Create Your Own Weight Loss Program
Have you ever thought about creating your own plan for weight loss? Weight loss programs can serve as motivation and as a guide for a lot of people, and have helped them realize their goals for weight loss. Programs for weight loss, whether they be local or online can give you a plan to follow, you may also like the idea of doing your own thing.
How should you proceed with the creation of your own weight loss program?
Educate yourself. Get familiar with the types of diets that are out there. Be aware of fad diets, supplements that can do more harm than good. After doing some reading, you may find yourself putting together several components from different diets, building your own unique diet.
It’s important as you consider creating your own weight loss program, that you need to eat healthy, and avoid ideas that will cause you to not eat enough. Calories, fat, carbohydrates and sugar are all important in your diet, and it’s important to not eat too much – or too little of one thing. Depending on your personality type, you may be able to allow junk food in your diet once in awhile, rather than eliminating it forever. Or, if you’re more like me, you may allow yourself cheat days every so often.
No matter what kind of weight loss program you decide to follow, whether it be a structured plan or your own, I feel it’s important to keep track of what you’re eating. Keeping a journal of calorie intake, along with sugar and fat intake will keep you aware of what you consume. It also helps you in real life: soon you’ll have all kinds of food and the caloric content memorized. Bonus if you weigh and measure everything – after a bit of time you will be able to eyeball anything and know how much you’re getting.
Exercise is important. While I haven’t been exercising like I should while following the Dr. Oz diet, I am aware that I should be. My most successful weight loss with the low fat diet proved this: I exercised at least 5 days a week. I lost weight a bit faster, but more importantly I kept it off.
But: don’t let having to exercise along with dieting put you off from starting a weight loss program. I think it’s perfectly ok to start a diet and then begin exercising down the road. If you are obese like I started off (and I still am) my diet – I was physically unable to do much of anything. As I lose weight, I am increasingly able to get more movement in a day.
I’ve never stepped foot in a gym – and I’m not sure I want to. I’m not comfortable with exercising around other people, and prefer to do my workouts at home. This has not been a motivational issue for me, but for some, it could be. If you need support, ask friends, your partner or a coworker if they would like to accompany you
Put your weight loss program in writing
If you have a plan of action for your weight loss program, write it down or record it in some manner. Record any exercise you participate in, as well as eating – as discussed above. It can be a great motivator as you try to improve with each passing day.
Creating your own weight loss program can be challenge and a huge motivator for you to succeed with your weight loss goals. Have fun and good luck.