…this is the continuation of what I started this week for all of us(Another significant 15 ways/steps to lose weight effectively).
Just as we all agreed, I am going to bring to you all “those simple ways to lose weight effectively”, which most us are really ignorant of.
Of course, they are simple ways/steps, however, they work out perfectly well.
For the sake of those that are getting to join us today, I will bring in excerpt from the post of yesterday on “the necessary points that you have to know, before the simple steps/ways to lose weight will work out fine”.
Today, I will be giving out another significant 15(Fifteen) simple ways/steps to lose weight effectively;
The Excerpt(From yesterday’s post);
For the simple ways or steps to give you lasting weight loss results, you have to take note of these necessary points below;
Know Your Destination
Successful weight loss doesn’t just happen. It took more than a few days to reach the point where you are at right now. Give yourself a break and expect it to take a while before you see measurable results. Take a leap of faith and follow some basic principles. Be positive with what you tell yourself about your weight, write down your goals, write down positive affirmations about your present weight and the new you that you work toward to.
If you have become a slave of procrastination decide to get rid of it once and for all. Yes, you can create affirmations to help you there as well. “I have the attitude and skills to take action today.” “I am winning in my life by turning my attitude into action.”
Do nothing and nothing gets done. Do something and many things are placed in motion. Regardless of what you are doing in life, you need to take action. Do something every day to put your plan in motion.
Start implementing the ‘simple ways/steps to lose weight effectively'(which I will bring on shortly).
And there is no better time to start other than today, this very hour, this very minute and this very second. Just start something! No matter how little. Put those simple steps into action. Do not wait for your greatest enemy called ‘Tomorrow’.
Know Your Destination
This is very important, knowing your destination. Once your destination(goal) is defined, you can easily focus. But without a destination, you will always witness distractions, thus, the chance of achieving weight loss becomes very much less.
You can never just wake up one morning and be like-‘I need to travel’, without having a defined definite location(s) that you wish to go to. Because, you will end up confused, until you take out time to make a choice, of a ‘particular location’.
It is same with weight loss journey… To just say ‘I want to lose weight’, is never enough…is not even up to 40% a good decision.
You need to start making decisions like this, and when you make them, you write them down on a paper…and continue to affirm yourself positively until you arrive at your goal. Better decisions are like these;
…”I will lose 32 pounds in the next 60 days”
…”I won’t take the weight back after losing it”
…”I won’t stop or relax after losing the 30 pounds”
…”I will keep maintaining my desired weight, once I have reached it”
These are positive, and better weight loss decisions. And not just “I want to lose weight”.
Define your weight loss goal, pen it down, re-affirm yourself positively repeatedly and be consistent!
This is most important. All the points I have revealed to you and the ones that I am still going to reveal, should be put into practice and be consistent.
You really have to be consistent for you to see a good result. As I always say, weight loss is not a quick scheme. It requires consistent input!
Let me keep it that simple.
NB: This is going to last for the next few days. I urge you all, my esteemed readers to keep up with the posts so that you will get the full gist and ensure lasting positive weight loss result.
The ways/steps(another 15) to lose weight effectively includes;
Head directly to the fruit and vegetable aisles when you enter the grocery store. Fill up your basket in these aisles and you will be less likely to buy binge food.
If you have a local “farmers market” where you can buy your fruits and veggies off the truck, by all means do so. They’ll be fresher, healthier, and tastier.
Make sure you buy everything you need for your weekly meal planning. Returning to the grocery store numerous times increases the risk of buying what you should not buy. The grocery stores know their business very well and present items that are hard to resist.
Stay away from processed foods as much as possible. Yes, they are very convenient. They are also loaded with fat and/or sugar, not to mention the chemicals.
The adverts are so compelling. Cut fast food from your diet!
Eat more fish but avoid breading or batters. Fish oil is good for you.
Eat more vegetables. Try mixing and matching fresh vegetables for variety.
Steam your veggies instead of boiling them. They’ll taste better and you’ll retain more of their nutritional value.
Replace soft/carbonated drinks with water– yes, even diet drinks.
Drink plenty of water to reduce the chance of dehydration. Experts usually recommend 16 ounces either one or two hours before exercising.
Always use stretching routines. These are not just for regular fit persons but for everyone. The older you get, the more important this becomes as it can help retain flexibility and good range of movement for all your daily activities.
When warming up and stretching, use the movements for five to ten minutes. This will help to loosen your muscles.
Do not bounce when warming up with stretching as you can cause tears in your muscle fibers.
To increase your flexibility, hold each stretch for fifteen to twenty seconds or longer.
Be sure you stretch lightly during warm up to prevent stretch reflex. This is caused by over using a cold muscle.
In the subsequent posts of this week, I am going to bring to you more of these steps as I said earlier…
…hope you remember?
(15 new steps/ways to lose weight effectively, everyday for the next few days!)
Get up now and take action towards achieving you weight loss goal(s).
Great week to you all……..
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