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The Best Products to Lose Weight: Sarah’s formula for success

Losing weight is one of the most popular topics on the web. People especially want to know the best products to lose weight. I know I’ve talked about this before, but this time I’m going to make it a little more personal. As a mom of two little ones (both under the age of 3), I’ll be honest when I say it’s been a challenge to get back to my “pre-baby” weight. I’ve always been someone who struggled with weight loss, so adding on the additional weight from being pregnant has made my journey that much harder. I’ve tried a lot of things and have only recently been seeing consistent results, so I’ve decided to share with you my “formula” for weight loss success.

The first thing I’ll share, that I completely believe in, is the 9” dinner plate. You may be wondering how a plate can possibly be one of the best products to lose weight, but it has really made a difference for me. The simple fact that I can fit less food on my plate forces me to eat less. Then by the time I’ve cleared my plate, I realize I’m not hungry anymore and stop eating. I’m sure I’m saving myself hundreds of calories each time I use the smaller plate. In addition to the smaller plate I’ve also really tried to follow the “my plate” format which basically tells us that half our plate should be fruits/vegetables and then ¼ protein and ¼ grains.

The next piece of my weight loss puzzle is high quality work out shoes. I’ve always purchased cheap work out shoes and never really realized what I was missing out on until I decided to “splurge” on a nice pair of running shoes. The shoes I bought (on clearance) were easily twice what I’ve ever paid for a pair of shoes in my life, but I wouldn’t trade them for anything! I’ll follow this up by saying: I’m not an avid or even moderate runner. I mostly wear these shoes for walking with a group of girlfriends (all pushing our strollers) or running on the elliptical. I had to ask friends who are big runners for help in deciding what to get, and despite this I would still consider these one of my best products to lose weight and here’s why.

The other day I couldn’t find my new shoes (I suspected my 2 year old hid them) and put on my old, cheap shoes instead, thinking it wouldn’t make a difference. Boy was I wrong! After taking 2 steps, I took them off and decided to work out after I found my good shoes. So they make the list since I won’t work out without them! Anything that makes you want to work out (a great song or workout video, for example) or you can’t imagine working out without (like the right shoes!) is one of the best products for YOU to lose weight!

Check back next week and I’ll share the rest of my list of the best products to lose weight!

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