In 5 minutes I will give you the tools you need to succeed at weight loss.
When you decide you are ready to lose weight you have to really commit. When you make that commitment nothing will stop you from the finish line…NOTHING! Here are some tips to get the most out of dieting. These tips, if followed will ensure your success.
Attitude Is EVERYTHING
A good attitude is the key in anything we do, but when it comes to diet and weight loss attitude is crucial. Countless studies prove just that…your attitude directly effects what results you have. Going into any situation with a positive out look and you powerful things can and will happen. Don’t expect a quick fix…with weight loss it took you time to get where you are and it will take time to get back. If you need help even if it’s just once in awhile you can get a weight loss coach to help you. We have used Sara Foster in the past at Shapewell and it was a terrific experience. Dieting is about helping you be healthy and happy and finally giving your self the attention you deserve. It’s about gaining energy and adding new spark to your life. Stay positive and you will shine!
PLAN PLAN PLAN
With Meal preparation your day is easy and really convenient. Doing this provides you with the majority of your meals making staying on track that much easier. Planing in advance makes success more of a guarantee. Plan at least a day in advance and gather all the ingredients you need for your Lean and Green Meal for the next day. Use pre-bagged, pre-washed salads and veggies if you need to for awhile. Some kitchen appliances and gadgets sure can make life easier as well. The George Forman grill can be a lifesaver. If you are like me your day gets in the way of good healthy eating; having to take the kids to practices and lessons can sure put a damper on things. If you don’t have everything ready to go at home it will be very tempting to run by and pick up a pizza or grab a meal to go somewhere. Don’t put yourself in those situations; they end in guilty feelings and some will just give up. Making your decisions ahead of time makes it easier for you to win this game. Each good day makes the next day even easier.
Look to others for ideas on how to make your diet experience right and good for you. Online support and chat rooms are a great resource. Here we can talk to others just like us who are having the same struggles as we are. We can so many ideas from others; new recipes, advice, and lots of pats on the back for our milestones. Here are a couple of ideas I found online that sure helped me. If you have always loved stopping at Starbucks for your morning pick me up and you miss it, try drinking warm water with a dash of bicarbonate (Baking soda). It will get your digestive track going as well as one of the strongest cancer prevention methods.
Your average weight loss with with dieting should be 2 pounds a week after your initial first week. For most this happens with no exercise. By adding even a small amount of physical activity you can accelerate your weight loss. No need for to spend hours in the gym, just take what you love and do it a little harder and a little longer. Enjoyable things like taking a walk with your loved ones after dinner, or a quick bike ride on Saturday morning, dancing to lively music, gardening. It is not important what you do, just that you do something. For most of us who had or still have a whole lot of weight to lose, lack of physical activity helped us get to where we are and we all have felt like we missed out on life a little. It’s time to get up, get moving and start being a part of life and all it has to offer. It gets easier and easier every time you move.
A Day at a Time
One of the most important thing to keep in mind for success is to remember to take things one day at a
time…one meal at a time. With each good choice you make you are that much closer to where you want to be. Keep in mind that when you make a bad choice, and you probably will, dust off and don’t let that choice define you. Get back on track the next meal. Don’t let that one piece of cake undermine all the good you have accomplished…just jump right back in. Weight loss is a process, don’t get bogged down with how far you have to go. Focus and make small goals so that you feel as though you are winning every day. See you at the finish line.