Updated: Jul 20, 2021
How to lose weight well:
1. Make your goal realistic - losing a stone in a month is not a realistic goal! To lose 4-6 pounds per month is not only realistic but means you're losing weight that you won't likely put back on in the long run as it's a sustainable, steady reduction of weight. 2. Be in a calorie deficit - I don't care how much exercise or how active you are! If you are eating more calories than you are burning you will not only gain weight but you can not out exercise a bad diet. Just think, burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. 3. Find a training program you enjoy - Have a plan for exercise, you are more likely to go to the gym if you know what you are doing when you get there. Stop spinning the wheels and start achieving the results you after. And make sure it's something you enjoy otherwise you'll never stick to it. 4. Food Prep - This is a big one, prepping your meals before hand will ensure you don't grab convenience food and keep your diet in check. And don't give me the I don't have time excuse because lets face it it doesn't take that long to batch cook a few meals. 5. Have a support system - make sure friends and family are there to keep you motivated, even if that means they start eating a little healthier with you or even just keeping the junk food away whilst your around. Maybe do this with a friend or a family member and keep each other accountable. 6. Sleep - this is often overlooked but your body repairs whilst you are asleep. This is so important when you are trying to lose weight so switch off the TV and phone earlier on an evening and get some more sleep. 6-8hrs at least every night. 7. Hydrate - we need around 2 litres of water per day and some of us don't even drink a 500ml bottle per day. 8. Enjoy the process - This is the most important tip, To lose weight properly with long lasting results you have adjust your lifestyle! It is not a case of joining the gym or a slimming club for a few months! You have to keep the changes you make to your diet and the exercise you do otherwise you'll end up back where you started. Everything you do must be sustainable and you have to be able to live with it. Training has become part of my lifestyle and I work my day around my training because it's what I look forward to, same with my diet. Everyone is capable of making these changes, weight loss is not one size fits all and what works for me will not work for one of my clients. So find what works for you.
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