People often make excuses as to why they can’t lose weight…
I’m too old!
I’m too set in my ways!
I don’t know where to start!
But, these excuses are just that – Excuses!
It doesn’t matter how old you are, what level of physical shape you’re in or how set in your unhealthy ways you are – It CAN be done!
Take for example, Gary Vollhoffer, who lost 23lbs in just 49 days at the age of 52…
Or Corina Gutierrez who suffers from a rare bone disease, is wheel chair bound and is a Zumba instructor!
Everybody who has successfully lost weight have a few things in common. They mentally prepared themselves for this life-changing experience, they changed around their diet, started working out and lastly, put it all together in an easy to follow plan.
Let’s take a closer look at how YOU can follow these four tenants to quickly lose weight and drastically improve your health, no matter how old or what physical condition you’re in.
Some may argue that mentally committing to losing weight and changing your old habits is the most important step. And it’s hard to disagree with that notion.
It’s even a good idea to jot down exactly why you want to lose weight. Maybe you want to get in great shape before spring comes around. Or perhaps you have health issues and your doctor recommended that you lose a few pounds. Whatever your motivation is, write it down and post it somewhere that you will see it every day. In case your motivation starts to wane as time goes on, this list will be a good reminder of why you’re changing your life around and will help fire you up again!
Once your mentally committed to losing weight and have visualized success, it’s time to change those eating and fitness habits.
Weight loss starts in the kitchen, but unfortunately it’s the dieting aspect that hinders people from even starting on a weight loss plan.
From fearing that they won’t be able to eat their favorite foods to not fully understanding exactly how many calories to eat, people tend to fail before they even start!
If you feel you have this problem then start out by reading our Low Calorie Diet Introduction Series to get a basic understanding of how an effective diet plan works.
Combining a fitness regimen with a proper diet is a tried and proven way to quickly lose weight and improve your health.
Your fitness program should include a mixture of both calorie burning cardio training along with resistance training to help maintain or even improve muscle mass.
What’s important to understand is that you don’t have to spend hours in the gym or lifting heavy weights to get great results. In fact, for a lot of people, especially beginners, just moving more will help! Check out these easy exercise tips for a few ideas!
Now that we’ve covered the first three tenants to quickly losing weight, you finally need a plan that put’s it altogether. A plan that combines an effective way to control your caloric intake, that allows you to comfortably burn calories and most importantly teaches you how to make lifestyle changes, NOT drastic and temporary diet or boot camp style fitness changes