Losing weight can be so stressful it is not uncommon for folks to be outright discouraged to even attempt a weight loss journey. Some lose weight more easily than others, but generally it will take you a lot of time and patience to do achieve your weight loss goals. Remember that it took you a long time to put on the weight. However, one thing is for sure, the pace at which you lose the weight highly depends on how eager you are to lose weight. So without further ado, here are some tips on how you can make losing weight, a less stressful event:
Don’t skip meals
Some tend to skip meals on the premise that the lack of food will cause them to lose weight. Actually, nothing can be farther from the truth. It is not recommended to skip meals as when you do so, you also tend to overeat. Instead of skipping meals, try eating lighter and healthier meals. Light meals = smaller portion sizes
Eat your veggies first
It’s much better if you eat a bed of fresh vegetables before kicking off on your main course. This allows you to feel full faster, and hence causes you to control your appetite once you start with your main course.
Set up a home gym
Losing weight is often less stressful when you don’t have to deal with a gym. A gym can be intimidating, especially when your self esteem doesn’t make it easy on you. On the other hand, when you work out at home, you are more comfortable as you are under no scrutiny. Working out at home doesn’t require lots of equipment. All you need is a pair of dumbbells (or better yet a resistance band), a jump rope, a mat and a Gymboss interval timer. If you feel more advanced, or more adventurous, consider investing a little bit more on exercise equipment . It is an investment you will be thankful for in the long run.
Set small goals
Before focusing yourself on losing 8 pounds this month, why not try setting smaller goals. Start setting up your daily goals. This is because those who set overly zealous goals are more prone to failure. Achieving small daily or weekly goals would make you feel better and would inspire you to continue losing weight.
Get enough sleep
The link between sleep and weight is not that obvious but if you have more sleep, you tend to make healthier decisions. Good sleep also allows your body to rejuvenate and you would feel less hungry and less stressed out. A buildup of stress prevents the body from burning fat.
Change your mindset
Changing your mindset will lead you to change your body. If you really want to have a healthier body, it would start by setting up your mind on doing so. Your first step therefore would be to start wanting to lose the weight. If someone else is forcing you to lose the weight, it will never happen. You have to be the master of your own destiny. Bottom line, if you truly want to lose weight, you will. So, before engaging on your weight loss journey, ensure that you genuinely want to do so (for whatever reason..hopefully for health reasons).
Train yourself to crave healthy foods
This maybe not an easy thing to do but once you succeed with it, losing weight will sure to follow.
See, losing weight is not that stressful or complicated, right? You just need to be consistent on what you are doing.