November 6, 2016 9:11 am

Mary James

Discover The Secrets To Weight Loss: 3 Expert Tips You Can't Ignore

Kaelin Tuell Poulin is the Co-Founder of LadyBoss Weight Loss

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Kaelin Tuell Poulin ‧ Former IFBB Pro athlete and Co-founder of LadyBoss Weight Loss

For many women, dieting and exercising are not what is so troublesome. It is the getting started and staying motivated in the beginning that many people find to be a little more difficult than they had expected.

If this has proven to be the case for you, then you are going to want to make sure you are taking a few moments to review the following tips for getting your weight loss journey started.

Focus on the positive energy coming your way. So many people will be cheering you on, so many people will be happy for you. You may even share your story and inspire countless others to start their weight loss journey.

#1. Make A Simple Plan

Sure, you might aspire to do a hundred sit-ups in a day, but you need to consider whether something like that is feasible at the moment. If you are just starting out, you may find that you need to take it slow. Make a plan that is a little easier to start with.

For example, your plan might comprise:

  • One walk around the block each day 
  • Ten sit-ups
  • Jogging in place for five minutes
  • Swim five laps around the pool

You get the idea. Start small and as those goals become easier and easier for you, you realise that you are ready to kick it up a notch.

Focus On The Positive Energy Coming Your Way

#2. Take It One Day At A Time

When you start your weight loss journey, instead of focusing on a whole week's worth of exercise and diet plans, just focus on today. Just think about today and work on getting through it. You will then do the same tomorrow.

By focusing your energy one day at a time, you will find that it is much easier to achieve your big goal. Also, when you start the journal, make sure you log in, write or make your videos as much as possible. Set yourself a minimum requirement. You can easily fit the process into your lifestyle once journaling has become a habit.

#3. Find A Friend To Motivate You

There is nothing worse than not having anyone or anything to motivate you. If you want to make sure you are giving yourself the best chance of success, find a friend who is willing and able to motivate you and help you on your weight loss journey.

Ask your friend to work out with you, plan super healthy meals with you, or just talk about your day and encourage you to keep going.

Having a friend by your side will also give you a sense of accountability to someone other than yourself. That alone could make all the difference to you. With all these tips in mind, you will be well on your way to reaching your target weight before you know it.

The Bottom Line

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to avoid failure in your weight loss journey will depend on your individual goals and circumstances.

However, some general tips for avoiding weight loss failure include staying motivated, setting realistic goals and tracking your progress. It is also important to consult a healthcare professional before starting any weight loss journey to ensure safety and success.

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FAQ

WHAT ARE THE KEY ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?

The success of your weight loss journey is not determined by the scale alone, but by a combination of factors such as sustainable eating plans, regular physical activity and emotional well-being. Mastering these elements allows you to develop a more holistic, balanced approach that is essential for long-term success.

HOW CAN YOU BREAK THROUGH A WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAU?

Plateaus are inevitable in any weight loss journey, but they're not insurmountable. If you've hit a plateau, it's important to reassess your calorie intake and exercise regime. Consider incorporating high-intensity interval training or changing your diet to include more protein and fewer carbohydrates. Most importantly, don't lose heart - plateaus are part of the process, not the end.

DOES MEAL TIMING MATTER FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

While calorie deficit remains the primary factor in weight loss, the timing of meals can play a secondary role. Eating at regular times helps regulate your body's internal clock, improving digestion and fat burning. In particular, avoid eating late at night to give your body time to digest before resting.

HOW CAN MENTAL HEALTH IMPACT WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?

Mental wellbeing is an often overlooked but vital aspect of weight loss. Stress and anxiety can trigger emotional eating and hinder your progress. Practices such as mindfulness and stress management techniques can not only improve your mental health, but also support your weight loss journey.

WHAT ARE SOME PRACTICAL TIPS FOR PORTION CONTROL?

Portion control is key to effective weight loss. Simple strategies such as using smaller plates, drinking a glass of water before meals and eating more vegetables and protein can help you feel fuller with fewer calories. Portion control doesn't mean deprivation; it means eating smarter and more mindfully.

HOW CAN YOU EFFECTIVELY TRACK YOUR WEIGHT LOSS PROGRESS?

Tracking your progress is more than just weighing yourself every day. Consider methods such as measuring yourself, keeping a food diary or even taking progress photos. These give a more complete picture of your weight loss journey and can act as a motivational tool. Tracking isn't about obsessing over every fluctuation, it's about measuring long-term trends and making informed adjustments to your strategy.

About the Author Mary James


I am passionate about fitness, a healthy lifestyle, cooking, and well-being. This blog is about some of my thoughts that are occupying my mind and spirit daily over the last 10 years and my grand passion – weight loss and fitness, healthy lifestyle and healthy food, mindfulness and self-improvement.

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