Weight Loss Motivation Tips

Motivation Weіght Lоss Tips

When it comes to lоsing wеіght, motіѵаtіon іѕ crucial. Οf course, it is always important to lеагn as much аs possible about the ԁіffегent aspects оf weight loss. Unfогtunаtеlу, manу times a dieter who haѕ leaгnеԁ all аbоut ԁiеt, exercise and nutritiоn will gіve up halfway. Μоtivаtіоn іs the engine whіch will power your wеight loss efforts. Follоwіng are sоmе tips to keep уour motivation going ѕtrоng.

Τap into the рoweг оf visualization. Manу dieters constantly think оf themselves as beіng overweight. Τhеіг self image is сеmеntеԁ оn thаt, аnd they have tгouble picturing a slimmer vеrѕіon оf thеmsеlѵeѕ. Weight loss cоасheѕ teach thеіг clients to visualize thеir ideal bodies. Eѵen professional athletes have beеn know to use thе powеr of visualization by іmagіning themselves making the pегfеct shоt оr playing thе perfect game. Whеn following your dіet and exercise plan, ѵiѕuаlizіng can be a powerful mоtivаtoг. By visualizing the body you want tо have, you aге keeping your eye on the trophy.

Ѕuгrounԁ yourself with people who will not sabotage уour goals. Ӏt iѕ very difficult to stісk to уоuг ԁiet if fгіеnԁѕ or familу members are always offeгing you seconds or desserts. Ӏt is important the рeоple around you respect аnd are suppоrtіvе оf your goalѕ.

Ве honest with yоurѕelf аbout why you want to lose weight. Lоsіng weight bеcаuse someone told you to is never a goоԁ long tегm motivator. The moѕt valid геаѕon cоmeѕ from withіn. If you know thіѕ is thе case, write уоur reasons down. ӏn the future, when it gеtѕ tough, you can loоk back аt what you wrote tо rekindle your motivatiоnаl fire.

Rеalіzе yоu are only human. There mіght be ԁауs when you go off trаck, eating an еxtra serѵing or skipping the gуm. The important thing is not tо dwell on this. Ιf you have bееn followіng your weight loss рlan all along, а few slip ups will not huгt уou much. Think оf it іs like being in sсhool and gettіng an A on all your tеstѕ during a sеmeѕter. If you ѕlір up and get a Β, іt will not affect your overall grade рoint average much. Just get bаck on the wеіght loss wagon and yоu will succeed!

Rеalize nеgatіvе thinking is not an option. Regагdleѕs of how many tіmeѕ yоu hаvе failed to loѕs weight, ѕtay positive. ӏt is easу to be convinced bу negatіvе thinking. It сгeepѕ up оn you and before уou know it, quіttіng seems like thе bеst option. Lоsing weight while having nеgаtіve thoughts is like bеіng a boxer stepping in the гіng and wоndering hоw bаdlу you will losе the fight. Chances of a successful оutcоme with thаt minԁѕеt are ѕlіm to none.

Үouг mindset is thе moѕt impoгtant aspect of а successful wеіght loss program. Bу implementing theѕe tips yоu will be able to successfully follow уоuг plan and achieve уоuг ideal bоdy. Remember tо keep а positive attitude and realіzе if other рeople are able to dо it, so сan you.

Calories In Calories Out

When it comes to losing weight, we always get to the same debate about calories. Is weight loss as simple as calories in versus calories out? The simple answer to that question is yes ,however it would be fair to say that not all calories are created equal. Some calories are obviously more filling than others, so will keep you satisfied for longer,but at the end of the day, it really is about calories in v calories out.

Calories In Calories Out

Yes The Good Old Calorie Debate

In order to lose weight we have to create a calorific deficit. This simply means that we must take in less calories than our body needs on a daily or weekly basis. In many respects it is far simpler to base your calorie total on a weekly amount rather than day-to-day. The main reason for this is it is far easier to plan your weekly calorie intake over seven days rather than one day to the next. A weekly calorie target provides you with more flexibility than a set daily total. As an example, many people tend to eat more calories on a weekend than they do during the week this is usually because of social engagements  and meals  with friends or family as the weekends are a much more sociable time with a weekly calorie total it is then possible to allow for more calories on a weekend so as not to feel restricted at these social times.

One of the reasons people struggle with weight loss, is simply because they underestimate the amount of calories they eat and overestimate the number of calories they burn. One of the reasons for this is due to the food labels that show calorie guidelines for men and women. It is quite common when you read these labels to see the percentage of calories based on a 2500 calorue intake for men, or a 2000 calorie daily intake for women. Many people use these figures as a guide to what they think should be their daily calorie allowance. In the vast majority of cases these daily limits are too high for the average person. One reason for this is simply because our current lifestyles have become very inactive. More and more of us spend the majority of our days sitting down, we drive to work, where we then sit for eight hours or more before driving back home only to sit in front of the TV for the rest of the evening. So based on our current lifestyles what would be a better way of knowing our Daily calorie requirements?

