Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan
How would you like to lose weight and keep it off in a healthy way? Imagine finally solving your weight problem. Here are some tips to get you started.
Be On Your Way To Weight Loss Success
At the beginning of a new weight-loss plan, many people are extremely motivated and hopeful. Sometimes the long term goal just seems too elusive, and the tendency is to give up too soon. Why can some people maintain their weight after losing it? How can I discover the magic needed to make this incredible progress possible? What is the secret to this?
Set A Goal
The first step in weight loss is to set out clear aims. Can you visualize a certain number that you would like to see on the scale? Do you want to lose a lot of weight, or just wear your current clothes more comfortably? Are you looking to increase your endurance our are looking to improve your physical appearance?
The Body’s Confusion
For most, that goal will be your “ideal weight”, but for many, that ‘ideal weight’ may be exactly the wrong weight for them to be aiming for.
Years of dieting or being overweight have the physiological effect of moving the body’s concept of the ideal weight from what is truly ideal. The “set point” is the weight at which your body naturally feels most comfortable.
If you’ve been overweight for a very long time, or if you’ve consistently ‘yo-yoed’, your body may respond to your initial weight loss plan by lowering its metabolism because it believes that you are starving to death. This slowing leads to discouraging plateaus that often knock people off their diets entirely, and lead to regaining all or part of the lost weight.
Keep A Diary
By creating a chart of your weekly weight-loss progress, you can easily stay informed of your results. Weigh in weekly and document everything you consume. That way you’ll be able to ascertain whether or not you need to make changes.
Keeping a food diary will inspire you to eat a healthier diet.
You can make bad eating choices if you are hungry. Keep yourself from succumbing to this trap. Create a food plan for yourself before you get hungry. Always have them accessible, no matter where you are. Prepare your meals at home starting now. Not only will this help you drop the pounds, but it will also help you save cash.
Don’t deprive yourself of nutritious food. That will not do you good in the long run.
I suggest a healthy way of eating for healthy weight loss. Re train yourself to a better way of eating, so that you don’t fall off the eating plan as soon as you lose a few pounds.
By doing this, your weight loss will be more permanent with less stress about depriving your self of foods you would eat on a regular basis.
Don’t leave tempting but unhealthy treats in your house. Remove all unhealthy choices and you will not give into temptation. If you make it difficult to get your hands on the high calorie junk food, it will be far less appealing and you will not eat as much of it.
Exercise does not have to be in the gym or structured activities. In fact, social or family activities can provide just as much health benefit as structured exercise.
Choose your exercise routine you want to do, whether it is just walking, riding your bike or using a treadmill. Using exercise equipment can strengthen and build muscles which will help you burn the fat off more quickly. Building muscle is the key!
Dance, walk, play a game, or go for a bike ride with the kids. All of these things will help you get the body you want and improve your overall health.
Well-planned exercise sessions are the keys to a successful weight loss strategy. To ensure that you get enough exercise, plan to work out at least a few times a week.
Talk to your friends, and envelop yourself with their support. Isn’t that why they are there? And maybe one or more of your friends will want to lose weight at the same time.
If you are around people who are positive about your goals, you are more likely to succeed. This can give you what you need to keep going. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you are having a rough time.
All Part Of A Smart, Healthy Weight Loss Plan
Regardless of the weight loss plan you choose, with the things listed above and by alternating between weight loss phases and maintenance phases, you’ll teach yourself and your body how to maintain a healthy weight.