Losing weight is hard for those who are always thinking about how fat they are and that it is impossible to shed off the excess pounds. I mean, where will you start if your mind is always concocting negative vibes? If you think positively and if you condition your mind that you want to be healthy and fit, you will be able to do it. After all, losing weight is about discipline and control. The only person that can help you with burning fats and expending excess weight is YOU and no one else.
Sure, there are so many valuable information online about healthy eating, change of lifestyle and exercise routines. But if you don’t pick one to follow and do, what is the whole point of you reading about it?
Now, if you have made up your mind and would want to make a change TODAY, then, let’s get started.
Burn more calories than you eat to lose weight – plain and simple. There is no magic potion or voodoo spell to undo being overweight quick and fast. You just have to follow these simple things and you’d be losing weight in no time:
1. Think positive. If the will is strong, the body will follow. Imagine that in less than a year, you will be healthy and will surely look fantastic in a bikini. Yes, I said one year because losing weight the right way entails time and effort. It will be a tedious process, but it will come to those who are patient and determined.
2. Find the best workout program for you. You don’t have to do yoga if you don’t like yoga or pump iron if it doesn’t interest you. The only way for you to enjoy your workout program is when the exercise itself is enjoyable for you. There are so many choices to select from and there is no perfect exercise type for losing weight. Anything goes. Just remember that you need cardio and you need some weight exercises too. If you don’t know what to do, then, seek help from an exercise or fitness trainer.
3. Eat healthy foods. What is healthy? It means eating whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables, some sugar and the good fats. You won’t lose weight in dieting and that’s why you need to exercise. It is also necessary to be active because you will not shed off the fats by dieting alone. It has to be a balance of both. Plus – you need a food journal, read labels to make sure that you’re eating natural and healthy ingredients, prepare your meals from home, eat in portion sizes and follow a certain calorie consumption amount each day.
It’s not enough that you focus on your physical transformation. Your mind must be in tiptop shape if you want to lose weight. You need to drive away depressive moods and anxious behaviors. With this said, we go back to the first thing mentioned above – think positive.
You also need to set a weight loss goal for each week and each month, as well. For example (weekly goal) – your workout routine will involve yoga, swimming, strength training and boxing. There must also be a full day off wherein you won’t have to exercise. This is to give your body a chance to heal. You also have to do a weigh in so that you’ll know how many pounds you’ve lost for the week and record that in your weight progress journal. Yes! You need a journal!
Each day is a struggle and the only way to get through it is by smiling. Be happy that you are improving yourself and making an effort to lose weight. Not everyone has that will to go on, but if you can, then, you are already a winner.