You may feel like your weight loss goals are lofty and far off. Having motivation when beginning a weight loss routine is easy. However, keeping the motivation high after a few weeks can be very difficult. How is it that some people don’t have this problem? There are many people out there who shed the pounds and keep them off. What do they do to achieve this amazing feat?
Begin your weight loss journey by clearly outlining your goals. Are you looking for significant weight loss, or are you looking just to tone your body? Is there a target weight that you want your body to have? Or would you like to increase your energy and physical endurance levels?
Take note of how much weight you lose every week. If you keep a weight loss journal, you can look back and track your progress. Maintain a Food diary within your overall weight loss diary. Writing down what you eat every time you consume food and drinks will help hold you accountable to how much you eat and when you eat it. Even just the act of writing it down will discourage you from wanting it.
Letting yourself get to the point where you are unbearably hungry is a bad thing! Once hunger has taken control of your consciousness it is difficult to resist the urge to eat any food in the immediate vicinity, and this food may not be the healthy choice you require. Plan out each meal ahead of time and bring snacks along. Always try to take a packed lunch, if you can. By doing this you will end up saving money and eating a healthier overall diet.
A healthy weight loss plan requires both modest exercise and a nutritional diet. Choosing a workout that you find engaging will make it easier to achieve the combination of diet and exercise that results in steady weight loss. Finding a friend to take walks with is a great motivator to work out. Turn your exercise routine into a family affair, whether it’s a jog through a park or a scenic bike ride. You’ll be working out without even trying!
This is a common piece of advice, but few people actually follow it. Get rid of all the junk food in your home. If they are out of sight, they are out of mind. Instead, make sure you have a lot of healthy options in your pantry, such as fruit, vegetables and nuts. All the things that are bad for you should be discarded. You will not crave them so much when you don’t see them.
It is important to have support when you are trying to lose weight. Having a good support system helps you stay motivated. When you think you just can’t take it any more, a quick call to a supportive friend can help you make it through.