5 Tips for Losing Weight

Today I'm sharing five tips to assist you with losing weight. I know that it's not easy to lose weight. Trust me, I get it. I'm currently on a weight loss journey myself and I've been receiving so many questions in regard to how I have lost weight thus far. By no means am I a fitness instructor. Just a real mom with real stretch marks and a muffin top.

Goal


When I started this weight loss journey I had a plan. I knew how much weight I wanted to lose. The best part about having a weight loss goal is that it gives you something to look forward to. You know each time you weigh yourself or look in the mirror you're getting closer and closer to your goal. But as the saying goals. “A Goal without a plan is just a wish”.

Plan

Now that you have a goal. What's the plan? Yes, it's great to have a goal. But what are you going to give up to reach your goal? When are you hoping to lose this weight by? What is the plan with working out or you're eating habits? Will you create a weekly meal plan? During this journey, I've learned that planning ahead just makes things easier. I typically will spend some time planning out my snacks and making them on the go.
When
I'm rushing out of the house. I have a bottled water filled and healthy grab and go snack ready. Nothing sucks more than watching someone eating an unhealthy snack in your face while you're hungry and forgot your wallet at home. Try to plan out the best you can your weight loss journey.

Triggers

Know what your triggers are. Can you not watch people eating pizza and not have a slice or two or three? Don't put yourself in a scenario where you will break your diet. Let your friends and family know that you're currently on a diet and your triggers. You will need support during this time so ask for it. Your friends and family are not mind readers. Communication is key. Let your spouse know that you're going to need support during this journey.

Rewards

I am a strong believer in rewarding yourself. Create a list of rewards and when you will be able to claim the reward. Will you reward yourself with sushi the first time you lose five pounds or purchase new workout clothing once you reach your first goal? Create rewards based on your likes and needs. Not based on what will make other people happy. What will make you happy?

Likes/dislikes

Know your likes and dislikes during this process. I will be the first to say that I'm not a salad eater or lover. It's okay. People assume because I don't eat meat that I am in love with salad. Truth be told, I actually prefer veggies or fruit instead. Don't force yourself to eat something or like something because it's a new trend. I see people having smoothie bowls all of the time. I think they look pretty but they're not my thing. Don't lose yourself during this process. Find out what you like and dislike and don't ride a wave liking stuff that other people like to fit in. Stay true to self. Trust me, it makes this journey really awesome. Those are my five tips. Trust me, they're so much more.
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you have additional tips please feel free to keep the conversation going in the comment section. I would love to hear from you.

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6 comments:

  1. Rewarding self for achieving every small milestone is so important to keep the confidence up!

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  2. Such good tips, I am on a weight loss journey so hopefully these will help me! Good luck with yours.

    Dena | Dena Jayne | Bloglovin xo

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  3. Great tips for anyone who is trying to lose weight. My mantra is healthy and sensible eating, and stay active.

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  4. i am sharing for my friends !! very nice composed !! Goals are very important in diet

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  5. Diet or no diet is dilemma bigger than stopping world war IV :) ..But well captured

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  6. These are all great tips! I feel like I'm always in weight-loss mode...definitely all about setting goals and planning.

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