Procrastination is something that can cause serious setbacks in many areas in life… and weight loss is certainly no exception. If you are suffering from the procrastination bug with losing weight and improving your overall health, then I wanted to share with you today my 5 weight loss strategies that can not only help end this continuous cycle of hesitation, but also could help you finally achieve reaching your goals. These strategies helped me out immensely, and I hope they get you motivated and moving closer to a fantastic body as well!
Alright, let’s get started…
1. Do things right in the morning and the rest of the day is a breeze!
When you awake, this is by far the most important part of the day if you are trying to lose weight and improve your overall health. Not doing the right things first thing in the morning can make you feel strong hunger pangs all day long, develop annoy cravings, feel little to no energy, end up with stomach pains, headaches, and so much more!
Two of the most important things you MUST do in the morning is to hydrate your body with at least 8 ounces of fresh cold water, and to also ensure you not only eat breakfast, but ensure that the breakfast you eat is very well balanced (protein, antioxidants, fiber, healthy fat, vitamins, and minerals). Doing this will help boost your metabolism, provide ongoing energy, and so much more.
Oh, and if you are a coffee drinker, I strongly recommend you limit your consumption to 1 cup of coffee. It’s best to drink it black, but if you must have sugar, I recommend Stevia, and if you must have creamers, I recommend using fat-free organic milk or soy milk.
2. Accomplish your weaknesses with more simpler steps.
We all face some type of weakness with dieting and exercising. For some of us, it could be not wanting to drink plenty of water, or it could be not wanting to do cardio. Here’s what I recommend…
Let’s take those two examples above (drinking plenty of water and cardio). For water, you could add lemon or lime to it for flavor. For cardio, you could instead do a circuit training routine (multiple workouts without rest or with very little rest) with body-weight exercises. That way you’ll combine cardio and resistance training into workout. No more treadmill!
3. Prevent barriers from popping up.
This is something that screwed up my progress in the beginning. Preventing barriers from popping up means that you have to ensure that you avoid allowing things to happen that could otherwise jeopardize your progress.
For example: If you crave a particular type of food too much, keep it out of your house. If exercising in the evening is unbearable, get up a half an hour earlier and do a quick high intensity interval body-weight routine first thing in the morning… which is actually better to do anyhow.
4. Make losing weight a positive experience by giving yourself rewards for accomplishments.
For example, if you’ve manage to eat healthy all day long, reward yourself with a nice small “somewhat” cheat food (such as some frozen yogurt… which is actually not that healthy, but it’s a whole lot better than regular ice cream in so many ways).
5. Make sure your diet is not just effective, but simple to follow.
First, choosing an effective diet is very critical. It’s important that you don’t get caught up in any type of “diet fad”. This includes restricting carbs, calories, fats, etc. types of programs.
What I recommend for you to do is to go on a diet that will raise your metabolic rate, will have you eating REAL foods, and is based entirely around getting quick BUT 100% natural fat loss. This type of dieting will not only bring more significant results, but your results will come more consistently, and will be more permanent.
But it also goes a little further than that…
To help put an end to procrastination and to develop a ton of motivation to stick to your goals, it’s also important that the diet you choose is simple to follow. A simple to follow diet program (such as THIS ONE HERE) will for one be based on what I just mentioned a second ago in the above paragraph, and second, it’s going to be a straightforward program that’s easy to get started with, stick to, and finish, until you’ve reached your goals.