Weight loss can sometimes be a slow dreaded process. We even have to amp ourselves up just to start a diet routine. When we don’t see results quickly, we tend to just give up. Setting up a daily meal plan and a weekly or monthly goal will help you keep on track. Motivation is the key to staying on track. So remember to tell yourself that you’re determined and you can do it! Here are some tips to help you be strong to strive for your goal.
1. Getting Started
You don’t need a New Years Resolution to lose weight! It may never seem like it’s the perfect time to start a diet. Just remember that it’s really not a diet. It’s the way you should be eating every day… It’s a Lifestyle! So why not just start that new healthy lifestyle NOW?! YOU are the only person in your way!
2. Set Goals
Before you get started, sit down and list your goals. Begin by weighing and measuring yourself. Trust me, you will want to measure yourself or you’ll regret it. Just remember that muscle weighs. So just because you haven’t lost any weight or maybe you’ve gained weight, it’s possible that it could be muscles and not fat. I also suggest taking some photos before you start your journey. You’ll definitely want a visual of that weight loss!
3. Meal Plan
Setting your daily meal plan is super important. You don’t have to write down specific foods if you don’t want to. Although creating a weekly meal plan and making it ahead of time will definitely help to keep you on track. You should figure out what meal plan is best for your body. There’s no one particular plan that fits all. I found that the Medifast Go! plan was super easy for me to stick to. They provide a handy Food Journal which teaches you how often you should be eating. It definitely helped me along my journey as I was able to train myself on what to eat and when to eat.
4. Don’t Starve Yourself
Starving never does the body good. It’s not true that you’ll lose weight if you skip meals. You must keep your metabolism running in order to burn fat. Now that doesn’t mean you should eat greasy fried foods. You should be eating something healthy every two to three hours. The enzymes in your body’s cells break down the food and then turns it into energy. The faster your metabolism runs, the more calories you burn. Therefore the more you burn, the easier it is to drop pounds. So be sure to have some healthy snacks on hand everywhere you go so you won’t be tempted to veer off your plan. One of my favorite things to carry with me when on-the-go is the Medifast S’More Crunch Bar. It helps to curb my sweet cravings.
5. Take It Slow
Don’t just dive straight in. Dieting, in fact, is a lifestyle change and that doesn’t just happen overnight. Going way too fast can cause frustration and that leads to falling off the wagon. So you have a better chance of keeping off the weight if you go at it slowly. Don’t be discouraged if it takes longer than you expect to adapt to your new healthy way of living.
6. Don’t Derail When Going Out or Traveling
Being away from your own kitchen can cause you to reach for the easiest foods to eat while on the road. Again, be sure to carry some snacks with you when on-the-go. When traveling, do the same thing. Pack some healthy snacks and make a small meal for the road if needed. Carry a cooler and load it with water. If you’re going out to eat dinner, try to research online for the menu if you know your destination. Most places now have a healthy or lite section on their menu.
7. Reward Yourself
Everyone needs a little reward every now and then. It’s a great motivation for you to stay on track. Just be sure that your reward is not food related. A good reward is to go shopping for a new piece of clothing. If you haven’t lost the weight that you’d like yet, then reward yourself with a little spa day or maybe going to a movie with a friend. Get yourself a new set of cookware to make your healthy cooking more fun. Put some little rewards in place every once in a while to keep you motivated.
8. Social Support
Weight loss is not easy, but if you can put these tips into your routine, it will make it a little easier. I’ve been on an amazing journey with Medifast for the past few months. I’ve been able to put all of the above tips into my new healthy lifestyle and I’m proud of the accomplishments that I’ve made so far. Medifast has taught me what type of foods I should be eating and how often. Sharing my weight loss updates with my readers has kept me motivated. So share your goals with others to get support. Being motivated to lose weight is important for long-term weight loss success. With the proper tools and support, you can stay motivated to reach your weight loss goals.
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“*Average weight loss for Medifast Direct® customers using Medifast Go™ is 11 pounds. Medifast Direct customers are in weight loss, on average, for 8 weeks.”