10 Steps for Successful Weight Loss

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1. Increase your water intake. Research indicates that just adding two glasses of water to each meal can help you lose more weight and sustain that weight loss. To calculate how much water you need according to your weight and height, click here.

2. Switch up exercises. Sometimes weight loss can be hindered by a cardio rut. Switching up cardio exercises can push you past your rut.

3. Make sure you are doing interval training at least 2 times per week. Here is a great website to get started and learn more about interval training.

4. Eat small meals throughout the day. Not only can it help curb hunger but it can also help with increasing your metabolic rate.

5. Eat more protein and fiber. Both help you feel full longer. Protein will help build and replenish your muscles. Fiber will help regulate your digestive system.

6. Find someone to hold you accountable. Whether it be a gym buddy or someone to look at a food journal, having that accountability will make you stick to your goal.

7. Eliminate processed foods from your diet and replace with whole, nutrient dense foods.ย Don’t go on any drastic, unsustainable, crash diet. Make sure you can maintain how you are eating and exercising. Both must fit reasonably within your lifestyle.

8. Make sure you have an ultimate fitness goal. For example, mine is decreasing my half-marathon pace per mile. Having a goal can give you that little push you need to make your weight loss happen.

9. Get enough sleep. Research shows that women who don’t get enough sleep are at a higher risk of being overweight.

10. Plan your exercise each week. Don’t just show up at the gym, not knowing what you are going to do that day. Map it out! This will not only help with your weight loss but also cut your gym time because you won’t be wandering aimlessly around the gym.

2 Comments on 10 Steps for Successful Weight Loss

  1. Monica P
    July 1, 2013 at 4:26 pm (4 years ago)

    I do all 10, but I’m not consistent .. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Monica

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    • Amy
      July 3, 2013 at 4:15 am (4 years ago)

      Haha, I guess that could be another step: stay consistent! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Reply

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