If you’re like most people, weekends are the most challenging time for your weight loss plan. Throughout the week, you’re busy with work, commuting, various responsibilities, gym time, and meal prep. As you move from one activity to another, it can be easier to stay distracted from cravings.
Those who pursue a weight loss plan sometimes find themselves confronting a new concern: What can you do about loose skin? This problem can vary from one person to the next, with one individual seeing very little loose skin after a major weight loss, and others facing a much different situation. Here’s what you need to know about this potential complication.
As you’re putting together a weight loss plan, nutrition won’t be your only challenge. You also need to exercise, and for some people that’s an entirely new frontier. What types of activities do you need to do, how long do you do them, how often do you do them, and how much should you challenge yourself? These are just some of the question you’re probably asking yourself.
We talk a lot about the importance of breakfast. Your mom always said it was the most important meal of the day, and your nutritionist would agree. Not only does breakfast give you the energy to start off your day on the right foot; it revs up your metabolism so that you can enjoy another day of progress toward your ultimate weight loss plan goal.
Most of us know that a healthy eating plan and exercise are vital to our health, but we tend to forget the importance of sleep. Yet if you don’t get enough sleep, you probably won’t feel like exercising (or doing anything at all). You might also experience cravings for sugary or fatty “comfort foods” due to the hormonal disruption. So if you want to be successful with your weight loss plan, paying attention to quality sleep can be a crucial step.
We often talk about how a weight loss plan is not a temporary “diet”, but a permanent lifestyle change. After all, you want your results to be permanent, so you must permanently change your habits as well. Each of these habits only require a few minutes of your time each day, but can set you up for success.
Regular exercise is critical to your weight loss plan. But what happens if you find yourself feeling fatigued and sluggish every time you head out for a walk? You’re probably more likely to give up and call it a day, but of course that’s not going to help you reach your goals.
You’ve been walking for most of your life, so you might think the idea of making “mistakes” is amusing. Surely you know how to walk correctly by now!
But if you’re walking for the purpose of weight loss, or simply to get in better shape, you actually can make mistakes! Most of these blunders won’t actually harm you, but they can undermine your exercise program and make it less effective. To better support your weight loss plan, make sure you aren’t making one of these walking mistakes:
You started your exercise program or weight loss plan, full of energy and hope… But over time, you’ve become bored or disillusioned. Maybe you even fell off the bandwagon a bit, and you’ve stopped seeing results.