Weight Loss Statistics and Strategies
It’s a new year, and if you’re like most people that means a new you right? And how did i guess that new you involves losing weight, well it’s probably because 55% of people who make new years resolutions try to make health related changes and that includes losing weight. What i want to talk to you about today is how to keep that resolution. So many people turn away from diet and exercise because, unlike every article you read, they don’t “lose 50 pounds in 50 days” or “get fit in a week”. so let’s dive in and see what you can do to make a new you.
Why diets are worth it
Before you start losing weight there are a few things you should know, those headlines and articles you see that just want you to believe you’re going to be a supermodel in a month are LYING to you. I know, weird right? it’s almost like they just want to generate buzz and get views to get paid. The bottom line is there are two main factors, above all else, that is going to ensure you lose weight and get in shape. The first one is you, if you don’t want to do this or treat it like its a chore, then you’re not going to stick with it. That’s just how we’re psychologically built, we don’t sustain things that our minds think are more trouble than they’re worth. So before you do anything, before you even START your diet you need to get in the right mindset. You. Must. Want. It. or you will fail.
What studies show
The second thing you need is a support system. Studies show that telling people, friends, co-workers, etc., that you are on a diet and planning to lose X amount of weight will create a known obligation to carry out your word to all those people that probably want to see you get healthy just as much as you do. Don’t let those people down. Even if the only person who knows if your nutritionist then so be it. Have a buddy! You’ll be surprised how much this can help you.
Now comes the actual diet, so what’s the magical formula that’s going to get you immediate and long lasting results?
Well there isn’t one, that’s one of the reasons i would suggest getting a nutritionist. The thing is we may all be humans and equal in our minds, but that doesn’t mean our bodies are going to agree. And what works for someone else to help them lose weight may not work for you. Your height, metabolism, age, and genetics all factor in to how your body works for you, and how it works against you. A nutritionist and your personal care provider are the best place to go to in trying to get a better idea how to shed the pounds.
It’s a no brainer that you should eat less and work out more. And that you should substitute a lot of the unhealthy snacks and sugary sodas out of your life while bringing in healthier options. Talk with your nutritionist and they can come up with a plan that is personalized specifically to you in order to help you become the you that you want to see in the mirror. So you want some real tips that will probably work for everyone? here’s one; drink more water! not only is it, ya know, one of the building blocks of life itself, but it will help your body immensely. It will jump start your metabolism, help your body circulate your blood more regularly, aid in digestion, and help you expel waste. It’s a miracle substance, and with the amount of flavor and carbonation options that exist for water, there is no reason you shouldn’t already be downing it by bottle full every day.
Something else you can do that might spice up your life (pun intended!) is to simply start cooking at home. Not only is it rewarding, but if you’re cooking at home then you aren’t going out to eat at some place that probably serves 2000 calories on average to everyone that visits. cook healthy delicious meals that are high in fiber, and avoid the alcohol. you will honestly start to see results. So get out there and be one of those who can look back and say that you really made a new you. And as always, be happy, and be healthy!