4 Easy Ways to Handle a Stress-Free Weight Loss Plan
I have tried many diet plans, from the various low-carb diets to Weight Watchers to low-calorie to low-fat to high-fat and more. I’ve tried many exercise programs Too. My weight-loss efforts for the last few years have been a yo-yo, as I’ve struggled to find something that works for me. Recently, I think I’ve been able to find some pretty simple concepts that have been working for me. We must find a balance with our weight loss plan if we want to see a long-lasting effect. It’s more like a lifestyle rather than a short-term fix. Make it fun and focus on the process rather than the results.
#1: Get some friends with the same goals as you. We get so caught up in how many pounds we’ve lost. It’s so hard to realize that the weight just sort of settles back in. Not to mention that the more we try to make it disappear, the more we can see it show up! Our brain begins to think that the weight’s a permanent thing, and we don’t have the willpower to get it off. So we get defensive or frustrated that the body doesn’t accept the diet. The answer is to connect with others that are going through similar conditions. We can learn from each other and be better counselors. There are friends to meet out there, as many people have struggled with this same thing. We can get some guidance and inspiration from other people who are losing weight with success. When we do not see any results, we know that it’s not a permanent condition.
#2: Focus on the process. Make sure that you eat right and take your supplements. Just take the diet and workout routine as a whole. Some people like to weigh their food intake, some don’t, some like to drink a certain number of ounces of water, and some don’t.
Do all you can to make the choices that will keep the weight off of you.
Drinking plenty of water is an essential part of losing weight. Pick up a water bottle with measurements marked on the bottle for easy tracking of your water intake.
Add fresh fruit, mint, or lemon for extra flavor to your water.
The rule of thumb: we have more control over what we put into our mouth than we have to get rid of our weight.
For example, It takes 25 minutes of intense workout to burn 250 calories. One chocolate chip cookie from Subway is 220 calories. If you skip the cookie and have a small orange, it would only be 45 calories, which will satisfy your craving for sweets.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible.
Park your car further away from the building when possible to add extra walking to your day.
#3: Get some help. If you struggle with your diet, take a friend along. You’ll need a little support to get through the workout routine. They can point out the good and bad parts of the diet and keep you on track. Some people believe that they can do it on their own, but they are wrong. It is much better to get some friends, co-workers, and family to help you. They may not always agree with your choices and suggestions, but they can keep you on track. When your family is helping you, you will be less likely to go off your diet because they know you love what you are doing. You can also call a professional fitness trainer to help you with your workouts. Just make sure that you take their input seriously. You can pay a professional trainer to help you achieve your goals. These people may be delivered to keep people on track with their diet plans and have more experience than most people. A nutritionist is another option.
#4: Know your limits. Don’t push yourself too hard. Be intentional about your workout and the whole process. Some people go too hard, and it leads to pain and possible injuries. Even though it’s better to gradually increase your workout level, doing too much to lose weight can lead to pain. Foods that will give you energy and boost your metabolism are also crucial in your weight loss journey. The goal is to be consistent with your workout. Make it fun by alternating between 2-3 different types of work out in a week. Always listen to your body.
End of the day, the small decisions that we regularly make will determine the success or failure of our weight loss plan. Be patient and persistent, and give yourself enough time to achieve your goals.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle.