Yes, once again, it’s that time of year. We will make some health-related resolutions and we will search for tips for weight loss too.
Why does everyone begin to consider their new resolutions for the year when January 1st rolls around? Or perhaps “recycled” is a better term to use instead of “new”? After all, isn’t it true that “resolutions are created to be broken” for the majority of people?
Goals are a great method to motivate us to pursue our desires, but most of the time they just remain unfulfilled, leaving us dejected (again) at the end of the year.
But this isn’t necessary. Really.
If you know how to go about putting up your goals or objectives correctly in the first place, you can achieve your goals or resolutions. And I’ll provide you with a few helpful hints to get you started in the correct direction
7 tips for weight loss:
- Consider the end when starting. What do you want to accomplish in the end? Do you want to get thinner? Or do you like to go down a dress size?
- Be realistic and specific. Simply stating, “I want to reduce weight,” is insufficient. What precise amount of weight do you want to lose? How soon? Saying “I want to lose 11 pounds in three months” is a better objective. Also, be sure your objective is doable. It’s unrealistic to claim you want to lose 27 pounds within the next week, not to mention unhealthy, to declare you want to achieve that. Or it’s not really practical to state that you want to return to your weight from 10 years ago within a month if you’ve been gaining weight gradually throughout that time.
- Divide the task into simpler, more manageable “baby steps.” Say your goal is to shed 20 pounds. That may sound like an impossible undertaking, but if you break it down into a 20-week period, losing an average of 1 pound every week, it becomes more manageable. That’s now doable! You simply need to reduce your calorie intake by roughly 500 calories each day and up your activity to achieve a pound of weight loss per week.
- Okay, here’s the main “secret”—the piece lacking from reaching your objectives: Write out your “Why,” or the reason you are doing this. The majority of individuals omit this stage, which is a major factor in why they never seem to succeed. You must certainly put your motivations for achieving each specific objective in writing. Write down your motivations if your aim is to “reduce 20 pounds in 6 months,” for instance. Here’s one more piece of advice: “Personalize and emotionally” it You are more likely to be motivated toward the goal if the motivation is more “emotional.” Let’s pretend you have children. “I know being overweight is a leading cause of many health problems — I will lose the 20 pounds and get healthier so that I will not be a burden to my children, and be able to stay healthy long enough to attend my daughter’s wedding and be there to carry my grandchildren,” is an example of a strong “reason why.” Naturally, assuming you find all of these things to be significant. 🙂 But I think you get the idea.
“Put it down on paper and post it!” Usually, it’s insufficient to just visualize your goals. You must list all of your precise objectives along with the “reasons why,” and then post the list somewhere you will see it every day. Don’t jot it down in a notepad then toss the journal in a drawer. Instead, stick it somewhere obvious like the mirror on your dressing table. Keep in mind that “out of sight, out of mind”!
- Avoid being overly ambitious. At most, try to lose 1-2 pounds every week! Losing more than that is detrimental to your health. And rather than your undesirable extra body fat, it’ll likely be caused by a loss of water and/or muscle.
- Stay grounded and “go with the flow.” Expect the pounds to take some time to go since they didn’t develop overnight. Additionally, weight reduction occasionally occurs more slowly than anticipated. But try not to worry, as worrying will only make you gain weight. You must keep in mind that losing weight is not a “all or nothing” proposition. Think of it as “slowly but surely” instead. If you follow your plan, even if your weight fluctuates a little bit from time to time, you’ll still be thrilled at the end of the year!
Use these straightforward ways to improve your life this year! I wish you luck!