Happy Wednesday, I can not believe that January is already half over! Did you make New Year’s Resolutions or goals for 2019? One of the most common resolutions people make for the New Year is to lose weight. However, staying focused on the goal and maintaining the same level of motivation throughout the year can be quite tricky. While some people want to be healthier in order to run or cycle faster, others would like to lose weight to reduce the health risks that are associated with being overweight. Although the two sound alike, they are actually very different goals. Weight Loss Goals: Three Tips for Success focuses on losing weight for the health benefits rather than fitness performance. Here are a handful of tips to get you started on your weight loss journey as well as a few tricks to keep your motivation in check for even longer.
Weight Loss Goals: Three Tips for Success
#1 Focus on portion control
Your first focus in terms of losing weight should be in the kitchen rather than in the gym. Weight loss often times has a lot more to do with what you eat and how much you eat rather than how many hours you spend exercising each day. In fact, I have a favorite meme that I share on my Facebook page that says “Fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition. You can’t outrun your fork!” So, portion control and eating healthy, nutrient dense foods should be a main focus on your weight loss journey.
#2 Keep a diet journal
What you eat and how much you eat of it is easier to keep track of if you write it down in a journal or track it in an app on your phone. You don’t necessarily have to figure out how many calories you eat at each meal, though. The main point is to give you a guideline throughout the year and something to help you with accountability and motivation.
On the days when you’re feeling deprived, you can always take a look through the journal for inspiration and ideas in terms of what to eat. Take a look a t what days you were most successful and compare what you ate on the days that you may have fallen off track. Also, check out KetoLogic’s Beta Hydroxybutyrate recipes as well, and you might be able to find something to keep you going for even longer too!
#3 Find delicious and healthy food
While eating less is one of the biggest factors in losing weight, it’s going to be really tough to consume fewer calories if you don’t enjoy what you’re eating. Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious food options out there! In fact, many restaurants now have low calorie, healthy options to choose from too. There are also some great home delivery meal prep plans for those who are short on time or do not enjoy cooking.
Losing weight is definitely a journey but you’ll get there a bit faster as long as you know which areas to focus on. Think about eating less, first of all, and the gym will happen as a natural follow-up.
So Tell Me…
Did you make a goal to lose weight this year? Do you have any favorite tips to help someone in their weight loss journey?
Thank you so much for stopping by! As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Enjoy the rest of your week!