You've decided to lose weight and now you're ready to kick-start your weight loss journey, but you don't know how to begin? I think it's important to have a plan and know what to expect before you start, so I have a few tips for you how to lose weight easily and with no stress. But first if all I want you to make a commitment to start a new great journey with new great habits that will help you to become the very best version of yourself. You can't lose weight once, then be back to your previous routine and expect to stay slim forever. Your body is a reflection of the way you live this life, so be ready to change your reality and see your body changing. These 4 easy tips will help you make sure you're on a right track.
1. Bikini body in 2 days
We all want fast results, but make sure you don't have unrealistic expectations. Losing 20 lbs in 3 days is quite unreal, so trying to reach such a goal you'll feel unsuccessful and worthless. Your body is able to lose about 1-2 lbs a week without any harm, sometimes a little bit more. If you lose more chances are high your muscles are going away.
2. Planning is (almost) doing
Consult a nutritionist and a fitness coach to get a perfect personalized plan to lose weight. But you can also learn most of the things on your own, experimenting what's good for your body and what's not. In any case, planning is really important since planned is kind of half-done. Schedule your meal and workouts for a week, try to foresee unexpected situations and believe in yourself — cause you can do whatever you want to do.
3. Yes instead of no
Sugar, trans fat, bread and many other things are a huge no if you are on a weight loss journey. But if you are prohibiting all food that you used to eat, you'll feel confused and be more likely to slip to old behavior patterns. To avoid this, set new rules and find alternatives in advance. Instead of ”I don't eat sweets after lunch anymore” try something less radical, for example ”now I eat an apple after lunch or only one candy”.
4. Actions, not numbers
Scales can be a good tool to control your weight, but don't become its slave. It's so rewarding to see those numbers melting, but did you know that your muscles weight much more than fat? That's why you can become slimmer, but gain weight — you substitute fat with muscles. Also your body keeps water sometimes, when you ate something salty or is stressed, for example, but it doesn't mean you actually gained weight. The best advice in this case is to check your weight once a week and think more about actions than numbers: if you've been eating properly and exercising regularly, then I think you must consider that week to be successful. Check your results in a week and if you don't see progress — experiment with your diet or physical activity.
Starting something new is always refreshing and daunting, but I’m sure that if you plan everything and know what works for you an what doesn't your weight loss journey will be pleasant and exciting. Make sure you enjoy every new step in your new life and don't bother too much about trivia — life is to be enjoyed.