A friend of mine told me I should consider taking weight loss pills for a while. I have a trip coming up and I want to lose as much as I can. Is this a good idea? I've never tried any or even considered that. Does anyone know of any good ones? Or should I just not use them altogether? Please help!
You can try but I honestly wouldn't recommend it.
Try replacing ALL of your beverages with simply water or green tea. Add a splash of lemon to either one for a fresh energizing taste. Green tea has a bit of caffeine so don't over do it. It also has anti-cancer phytoochemicals. If you find you absolutely need coffee, limit it to one cup, black.
Replace any and all snacks with simple whole fruits or vegetables. Cucumber is a very light, easy, and super healthy snack. Add a pinch of salt if your palate isn't adapted to the simpler flavors yet. Fruits have a bit more calories and sugars but don't worry about that, it's still a really good habit to get into, reaching for whole, nutrient-dense food rather than anything else.
These two simple life changes (not so simple to DO just simple to imagine) can make a big difference that has more potential to last, and will positively impact your momentum into even healthier life attitudes and habits.