Are you desperate to lose weight, but finding it hard to stick to your new recipe, especially because you just aren’t seeing the kind of losses you would have expected by now?
It’s easy to get disheartened when you feel like you’re putting in a lot of work for very little results, but the last thing you should do is give up and go back to your old ways. I mean, you’re never going to slim down if you do that right? What you should do instead, is check out these simple ways to make weight loss easier:
Find a Diet You Love
One of the biggest reasons why so many dieters fall off the wagon and go back to their bad old ways is because they force themselves onto a diet where they have to eat and drink things they absolutely hate. Of course, this approach is destined to fail! It’s true diet recipes can help you work out what you should be eating, but you need to find a diet plan that includes the kind of food you actually like if you don’t want your weight loss journey to feel like torture.
Find an Exercise You Love
Of course, diet is only part of the equation when it comes to healthy weight loss, so it makes sense to find an exercise you love too. So many overweight people join a gym I a bid to lose weight and get fit, but they absolutely hate the stuff atmosphere and the complicated machinery, so they just give up. If you don’t want to be like them, instead of just joining the gym or taking up running because you think it’s what you should do, look for an activity that gets you moving and which you know you will enjoy. This could be ballroom dancing, karate, weight training, team sports or, yes the gym. Work out what you like and do that instead of trying to force yourself to do something you hate. Your weight loss journey will be so much easier if you can do this.
Counting calories has never been easier thanks to the likes of My Fitness Pal, and if you want to make your weight loss journey a little easier, I suggest you try it. Not only because you will know exactly how much you’ve eaten each day, but also because, when you log your meals in this way, you know exactly how many calories you have to play with, so you are able to swing it to include treats into your day/week without screwing up your weight loss, and as you will know, being able to have a few treats really does make the weight loss journey a lot easier, even if you’re only having one piece of cake a week or a couple of sodas now and then.
Snack on Fruits and Veggies
Instead of trying to deprive yourself when you feel hungry and its hours until your next meal, allow yourself to snack on low-calories apples, berries, carrot sticks, and veggie chips. You’ll feel less deprived and better able to get through the day, and you’ll still lose weight.
What tips and tricks do you have to make your weight loss journey easier?