Feeling Great While Losing Weight
Sometimes losing weight can seem like the hardest thing in the world. Even if at first you are motivated and excited about losing weight, pitfalls along the way can leave you feeling discouraged, frustrated and ready to give up on your goals. You may wonder how others meet their goals successfully and manage to keep their weight off. You can find by reading on!
Choosing your fitness goal is step number one. Have you calculated how much weight you want to lose? What is your overall goal for weight loss? What about clothes? Would you like to go down a size or two, or maybe fit into your current wardrobe better? Do you want to be more shapely, or do you want to have more energy?
Keep a record of your weight loss every week. Maintain a diary which will allow you to track your weight loss progress each week. Record what you eat in the same book. Writing down your daily food intake helps keep you accountable for what you eat. Even just the act of writing it down will discourage you from wanting it.
If you are too hungry, your ability to make good choices will be reduced and will cause you to eat potentially unhealthy items. Plan your meals in advance and take them with you if you are busy. It is a good idea to bring a lunch with you from home. You will save money by bringing your own food, and the food you make will be healthier than what you can get from restaurants and fast food places.
It is very important to eat healthy and exercise. It is important that you exercise three times a week or more. You should plan to do something you enjoy so this does not seem like such a challenge to you. If you like having long conversations with your friends, you can go with them for a walk. Enjoy your workout in nature if you can. Hiking trails and bike paths offer some great outdoor space for working out by walking, biking, inline skating or even skateboarding. If you enjoy dancing you should take a class and learn a new routine.
The first and most important step is to get rid of all the unhealthy food from your home and vow that it's not allowed back in. You can't give into temptation if rich, fatty foods aren't available. Stock your kitchen full of healthy foods you love. If you make it difficult to grab and eat unhealthy, fat-filled junk food, you will soon find yourself resisting the urge to consume it.