Weight Loss Plan
So you really want to lose weight? Then you need a sure weight loss plan that will put you through so you don’t get frustrated trying
to lose weight. Therefore, there is need to create a workable blueprint or guide to follow.
You may not really have an idea of how to get that done, but I am going to put you through on how to make a simple one for yourself, you will only be left with your discipline to follow through, making the plan is not a rocket science, no not at all.
Every good weight loss plan should contain simple activities that you will be carrying out at every point in time, when to do them, where to do them and so on. Since we call this a plan then it will be a good idea for it to also contain your objective in both its long term sense and short as well, and nutritional outline that you must follow.
You may be uncertain as to how to go about making this plan for yourself if this is your first time, which is the reason for this article as it will put you through on how to make your simple to follow weight loss plan.
A typical plan will have the starting point, activity schedules, timeline and end point, isn’t it? So this same plan is what should be considered when making your weight loss plan as it makes it a lot more easy for you to follow, and also gives you motivation as you cover tracks outlined in your plan and therefore guide you towards productivity rather than jumping here and there without having a clear clue of what you want or need to do at every point in time.
So let’s look at six great tips that will help you in having a good weight loss plan.
1. Set a Realistic Target.
Of what use is a target/goal that cannot be achieved, it will only frustrate your moves and efforts. I know you really want to lose that weight as fast as possible, but you should also realize that the weight won’t just disappear in just a week or a month routine activity.
May be you so much adore some of your favorite actor’s weight and shape, but the truth is that they use a combination of exercises, genetics and diet which may not necessarily work for you.
A very good weight loss plan will give you result on weekly basis if followed correctly, it’s not an instantaneous result as you may be thinking, but the result comes up gradually as you go on with the plan. Don’t be disappointed with this, if you seek the consent of your doctor he may recommend some weight loss pills that may aid your losing weight fast, nevertheless the basis cannot be ignored like exercise and so on.
Some people prefer to go for surgery as well, but it’s only a matter of time before they accumulate fats again if the mentioned basis is not followed and discipline is not maintained.
So setting up a realistic target is very key, as this will give you a clear guide as to what to do, when to do it and also track your progress which in turn gives you basis of assessment as to whether it is working for you or not.
2. There is No Need to Rush:
Losing weight can be a very daunting task and it’s very easy to pull out especially when stress, pain, ache and strain and nervous tension sets in. A lot of people who wants to lose weight pull out as a result of these things mentioned and therefore continue in their state of obesity.
I could remember vividly when I set myself on this same quest of losing weight, I did just 2 weeks and I ran away from my weight loss plan, there was a lot of pain and strain all over me. I went back because I had the passion to achieve my goal of shedding my body fats, so I followed to the letter and one step at a time.
I have read it in interviews both on paper and on tv about how people achieve the alluring shapes that most people want to get, there is a statement that is common to everyone of those guys, and the statement is that it took them years to make their body become what it is, and such result is not just an overnight result.
You may not see the result so rapidly, but internally there is an adaptation going on, as your system has to bring itself to adaptation of your new weight loss plan. The result may not be that obvious in the first one or two months but it can be a preparation for repair to migrate your entire system into a fitness level and health.
3. Less Focus on Losing Weight
This may not sound meaningful or sensible to you since your primary aim is to lose weight and stay healthy, but you can easily get disillusioned and lose focus when your mainly focus on that alone.
Okay, let’s look at it from this perspective, our body weight is not stable on a day to day basis, it fluctuates even within the day. How this may cause jeopardy for you is that if the newly accumulated weight becomes overblown when checking against your previous calculation or result. Nonetheless, if your main focus is on staying healthy and fit, then you won’t be worried about what you consume simply because you know you have your walk out and exercise the following morning and that will burn off any fat accumulated at that point.
In other words, just focus on staying fit and healthy, don’t be surprised that you may even accumulate more weight when you first start weight loss plan with exercise, but there is nothing to worry about as this happening is natural and normal, it’s only going to be temporary and this is caused by your body doing a muscle build up than the amount of fats it loses.
4. Track Your Progress
In the last point, I made mentioned of you not focusing solely on you losing weight, nevertheless there is every need for you to track your progress. You will notice your progress by the strength that you gather and number of miles or hours you cover for your exercise week-in week-out. Say for example in the first week you could only do 20 mins exercise and in the following week you have started going up as high as 30 mins to 45 mins that’s a significant progress. Another way by which to not is the size of your clothings, trousers, belts they tell you something has changed, you know what I mean by that don’t you? You may see your friends asking you sorts of questions like “you have dropped weight or size” because they will notice it faster than you. And lastly your scale should be around to tell you its own view about your weight.
5. Stay Motivated, Courageous and Strong
Losing your motivation to go on may be the first challenge that you will face in your quest to lose weight. It is normal for you to get tired and want to stop, but you should let your initial drive, your primary goal be a source of motivation for you, and don’t forget that every prize has its price.
When you get to the point that you feel like quitting, just go back to the initial reason why you want to lose that weight, it’s only a matter of time before your system adapts to those routines and it becomes the part of your life. Bring your progress track to life and see what you achieve within the space of time that you started and what you can still achieve if you continue.
Let me tell you a secret here, the hard and stressful part of weight loss plan is at the early stage of your routines, by the time you start losing a noticeable amount of pounds, you will drop some routines and pick simpler ones to keep fit and in shape.
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