Easy-to-Remember Tips for Successful Weight Loss

'Biggest Loser' trainers share effective tips for long-term weight loss success

Losing weight isn’t easy.

For the most part, we know what we need to do if we want to see the number on that scale go down (eat less, eat more nutritious whole foods, and exercise more), but the difficult part is consistently implementing these habits into our day to day lives.

Not to mention, when we’re constantly bombarded with so many different fitness fads, from trendy diets to “miracle” workouts, understanding what’s actually effective can become a bit bewildering.

Should you try eating gluten-free? Maybe CrossFit is the answer to all of your exercise issues?

Sure, the latest trend might work for you, but for most, true and sustainable weight loss success is a result of persistent implementation of a few simple healthy habits.

In their new book, The Biggest Loser Bootcamp: The 8-Week Get-Real, Get-Results Weight Loss Programtrainers and experts from NBC’s The Biggest Loser lay out a no-nonsense plan that explains what really works and how to incorporate these healthy habits in your life so you can lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle for good.

Like we said, losing weight isn’t easy—it takes dedication and hard work, but these tips from “The Biggest Loser Bootcamp” break down everything you need to know in simple, easy-to-remember tips for true weight loss success.

Drink More Water

According to The Biggest Loser Boot Camp, you should aim for at least eight glasses of water a day—and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Sip steadily throughout the day to keep your energy levels high, fight fatigue, reduce bloating, and keep your body healthy. Water is an important part of weight loss and it can even help you diagnose true hunger: when you're feeling the urge to snack, first drink a glass of water to determine whether or not you're truly hungry.

Weigh Your Food

Investing in a food scale is a great way to make sure you're eating accurate portion sizes. Follow these steps when using your scale: place a plate, bowl, or piece of parchment paper on your electronic kitchen scale. Follow the manufacturer’s directions to clear the weight of the plate or bowl. (This usually means simply pressing the Reset or On button.) Add the food you want to weigh – it may take a couple of seconds for the scale to settle and display the final reading. Add or remove food to achieve a serving. The Biggest Loser experts especially recommend weighing meat, fish, and cheese.

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