If you have just realized that you want to lose weight and wondering where to start, you are in the right place. In fact, this question, “Where do I start if I want to lose weight?” is among the top questions people ask when they realize that they want to lose weight.
5 Weight Loss Tips For Beginners
While everyone’s goal might be different, some people might be just looking lose some extra pounds while some might be looking to lose weight in multiples of ten. Whatever your goal might be, these tips I am going to share will apply to anyone who is looking to lose weight.
1. Make A Decision To Change And Commit To Your Decision
Congratulations, if you are searching for weight loss tips for beginners and found this post, you are almost there. You have realized that you want to lose weight and are looking for ways to do it, but let me tell you, these are just the first steps. You have to make a decision to change and make it a point to follow through. Nothing or no-one will help if you don’t decide to change. The decision to lose weight has to be yours, and you need to make sure that you are willing to commit to your decision.
If you think that someone will come and magically help you lose weight, NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! Trust me, no one will be able to help you lose weight if you don’t decide that you want to change. Only you have the power to choose and make it happen. Once you decide, you will find the people and resources to help you stick to your decision.
2. Start Right Now! Get Up And Get Moving
The one thing that holds back people from losing weight is that they daydream about how they are going to exercise and how they are going to start living a healthy lifestyle. But, they don’t actually take the initiative, the first step. If you are reading this article, STOP. Yes, stop reading this article and go for a 15 minutes brisk walk right now. You can come back and complete this article after your walk.
There is no perfect time to start, and there is no ideal workout gear you need. Get up and get moving. That will almost always work. Whenever you feel like you are overweight and I am sure you must be feeling it multiple times a day, get up and take a walk around the neighborhood. Trust me, most people fail at this step, and if you want to successfully lose weight, you have to start now. Remember, every moment is the right moment, and you already have everything you need to lose weight.
3. Be Mindful Of What You Eat And Maintain A Food Journal
Being mindful of what you eat, will help you in the long run. In most cases, the reason why you have gained weight is that you eat while you are distracted. What do I mean by that? How many of you eat while watching TV or binging on Netflix? I know I have done this and it only let me gain weight faster. If you are mindful and pay attention to what you eat and are aware of each and every bite of food that you consume, you will automatically become conscious and decide to stop eating foods that you know are contributing to your weight. And, you know the foods that cause weight gain, you are just not mindful enough to make a conscious choice and stop having those foods.
Maintaining a food journal is something that has helped me manage my weight. By noting down how much calories you consume, you become even more aware of the foods that you should stop eating if you want to lose weight. Also, if you want to lose weight, I would recommend you to stop drinking sweetened drinks, it will only let you gain more weight.
4. Find Out Why You Want To Lose Weight
Finding out why you want to lose weight will help you to be motivated even through days when you don’t feel like working out or sticking to your diet. Everyone has a different reason why they want to lose weight, some might want to lose weight just to fit in their old clothes while others might want to lose weight because they are fed up of all the discomfort and cons of being overweight, and want to change how they look and feel by adopting a healthier lifestyle. Your “why” will eventually become your motivation to stick to your weight loss regime and achieve the goals that you are after.
Also, you can create posters and wallpapers with your goal on it and stick it around your room and set it on your devices to help you remember why you want to lose weight. This technique will feed your subconscious and help you align your actions with your reason to lose weight.
5. Visualize How You Want To Look
The simple act of visualizing how you want to look when you lose weight is also a good way to stay motivated. For instance, many people are motivated to lose weight and achieve a body like their favorite movie star. This is completely normal, and it gives a visual input to help you stay on track of your weight loss journey. You can print out photos or cut it out from magazines and pin it to your vision board to have your goals in front of you whenever you need that extra boost of motivation.
These are the 5 tips to get you started with your weight loss journey. Let me know if you have any other suggestions that worked for you.
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