Are you looking to lose a couple of pounds every week? Better yet, do you want to get results without suffering from typical setbacks… such as…
• Losing motivation.
• Regaining weight back that you’ve just lost.
• Getting strong sugar and/or carb cravings later in the day.
• And more?
Well, in this article here, I’m going to share with you 7 simple (and highly effective) ways that you can get great results with your weight loss goals!
1. Record Your Progress…
You see, when you record your progress with your weight loss goals, you will have no problem staying focused and motivated with sticking to your nutrition and fitness plan.
In order to do this effectively, what I recommend for you to do is that you keep you track of visual and mental progress… and not necessarily number based progress.
What do I mean by that?
Well, visual and mental progress means how you are looking in the mirror, how better are your clothes fitting, etc., and how you are feeling (such as your energy levels), etc.
When you keep track of this, and when you refer back to your journal, it will help you in becoming more motivated.
2. A Good Start To Your Day =
A higher probability of a successful day in terms of sticking to your weight loss goals!
The 2 things I recommend you do is to ensure you have a beneficial breakfast and ensure you do a quick “wake-me-up” workout.
A beneficial breakfast will ensure that your body is primed and ready to go for the day in so many ways. This includes providing you with sustainable energy, boosting your metabolic rate, decreasing cravings and hunger pangs, and so much more.
A “wake-me-up” workout is something that should only take about 5-10 minutes to do and it should incorporate both cardio and muscle stimulation.
A perfect example of this would be a quick body weight circuit routine (such as doing some push ups, sit ups, jumping jacks, and mountain climbers).
Starting your day off properly is by far the most powerful motivational tool to stick to making smart and healthy decisions for the remainder of your day.
3. Watch Those Labels…
To be able to effectively lose weight, the types of foods you eat is most certainly one of the most important aspects that will determine whether you get great results or not.
Unfortunately, the food industry really doesn’t care too much about you and your body! If they did, you wouldn’t see so much “fake healthy foods” out there, and there wouldn’t be foods loaded with hydrogenated oils, aspartame, MSG, and other dangerous things that have a negative impact on our bodies!
When you are shopping for healthy food options, the best advice I can give you is to pay very close attention to food labels. Don’t just look at the front of the package that reads “low fat” or “low carb” or “low calorie” or “fat free”, etc.
Turn that package around and read that label carefully!
Make sure it doesn’t have those harmful additives I mentioned above, and also that it isn’t substituting a reduction in one thing (i.e. fat) with more of something else (i.e. sugar).
4. Look For Diets That Recommend Eating Natural Fat Burning Foods…
What better way to easily lose weight than by eating foods that will actually cause you to burn fat? Well, there are diets out there that are based around this principle.
These diets include lists of foods and complete meal recipes containing the right combination of fat burning foods.
5. Building Muscle Will Melt Away Your Fat!
The first thought that enters most folks minds when it comes to fitness and fat loss… is cardio. Now, it’s most certainly important and beneficial for you to do cardio, however, if you really want to speed up fat loss, then building lean muscle tissue is a smart way to go.
Building lean muscle not only increases your metabolism, it also improves your resting metabolic rate as well. What this means is that you’ll lose pounds of fat… while resting!
Now, the best recommendation I can give you for building muscle is to focus more on building your larger muscle groups (legs, back, and chest) doing compound movements (exercises that involve more than one body part). Perfect examples of this type of exercising are bench presses, dead-lifts, and push presses.
Oh, and ladies, don’t worry, you don’t have to get GIGANTIC muscles!
6. Taking One Step At A Time Gets You One Step Closer…
Approach your goals one step at a time. Never jump into a diet and exercise plan focusing on the end goal. Focus on achieving success TODAY. It’s much easier focusing on getting success out of 24 hours… than let’s say 24 days or 24 weeks that it would take for you to reach your final goal.
When you do this, you’ll find yourself getting (and STAYING) more motivated, more consistent, and more focused than ever. Furthermore, you’ll find it easier to reach your goals!
For example, you can set some goals for tomorrow by:
• Drinking at least 64 ounces of water before the end of the day.
• Eating at least 3 servings of fruits and veggies.
• Making sure you have a very good breakfast.
• Avoiding the urge to order take out.
• Burning off at least 200 calories with either fitness and/or some type of physical activity.
7. Avoid The Things That Notoriously Cause Failure In The First Place…
If you don’t like getting stressed out while driving… then why would you travel down a road that you know for a fact is going to be busy, stressful, or backed up with traffic? This mindset should also be applied to diet and fitness…
You should know that going on dangerous diets or doing dangerous high intensity fitness plans when you are too overweight or too out of shape, will do nothing but cause you little to no results (plus potentially additional… and serious… problems).
Therefore, ensure that with whatever it is you plan on doing, that it has a high success rate, is 100% natural, and is ideal for YOU.
If you follow those simple 7 tips above, you will most certainly lose a couple of pounds every week… naturally, consistently, and permanently!