If you’re going to look at most New Year’s resolutions this year, losing weight will still be there. Weight loss is one of the hardest tasks that we have and regardless of how many times we go on a diet or hours that we spend inside the gym, the weight keeps coming back. So how will you be able to keep your weight off for good this year? How about following these five things for starters?
- Be realistic. Keeping your weight down is not just about going on a diet and exercising frequently. It’s all about those little things that you do to and for your body that play a part as well. Also, you need to be realistic when it comes to setting your weight loss goals because you want to see results and not be able to reach them. Losing one or two pounds per week is a huge step already compared to losing 10 pounds every week.
- Start eating real food. There are plenty of diet plans that are being developed every year to help us lose weight and stay healthy but if you are the type of person who can’t stick to a diet plan, you can always start your weight loss program by starting to eat real food. This means ditching processed foods and start eating home cooked meals that use fresh ingredients. You will see a huge difference in your weight and your overall well-being in no time.
- Go slow. Losing weight at a rapid pace isn’t really healthy as you are depriving yourself of essential nutrients in the process and pushing your body too hard to burn those excess fats. What’s even worse is that there is a huge chance that you will be gaining weight faster in the process once you have hit your weight loss goal. It’s much better to lose weight gradually where you have ample time to tone and strengthen your muscles for a healthier looking physique.
- Skip soda and fruit juice. Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking fruit juice and soda isn’t going to help you lose weight. The thing is, these beverages contain high amounts of sugar that are being transformed into fat plus the extra calories they contain can also make you gain weight in the process. If you really want to lose weight and be able to keep it that way, stick to drinking up to 10 glasses of water or more depending on how much you are active or how much you sweat.
- Don’t panic. There will come a time when you will hit a plateau in your weight loss program which is pretty normal considering that losing weight is stressful to your body. When you notice that you are not losing weight that much it is because your body is giving itself a break and checking if all of your systems are still functioning. You can change up your diet to reboot your weight loss or start a new training program for your muscles.