Great Ideas For A New Weight Loss Plan

Have you been feeling down about the way your body looks? Is the prospect of eating right and losing weight too intimidating? Have you made an effort to shed unwanted pounds in the past? If so, were you unsuccessful or did you give up after a short time? This article may help you. Keep reading for some great weight loss tips.

A good way to lose some weight is to go for an outdoor hike. You can burn calories while enjoying the fresh air. You can burn more calories with more intense hikes.

It is an often published fact that drinking a lot of water will help weight loss. However, you may not know that drinking iced water can make your metabolism work harder. When you drink cold water, your body needs to work to raise its temperature, which improves your metabolism.

A good food item to eat is mashed potatoes using cauliflower substitute for those that love potatoes. Steam some cauliflower florets on your stovetop, mixing in some diced onions. When it's tender, puree it, adding in chicken or vegetable stock and a bit of fresh pepper. You can enjoy a delicious and satisfying side dish without the carbohydrate overload.

French Fries

Almost everyone enjoys the taste of french fries. They've gotten in the way of many people's weight loss goals. Baking french fries will make quite a difference when you are aiming to lose weight. Slice some potatoes into fries about 1/2" wide, then put them in a bowl with a tablespoon of oil. Add salt and pepper (and optionally, rosemary), then put them in the oven and bake them at 400 degrees. Use a spatula to loosen any caked-on fries, turn them over, then bake them for another half hour. You will prefer these over the usual deep-fried version because they are scrumptious with ketchup and they have a lot less calories. This great "French Bakes" recipe is courtesy of Laurel's Kitchen cookbook.

Now that you're aware of the things you could do to lose weight, all you need to do is to go out and do it. Don't waste the opportunity; use these tips to start losing weight today.