21 Days of Fitness: What to Do to Lose Weight

You’re invited to a party. They’ve got great food, and the weather is perfect. There’ll be lots of fun, and maybe even some new friends!

But there’s one thing you should probably get ready for.

Losing weight at a party doesn’t have to be hard. Follow these tips, and you’ll be ready to dance all night.

Take Advantage of the Location

Location is important. When you walk in the door, you’ll see signs for the gym, and you might even think to yourself, “Great! I can fit into my old jeans!”

But after a while, you’ll see partygoers in tiny dresses and high heels, and you’ll think, “Uh-oh. This isn’t going to be easy.”

The key is to take advantage of the location. Instead of having your morning workout at the gym, do it at home. If you eat at the party, go for a walk afterward to clear your head.

Plan Your Meals

Plain water is fine, but having a glass of wine with your meal is almost as good. If you drink alcohol, it can help you to lose weight, so don’t be afraid to indulge a little. The key is to plan your meals in advance. If you know that pasta will be served at the party, you can prepare some dishes beforehand. You can also have things like meatless balls or fake meats on hand, so that when the party is over and you’re feeling hungry, you can make a quick meal without having to hunt down some food.

Also, try to avoid eating sweets. You might crave them, but you’ll end up feeling sluggish afterwards. Instead, have some veggies and dip, or some grills, or other finger food. People will also tend to drink more when food is served, so if you want to keep your alcohol intake low, avoid serving food.

Wear What You Want

There’s an old wives’ tale that what people see on your dresser affects their opinion of you. So, if you’re not comfortable in a bikini, don’t wear one. If you’re not feeling great in a colorful dress, it’s best to go for a simpler look. However, these rules are completely subjective, so feel free to experiment.

Don’t Go Below Certain Threshold

What should you weigh? That depends on who you are, and what you want. If you want to lose weight for a festival, or for a specific event, like a wedding, you need to make sure that you’re not carrying too much extra weight. Ask your doctor for an honest appraisal of your weight, and set a target for what you want to achieve. Don’t think in terms of “I’m not happy with my weight, so I’m going to lose 50 pounds.” Instead, think in terms of “I want to lose 10 pounds, and see how I feel after reaching that goal.” Setting a goal will give you something to work for, and it’ll force you to take a step back and reevaluate your life. Don’t expect that this journey will be easy, and remember that it’ll likely take some time to see the results you’re looking for. However, once you do, you’ll be so glad you went through with it.

If you want to take your fitness journey seriously, there are tons of free online resources that can help you reach your goals. If you want to lose weight, there are dozens of apps that can guide you toward a healthier lifestyle. With so much support available, why should you struggle with dieting alone?

You might not feel like you have enough time to fit in your morning workout, but you’ll be glad that you made the effort. You’ll feel better both physically and mentally, and you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor. At the end of the day, this is simply about having enough time for yourself, and creating a lifestyle that makes you feel happy and comfortable. That’s what matters most.