If you are not true to yourself, any goal in life is difficult to achieve. And, this is why it is very important to be realistic and true to yourself for your weight loss success.
You have to be very very specific and get ready with some important things before you start your weight loss.
There are a few questions you must be asking yourself if you want to set a realistic plan for weight loss.
People find it difficult to lose weight because they do not know how to ask questions and get ready with the answers.
Know what has not worked for you
I attempted multiple times to lose weight for 8 years but failed every time because something was missing.
But when I figured out the reason for my weight loss failures, I was able to lose weight in 4 months. The goal that was looking impossible for 8 years has become possible in just 4 months.
I tried to figure out what was missing and what were some biggest roadblocks to my weight loss failures.
I recalled my memory of the things that were not working previously and found something important.
I was unable to lose weight because I was concentrating more on exercise and less on diet. I joined a gym and left in just 1 month because workouts were not working for me.
Enhance your knowledge
The biggest reason for my weight loss failure was a lack of knowledge about the importance of diet in weight loss. I was burning fewer calories and consuming more.
So, I read several articles online and watched some videos on Youtube on diet and nutrition.
The knowledge I gained worked like charm when I started implementing it in my weight loss. I started focusing on consuming a balanced diet and then going about exercising.
I also figured out that you do not need heavy workouts to lose weight. And, this is why I lost my motivation when I started with heavy workouts and things were not working.
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I left my weight loss journey halfway. Next, I started learning about how to efficiently burn calories with a simple workout.
I started with walking and then moved to brisk walking to lose weight.
A balanced diet and simple workout started working for me and I reached my weight loss goal successfully.
Know what is working for you
Being true to myself, asking some important questions, and with some research, I was able to set a realistic plan for weight loss.
With a realistic plan, I was able to figure out that things that were not working have started working for me.
Thinking about food in terms of calories has helped me consume food in a very calorie-friendly manner. Previously, I was eating without thinking much in terms of calories.
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I was happy that I am working out daily and my exercises will take care of the calories that I was overconsuming. This was my biggest mistake in lack of knowledge.
Once I started balanced dieting weight loss started working. After this, even a simple workout like brisk walking paid off.
Post weight loss I was feeling more energetic and active. I learned about the importance of sleep, drinking enough water, and many important factors that help in weight loss.
Be motivated always
Motivation is the key to reaching any goal in life. If you know how to keep yourself motivated setting a realistic plan will be very easy for you.
You will not just set a realistic plan but with self-motivation, you will able to implement it as well.
For weight loss try to be self-motivated then simply looking for any external motivation. External motivation will not be always with you but your self-motivation will always be there whenever you require it.
And, the best way to be self-motivated during weight loss is to be true to yourself and enhance your knowledge about a healthy lifestyle.
Try to engage yourself as much as you can in fitness activities and talks.
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Once everything is aligned properly you will set a very realistic plan for weight loss. Remember, weight loss is simple when you will keep it simple.