Have you ever wanted to lose weight safely and easily? Have you ever wanted to get rid of unwanted fat and become a weight loss story that you could share with others?
I have some 7 suggestions for what I call "Weight Loss 101" which can help you to lose unwanted fat, get results quickly and become more healthy and wise. And this has nothing to do with anything that you may have seen on Oprah or Dr Phil and it is not the South Beach Diet or the Mediterranean Diet or anything connected with Hollywood actors or celebrities.
My 7 suggestions are as follows:
1.) Read and learn about successful weight loss techniques.
Once you decide to go on a diet, you need to read and learn just exactly what that entails and how it can help you in your particular situation. Read material on successful dieting and weight loss techniques, and find a weight loss story that can motivate you to do the same.
2.) Understand your body type and dieting needs.
Before embarking on any old fashioned diet or weight loss scheme you should understand your body type and the specific needs for weight loss. Different body types have different needs when dieting becomes a choice they want to make.
3.) Select from a bunch of choices: Atkins, Mediterranean, Dr. Oz, Oprah, South Beach.
After reading and learning what you want to do, select the type of diet that will most benefit you. If unsure, consult your physician. Deciding to go on a diet to lose weight safely is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Don't just jump into the first diet program or plan that you read about, or come across. The right choice for the diet plan you choose will go a long way to developing your own weight loss success story and make your weight loss endure.
4.) Plan your strategy: start, end, progress and chart results.
Plan your healthy weight loss strategy so that you know what you are going to do to accomplish your goals. Outline your start date, end date, obstacles and progress, and chart your results so that you know how you are progressing.
5.) Set definitive and reachable goals.
At the beginning of your diet set your desired goals. For example you can say "I will lose 20 pounds by the end of six weeks." Or, "I will get down to 160 pounds by the end of July."
The important thing here is that your goals must be definable, quantifiable, and achievable, otherwise they will not be realizable and you will fail in your weight loss program. You cannot say "I want to be more fit" as that statement is vague and you will never know when you become "fit" unless you first define what "fit" means to you in some quantifiable sense.
6.) Know when to stop.
Determine at the beginning of your weight loss program when you will stop, or the end date. Assert yourself to the max in proceeding with your diet, but understand that at the end date you will stop the diet and get on with your life as before the start of the diet.
7.) Follow up and maintain.
After completing your diet it is important to make sure that you undertake follow up and maintenance work on yourself in order to keep the benefits of a successful diet that you just completed. Keep conscious of what you eat, do not binge, do not over-indulge, do not think that now you can go back to eating like before your diet, otherwise all the gains made will be for nought.
Deciding to go on a diet to lose weight safely and quickly and in a healthy manner is not a decision that you should take lightly. Prepare yourself for each stage of the diet: the before, the during, and the after and you will maximize your chances for success.