Anyone who has gone through it will tell you that losing weight is not easy. However, many people would like to lose a few pounds of weight, whether this is for health reasons, or simply because they want to feel more comfortable in their skin
BesserMe has collected some facts that will help you lose weight.
Calories are not everything
For all those of you who are currently on the arduous path of weight loss, this is the most valuable knowledge. Controlling calorie intake is far from being the only element in this process, nor the most important one.
So, if you simply skip a fruit snack or eat fewer vegetables to cut calories, that’s not the optimal solution. Don’t overdo it when it comes to calorie reduction. Think carefully about which calories also provide you with important vitamins and nutrients, such as fruits and vegetables, and which calories you can better do without, such as a pack of cookies in front of the TV. You can still keep in mind that a good workout can balance out a piece of chocolate on the scales once in a while.
Always ask yourself questions
Everyone manages to lose some weight by hook or by crook. But if you don’t change your mind a little bit, the hard way will soon stand before you all over again. To avoid the yo-yo effect and to change your eating habits in the long run, you have to ask yourself regularly: “What led me to where I am now?” “Why did I decide to change something?” By asking these questions, you will get to the core of your motivation and also understand the long-term purpose of changing your diet.
When it comes to food, less is not always more
A lower calorie intake is not always appropriate, even if you are losing weight. In order to train correctly, you sometimes need to adjust your caloric intake. Of course, reducing your calorie intake will result in a slimmer body. However, if you are training hard at the same time, you are harming your body because it is not getting enough food and nutrients.
Perhaps the most important lesson you can learn during your weight loss process is that it is a long and continuous struggle. However, you will not be alone on this journey. Find like-minded people who are struggling with the same issues you are. Seek out online groups and other fitness communities for constant support and motivation.
Hold on to your diet
When you hit that spot and get stuck, you know you need to make a change. Start consistently writing down everything you eat. This will help you check what you are really eating and where you can reduce your intake. But never forget: progress is often slow. But they are constant and long-term.
What’s the saying? Motivation is half the battle. Learn to appreciate your food, the small everyday pleasures and be proud of your strength.
Small changes make big differences in the long run
Sustainability is the key to success. Start changing your lifestyle slowly. Make a commitment to eat a healthy breakfast every day. Drink a glass of lemon water every morning or take a daily walk. Create your healthy routine one step at a time. Over time, plan more and more healthy meals and invest more in healthy activities. By perfecting and adding to these habits over time, you will achieve your fitness goals.
Love your training
Yes, really. Training should not be a chore. At the latest, when you can see your first successes, that your legs are slimmer, that the shopping bags are no longer so heavy, you will begin to like your training. Only if you really like your training, you will continue it after reaching your weight loss goal. This is the only way to guarantee that the changes you have achieved will stay.
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It is never too late
No matter how bad you feel at the beginning, never forget that you will be successful. Do not look at all the way you have to go. This will only overwhelm you and you will give up. Accept the starting point and take the path step by step. The small steps will strengthen your confidence in yourself and you will believe that success is possible.
We wish you all the success in achieving your goals!