one of you (I hope that more) I will be happy to having shared it 🙂

    Kisses!

  7. janie says:

    I love the ideas this website has for losing weight, I will incorporate this in my life everyday, and try to lose weight.

  8. Nikole says:

    This is great and useful article! Altough I would advise to aproach weight loss in more long-term way. Cause a lot of people know tons about weight loss, but few know how to do it correctly. For example, the people, who use good weight loss plans, achieve good results A LOT faster! Do a research, find good weight loss methods, like the ones here never-never-never-give-up.com … there’s plenty of other good resources on weight loss and you’ll see results much faster!

  9. Nikole says:

    I think that we should re-learn about nutrition, because there are a lot of bad habits between us.
    It’s all a mental matter. If you are able to quit the same unhealthy eating routine in order to gain a healthier one, you can lose weight because you know what it is due to. A friend of mine started a weight loss journey, she write on her blog.. Celebrities will never tell you how to lose weight because their treatments are too expensive, for example surgery… Nikole helped me a lot, I met her on a forum when she was struggling. Feel free to check, it is worth it. die-lard.com

  10. Holly says:

    I was put on Prednisone and gained 60lbs. Now, I watch my portion sizes and exercise regularly. I do cardio and resistance workouts. I am waiting for results. I’ve been downing this for a bit now. Any other tips?

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  12. Mettelisby says:

    Long but very useful information.

  13. chammika fernando says:

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