Six Tips for Losing WeightLosing weight is not "rocket science." All you have to do is increase your exercise and control your eating and you will lose weight. Of course this is easier said than done, but it is possible to do it.
Many people give up the effort because they are overwhelmed with so many things to do. Don't eat this, eat this, do this, do that and many other instructions prove to be too much. OK, if you can't follow a whole program then why not make one change at a time in your lifestyle?
I will give you a few examples. One of my yoga students came to me and told me that he had just lost 4 kilos (close to 9 pounds) in one month. How did he do it? He just did one thing: he fasted during one day of each week of that month. That's all he did.
If you don't like fasting or are not ready for it, then try one experiment with food. Give up eating foods with unnecessary added sugar such as cookies, cakes, candies, soda etc. I tried this recently and lost ten pounds. After a meal, instead of eating a sweet dessert I eat a piece of fruit. It's possible, and you don't have to change anything else.
And, if you are not ready to change your eating habits, then try adding some exercise to your life. Take a walk after dinner instead of sitting in an easy chair watching TV. Put on your mp3 player, get out in the fresh air and digest your dinner with a brisk walk. Walk 20 minutes away from your home and 20 minutes back. Do this every night and you are sure to lose some weight, and also improve your digestion and sleep.
Another small change you can make is to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Four liters (quarts) spread out over the day will help you to control your appetite and also help your over-all bodily functions.
If these above mentioned tips are not "doable" then try something else: do the three yoga postures which are explained in the Yoga Weight Loss Secrets ebook, twice a day. It will take you a total of forty minutes, and/or do the meditation that is described in the mini course and in the ebook. (If you want to get the ebook, then go to http://www.yogaweightlosssecrets.com )
Finally, if you are gung-ho and would like to try all of these tips on a daily basis. Then here is what to do:
1. Give up unnecessary sweet foods, and substitute them with fruit
2. Do fasting on a regular basis (see the ebook or mini course for instructions)
3. Add brisk walking to your daily schedule (40 minutes)
4. Drink four liters of water every day
5. Practice yoga exercises two times a day
6. Practice meditation two times a day
If you do any one of these things you will lose weight. If you do all of these, then your success is a sure guarantee.
Dada Vedaprajinananda is a yoga and meditation teacher with over 30 years of experience. He is the author of "Yoga Weight Loss Secrets", http://www.yogaweightlosssecrets.com and "Start Meditation, Stop Smoking", http://www.start-meditation-stop-smoking.com