weight loss goals
Getting back on track with regards to your weight-loss campaign need not be as difficult as you might imagine. With some discipline and desire you can achieve the body of your dreams in 2013. The key is to set small, realistic and attainable targets that you can easily achieve. The “go all out or go home” approach does not necessarily work when it comes to effective weight management. Let’s make 2013 the year that we all enjoy good health and get the most out of life.
Even if you need to lose a massive amount of weight, rather focus on 5 kg’s at a time than the entire 40-60kg. Every kg that your lose translates towards some health benefit. As you reach each milestone, you will be motivated even more to continue losing the unwanted weight.
Find a support structure. It is always easier to lose weight if you do so with a friend or partner. The support that you give each other is priceless. You will motivate each other to stay the course. Research has shown that people who partner up to lose weight lose double the amount of weight than those who begin a weight loss program on their own. Find someone to be accountable to with regards to your weight loss. This will put some pressure on you to stick to the task at hand to ensure that you do get the results.
Add some exercise to your new eating plan. Do it with the family. It is easy to lose and keep off the weight if you burn extra calories by exercising. By burning just an extra 250 calories a day you can lose a whopping 13 kg in 12 months! That is more than a quarter of your desired weight loss if you want to lose 50kg.
Skipping breakfast is the worst thing that you can do if you want to lose weight. You will be hungry by mid morning and this could cause you to eat all types of junk that will only make you gain weight. Eat a breakfast that is rich in protein and fiber to keep you fuller for longer and to sustain your energy levels until lunch time.
As mentioned earlier, aim for small weight loss results along the way. Losing weight too quickly will only lead to you gaining it back just as quickly. Weight loss is about making holistic lifestyle changes. Crash diets and diets that exclude certain food groups are the worst kinds of diets to follow. Long term weight loss can only be achieved with a healthy eating plan that incorporates all food types. And the results will be noticed!
Don’t lie to yourself! It is so easy to cheat here and there without noticing it and then questioning why you are not losing the weight. If you are not losing weight while on a weight reduction plan, start keeping a diary of what you eat each day for a week. Document all food and beverage that you ingest for the week and then discuss this with your cheerleader. You will very quickly be able to determine where you are going wrong and how to address this. There are healthier options that you can choose that will fill you up and still keep the calorie count down.
Losing weight can lead to bone loss so make sure that you get enough calcium in your diet. This will help you to prevent developing osteoporosis in later years. Exercise will also help you to prevent this.
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