Lose Weight This Week: Here's How!
Losing weight and keeping it off can seem like an unattainable goal. We start with all the enthusiasm and motivation in the world, and then get discouraged when we feel the soreness from our first workout. How do you determine the key to successful weight loss?
When you want to lose weight, the first step is always to decide what your specific goals are. Have you calculated how much weight you want to lose? What is your overall goal for weight loss? Is it your goal to slide into a new pair of jeans that are several sizes smaller, or just feel more svelte in the clothes you already wear? Is your goal to be in better shape or gain energy?
Keep track of your weight loss each week. Ideally, you should weigh yourself on a weekly basis, and record your food and drink intake on a daily basis. Recording our decisions makes us more conscious of those decisions.
You put yourself in a position to make unwise food choices when you allow yourself to go hungry. Keep yourself from succumbing to this trap. Therefore, have your meals planned out in advance. When you are going to be away from home, be sure to bring them with you. Take a brown bag lunch each day going forward. This will save you money, and save your diet.
In order to lose weight you need to pay attention to not only your diet but also the amount of exercise you get. You'll be more motivated if you create an exercise plan made up of activities you enjoy. Here are some great options: Take a dance class! Join a sports team! Join a hiking club! Get into power walking! Swim or jog with a friend! Use your imagination, and it won't be hard to come up with ways you can get a little more exercise in your daily life.
Make your junk food less accessible so that you won't eat it as much. If you can't see it then you won't crave it so often, so tuck it out of sight, or, better yet, leave it in the grocery store where it belongs! You are more likely to eat healthy foods if you are surrounded by them.
Your weight loss is up to you. It is important to tell your friends and family about your goals. You will find your journey much easier. If you may be tired, discouraged, or lacking in motivation at times, have a friend join you for a healthy snack. Instead of reaching for whatever it is that tempts you most, call someone special for help and words of encouragement. This can get you back on track in no time.