10 Tips for successful weight loss
Here are ten effective tips to start you straight with your New Year’s resolution this year.
1. Start with the benchmark
You’ll need a sensible timeline to mark your first goal. To get a fit body, try starting with a goal of 60 days. This duration works because it is long enough to see a difference in your body but it is short enough to give you your first success, and a motivation boost early on.
2. Your goal framework for welfare, not weight loss
Release the numbers, instead of looking for the positive habits you form. Losing weight, of course, is part of the process of getting the body shape, but focusing on it will not give you a clear health picture. In fact, when you burn fat and form lean muscle, you may notice minimal weight loss at first, or even weight gain, because the muscles are heavier than fat. Then, since having more muscle mass increases your metabolic rate, you’ll see your body becoming slimmer at a much faster pace.
3. Be realistic and patient
The process of changing your health is like a marathon run. Pace yourself and be consistent. That’s it. You don’t have to cross the start line in a sprint – if you try to do too much at the beginning, you’ll only be exhausted and risk discouraged before you have the chance to create new habits.
4. Set an digestible target
This will help you to stay afloat and give you motivation on a regular basis. Create your goal this week, build every weekly goal on the last.
5. Avoid calorie counting
The food we eat is much more than just calories. Some foods can trigger hormones that encourage decrease or increase in fat. Knowing the right kind of food to eat will produce the best results, not calorie counting.
6. Cook in season
Healthy food, growing locally and sustainably is best for your health, community and environment. True food is not just about what you eat. Instead, it’s about how you source your food, how you set it up, and how you serve your family and community in that process. The holistic approach to choosing what you eat is a fundamental part of integrating health into your life.
7. Sports with quality instead of quantity in mind
Long and boring exercises are not translated into prosperity. In fact, doing too much can actually harm you, especially when combined with a diet that does not nourish and support. Vigorous exercise and a calorie-deficient diet, a combo that initiates so many mistakes, will lead to disappointment, not sustained health and weight loss. Focus on the quality of your workouts, remember that the higher the exercise intensity, the shorter the duration required.
8. Do cardio and heavy exercises
You will see much better results if you use intensive cardio exercises and other forms of exercise such as weight lifting and functional weight training.
9. Combine relaxation techniques into your resolution
Exercise is great for relieving stress, but you need more than just practice to stay calm, positive, and mentally balanced – three traits that will help you succeed in your fitness and welfare goals. Meditation, time for silence and yoga are all the tools you can use to manage stress.
10. Laugh, much
Laughing is really the best remedy! Laughing is actually good for you, and it doesn’t even have to be a sincere laugh. The body can not distinguish between original or false laughter. If there is absolutely nothing that can make you laugh today, then pretend to you laugh (which will probably feel so funny that you will start laughing in real). This can help improve your mood and make you more enjoy your world.
Eat to feed, move happily. Hopefully healthy this year!