How To Have A Successful Weight Loss Transformation
Most of the people who join a gym after a sudden rush of motivation strike them soon get off the bandwagon because of a variety of reasons. Before you get a gym membership, you need to understand that a physique transformation takes time and you can’t ‘hack’ your way to weight loss.
In this article, we’ll talk about why the fit-life beginners can’t follow a diet, lose and/or keep off weight. Treat the points below as principles for fat loss, and you’ll be on your way to achieving your dream physique.
Sticking To A Diet
Design a Customized Nutrition Program
One of the biggest and the most common errors fitness noobs make is that they follow generic weight loss programs available on the internet that are usually made (and sold) by self-proclaimed fitness experts.
Know Your Macros
If you’ve never counted calories before, it’s time you get used to tracking your macros. It’s not nearly as intimidating as it might sound. Apps like MyFitnessPal make keeping track of your food a walk in the park. Get in the habit of reading labels before buying packaged food.
You’re setting yourself up for failure if the diet doesn’t match your lifestyle. If you can’t live without your favorite weekly pizza (there is nothing wrong with that, btw), you should stay away from a program that asks you to look away every time you’re passing by a Domino’s.
Best Way To Lose Weight
No matter how strict, well calculated or fancy your diet is, if you want to lose a considerable amount of weight, you need to have a form of exercise in your program. Most people make the mistake of joining a gym even though they hate training.
You aren’t bound to running on a treadmill or performing burpees. In fitness, many different paths can lead to the same destination. Join a physical activity that you like doing and stick with it. It could be a dance class, swimming, tennis or even ax throwing.
You need to have accountability in one form or the other if you’re serious about losing weight. Peer-pressure can be an incredibly effective tool in shedding fat. Most people drop out of a weight loss program because they don’t have to be answerable to anyone for their failure.
As soon as you decide on getting rid of the spare tire, share your goal with at least one confidant. Brownie points if you can get that person to join the gym with you. Share your transformation goal on social media if you don’t have anyone in your immediate circle to keep you accountable.
Have a Target AND a Deadline
Your fitness journey doesn’t end at losing weight. You have to make sure that it doesn’t come back as is the case with many people who join the fit lifestyle. Remember – you either go forward or backward in your fitness journey – there is no staying put.
Once you’ve reached your weight goal, set a new target for yourself. It could be gaining 5lb of lean muscle mass in a year or running a marathon. You have to be constantly shocking your body to remain in the best shape.