Sometimes, it is easy to forget why you are putting yourself through all this work. Like many, you may have had a lot of motivation right at the beginning, but found your determination flagging after a bit. This is the time frame that separates the men from the boys (so to speak). You see other people being successful in their drive and determination, and you wonder how you can get that for yourself. How do they lose weight and keep it off?
Before you do anything else, you should ask yourself why you want to lose weight, and then set your goals. Is there a specific function that you need to lose weight for? Is there a certain number of pounds that you want to get rid of? Are you interested in becoming generally healthier, or is slimming down a medical necessity? Your answers to these questions are important.
Keeping track of your weight loss each week will help you know how well you’re doing. Writing down your weight once a week, and keeping a written record of everything you eat and drink will help you decide to continue what you are doing, or make changes to your eating habits. Usually, the simple act of writing everything down is enough to persuade you to make better eating decisions.
Eat small amounts of healthy Food frequently to avoid becoming overly hungry and grabbing anything at hand. Avoid being faced with poor choices unexpectedly by planning your meals and snacks for each day and packing them to take along wherever you go. Pack your lunch based off of your plan, instead of dining out. Homemade food usually has fewer calories and less fat than what you would eat at a fast food joint or restaurant.
It is very important to eat healthy and exercise. It is essential to dedicate yourself to working out no fewer than three times weekly. You should plan to do something you enjoy so this does not seem like such a challenge to you. Ask your friends to schedule a weekly walk or two with you. Being outside for a nice hike can be a great way of getting exercise. If you like to dance then go out dancing, but try a new form of dance such as salsa or samba classes.
A key step in getting yourself healthy is to throw away all the Junk Food and temptations in your home. If you only buy foods that are good for you there will be less temptation at home. If there isn’t any junk food around, you won’t be tempted to eat it when hunger strikes.
Invite a friend to workout with you. If we think no one is paying attention, it can be easy to make excuses and put off our exercising. A great way to stay motivated when you are working out is to have a buddy do the exercise routine with you. Friends help by giving support and motivation.