Are you struggling to lose weight? Are you finding that diets just don’t work for you? If so, don’t worry, you are not alone. Millions of people struggle with their weight every day. In this blog post, we will discuss some advanced tips for losing weight that should help you reach your goals in 2022. These tips are more advanced than the basic tips you might find elsewhere, so keep reading.
Lifestyle Change Rather than a ‘Diet’
The first tip we have for you is to make a lifestyle change rather than going on a diet. This may seem counterintuitive, but it is actually one of the best things you can do for your weight loss goals. When you go on a diet, you are usually restricting yourself in some way, which can make it difficult to stick to. However, when you make a lifestyle change, you are making a permanent change that will be much easier to keep.
For example, you might change the way you eat by eating more healthy foods and cutting out processed foods. You might also change your activity level by starting to exercise regularly. These changes will not only help you lose weight, but they will also help you keep it off in the long term. Rather than calling it a ‘diet’, say it’s a lifestyle change, and you won’t believe the difference in mindset that comes – it’s no longer restrictive or temporary.
Try Lots of Different Sports and Exercises
Don’t just stick to running or lifting weights at the gym – mix it up. Not only will this help you stay motivated, but you’re also more likely to find an activity that you really enjoy. This could be anything from playing tennis to going for hikes; for example, aquatic resistance training classes are growing in popularity this year. You don’t know what will become your passion until you try it.
Set Realistic Targets
If you’ve not run for ten years, you’ll struggle to complete a marathon in three months. Set a target that is challenging but achievable and remember, it’s not a race. Small, sustainable changes are more likely to last than drastic ones. Remember, you need to personalize your goals; what works for your friend might not work for you.
Find Your ‘Why’
We all have different motivations for wanting to lose weight. It could be to improve your health, increase your energy levels, or reduce stress. Maybe you have a loved one who is suffering from weight-related health problems? Maybe you want to fit into a smaller wedding dress? When you know your ‘why’, it’s easier to stay on track.
Once you have your reason for changing your lifestyle, put reminders everywhere. Write it on a Post-It and stick it to your fridge, set a daily alarm on your phone with your goal as the message, or keep a picture of your goal in your wallet.
Find What Works for YOU
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you must find a plan that works for you. And that might mean trying a few different approaches before you find the one that sticks. Some people do well with counting calories, while others see better results from Carb cycling or eating their biggest meal in the morning; there’s no universal way to lose weight that works for everyone – this is one of the biggest misconceptions in the health and fitness niches.
Have fun, eat well, exercise often, and enjoy this new lifestyle!