Welcome to a new year and a new you! Now it’s time to lose that weight!
The hardest part when beginning a weight loss program is losing that first ten pounds. You’re probably going to think you’re starving. But, it doesn’t have to be hard.
Here are 5 simple tips to get started on that first ten pounds. Because once you start seeing results, this will keep you motivated, before you even think about giving up.
Tip #1 – Make sure you’re ready. Make sure you have the motivation and will power needed to stick to your weight loss plan. You also need to make sure you have a fitness program in place. You will need all the will power you can get.
Tip #2 – If possible, get some support. Maybe a friend, spouse, or sibling, can be your support system. How about a support group? How about group coaching? You need to put in place a support system that will make you hold yourself accountable for your own actions – both good and bad. The more support you get the better for you. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help.
Tip #3 – Although the purpose of a detox and cleansing program is not weight loss, often times it can get you off to a good start, especially if you’re 25 or more pounds overweight. Our bodies are programmed by nature to store fat whenever there’s plenty of it, so that it’s available in times of need. That fat is also full of toxins. All you need is perhaps 3 days and it will make a huge difference. The small time frame will clear your mind, get you energized, and get the scale moving in the right direction. If you’re successful at it, of course, this will give you the motivation you need to keep going.
Tip #4 – Be realistic. Healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week, however, with a detox and cleansing period you may lose more than that. It’s ok, but don’t have the expectation to lose that weight in less than a month. It could happen, but just don’t expect it. You could be setting yourself up for disappointment. One to two pounds a week may not sound like much, but slower is better and will increase your chances of keeping the weight off for good.
Tip #5 – Take a break. If you get to a point where you want to give up within those first ten pounds, take a break and go pamper yourself, BUT not with food! Treat yourself to a spa day, new clothes or a new hairstyle for what you already achieved. Besides, it’ll get your mind off of your weight. Any amount of weight you lose is a great accomplishment and should be celebrated with a healthy new lifestyle item and a good boost in motivation to keep going.
Ready, set, go!
What are you waiting for? I said go, go, go!
What other tips can you recommend to jump start your weight loss?