3 Small Changes That Make A Big Impact On Weight Gain

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Weight loss is a simple idea: burn more calories than you eat each day. Some people have difficulty losing weight despite lifestyle changes that include exercise and a healthier diet. There are many factors that impact weight-loss. Sometimes even the smallest changes can make a big difference in your success.
Your mood and your attitude have a significant impact on your weight-loss efforts. Negative emotions, such as anger, guilt and anxiety, can inhibit your weight-loss efforts. The stress hormone cortisol can cause your body to store fat, especially around the waist. Exercise can help to reduce stress and counter the impact of stress hormones.
People-pleasers tend to have difficulty losing weight. A people-pleaser does not want to offend and tends to go with the flow when in a group. Dinner with friends can mean having a big slice of cake with chocolate syrup and whipped cream for dessert because your friends pressure you to have dessert. When you are pressured to have dessert or to eat something that you know will have a negative impact on your diet efforts, stick to your diet and tell your friends politely that you don’t want to eat more or have a dessert.
Most people are over-extended by numerous commitments, such as work, social events and driving the kids around to various activities. As a result of a busy lifestyle, we tend to eat fast. When you eat quickly without properly chewing your food, you tend to eat more. Chewing your food slowly stimulates appetite suppressing hormones which help you feel full faster. Chew your food slowly and savor the flavors. You will enjoy your meals more and it will help you to lose weight.
Try some iced green tea instead of soda. Regular soda is loaded with sugar which can pack on the pounds. Trade your coffee with 2 sugars for a cup of hot green tea. Drinking green tea regularly can reduce fat absorption in your blood and stimulates your body to eliminate fat.

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