Are your 2016 goals being realized a little too slowly for your liking? You might enjoy today’s post by guest blogger, Brooke Chaplan, who shares four ways to evaluate your resolutions or yearly plans that will insure success!
Your plans for weight loss should include tactics for not only new diets and fitness plans, but also controlling problems such as binge eating and mental frustration. If you develop plans for overcoming obstacles, you reduce the risks that prevent you from continuing with a weight-loss program. A person will usually complete an easy task, but avoid or put-off a very difficult one. You should investigate all your options and then decide which approach is best for you.
If a program you’ve chosen is especially difficult, you could lose control or motivation and start binging on junk food. Instead, include your favorite flavors in your diet and do not attempt to achieve quick results. For example, chocolate or banana flavorings can be added to skim milk, which would permit you to enjoy the flavors without consuming the calories from chocolate ice cream or banana cream pie. Keep in mind, a program for six months will usually be more successful than a program for six weeks because less weight must be lost during each of the weeks for the six-month period.
The exercise program you choose should be designed with simple exercises such as walking and standing. You should increase your endurance before adding more strenuous exercises. If the exercises are easy at the beginning and move step by step, you will be more likely to continue with the program. There are different methods for controlling fatigue as well. For example, you could sit in a chair and pedal on exercise equipment instead of riding a bicycle in a park.
Several factors could prevent a person from continuing with a weight-loss program. You should make a list of those factors and develop solutions for overcoming common problems such as boredom and fatigue. Music can be used to motivate you while you exercise. If you like pizza, you could cover broccoli and cauliflower with pizza sauce, which would add zest to your diet, and also help to overcome your frustration. Professionals from a center like the Chicago Weight Loss Clinic can give you valuable information about different programs you might try.
A chart for your weight and your exercises will help you to control your activities. If you want to binge, then you should modify the program by increasing the number of daily calories, and adding more volume to your diet and increasing the time period for the program. Tomatoes are a low-calorie food that can be used to increase the volume of food in your diet. Even if the weekly results are small, you will eventually achieve your goals.
Losing weight is a New Year resolution for many. If you find you are having a hard time getting started on a program, use these ideas to give yourself more measurable goals.
About the Author
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.
Did you get some helpful advice in today’s post? Will you be changing any of your tactics to reach your resolutions?