Losing weight can be such an uphill battle, and sometimes it seems like you will never reach your goals. At the beginning of a weight loss journey it is easy to be enthusiastic, but after a few days or weeks you can lose motivation. How are people able to keep the weight off? What do they know about weight loss that you don’t?
Although it is not generally recommended to lose 15 pounds in a month, it is possible, provided you have a substantial amount of weight to lose. As healthy weight loss normally equals 1 to 2 pounds a week, you should talk to your doctor before you attempt to lose weight this quickly. If this type of weight loss is suitable for your condition, it will take a lot of self-discipline and determination to lose 15 pounds in a month. You will have to follow a low-calorie food plan in which you restrict your portions, while still feeding yourself essential vitamins and nutrients.
Setting goals and understanding your motivations will help you stick to your routine. Do you want to change your weight significantly, or do you just want to look trimmer? Are you hoping that regularly workouts will give you more energy? What is your final goal for your fitness level?
Keep a weekly record of your weight loss. Maintain a diary which will allow you to track your weight loss progress each week. In another section of the same book, keep a journal of the food that you are eating. Writing down your daily food intake helps keep you accountable for what you eat. Having to get out your diary, find a pen, and write it down may make you less likely to want to eat a certain food items.
If you don’t nip hunger in the bud, you’re far more likely to make bad food choices as your hunger takes over. Avoid making poor food choices by always have a collection of healthful snacks packed and ready whenever you are out. You can avoid eating out by packing your own lunch. When you bring your lunch, you have complete control over your calorie consumption. Additionally, you will avoid the temptations you might face in a restaurant. In addition to cutting back on calories, bagged lunches are also cheaper than eating out. So many people have not understand what calories really are. They just see or hear it in the TV and say, “Hey, I need to cut back on that, too.” Without even realizing what it is really that they need to cut back on.
Eating healthy foods is not the only thing that is important to lose weight; exercise is also a needed element for any weight loss plan. You need to keep up your healthy eating plan and exercise regularly in order to keep losing weight, so don’t hesitate to combine working out and having fun. Get a friend to exercise with you if you don’t have the willpower to exercise on your own. Turn your exercise routine into a family affair, whether it’s a jog through a park or a scenic bike ride. You won’t even be aware that you are getting exercise!
If your home is full of bad food options, it can be difficult to cease consuming them. This works the other way around, though: keeping your home filled with healthy foods means you will go for them first. Be sure to have plenty of healthy options available, such as veggies, fruits and nutritious snacks. In order to ensure you do not consume junk, do not buy it. Eliminating these junk foods from your pantry and replacing them with healthy choices will help you stop making unhealthy choices.
One of my best friends, Charlie, has lost a lot of weight by following the advice I’ve given him. He owns a plumbing business And we all know that when you own a business, it’s pretty hard to keep track of your health, and your weight. You’re running a business, and you’re pretty busy all the time. Who has time for a weight loss activity, right? But he did follow my instructions and he has lost over 163 pounds and has kept it offer for 2 months.
God revealed to me that a poor relationship with food is a symptom, not a cause. To truly resolve the problem I had to allow him to help with the causes that were leading to the symptom of overeating and consequent weight gain. It was like any illness in the body. A runny nose, headache and sore throat are symptoms of a cold, but not the cause. The cause is a virus or bacterium. We can take all the remedies and painkillers in the world to stop our noses running and heads and throats hurting, but the infection will still be there. It will only be cured when the body’s defenses defeat the virus or bacterium.
God wanted to cure us. He wanted a permanent solution, not a temporary painkiller. Over a period of seven weeks, God revealed to me on a daily basis the issues I had to deal with to cure the problem. Now I want to pass this on to you, to help you lose weight. I feel so blessed that God cares for me so much and that he has been prepared to invest so much time and effort in helping me. God does not play favorites; he will do the same for you.
It is my prayer that this course will speak into your own life and that you will be as blessed as I have been.