The best guide we can use to our daily calorie needs is what is known as our resting metabolic rate or RMR for short. Our resting metabolic rate is simply the calories we burn while at rest or inactive. In other words, if you were to stay in bed all day and do nothing, this would be your RMR. I have included a simple RMR chart below that you can use as a guide to work out your own RMR range.

Resting Metabolic Ratew


The simplest way to understand this RMR chart is if you’re going to lose weight then you need to be below the number in yellow. Please remember these figures are based on zero or minimal activity, as this reflects the average person looking to lose weight. If you include exercise in your weekly lifestyle, then my advice would be to simply use these additional calories to assist in your weight loss but I would still use the yellow median number as your guide. One reason for this, is because we can only ever take our best guess at the calories we  take in and the calories we burn. Unless we were monitored 24 hours a day in a specialist lab, there is simply no way that we can accurately measure our calorie intake or calorie expenditure, for this reason we use our best guess approach which is our resting metabolic rate median number.

We started this post with the question is it all about calories in versus calories out, and in the most basic terms it is. If you are eating less calories than you need you will lose weight, however if you are eating more calories than you need you will gain weight. When explained in this way weight loss can seem rather simple, and that’s because it is, you see overall weight loss is simple, it’s just not easy. The easy part of weight loss is understanding we have to eat less calories than we need in order to burn fat for fuel. The hard part is trying to figure out how we create that calorie deficit. The typical way people go about doing this is by going on a diet, however the biggest problem with diets is they restrict and deprive this usually means a diet ends in failure within a few weeks. The simple fact is if diets work why are there so many diet plans and books out there on the market and why does the world population continue to become more obese, something just does not add up. Every diet on the market is sold with its own little hook, be that low carb, low-fat, low GI or some other marketing angle. When you read these books the one thing that does not change and is common in all of them is they promote a way of you eating less, and as was mentioned earlier it really is just about eating less calories.

What is needed in order to lose weight and keep that weight off long-term is a better understanding of the amount of calories we actually need on a day to day and week by week basis. Once you understand this number, you will become more aware of the food choices that you are making. It is not that you can’t eat a crispy cream doughnut or that you can’t have a Snickers bar, but what you need to be aware of is the amount of calories you are consuming. People who lose weight and continue to keep that weight off in the future simply learn how to keep the foods they enjoy as part of their regular lifestyle while eating less overall.

If you have been gaining weight steadily over a long period of time, then it is clear you are eating too many calories. What needs to happen now is you understand your maximum weekly calorie intake and first look to try and stay within this range before making drastic changes to the way you currently eat. The changes you make going forward are lifestyle changes. The biggest lifestyle change does not have to be giving up the food you love it has to be learning to eat less than you do now using your RMR as your guide. This is the first step on your weight loss journey.




Don’t Ride the Weight Loss Roller Coaster

weight loss roller coaster

Don't Be This Guy !

Lots of people are trying to lose weight. But losing weight and then gaining it back is like riding a weight loss roller coaster. Some of us would simply like to, while for others it’s necessary to retain good health. The weight that is the hardest to lose tends to make your body the most unsightly, too. It’s the fat found deep in the belly and buttocks, and it responds the least to exercise and diet. But there are pounds you can take off, and that’s where you should begin.

Your round face and bulging figure hide the body that perhaps you can remember, and certainly you’d like to see again. Maybe you have a friend who has lost weight recently, and for whatever reason, you have decided it’s time for you to lose weight, and this time, you tell yourself, you’ll carry those plans through. You’ll feel more desirable when you take some of that excess weight off.

If you’re one of those people who truly have to lose weight, your physician has probably told you that your weight is a threat to your health. You may run a high risk for heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure or diabetes. If you are in that group, weight loss is essential to your health.

It may look like an uphill battle, but you have to begin sometime, and the sooner the better. Which diet will work the best for you? Actually, it’s better to change your entire way of eating than to grab onto a fad diet to lose weight. There are healthy ways to diet, that won’t involve the roller coaster of losing weight and then gaining it back.

Don’t skip meals to lose weight. Many people do this, but then they often end up eating too much when they do have a meal, so that defeats the entire purpose. They may also snack too much, and this will also add weight while you want to be losing. You should actually eat more meals a day, but they should be smaller and balanced meals. Eating smaller meals helps keep your metabolism at an even level, which will give you a better chance to lose weight.

Stay away from any foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients, such as chips, cakes and sugar-filled drinks. Drink lots of water, to help you feel more full and to keep your system clean. Eat vegetables and fruits, and other foods that have a high fiber content and low calorie count.

Don’t expect miracles when you begin dieting. You have to be persistent in your dieting, and attempt to permanently change the way you eat and what you eat, so you won’t gain the weight back after it’s lost. That’s the only way to stay off the weight loss roller coaster.