Are you ready to dazzle people with your new body? Follow a disciplined, focused approach by dieting and exercising to reach your weight loss goals. Patiently build a new lifestyle by avoiding fad diets or extreme exercise sessions.
Set Realistic Goals
Before you try to lose 20 pounds per week using ridiculously dangerous, risky, extreme methods set a realistic series of goals to stay on track. You should be losing 1 to 2 pounds each week over the long haul. You may shed 5 or so pounds during the first week of your weight loss campaign but slow and steady is the goal after this initial drop in weight. Setting unrealistic goals leads to destructive, silly tactics which backfire on you. For example, trying to lose 10, 20 or 25 pounds in a single week often results in resorting to starvation diets and overtraining. Using extreme methods to shed weight slows down your metabolism to a snail’s pace.
Take a deep breath. Relax. If you want to change your lifestyle permanently set realistic, reachable goals.
Consume a balanced diet to accelerate your weight loss. Eat lean proteins to boost your metabolism and feed your muscle. Take in healthy fats to fuel your body and feel satiated. Eat leafy greens, fresh fruits and starchy complex carbohydrates like oatmeal to power up your body and fuel your intense workouts.
Eating a nutritious diet helps you feel full and also lowers your caloric intake. Gradually cutting your calories over a sustained time frame increases your weight low. Chowing down on healthy foods also gives you energy for vigorous exercise sessions. As your workout sessions increase in length and intensity you will accelerate your weight loss.
Exercise 4 to 5 days each week for 30 minute sessions each to increase your metabolism and promote weight loss. Exercising boosts your cardiovascular health and helps you burn calories. If you can challenge your body through exercise even better. Try running, kickboxing or rollerblading to put your fat burning campaign into overdrive.
Don’t discount the power of small incremental gains made each day. Going for a brisk walk for 4 to 5 times weekly for 30 minutes per session adds up quickly over the long haul. Each day you take in fewer calories through a healthy, nutritious diet and burn more calories through vigorous exercise creates a caloric deficit which results in weight loss.
Find Your Motivator
Some people want to look better in a swimsuit. Other folks wish to take care of their heart health, or reduce the risk of serious disease. Whatever you driver you need a serious motivator in place to push you when times get tough. Getting past the urge to binge eat or take a few weeks off from exercise can be difficult for your first weight loss campaign. Recall your motivator. Do you want to be happy and healthy for your family? Hold that reason near and dear to your heart to push yourself.