The secret to a successful weight loss plan does not rely on your diet and exercise alone. The targets you set prior to working on your plan also play a big role. Here are four tips to make the most of your weight loss goals and your losing weight a success:
1. Evaluate how much weight you should lose. I recommend you to consult a dietitian first to assess if you really need to lose weight. You should be able to establish up to how much you could lose in a few weeks. The professionals use the Basal Metabolic Index or BMI to determine your ideal weight. It should be noted beforehand that you have to follow this guideline because it will show you a reasonable weight target that you can safely and realistically achieve. Through this, you will not delude yourself that you can lose more weight than your body could handle.
2. As what the expert says, any goal you set should be time bounded. Determine a specific time frame showing the expected progress as each week pass by. This will become your guide in knowing if your weight loss plan is effective and if you are anywhere near your target weight or there may be a need to exert more efforts. Your time frame is also a good reminder for you to work hard so you will not be delayed towards achieving your goals.
3. Be realistic on your plans by setting them in a way that is most convenient to you. The mistake of many is that they tend to make plans that do not fit in their lifestyle. For example, making a daily workout schedule that conflicts with the time they go to work or school. A constant breaking of schedule could make you suffer in the end because you will notice that any of your plans are not being applied. It is a given fact that you should fit your exercise plans to your activities of daily living and not the other way around. It does not matter if you have to schedule your exercise too early in the morning or too late in the afternoon as long as it does not disrupt your living pattern which has been established way before you decided to lose some weight.
4. Take the time to evaluate your progress for each week. You have determined your target weight loss for every week so this should not be a problem to you. All you have to do is to check whether you are still in line with your schedule. It is also important to commend yourself for every pound you lose no matter how small to serve as a motivation for you to continue.