Do you know that making gradual changes to your diet and physical routine will result in safe and easy weight loss? I make it sound so easy right? It can be when you think about what could happen to you if, you don’t do it. Things such as strokes, heat attacks, high blood pressure and even death can happen if, you stay overweight!
Okay, okay. I’m not trying to scare you but I wanted you to be aware of the alternatives of not sticking with your weight loss goals. This deals with being mentally strong when working on your weight loss goals.
An important factor for safe and easy weight loss is your dieting program. Now, that you’re in a great state of mind it’s now time to choose the right dieting program for you. You’re probably asking, how do I do that? You do that by assessing your weight loss goals and your food preferences.
Please don’t go on a diet that promises to help you lose 100 pounds in the first month because that can be unrealistic and could cause health risks. The ideal goal should be to lose 2 pounds per week but depending on the person you can lose more than that desired amount.
It’s best to choose a diet program that provides you with healthy alternatives similar to the current foods you love eat. Let me give you an example. If, you’re a meat lover, I don’t think it’s a good idea to go on a raw foods vegetarian diet (this is not to say you can’t accomplish this goal). I just believe that you would be setting yourself up for failure if, you make such a drastic change to your diet. Chances are that you’ll quit that raw food vegetarian diet and revert back to your meat eating ways. Go on a dieting program that will allow you to make gradual healthy changes to the meals you like to eat.
Let’s move on to your physical routine. We all want to have the ripped bodies like Hollywood superstars such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie right? There’s nothing wrong with that but going crazy in the gym with any physical training program can do more harm than good. It can cause severe injury that can prevent you from accomplishing your weight loss goals.
Choose a program that is challenging and doesn’t require you to have thousands upon thousands of dollars worth of training equipment. You might be asking why not? It all goes back to allowing your mental and physical aspects to gradually adjust to your new lifestyle changes.
Anything too drastic can cause you to revert to your old unhealthy habits. Choose a training program that allows you to perform it in any environment such as your home or in your garage. It should require minimal equipment such as light dumbbells, skipping rope, tension band or a workout ball.
Having these factors in mind will allow you to have safe and easy weight loss that will provide you with short term and long term consistent results.