Losing unwanted pounds can be very difficult and very frustrating. It is very important to be motivated, dedicated and to be ready for changes. Losing unwanted pounds can be very difficult and very frustrating. It is very important to be motivated, dedicated and to be ready for changes.
With 50 pounds or more, life is difficult. You don’t feel comfortable, you feel fed up, and of course, it is bad for your overall health.
But, we always ask ourselves how and where to start? Well, first you should be mentally and emotionally prepared and of course, you need a plan.
Before you start with your regimen consider this:
1. A Perfect Time To Start Doesn’t Exist
If you want to lose a lot of weight, you should follow your plan and be prepared to make sacrifices.
During this period you will be invited to birthday parties, dinners, out with friends, you will go on a holiday and sometimes you might find it hard.
2. A Full-Time Commitment
Losing weight takes patience and time. You cannot follow your plan only in the working day and make a pause for the weekend. Losing weight is a full-time job.
You should also be very patient, and you shouldn’t expect incredible results after a week. On a weekly basis, you will lose from 0.5lbs to 3lbs. The incredible results come later. You need to be patient.
3. Sometimes You Will Mess Up
Don’t panic, because even the strongest and most dedicated person can make a mistake. In this case, you should accept it and move on. You cannot stop with your plan because you have made a little mistake.
But, if you often make mistakes, you should definitely stop your plan and think about your goals once again.
4. You Love Yourself That is Why You Lose Weight
Remember that you start your diet plan and exercise because you love yourself, not because you hate your body. It is your body, it’s your job to love it and to take care of it. Don’t think about your clothes size, because you will feel pressured. Just relax and stay positive, as this will make you feel proud at the end of the day. Choose some interesting activities like dancing lessons or running with friends.
14 Tips To Start Losing Weight
1. Start With Something You Like
Start with some fun activities like swimming. Everybody love swimming. You will enjoy and lose weight.Start consuming your favorite vegetables or fruits. And don’t forget to drink a lot of water.
2. Add Before Taking Away
Don’t be focused on getting rid of bad habits, but be focused on adding healthy habits.
Always add, before you take away. Soon, you will notice that it is much easier and less stressful.
3. Drink Water
Dehydration is one of the major reasons behind sluggishness, obese, and tiredness. Start drinking more water and avoid drinking soda or juice.
Try to consume less sugar than you usually do.
4. Make Food Switches
Avoid unhealthy food like packaged and processed food. Include more fruit and vegetables, meat, and grains.
The processed foods are unhealthy food and have a high content of fat, salt, sugar, and calories. Additionally, they have additives and preservatives.
5. Eat Proper Portions
Listen to your body. Eat proper portion and if you still feel hungry-stop. Drink a glass of water and wait for 15-20 minutes. If you still feel hungry-continue, but in most of the cases, you are not hungry anymore.
6. Slow Down
We all live busy lives and we do not pay enough attention to the amount of food we eat, especially when we watch TV.
So, do not watch TV while you eating and be aware of the amount of food you consume.
7. Add Vegetables Each Day
Vegetables are very important for our body. They contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. So, include more vegetables in your diet. You will feel faster and lighter. Consume leafy green vegetables.
8. No More Sugar In Your Coffee
You can continue drinking your morning coffee with or without milk or cream only if you eliminate the sugar.
We have already mentioned in some previous articles that sugar is toxic for your body because it spikes the insulin, which in turn makes your body hold onto the fat.
9. Alcohol Is For Weekend Only
Many people don’t know that alcohol has a lot of calories. So, you are allowed to consume alcohol only for the weekends. Or you can consume from 1 to 3 drinks per week.
Instead of being the one who drinks, be the one who drives. Nice change!
10. No More Carbs for Breakfast
Instead of carbs, you should start consuming healthy fats, protein, and vegetables.
If you enjoy a smoothie in the morning, you can continue doing that. Just make sure that you include enough healthy fats, protein, berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cranberries) and greens in your smoothie.
This will also help you with sleeping problems.
11. Offer to Bring Something to Dinner
Instead of avoiding you friends and family for dinner thinking about whether they are going to offer you healthy or unhealthy food, you can always bring something.
Don’t forget that your goals should be your priority. This is about you. Only you have the control.
12. Combine Cardio and Strength Training
Cardio exercises burn a lot of calories, and strength workouts build muscle and boost your metabolism.
Include these 2 aspects. Do cardio exercise some days and strength workouts other days, or you can combine elements from both workouts.
Don’t forget to consult with a trainer who will give you instructions.
13. Get Better Sleep
Good night sleep is very important. Otherwise, you will feel stressed.
People who don’t sleep enough, feel tired, and eat more in order to have more energy.
So, always go to bed early and have a good night sleep of 7-8 hours.
14. Move More
Nowadays, people spend too much time sitting. So, try to move more often.
Instead of sitting in front of TV, organize a more fun and active activity.
Moving burns calories and helps you to lose weight. Moreover, it is healthy.
As you can see, losing a lot of weight is not impossible. Just stay positive and motivated, make a plan, and seek support from your family, friends, and trainers.
Prepare emotionally and mentally and you will succeed.
What are you waiting for? Start today!
Change your life- the time is now.