Losing weight can sound simpler than it is. In theory, it’s just a matter of burning more calories than you take in. But anyone who’s tried to shed pounds knows that reality can work against us. We feel too tired to work out or too busy to plan ahead for healthy meals. But you can lose weight if you have the strategies to do it. Here’s a 10 step plan for getting to your ideal weight—and staying there:
1. Make a plan.
Successful long-term weight loss comes from a combination of nourishing diet and healthy exercise. Outline the specific steps you need to achieve your ideal weight. For example, one specific step might be to walk 30 minutes extra a day.
2. Visualize success.
The world’s best athletes envision themselves performing perfect techniques, a strategy that primes their body for success. Do the same by visualizing how you want to look and feel after weight loss. If it helps, post inspirational pics or phrases around the house.
3. Create a positive environment.
You probably will need to do some house cleaning to help you on your journey. Dig into the pantry to clean out calorie-filled processed snacks, and free up your fridge from whole milk dairy, processed meats, and other high-calorie food traps.
4. Keep a journal.
Building self-awareness is a key weight loss strategy. Keep a food and exercise diary where you can track exactly what you’re doing and when.
5. Learn about proper portions.
Don’t sink your quest to be healthy with ginormous portion sizes. One of the smartest steps for getting to your ideal weight is to take a primer on portion sizes.
6. Schedule exercise.
From meetings to doctor’s appointments, you already make it a habit to schedule what’s important. Your weight and health are just as important so put exercise on your calendar—and meet that commitment to yourself.
7. Eat mindfully.
Each time the you want to eat something, drink a glass of water. Then ask yourself if you’re still hungry. If the answer is “no,” then take the hand out of that bag of nuts and find something else do, whether it’s taking a walk or writing in a journal that you ‘escaped’ mindless eating at 2pm.
8. Get a fat buddy.
It can be tough to reach and maintain ideal weight on your own. Team up with a like-minded friend so you can provide support and encouragement to each other.
9. Commit long-term.
Maintaining ideal weight can only happen with lifestyle change. All too often, we shed pounds, do a victory dance and dive right back into bad habits. Make this time the time that sticks. Celebrate for a second and continue with the healthy journey.
One last thing… have you tried this odd “carb trick” that burns 1 lb per day?
“All this by Flavor-Pairing?” I asked.
I met an old friend for lunch last month and I was super impressed with how good she looked.
She said, “It’s not so much about the Flavor-Pairing, but more about how it re-awakens what the Japanese call, ‘the weight loss doubling molecule’ which signals 22-hour a day fat-burning effect in the female body.”
Even though I was skeptical, I’ve been struggling with my weight over the last few years, so I gave it a shot and watched the same video she did.
Well, it’s only a couple weeks later and you know what they say about how “you can’t transform your body overnight”…
They’re right – it actually took me 16 days to lose 22 pounds.
Now it’s my girlfriends asking ME what I’M doing differently 💅