So you want to lose weight right? Congratulation! We’re all about celebrating weight loss here at The Healthy Voyager but there’s a right way to do it. It’s not about going on a diet, it’s about changing your lifestyle and adopting new ways of thinking. That’s what this article is all about.
Choose The Right Time
Before you start losing weight, you need to ask yourself a few important questions. Are you prepared to make some lifestyle changes? Have you ever tried to lose weight before and failed? Do you want to lose weight for health reasons or for social ones? With so much emphasis on looking great and staying fit, it’s no wonder that people are turned off by the idea of dieting. To lose weight successfully, you need to be able to convince your body that it’s alright to release some calories so that it begins burning fat instead of storing it. When you’re finally able to do that, you’ll be able to lose weight quickly and smoothly and without any of the common dieting pitfalls. That’s what this article is all about.
Avoid The Diet Fads
Just because the fad diet is popular doesn’t mean that it’s the best way to lose weight. There’s no denying that there’s a boom in the trend of following the celebrities and influencers on TikTok and Instagram who are promoting and encouraging weight loss. One of the biggest problems with these kinds of diets is that they’re usually not based on sound scientific research. Before you start any new diet or fitness plan, it’s important to do your research and read up on the topic. Otherwise, you may end up harming your health in some way. It’s always great to be aware of what’s trendy and what’s not but making healthy lifestyle choices is the key to staying fit.
Consume More Fat
If you think that you can’t eat fat and lose weight, then you’re wrong. There are numerous ways to incorporate more fats into your diet without worrying about your weight at all. A lot of people get confused about fats and carbs, thinking that if they eat more carbs it will make them fat. That’s simply untrue. Your body can only store a certain amount of fat before it begins to accumulate around your organs, which can lead to serious health problems. That’s why it’s important to cut back on the carbs and eat more fats.
Take Care Of Your Health
When you’re trying to lose weight, your first priority should always be to take care of your health. It’s never a good idea to push yourself too hard too soon after your surgery or if you’re not prepared for it. The idea is to change your habits and your lifestyle, not to beat yourself up about the excess weight that you can’t lose at this point. Your doctor will have given you an okay to start exercising but if you go over 40 minutes without stopping, then you’re pushing yourself too hard. That’s why it’s important to listen to your body and take care of its needs. The healthier you are, the faster you’ll be able to lose that weight.
Set Realistic Goals
It’s important to set realistic goals when you’re trying to lose weight. This will help you avoid the pitfall of many dieters who overestimate how much they’ll be able to lose and end up disappointed when they don’t meet their goals. It’s always great to have bigger aspirations but without realistic expectations, you’ll never be able to reach them. This is where a lot of people fall short when it comes to losing weight. They set unrealistic goals for themselves and then feel mad when they don’t meet them. Instead, it’s important to set smaller goals that you know you’ll be able to achieve.
For example, you may decide to lose 2 pounds this week instead of 10. If you’re able to keep up the good work, then next week you’ll be able to lose another 2 pounds. This may sound easy enough, but there are a lot of people who don’t achieve results because they don’t set smaller goals. Setting mini goals helps you stay motivated and continues to build on your success because every week, you’ll be able to see the little results that you’re getting.
Use Technology For Good
There are numerous medical technologies that can help you lose weight. One of the most popular types of technology is the BIA scanner. A BIA scanner measures your body fat and nutritional status by taking into account your weight, your height, and your body fat percentage. It’s an easy and painless way to track your progress and use the information to determine the optimal diet for you. Studies have also shown that people who use the BIA scanner are more likely to lose weight than those who do not.
Join A Caring Team
If you’re determined to lose weight and need help getting started, then join a Caring Team! The Healthy Voyager is one of the most trusted and recommended websites when it comes to providing support for people who want to lose weight. Browse through our extensive list of groups and find one that suits you perfectly.
Create A Routine
Creating a routine is one of the most important things you can do if you want to be successful at losing weight. The routine is what will keep you motivated and on track. If you find that there are certain days when you stay motivated and inspired to lose weight more easily than others, then you might want to consider using that as a guide for creating your routine. For instance, if Mondays bring you great inspiration to lose weight but Tuesdays keep you from following through, then you might want to consider doing your workouts on Wednesdays or Thursdays to make the most out of your week.
Build Up Your Routine
It’s important to gradually build up your routine. Take things slow and easy the first few weeks and then gradually increase the intensity as you go along. You don’t want to hurt yourself by rushing into things or trying to do too much too soon after your surgery. It’s also important to make sure that your routine is varied. Do exercises that you find challenging as well as those that are easy for you to do. Try different ways of eating healthy foods as well as the ones that you know you love. This will help you continue to keep the weight off and off.
Monitor Your Diet
It’s important to keep track of what you eat. This will help you determine why you’re or aren’t losing weight as well as how well your body is responding to the food that you consume. There are several ways in which you can track your diet effectively. One of the simplest is to keep a food journal. You may want to consider using an app like MyFitnessPal or LoseIt, which can help you keep track of your diet and provide you with valuable insights into how you’re doing and where you might be going wrong. These apps allow you to input all the foods that you consume as well as the calories that each item contains. You may also want to look into using a calorie counter, such as MyFitnessPal or LoseIt, to help you keep track of your daily calorie intake. Simply enter the foods that you eat and the calories that they contain. Dieting is all about having good food habits and using the right tools to help you achieve your goals.
Being active is another important way to lose weight. Try to do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. If you’re a busy person, then consider doing the exercise in the morning before you start your day. Before you know it, that 30 minutes will have turned into an hour and before you know it, you’ll be doing a full workout. It’s important to keep active as much as possible and avoid becoming too much of a hermit. Going for a walk, getting the laundry done, or taking a trip to the grocery store are all easy ways to stay active. You should feel free to find things that you enjoy and stick with them. If you want to lose weight, then just do it!
Follow The Healthy Voyager
The Healthy Voyager is one of the best places to get support if you’re looking to lose weight. You’ll find a lot of helpful information on our website as well as in our live chats with users. As you may imagine, a lot of people get stuck wondering how to lose weight after they’ve had a baby. We’ve all been there. If you find that you’re not exactly sure how to go about losing fat after your baby’s born, then don’t worry. Our team of experts is here to help. Just check out our blog post on the 10 commandments of weight loss right after giving birth or sign up for one of our free live chats with a dietitian. We’ll be glad to help you get started on the right foot.