Guest post, again, as I’m still away.  

Do you regularly smile when you look in the mirror? Everyone in the world should feel happy about themselves, but you’ve got to admit that not a lot of people do. This usually comes down to being overweight and when you think you’re carrying a few extra pounds you have a habit of seeing the worst possible version of you. I bet other people don’t even notice you’re a little overweight because they have other things on their mind, but it still doesn’t change anything.

If you’re going to feel truly happy about yourself one of these days you will need to lose a few pounds. You will probably be scared of attempting it because you’ve failed in the past, but you can’t be and you have to realize the only reason you failed is because you were doing the wrong thing. Today is a new day and you’re going to learn how to do things the right way. Here are a few great tips that will help you out so you can have the body you desire in no time.

Fat doesn’t need to be scary

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Fat is actually very good for you and you need it in your diet. What you don’t need is the kind of fat that comes out of a fast food restaurant. Olive oil, nuts, and avocado are just a few of the things you should be including in your diet. Cakes, chocolate, and vegetable oil are not. You might think it’s bad for you because of the name because you automatically assume it will make your fat. It definitely won’t if you eat the right things, so you have nothing to worry about.

Carbohydrates can be scary

Carbohydrates are scary and it’s only because we eat so many of them. You only need to look at the average American diet to realize it’s all based around carbs. That is because bread, pasta, and rice are cheap to buy compared to nice cuts of meat and fresh vegetables. From now on you should try and cut as many carbs out of your diet as possible. You don’t technically need to include any in your diet anyway.

Start moving more

Although it’s possible to lose lots of weight through diet alone you shouldn’t neglect exercise. If you lift weights and take part in sports you will have a much better body shape compared to the person who just sits and watches TV all day. It doesn’t even require you to go to the gym if you’re not comfortable doing that. Just start by taking a long walk every day and eventually you can go for light jogs and do some body weight exercises at home.

Half a plate of vegetables

Losing weight is all about burning more energy than you’re taking in. If you always remember that, then you will realize eating less food will enable you to lose more weight. An easy way to reduce the amount of calories you’re eating is by filling half of your plate with vegetables because they are not very calorie dense. They are also very good for you and will make you feel a lot fuller for longer, so you’ll not be inclined to snack.

Use the mirror

Lose weight nowWeighing yourself every day on a set of scales is one of the worst things you can do. It will completely kill your motivation when you don’t see it dropping off. Unless you’re a sportsperson and you need to be a certain weight for an event, do you even need to use scales? All that matters is looking great in front of the mirror. As long as you look good naked who cares about a stupid number that doesn’t mean anything?

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Mike Connors is probably the best guy to write today’s post. A gym trainer by profession, he helps people get and considers it his duty to guide them properly in their endeavor to have a great body. He believes in sharing his knowledge for the benefit of the people and often gives advice about health issues on his blog.