Thursday, March 4, 2021

How To Succeed With Your Diet or Weight Loss Program! (Part 1) :

How To Succeed With Your Diet or Weight Loss Program! (Part 1)
In order to achieve success with your diet or weight loss plan / program, follow these nine (9) steps:

1. Start with a GOAL in mind.

To successfully and purposefully achieve anything, you must have in mind a desired end result or goal. Take a marathon runner for example, before even starting he/she knows that it is 10,000 kilometres to the end of the race and that is how far he/she must run to win or even place in the marathon. Similarly, you must start with a goal of how many pounds you want to shed or lose after completing your weight loss program.

2. Research the BEST route for achieving your final result/goal.

Continuing with the example of marathon runner, he/she must then devise an effective strategy that will allow him/her to win or place well in that 10,000 kilometre race. The strategy may involve starting fast to break the pack, then pacing him/herself and taking only small sips of water every few kilometres to remain hydrated but not become sluggish. You can devise your diet or weight loss strategy by looking at realistic diet & weight loss programs or product reviews to discern which diet plan feels right for you.

3. BEWARE of instant success diets or weight loss plans.

Your body is a gentle system of organs, cells, muscles, tissues, blood vessels and nerves. When you follow a gradual diet or weight loss program, you eliminate any likelihood of damaging your organs, tissues and muscles or gaining unsightly stretch marks.

Think about it. In which of the following scenarios do you normally feel your best?

    When you jump out of bed in a rush and start running around to start your day? Or
    When you gently emerge from sleep, become aware of your surroundings, open your eyes and then get out of bed?

Well similarly, your body reacts best to gradual weight loss changes and you will more likely succeed at burning off the fat, keeping off the weight you lost and maintaining a healthy weight after you complete your weight loss or diet program.

4. Set REALISTIC MILESTONES to monitor and measure your progress.

They say, "The journey of thousand miles begins with one step." Marking the gradual progress made during your diet does four (4) main things for you:

    It gives you encouragement and motivation as you see some change(s) happening that move you closer to your desired final goal/result.
    It gives you personalized feedback on how your body is progressing and will progress during your weight loss journey.
    It keeps you realistic about the progress you should expect along the way and at the end.
    It gives you an indication of whether you need to alter your diet or weight loss program and/or reduce your weight loss expectation at the end of the programme.

Remember, two (2) persons who undertake the same diet or weight loss program may experience different weight loss results due to a number of factors including, body type, conditioning, metabolism and the body's level of efficiency when burning fat.

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