19 Small Changes That Actually Helped People Lose Weight
Pick one or two to start, and get this show on the road.
1. Make your couch a no-eating zone.
2. Stop weighing yourself as a means of measuring your progress.
3. Or take it a step further and don't even look in the mirror.
4. Don't try to ignore your cravings — just find healthier ways to satisfy them.
5. Swap "boredom eating" with other mindless (or productive) tasks.
6. Give up delivery and start preparing your own meals instead.
7. Skip escalators and elevators.
8. Don't stop at home before going to the gym after work or class.
9. Or stop forcing yourself to go to the gym if you hate it, and find an exercise you actually enjoy.
10. Stop buying your go-to unhealthy snacks so you're not even tempted.
11. Start taking your coffee black.
12. Ditch the soda, seriously.
13. Or alcohol.
14. Treat yourself really fucking well.
15. Make sure you're actually drinking enough water.
16. Cut back on foods with added sugar.
"I got rid of added/extra sugar during Lent one year. This meant no desserts, no soda, no syrup, etc. Fresh fruit was OK and I used yogurt with the least amount of sugar to satisfy my sweet tooth. In 40 days, with minimal exercise outside of gym class in high school, I lost 20 pounds."
—Daniel P. Murphy, Facebook
17. Quit fad diets for good.
18. Treat working out as a social activity.
19. Replace "I wish" with "I will."
This post has been lightly edited for length and clarity.