This year an estimated forty-five million Americans will embark on a weight loss journey. What not all of these people realize is before any real physical change can happen there must be a plan. Try to think of it like a family vacation. Who wouldn’t want to wake up one day, decide to go on a weeks European adventure, hop on a plane that afternoon, and expect to have a good time. The same is true for weight loss. In order to have a successful journey, you need to prepare mentally.
Try talking to an expert in the are of weight loss there are thousands and even more weight loss plans, and not all are going to be right for you. It helps to have someone help sort through the noise and find the best program suited toward your needs.
Ideally, this should be a dietitian. A dietitian can give practical advice about weight loss plans and which will best fit your lifestyle and help with resources for the journey. There’s also special practices like figure weight loss that are comprised of doctors & dietitians which can ensure yourself of losing weight safely.
Consult your doctor as well, he or she can take an assessment to ensure your plans will not affect any existing health conditions. Weight loss is not just about calorie restriction, it’s also about establishing consistent routines that support a healthy lifestyle. Consider your habits surrounding shopping and food preparation. Plan ahead? Consider using weekends for meal planning and preparation.
Do you have some time each day when you can work on a some fitness? You might adjust morning routines to include a workout or schedule a walk on your break. All those daily routines we take for granted see how they can be adjusted to help you on your journey.
Setting realistic goals and plan for the long term. Set healthy weight ranges according to your height and weight before deciding how much you want to lose and consider goals that go beyond the scale. Think about fitness and goals. Remind yourself that healthy, sustainable weight loss is definitely a marathon, and not a sprint. Try expecting to lose 1-2 lbs. per week, know that there will likely be speed bumps throughout the journey. Looking at the big picture weight loss can seem daunting, but don’t let that hold you back. With the correct mental preparation, you can be confident, ready to take on the challenges that lie ahead and set yourself up for ongoing success.