If you have tried to lose weight in the past but did not really see the results you wanted, perhaps there is a reason why you failed.
For a start did you take your measurements before you started? If you didn’t how will you be able to tell how much weight you needed to lose?
One way to measure yourself accurately is by working out your BMI or Body Mass Index, which you can do by using the calculator on the right hand side of this website.
Some people are not a fan of using BMI, however it is a good gauge to see how at risk you are of suffering various health conditions such as diabetes.
The next stage is to actually start your weight loss attempt, which usually involves some sort of diet. Well, with the hundreds of diet choices available this can be fraught with danger.
Some are too restrictive, while others are plainly dangerous. You must do your research to find which is best for you.
Whichever you choose the following tips should make sure you see the best results:
#1 – See your doctor
If you currently suffer from any health conditions then it is always advisable that you speak to your doctor before you try to lose weight.
Not only will they be able to give you suggestions but may also be able to provide support.
Those who have a high BMI (over 40) should always speak to their doctor so that you are able to lose the weight without putting your health at risk.
#2 – See a nutritionist
As we are all different, with different metabolic rates and genetics, speaking to a nutritionist will enable you to create your own customised diet plan.
#3 – Speak to a trainer
As well as your diet, you will also need to make sure you get enough exercise. And more importantly the right kind of exercise.
Although any exercise is better than none, finding out what suits you best is incredibly important.
Just remember whatever you choose needs to be fun, otherwise it could end up becoming a chore that you will likely quit.
#4 – Remember that this is a lifestyle change
If you want to lose weight and keep it off then you can’t think of these changes as being short term. Otherwise you will revert back to your old habits and quickly regain any lost weight.
Of course making small goals is great to ensure you stay motivated, but you cannot take your eyes off the main goals either.
#5 – This should be flexible
As this is a lifestyle change, those changes will need to fit into your current lifestyle. Again, if this cannot be achieved then you are going to fail.
#6 – Monitor your progress
You need to keep an accurate check on your progress, what you are eating, the exercise you are doing and the results you are seeing.
This will ensure you can make changes if needed, and will also keep you motivated as you will be able to see just how far you have come.
Even when you reach your target goal you still need to monitor yourself every now and then to ensure your efforts are not slipping.