I really don’t know too many people who actually succeed at their New Years Resolution on Jan 1. Especially with a difficult goal. My goals don’t usually get a good foothold into the ground until the 21st or later.
Anytime any person will try something unfamiliar, there is a good 90% chance or more they will screw it up. There is no way to know the things you don’t know.
Secret to Continuous and Permanent Weight Loss
Losing weight isn’t for the faint at heart. You need perseverance. You need forgiveness. You need patience. You need knowledge. You need a certain amount of organization skills.
IF you are going to go about it in the way many weight loss programs suggest.
These programs can be complicated with new foods and exercises. If you listen to what they tell you a person might start to believe they have to eat boring and bland food for the rest of their lives. There is a whole network of very healthy and fit people who preach that to be a part of their group its health, health, health all the way.
But what if that wasn’t completely necessary? What if a person could lose weight AND meet their fitness goals and NOT have to live a restrictive lifestyle? It can be done. Not that there is anything wrong with being a diligent and fastidious healthy person.
If you would rather find a way to live (reasonably) healthy. If you’d rather be able to learn to enjoy exercise. If you are limited on time and need to know how to “Fit Fit in”. Here are a few secrets that many aren’t telling you;
Permanent Weight Loss
Slow and steady wins the race. A person has more of a chance in achieving their weight loss goals and keeping the weight off by changing small things over time. Every time you change a little thing you are in a better position to change another little thing. Just like the weight going on – which is a cumulation of excess calories over time. The same applies in taking it off. A small reduction or small increase in calories burned – over time – will work well, and effectively.
The key is to keep adding to it.
Week One – this week learn to measure food portions. Learn it and do it. Do it forever. This is one skill that can be mastered quickly and it is useful when eating in restaurants too. You can eyeball the plate and know if there is too much. Just order a doggy dish at the start and scoop off the excess.
Week two – add a 15 minute walk. How far can you go in 15 minutes. Try and speed it up so you go farther and farther in the 15 minutes.
Week three – make a better choice. Now that you know portions pick a heavy fat or unhealthy food and replace it with a better choice. If you usually have a fried chicken dinner, replace it with baked. Learn what healthier choices there are.
Week four – can you add another 15 minutes of exercise to your day? Start strength training. If you’ve never lifted weight before this can take a while to get used to. Right now, just learn the basics and add as you get fitter.
Week five – you get the picture. There is really no need to try and do it all on January 1st. If you can great! Most of us mere mortals can’t. One thing at a time, one foot forward.
Other things that can be done to add more calorie burning power is to increase the exercise to a normally sedentary workday by exercising at work. There are many tools, under desk pedal machines, and exercises made specifically for the office environment.