The Best Way to Lose Weight in the Long-Term
Did you know that weight loss is not just about diets and exercises, but basically a mindset? It may seem rather far-fetched but it’s true. Once you make up your mind that you want to lose weight then nothing can deter you from it. Shedding the pounds from there on becomes relatively about picking out your options. The best way to lose weight in the long-term is not that difficult.
Here we have some ideas on how you can get rid of those pesky pounds for the long-term. Read on to find out more.
This is one of the most important things that you need to do, set goals that are doable. Don’t just think to yourself, “I need to lose weight in 30 days”. That in itself is pretty impossible. Rather, set a target. Start with trying to lose 3 pounds in 4 weeks or 2 kgs in a month. Take it from there.
One more thing you can do to get yourself going is to set some more tasks for yourself. Like what will you eat throughout the week or how will you workout. Will you swim, run or jog? Do you plan on going to the gym or working out at home? Once all these plans are set, you will feel that losing weight becomes just another task that has to be put in action. It becomes simpler to follow through.
Set Up Cheat Days
Eating healthy all the time can make you feel restricted, bored, and sometimes just too tired of the repetition. This is why there are cheat days. Do not deprive yourself of these. Have them at least once a week and have one meal on this day where you can eat whatever your heart desires.
Snacking is Essential
You must not cut snacking out of your diet. Of course, snacks don’t always have to be unhealthy. But does healthy equate to boring and tasteless? No, it does not. Make a delicious hummus right at home, buy a bag of baby veggies and fruits, and eat up. Or consume a handful of roasted nuts in a pan. No? Buy unsalted kernels and make some popcorn. You can also have a glass of almond or coconut milk if you like. Nut butter with bran bread and fresh fruit is also a great snack option.
Rewards are Motivating
That most certainly does not mean that you reward yourself with food! There are dozens of other things that you can do for yourself that range from a spa date to a new dress or concert tickets to a game show. Just not food or any edible item! One of the best rewards is something that would enhance your figure. A good underwear, swimsuit or even a dress would encourage you to continue to diet and strive for that figure you have dreamed of. You will see the effects of your weight loss efforts and will want to keep trying to get rid of the rest of the pounds.
Try the above-mentioned tricks and watch the weight vanish within no time.
Reviewed by Dr. Sana Azfar