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If you are carrying a little bit of lockdown weight (AKA the quarantine fifteen LOL), then you might be looking to get rid of it to get back to where you used to be. When you eat well and move more, it can mean that you’re likely to lose more weight. And when you do lose weight, it can result in having a lot more energy, as well as an improved mood, and a reduction in your risk for certain diseases. Even when we know these things, it can still mean that we can find it hard to stick at a routine, and maintain a lifestyle that is healthy. So how can you make it stick?
Here are some ideas to think about.
It can be easy to embark on a weight loss plan and go into it a little quickly. If you plan to lose weight really quickly, then it can actually do the opposite when that doesn’t happen. That is why it can be a really good idea to set yourself some realistic expectations with your weight loss. Set yourself something realistic to start with, and then you will be more likely to see it happen, leading to more weight loss in the long term.
It is important when you embark on anything like this, that you remember why you’re making those healthy choices. When you do that, it can help you to stay on course much more easily. So starting with a list of the reasons why you want to do something can be just what you need to keep you going. When you get distracted or are feeling a little demotivated, it can be so helpful to have a list of your reasons why to refer back to. It is so helpful when you need a bit of a reminder!
It can be difficult to stay on track doing what you are doing, if you are surrounded by temptation everywhere you look. In a grocery store is one thing, but in your home is something else. If you want to stay on track, then you need to do all that you can to avoid the temptation of having your favorite junk foods in the house. It is definitely out of sight and out of mind that works in this instance.
Track your goals
When you’re on a weight loss journey, you won’t want to be someone who weighs themselves every day. That can be quite motivating. However, once or twice a week can be a good idea, and you could record the losses in a weight loss journal. This could be a good way to track foods as a sort of food diary too, which can be beneficial to look back on. Tracking your moods and energy levels can be a good idea when dieting too.
Is there anything else that has been a benefit to you if you’ve lost some weight before? Let me know in the comments below!
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