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5 Steps To Natural Weight Loss

5 Steps To Natural Weight Loss
Losing weight can be very difficult, hence the reason so many people are unsuccessful. The best way to lose weight naturally is change your current exercise, nutrition and lifestyle habits. The rest is mental. This article offers four natural steps to help you lose weight safely and sustainably.


If you’re serious about losing weight, the first step is examining your current eating and exercise habits. Successful weight loss is a result of changing your old habits and replacing them with new, healthy habits that will transform your mind and body. Start by being conscious of your habits in order to change them. If you don’t currently workout, ask yourself why not. How can you make working out more enjoyable? Find a routine that works for you and stick to it. Next, ask yourself, in what situations do you tend to overeat? Once you understand why you overeat, you can fix the situation. Maybe it’s due to stress or anxiety. Instead of overeating, channel this emotion into exercise or meditation.

Set Goals

Developing personal goals can be time consuming. But have a compelling goal along with the reason why that goal is important to you will be well worth it. Without goals, we lack direction and may lack the fortitude necessary to achieve our goals. More times than not we’re successful in love because we set a specific goal that was important to us and felt compelled to achieve it. You can achieve anything as long as you convince your mind that failure is not an option. Create a combination of goals to help you stay on track. For example, a long-term goal could be to lose 20 pounds. Your short-term goal would be to lose one to two pounds per week by exercising daily. Write these goals down and put them where you will see them every day, like on the fridge.

Follow A Plan

Having a plan is important. It channels your energies to help you get the best results possible. And if you can work hard and have a great plan, you can accomplish your goals. Unfortunately, when it comes to weight loss, most people lack in having a plan. There is tons of exercise and nutrition plans available on the Internet. Or, you can consult with a personal trainer or nutritionist who can craft a plan specifically to you. Keep in mind that your plan should be a reflection of your goals. For example, if your goal is to lose one pound per week, your plan should include something like eating less than 1800 calories per day and interval cardio twice a week.

Take Action

While this step is obvious, for some it’s the hardest part. For many people, their New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. Come January 1, gym memberships increase and for a week or two the weight room looks crowded. Then people slowly give up. If you haven’t worked out in awhile (or years) it’s crazy to just jump into a hardcore workout routine. Instead, start slow and set a manageable program. Maybe that’s going to the gym once a week or cutting out soda. Remember, losing weight is not sprint but a marathon.

Track Progress

The best way to identify improvements in your body and health is by tracking your progress. If you are exercising and eating properly, tracking your progress should show positive results. It will also keep you accountable for the decisions you have made in regards to your health. Not tracking your progress is like playing a sport without keeping score. Ultimately, you will have absolutely no idea how you are playing or if you’re even winning at all. There are several metrics you can track, like body weight, body fat percentage, body measurements, energy levels and strength levels.


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