It could happen at any time in life; you wake up and realize that you're a few pounds heavier than you'd like to be. Perhaps you pass off the weight loss quest telling yourself that you'll start soon or later when the time is right and life slows down. The truth is, you can lose the weight that you need to inside of a busy schedule. With a few tips and tricks, like the ones outlined here, you can be back to your fighting weight in no time—no matter how busy your life may be. To quote the ancient Chinese proverb, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
1) Find your Ideal Weight
Your ideal weight will give you perspective and give you a jumping-off point, a launching pad to your destination. Thankfully, your BMI or body mass index is an easy reference and simple to find with a quick Google search. Your BMI will tell you your current measure of body fat based on weight and height. First, do a quick search for the index tool. Next, by plugging your numbers into the widget, you will have a point of which to aim. For adults, a BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 is ideal, according to medicalnewstoday.com. Also, now that you have your starting weight, record this in a journal and plan to track your weight weekly. Use your BMI to help you determine your ideal target weight for your age.
2) Get Help and Set Your Goals
With your goals in mind and a starting weight, you can get free online support and help with your weight loss. It only takes a few minutes from your busy schedule to log in and track your food and exercise intake on a free online program like myfitnesspal.com. Here you will set your calorie goals and document your food intake. The online tool will show you how to make adjustments to your diet, show you how to cut corners, and show you how to make more sensible food choices. It's easy to remember that you'll need to eat fewer calories than you burn to lose weight, and a healthy weight loss is about a pound per week. At this low rate, you are sure to take off weight and keep it off—no need to use fad diets or quick weight loss programs. Slow and steady wins this race.
3) Create Some Positive Visualization
According to runaway bestselling books like The Secret, there is much power in visualization. Create your ideal vision and form a picture in your mind trusting that it will arrive in time. Find a pair of jeans that you'd like to fit into and put that thought into your creative consciousness. Having this vision in your mind will help you on the days when you get off track or feel defeated. You can easily refer back to your vision and get back on the solid ground of eating less and moving more. The authors of The Secret and its early incarnation The Science of Getting Rich contain a philosophy predicated on creating a reality with thoughts formed in your mind. Create your vision now and refer to it at any time to help keep you motivated and feeling successful along the way.
4) Drink More Water
To help aid your weight loss and flush out toxins and fat stores, you will want to increase your intake of water. If you are on the weight loss fast track, an easy trick is to drink a half-gallon to a gallon of water each day. Find a drinking container that will measure your water for you and refill as many times as necessary throughout the day to get your water intake. There are myriad benefits of drinking water aside from the fat flush and toxin removal, it will keep the skin supple and young-looking, and it will plump the organs and add fluid to joints to keep you moving, keep you pain-free, and keep you flexible. Drinking water is an easy way to enhance your weight loss, and it's free. Why not give it a try, starting today.
5) Ramp up Your Daily Walking Program
You don't need to run marathons to lose weight. You can quickly get your steps in with a pedometer if you walk a lot throughout your day. You can walk on the treadmill if you have one or have a walk around your neighborhood if you like. To get moving, you only need to wear sensible footwear and perhaps use a pedometer. A pedometer is an excellent weight-loss weapon! Clip the pedometer to your belt or pocket and aim for 1,000 steps a day. You will be amazed at how this calorie-burning tip can fast-track your weight loss. If you happen to eat more during the day, step it up to burn extra calories. Walking is pleasant on the joints and can be a pleasure to do anywhere, anytime.
Weight Loss on the Go, In Conclusion:
You do not need to wait for the perfect time in your life to begin losing weight and meet your weight loss goals. With these chosen few fast-track tips and tricks you can start any time, the stars do not have to align for you to hit the ground running. Add these tips into your weight loss arsenal today; you will be well on your way to your weight loss goals in no time. And you will be able to do it all right inside your busy schedule. Get started now; you'll wonder why you hadn't begun the process sooner!
(c) 2019 Laura M. Turner