At the beginning of a new weight-loss plan, many people are extremely motivated and hopeful. Most people do not stick to their plan. What makes it possible for some to lose weight and to keep it off. It is easy to believe there is a secret formula at work. What is the secret to this?
Before you do anything else, decide on some realistic weight loss goals. Are you looking to shed lots of pounds, or do you just want to reclaim clothing that has not been worn for many years? Is it that you want to be healthier and feel fitter? When you have goals set it will give you something to work towards.
It’s important to log your weight loss each and every week. You should weigh yourself each week and keep a daily Food diary. By noting which foods and drinks we consume, we empower ourselves to make wiser weight loss decisions.
When you are very hungry, you tend to make unhealthy food decisions. Avoid making poor food choices by always have a collection of healthful snacks packed and ready whenever you are out. Packing your own lunch is better for you than eating out. Bringing your own lunch will help you resist cravings and give you better control over the calories you eat. Because packing your own food is usually cheaper than eating out, you will be pleased by the money that you are saving as well as the benefits to your figure.
For your weight loss plan, be sure that you have a good work out plan as well as a healthy 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 don’t need to be at the gym to exercise. Get outside, move your body and get your blood pumping and the pounds will start shedding.
If your kitchen is filled with Junk Food and unhealthy snacks, it can be hard to resist eating them. However, following the same logic, we can determine that when the refrigerator is full of healthy, nutritious snacks, then that is what you will reach for. Keep your kitchen filled with healthy foods, like fruits, vegetables, and low-fat proteins. You must learn self control; stop buying the junk foods that you are addicted to. You may go through some junk food withdrawals but it is well worth it in the long run. Having healthy food within easy reach while you have to go out to get junk food makes you far more likely to choose the healthy food.
Above all, remember who you are doing this for – you! That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t rely on your friends and family to help make your weight loss journey easier. If you may be tired, discouraged, or lacking in motivation at times, have a friend join you for a healthy snack. Do not give in to the allure of the snack cake. Call on your friends for some motivation and inspiration when you are feeling insecure and need some help staying on track.