When it comes to losing weight, there are certain tools you absolutely must have: a weight loss calendar and a weight loss calculator. Why? Because they can help you set realistic weight loss goals.
So, if you have some pounds to shed, the first thing you really need to do is go online and search for a weight loss calculator, type in your information like gender, height, weight, and how much weight you need to lose. Then click on the calculate button. The calculator will tell you how long it's going to take you to lose your pounds. This really goes a long way in terms of weight loss goal setting and taking steps to reaching that goal.
If you have 20 pounds to shed and the calculator says it will take you two weeks to lose them, the next thing you need to do is to ask yourself what you can realistically do right now in order to reach you goal. These things could include walking around your neighborhood for one hour everyday and not eating snacks or substituting cookies with fruits. Write them down and then take a weight loss calendar and write down what you're going to do on a specific day to move closer towards your goal.
When it comes to losing weight, the most important thing, really, is to enjoy yourself. So, even when you're desperate to shed pounds, stop yourself from doing anything extreme like starving.
It's also important to take one day at a time. Doing things that are listed on your weight loss calendar consistently and on a daily basis is far more effective than doing things like mad for several days or weeks then stop suddenly because you became exhausted.
Remember, Rome was not built in a day and it took you several years of eating and binging before you gained your pounds. So, it only makes sense to remember that it may take some time before you lose weight. To make it easier for you to keep your calendar, make sure you have a friend or a coach who will remind you of the things you need to do or else scold you if you're slacking off.
While it's true that it's easier to gain pounds than to lose them, the truth is that weight loss if achievable, however, permanent results do not come from taking weight loss pills. It comes from taking consistent effort at doing one thing or several things everyday that will put you in the direction of your weight loss goals.
However, it would help you if you stop looking at commercials and ads for weight loss supplements and diet programs that promise quick weight loss in a matter of days. Your body has its own system and rhythm that you should respect. If you buy into quick weight lose programs, you might disrupt your body's natural processes and end up harming you and sabotaging your weight loss goals.