There’s so much information out there about losing weight that it can make your head spin.
This article isn’t specifically about how to lose weight but some of the things you should know in general if you want to lose weight and look good.
1:) Weight Loss & Health Isn’t Just For New Years
When January comes around it becomes many people’s goal to try and lose weight. They’ll go for a run and cut out some junk food for a while but sooner or later they’re back to their old ways.
If you want to lose weight and look good then it needs to become a lifelong commitment. Even if you reach your weight loss goal you still need to eat healthy and exercise to make sure that you keep the weight off.
2:) Diet Is Almost Everything
Sure you can exercise your butt off but if you’re putting junk into your body then you’re never going to be healthy or slim for long.
Plus, when you cut out junk food from your diet and start eating clean you’ll be amazed at how much better you look and feel.
Try to only eat natural foods that aren’t processed in a factory.
3:) Step Away From The Treadmill!
Really we just want to look good, right? So body composition is very important too.
Which is why it’s important to do more than just cardio workouts which is what most women want to do these days.
Resistance workouts are just as important as they help tone the body and burn fat which helps us to look better too.
Resistance exercises are things like pushups or squats or the bench press. Exercises that use weight as resistance.
4:) Stay Committed
You must stay committed to being healthy and losing weight. That means putting in hard work.
It’s easy after you’ve been at work all day to say “argh, I don’t want to workout today, let me just watch the Walking Dead instead.”
Hey, we’d all like to watch the walking dead, it’s great. 🙂 but then you’ll be failing yourself and then you’ll probably do the same thing the next day.
I find the best time to workout can often be the time when I really don’t want to do it.
And you also need to stay committed to eating healthy. The power to change is within you!
Stay committed and before you know it you’ll be losing weight and looking better.
5:) Mix It Up
It’s all too easy sometimes to get ourselves into patterns and habits. Sometimes it’s great to mix things up and go do a workout that you’ve never done before or cook yourself a healthy meal you’ve never eaten before.
The other day I went rock climbing for an hour. I’d never done it before but it ended up being a good workout and it was fun.
So every now and again try and make losing weight a bit more fun and mix it up!
6:) Be Active All The Time
Every move we make requires energy and burns calories. Did you know that you can burn an extra 500 calories per day by just being a bit more active in those times that you’re usually sedentary?
For example while you’re at your desk just lifting your foot off the floor a few inches and wiggling it around for a while burns extra calories.
Or when you’re doing the washing up jiggle your hips around. 🙂
By just adding more movement into your life you can really burn quite a lot of extra calories that will really make a difference on the scales!
7:) Be Prepared
Create yourself a schedule. When it comes to exercise planning your workouts in advance really helps to make sure that you actually workout.
Programs like the 3 Week Diet that have a workout program built in are really good for this.
So there you have it, the 7 things you need to know about losing weight, now you know. 🙂 I hope you found this post helpful!