Weight Loss Plan made Simple, but never easy
Any of us who have ever tried a weight loss plan, know that after we hit our 40s, weight loss is not an easy task. But it can be simple.
This is just a summary of my full article.
See my more in depth article about the Simple Plan to lose weight at: Weight Loss Made Simple.
Weight Loss Plan #1 Cut Back on Sugars
The most important part is to cut back on sugars and starches (carbs).
Weight Loss Plan #2 Choose Your Food Carefully
Weight Loss Plan #3 Do a Resistance Training Program
Get a Personal Trainer
The personal trainer can also assist you by showing you how to properly do the exercises or use the machines properly to prevent injury.
The other benefit to getting a personal trainer is that you will feel obligated to go on the days you have scheduled with them for a work out. Especially at the beginning, it is a good way to add motivation. Consider having the personal trainer for 3 times a week for the first couple of months.
You will find that you will feel accountable to the personal trainer, the same way that those weight loss programs work. Do this until you have changed your routine and no longer need this support.
Do Resistance Training
If you do resistance training, you will burn lots of calories and prevent your metabolism from slowing down. A reduction in your metabolism is a typical side effect of weight loss.
Weight Loss Plan #4 Eat Smaller Meals More Frequently
Aim for five to six mini-meals per day. Space your meals every 3 to 4 hours. Make sure that you have snacks at school or work or fill the in between meals with a protein shake.
Weight Loss Plan #5 Make Your Workout a Social Event
Make it social. Make friends at the gym. Take friends to the gym. Join a gym that is a social place. You will find that you will meet more people if the club has more than just equipment. Try to find a place with a pool, cafe, and other facilities. Life Time Athletics is a social place where your workout becomes a social place.
Weight Loss Plan #6 Reward Yourself
Give yourself a reward for following through. It’s best if it is not a food reward, but if that is what motivates you, then give yourself JUST ONE cheat meal a week, if you have followed through with the others. Better rewards could be a movie night out, a trip to a museum or a massage.
Weight Loss Plan #7 Take the First Step
Above all, the most important aspect of this simple solution is to take the first step. Join a club, get a personal trainer, or cut carbs. Just start something. Once you have taken the first step, you will gain the momentum to keep going so that you can live long and live well.
My Promise to You
In conclusion, weight loss can be simple, but it is never easy. My promise to you is that whoever you are, where ever you are, if you follow these simple 6 steps and take the 7th step, you will lose weight and if you keep going and create a lifestyle based on these 6 principles, you WILL lose weight and keep it off.
You will be happier, healthier and find new friends. The full article is available at https://fitatforty.club/blog/2018/11/12/weight-loss-made-simple/
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