Sustainable Weight loss 2

The final part of the sustainable weight loss recipe

WEIGHT LOSS

6/8/20233 min read

Sustainable weight loss 2

In the previous post we talked about how good mindset, and never giving up on your goals is important for achieving sustainable weight loss. How setting realistic weight loss goals and being patient and persistent is important for achieving it. However, there are some other variables that are just as important. Which is a balanced diet, Exercise, and sleep. We have you covered on the last three just down below.

Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is essential for sustainable weight loss. It provides the right balance of nutrients that support energy production, muscle growth, and overall health. As you may already know, when trying to lose weight, it’s important to consume fewer calories than you expend. That requires making conscious choices abut the food you consume and ensuring that you are getting all the necessary nutrients for your body to function optimally. You should have control over your portions and listen to your body’s hunger cues. Avoid crash diets or extreme restrictions, as they can be detrimental to your overall health, and make it harder to sustain long-term weight loss.

A healthy diet should include natural, unprocessed foods, plenty of plant-based dishes, and foods that are low in sugar and salt. For a starter you can start to drink diet sodas instead of the regular high in sugar ones. By embracing a balanced diet, you are more likely to achieve your weight loss goals in the long term, as it is a sustainable approach that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Also, more often, can help you with the hunger from the diets.

Make exercise enjoyable

There are no doubts, that exercising is extremely helpful if you want to gain weight loss. But the motivation to go to the gym, or working out can fade very quickly. Therefore you should engage in activities that you genuinely enjoy, whether it’s swimming, hiking, dancing, or different sports. If the gym is the place you want to spend your time working out, you should find a workout routine that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Gradually increasing intensity and duration. It’s important to remember that exercise is not just about burning calories, but also improving cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility. I remember when I first started to hit the gym. I started my first week strong, and with maximum intensity and trained all the seven days. I quickly learned how fast my motivation could go from 100 to 0. Over the years I learned the right way to approach working out and doing exercises. And that doing it the way I wrote, really is the best approach in the long term. If my motivation for going to the gym, was low, I changed some days or did another activity that did just about the same thing as my planned day at the gym.

Prioritize sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for your overall well-being. It not only refreshes your body and mind, but also plays a crucial role in your fitness journey. Whether you are aiming to build muscle, improve endurance, or lose weight. Sleep should be an integral part of your workout routine. Aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night. Not getting enough sleep is a rookie mistake, unfortunately a lot of people do.

Summary

Embarking on a weight loss journey can be transformative and empowering when approached with the right mindset and strategies. By setting realistic goals, adopting a balanced diet, engaging in enjoyable physical activities, prioritizing sleep, monitoring progress wisely, and embracing patience and persistence, you can achieve sustainable weight loss. Remember, the key lies in making long-term lifestyle changes rather than pursuing quick fixes. There are some products that can help you on your journey that I will write about in another post.