Losing weight is one of the most popular new years resolutions yet most people are very unsuccessful in losing the weight they want in the new year. I have always wondered how I could help people get it right and I thing the following plan will work for almost anyone.
Often when people want to change their body they will simply think about losing weight instead of actually doing the hard part which is the doing of the diet and exercise.
The doing of the weight loss is actually to different things. Deciding how much weight and when you want to lose it is the first part to weight loss , and the second part would be developing the plan to lose the weight.
Make it your priority today to lose weight. You are not going to lose any weight today which means that you will need to plan what you will do over the next weeks and months to lose 2 pounds a week, which is a good ambition although definitely doable. Here is exactly how to get that weight loss started.
1. Figure out why you want to lose weight - Is it to be healthier? To impress someone? To fit into old clothes? It does not matter why as long as the reason is important to you.
2. Figure out when you want to lose weight by, give it a date - Next Christmas just is not good enough as it is too far out. Better to get a shorter term goal that you can attain. A good rule of thumb is 8 pounds per month or 25 pounds in three months
3. Decide what is will take to lose weight - Change in exercise patterns? A new eating style? Cutting out the morning Latte? Do a bit or research so that you are doing the right things at the right time to lose the weight and make that goal attainable.
4. How will you celebrate your weight loss goal - Are you going to treat yourself to new clothes? Are you going to go on a vacation? Are you going to get glamor shots taken by a pro photographer? Whatever is important to you is the celebration that you will decide.
This may seem simple but if you follow this four step plan you will have a much easier time losing the weight that you want to lose and you will go from wishing that you could lose the weight to actually doing the losing of the weight.
Now that you have asked and answered the correct questions and have the answers you need to make sure that you are looking at your goals everyday to be aware of why and how you are going to lose the weight that you want.