Written by a contributing writer
If you’ve tried to lose weight in the past, you may know about the usual yo-yo effect. It’s hard to stick to a program of diet and workout to see results. But that’s nothing compared to putting back the weight because the drastic changes you’ve made were not sustainable in the long term. Unfortunately, it is a common mistake. Most people want to see rapid results, and consequently, employ very harsh weight loss methods. They make huge changes that make them more likely to give in to cravings over time. The key to successful weight loss is not in maintaining big efforts, but in introducing changes in your lifestyle in the most effortless way possible.
The 3 Golden Rules
When it comes to weight loss, the rules are simple, and they are described in the article http://www.challengemagazine.com/health/3-tips-for-losing-weight-quickly-and-safely/. It sounds straightforward, but there is no miracle about weight loss. You need to introduce exercise in your life. Indeed, you can’t sculpt your body if you don’t work on your muscles. Exercise needs to be combined with an approved diet program, which means that you need to follow a plan designed by a qualified nutritionist in order to help your body to size down healthily. Finally, water is your best friend, as hunger is too often confused with thirst. Drinking water regularly keeps your stomach full, your body hydrated and make sure that you only eat when you need it.
Introduce Exercise Naturally
However, just because the rules are simple, it doesn’t mean that they are easy to follow. Indeed, introducing exercise into your everyday routine demands time and dedication. So maybe it can be helpful to find ways that don’t include a gym membership, especially if you’re a busy mom and struggling to find enough time to take care of yourself. In a recent article, http://www.floridamommydiaries.com/2017/07/10-ways-moms-can-stay-fit.html, we’ve addressed the need to make fitness part of your everyday life with easy tips. You can start with an evening walk during the warm months of the year. It may not sound like much, but it’s a way of keeping active and healthy. Or if you’re driving somewhere, you can choose to park at a medium/long distance from where your destination. Doing this forces you to walk, and makes it probably easier for you to find a parking space!
Sticking To Your Diet Plans
It can be difficult to stick to a diet plan, even if it is an approved plan. You will still be missing out on foods you love, such as sweet treats for instance. Therefore it’s important that you design a motivational program to avoid giving in to temptation. You could write down the reasons why you want to lose weight and read them aloud each day as a reminder. Eating slowing and sitting down is very helpful to help you feel full and satisfied with your meal. Focus on enjoying your meal instead of thinking of everything you can’t eat!
Water Can Be Fun
Last, but not least, you need to drink water and tons of it! But water can rapidly become a little dull. So why not spice it up with plenty of natural flavors? A strawberry-cucumber water, for instance, is sweet and tangy through the summer and hugely refreshing. Or if you’re one for savory tastes, why not combine tomato cubes and basil for a Caprese drink? Your imagination is the limit!
*This post is not meant to give medical advice. Please consult a health/medical professional before changing your diet or exercise routine.