Starting out your weight loss program - MUST KNOWS

Its easy to wake up some morning and say hey I'm gonna lose some weight. That's all nice and dandy, but the actual process of losing weight is so far from easy. During the last couple of months in 2010 I lost 11 pounds; it may not seem like much but it was not very easy process. I had a lot of false starts, there were days I started out wonderfully, but by the end of the day I had lost perspective.
It is important to set realistic goals, if you don't frustration will definitely set in and nothing will get done. So I have tried to set up some pointers so that you do not make the same mistakes I made, and you lose weight faster.

1. When you make a serious decision to lose weight, tell your close friends and family, that way you are accountable to more than just yourself. And if you have the wonderful friends I have they will continuously remind you of your weight loss goals no matter how annoying they might be at times.

2. You have to start out SIMPLY! This point is so important, especially concerning .
a. If you are going to begin eating healthier, start with cutting down on certain foods such as red meat, rice, cassava, potatoes, yam and pasta.
b. cut down on fried foods
c. do not cut out your favorite foods totally, it will cause you to feel frustrated.

3. Weigh yourself at the beginning, but not every day, I am so guilty of this. It is better to limit the number of times to twice a week or so. Because your weight may fluctuate on a daily basis, therefore the number may be misleading.

4. Keep a food journal, at least at first. to keep track of calories and servings.

5. Educate yourself, what consist of a balanced diet. What number of calories should you take in on a daily basis based on your weight. For example if you weigh 200 pounds your daily caloric intake should be about 1200 - 1300 calories.

6. Get new reciepes; if you keep eating the same ol' reciepies you may get bored and you know where that leads...........

7. treat yourself regularly; On the weekend you can treat yourself to a couple of your favorite drinks or foods so you don't feel deprived. But do not do so on an empty stomach to reduce the likelihood of overdoing it.

8. get a set of stretches and take them extremely seriously. This is because when you initially begin to workout you might feel cramps. And you do not want to be cramped ou to the point you no longer want to workout.

9. Do not drink your calories, save them for food. Obviously the less calories you drink the more you will be able to eat while adhering to your dailing caloric intake.

Well I hope this helps. More to come.....


3 comments:

  1. This sounds real unlike most weight loss articles. Thanks i just might give it a go.

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  2. Nice article, will mos-def give it a try..............

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  3. this is very interesting

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