5 Ways to Kick Start Weight Loss Today

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If there are any two things that frustrate a dieter, it’s not losing weight or worse, actually gaining weight despite sticking to a diet plan. Once that happens, it's tempting to give up. But a better choice would be to consider these tips to jumpstart weight loss.

Listen to hunger cues

Maintaining a diet regimen once the newness has worn off and enthusiasm begins to wane is a challenge. Be sure to check yourself: Are you eating because you're  hungry or are you eating for other reasons? Your body will tell you, but you need to know how to read the cues.

Understand health food claims

Most people now know it's a good idea to carefully scan labels on food products before buying. The advice is sound, but there is a bit more to it than that. Manufacturers and advertisers have a few tricks that you need to understand, too. 

Be an informed consumer

Once you're in the supermarket, there are other traps you can fall into. If knowledge is power, help yourself by entering the food market as an even more informed consumer.

Use a goals checklist

If successful weight loss and weight-loss maintenance are tops on your to-do list, you might want to come up with a plan on how to proceed. Creating a goals checklist might be just what you need!

Boost your metabolism naturally

Sometimes it's hard to get started on a diet. So it's encouraging to know that there are foods that can speed up your metabolism. A speedy metabolism is a sure fire way to burn off calories and shed unwanted pounds!