We all have body goals and would want to stick to just one diet but most of the time, trying to lose weight can be very challenging. If you really want to shed some pounds, here are some tips to achieve your goal naturally and without depriving yourself.
1. Don't give yourself a deadline.
Deadlines just create pressure and tension. Be comfortable with it taking as long as it takes. Besides, there’s no point losing weight quickly if you gain it all back again. Think sustainability
2. Make a real commitment.
If losing weight is your goal, then make this a priority that you focus on completely. This means you'll have to arrange your schedule to be sure you have time to get proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise
3. Don't overhaul your entire diet and make small changes.
This is too drastic and sets you up for failure. Instead of changing everything you eat, try cutting portions by 10%.
4. Keep a food diary.
Jot down what you eat and what you food to prepare. This works effectively and you will also be able to monitor all the food that you eat.
5. Aim for a routine you can maintain a year from now.
Waking up at 5 am every day to run five miles might be impressive, but will you do this in six months? It may sound less exciting to walk a few times a week, but if that's what works for you, great! If you don't celebrate and plan for what you can realistically sustain, you're setting yourself up to feel like a failure.
6. Exercise isn’t just for the gym.
Try to be more active in your daily life. Take a walk going to the nearest market, to park or even the mall. Remember that every step counts.
7. Find a Mentor
This can be a professional or just a committed friend that would help and support you in your weight loss journey.