With so many diet books, weight loss programs and pills, potions and drinks, you would think that developing an easy weight loss plan took a Master’s degree in Nutrition to figure it out. But it really isn’t like that.
Most of us probably already know how to lose weight, it can just be tough putting it into practice, especially with so many competing messages out there about the right way to do it. So hopefully I can help you out with some easy weight loss tips that will get that weight off so you can feel better, stronger and healthier.
The first thing you need to do is to set a goal for yourself. Losing weight is about taking one step at a time, so set an achievable goal. For example, set a goal of a five pound weight loss in two weeks. Write the goal down. In fact, take an index card and write your goal in big letters and then put the index card someplace you can see it every day. Then mark the two week date on your calendar. Now it’s time to make a plan.
If you are wanting to lose five pounds in two weeks, you need to have a plan of how you will accomplish this. Don’t plan beyond the first two weeks. It is usually easier to lose weight if you take the task in small chunks and taking note of small accomplishments along the way. so for now, just worry about the first two weeks and meeting your weight loss goal for it.
For starters, develop meal plans for at least the upcoming week and be sure to write them down. Also write down the shopping list and then stick to it when you go to the supermarket.
For the next two weeks, stop eating out and start fixing meals at home. Take your lunch to work and include healthy snacks to eat throughout the day. When developing your meal plans, try to count how many calories are in the meals that you are preparing. This will give you an idea of how many calories you are taking in at each meal. Ideally, you should be eating between 1200 and 1500 calories to lose weight.
Also, be certain that you are drinking plenty of water. Water is one of the most important aspects of weight loss. It will help keep your body’s digestive system running smoothly. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding sugar free flavor packets to your water. There are several good ones on the market that contain no calories and will make your water taste delicious.
Now that you know what you are going to eat, it’s time to think about exercise. For starters, take a walk. It doesn’t have to be a mile long walk around the neighborhood. Just take a walk around the block two or three times. If you have a treadmill, try to do fifteen minutes on the treadmill. Now repeat this every day. You will soon discover that you look forward to walking. You may want to include a friend when you walk to make it more enjoyable.
After two weeks, weigh yourself and you will find that you have lost that five pounds, if not more. That’s how simple it is to lose weight. So now all you have to do is repeat this process over and over.
It is important that you do increase the amount of exercise that you get for maximum weight loss. Find something that you really like to do. For instance, if you like to dance, get some good exercise videos that include dance. A lot of cable companies now carry a variety of exercise channels so you can pick and choose which ones you want to use. If you find an exercise that you really find enjoyable, you will be looking forward to it each day.
So hopefully you will find that this is an easy weight loss plan for you to follow. Now that you have put these easy weight loss tips into practice, you can continue to implement them for as long as you need to. Just do try and keep it to two week blocks of time so you can celebrate the small goals along the way.
Source by Emma Martin