There are times when weight loss can feel overwhelming. You may do great the first couple of weeks, but slowly start losing your motivation. Many people manage to meet their weight loss goals. How on earth do they manage it?
Identifying your goal is the first step in a successful weight loss program. Do you just want to shave off those few extra pounds you gained over the holidays, or do you want to fit into clothing that is a size or two smaller than what you currently wear? You should figure out exactly why you want to lose weight. Figure out if you want to lose the weight in order to have more energy or to lose a dress size.
Each week, you should chart your progress, so you know if you are improving. You should only weigh yourself once a week and keep track of your weigh-ins. In the journal, keep track of what you are eating on a daily basis and where you are eating it. You will be more aware of what you are eating since you will be keeping track of it, and this will lead to you making better food selections.
If you reach a level of hunger that feels like starvation, there's a pretty good chance that you will choose the wrong food to eat. Make sure to have healthy foods available to you when you are away from home to avoid this type of problem. You can avoid eating out by packing your own lunch. Packing a healthy lunch helps you avoid the temptation of high-calorie fast food. As it's typically much less expensive to bring your own lunch than to dine out, you could end up saving money as well as your waistline!
On their own, proper dietary habits are insufficient to produce impressive weight loss. Combining a healthy diet with good exercise habits is the key to making real progress. It will be easier for you to stick to your workout regimen if you like it. Keep an eye out for fun physical activities that you think you would like. Find exercise classes that intrigue you and get to know your classmates so that you develop the type of social interaction that keeps you motivated to return.
Make your junk food less accessible so that you won't eat it as much. You could hide your junk food, but you would probably be better of not buying it at all. When everything in your kitchen is healthy, chances are you will gravitate toward those items.