Weight loss tips are a dime a dozen. As can be expected, many people will set weight loss goals based on these, but only a rare few people can actually achieve their objectives. How does this happen? In the first place, the goals were unrealistic, and not able to be realized.
What you did, before you even got started, was to set yourself up for failure, and there was no chance for attaining the goal. The good news is that there are many ways to set achievable goals of which the most important are the following.
Have a healthy weight loss goal: Resolve to start losing weight based on a healthy goal and to resolve losing weight slowly. Lets break it down. The way the weight is lost as well as the number of pounds lost is what is meant by the term healthy goal. Diet and exercise without any or very few weight loss supplements, while seemingly traditional, is still the healthiest path to take to lose weight. So, when you plan your weight loss goals, be sure to plan for the ways in which you can adopt the appropriate diet and exercise plan into your daily routine. Losing weight slowly will give your body the time it needs to adjust to the new demands that are placed on it. To be in the safe zone when you first start out, health experts suggest aiming at losing 5 to 10 % of your weight. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds now, then as you start out on your diet, your target weight loss should be 7.5-15 pounds. After that you can aim for a 2 pound healthy weight loss every week. Until the goal weight is achieved, losing weight slowly and steadily is the best and healthiest way to lose weight. To keep on track, going slowly but surely is the best method. Determine measurable goals: When setting your goals, try to look at the aspect of quantity as well as the quality factor. You will be able to achieve many things as well as include an objective measurement to your progress. An example of would be that instead of making a goal to lose weight (quality), you add the numbers of pounds you want to lose (quantity) in a certain time frame. You could for example eat an extra serving of something such as fruit, salad or vegetables (quantity) for the day instead of focusing on eating less (quality). This is one way you can track your progress.
Be exact: When you have something that you want to achieve, and set goals for it, you need to be very exact, in what you want, how you want it, and when you want it.
It is important to have precise details when you are setting your goals, because these details will determine your progress and also give understanding to your evaluations. Every day will be meals with portions that get smaller, and every day the brisk walks after dinner will get longer, and the weight lost each week will be constant.
Doing something great, like losing weight, is not one giant step, but is a whole lot of little steps done consistently. If you could see the big picture and realize you cant get there in a day, but a whole series of days, as long as you dont quit. There are three steps you need for success, start small, build on your gains, and never take your eyes of the big picture.