If anything seems too drastic, avoid it. If you are looking at weight loss techniques then it is important you do something that you think you are likely to stick to. Many people think that starving themselves will make them lose weight but you couldn’t be further from the truth.
Your body needs nutrients and vitamins, so ensure whichever regime you go for, that you are not starving yourself and making sure your body gets everything it needs. If you want changes, introduce diet and exercise gradually, do not shock your body with very low-calorie intake and lots of exercises, you will do more harm than good.
Be health smart
Before aiming to lose any drastic weight get your BMI checked your body fat content and establish how overweight you are. Most people when they attempt to lose weight have very high expectations, it is best to know what you need to lose to be healthier than losing too much and putting your health in danger.
Create a Plan
An effective way of sticking to your diet and exercise regime is to draw up a plan, similar to a revision timetable, stating what exercise you are going to do when. Also if you schedule a day where you are allowed to eat what you like you are far more likely to stick to your diet, so make a plan each week or fortnight and ensure you stick to it.
Weight loss is not a quick process, you must be patient. It can take up to two weeks for you to see any changes and that is if you are sticking to a good dieting and exercise regime. You have to find a way to keep yourself motivated. Some people take pictures of them and circle the parts they really want to shift and have it somewhere they are constantly reminded. Find something similar to make sure you constantly have the motivation and can picture your goal.
Don’t always trust the scales
So many people get put off because when they weigh themselves they see no real difference, a great way to keep check of your weight loss is to measure yourself with a fabric tape measure and write your measurements down weekly so you can keep track and really see the differences.
Seeing what you are achieving will motivate you further so you will want to keep your regime up. Remember to keep motivated, at first you may feel bad and drained of energy but once your body gets used to you trying to lose weight you will have more energy than ever and feel far happier in yourself.