If you are looking to burn some quick calories to lose a few pounds, or maybe undergo a body transformation in the next few weeks or months, we’ve got you covered. Being content with your body size and maintaining healthy standards is as important to you as it is to us. To help you through your journey, here are four strategies that help you get in a successful, motivated mindset.
- Mentally Prepare Yourself
Trying to lose weight can be frustrating and may bring on anxiety. The results are immediate and when you see that you’re not making progress fast enough it becomes difficult to stay motivated. You should make sure that you are mentally prepared to adjust your eating habits and how long you engage in daily physical activity. Whether this was your idea or brought on by your doctor make sure that you have all the support needed. Doing so will make it easier to set goals and stay focused on this long-term commitment.It might help to answer self-reflection questions first:
- Are you ready to lose weight?
- What are a few stressors that may prevent you from making progress?
- What can you do to alleviate stress in a healthy way?
- How are you going to adjust eating habits?
- What kind of new activities can you do to burn calories?
- How much time a week can you dedicate to physical activity?
- Let’s Get Motivated Together
On this journey, you are in charge of losing weight through strict diet and exercise. Establishing inner motivation will help you get through the difficult days. Try making a list of what you want to accomplish on a weekly basis. When you are thinking of cheating on your diet, for example, look at the list to stop moments of temptation in its tracks.At Advanced Spine & Sport Medicine we offer a weight management program in Westchester. If you are struggling to get started, our team will work with you to find the right plan that fits your schedule and comfort level. Only you can take responsibility for how successful losing weight will be. By having a supportive team by your side for encouragement, your changes of accomplishing goals will increase. Not only do we offer support but will also listen when you voice concerns and feelings.
- Establish A Reasonable Timeline
In the beginning try to set realistic weight-loss goals like losing 1 or 2 pounds per week. That means limiting unhealthy food intake and trying to burn up to 1,000 calories (2 lbs.) by Sunday night. If setting a weight goal each week is setting you back and impacting your motivation, try thinking based on timed workouts instead. For example: “I’m going to jog for 45 minutes on Monday” instead of “I’m going to try to lose five pounds by Monday.”
- Have A Balanced, Healthy Meal
To minimize your calorie intake, try eating more plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables. Instead of pasta, opt for whole grain pasta or skipping the carbohydrates. There is a way to keep enjoying food and modifying previous unhealthy choices. Try:
- Eating four servings of vegetables
- Having an intake of only three fruit servings
- Drinking water instead of coffee, soda, and sugary drinks
- Limit healthy fats like olive oil, vegetable oil, avocados, nuts, butter
- Choose low-fat dairy and lean meat
In the end, we hope you are successful in your weight loss journey. We offer the best chiropractic care in the Westchester area, with focused services to help you take charge of your weight. It can be lonely if you are struggling to change your perspective, as transformations require more than eating healthy and keeping active through a strict schedule. It’s okay when you are presented with a setback – there’s always a chance to start fresh the following day.