8 Planning Steps For Weight Loss In The New Year

8 Planning Steps for Weight Loss in The New Year

You sometimes get tired of not losing weight or being unable to achieve your fitness goals. You say you’re tired of dieting and this year you’ll strive even harder to be fit and healthy. How is it going to be different this year as compared to the earlier years. It seems very simple. All you have to do is eat less and exercise more. Well not exactly. Before you start working towards your goal, you need to properly plan your steps towards losing weight. Let’s look at 8 steps which you can take for weight loss in this new year.

1. Step 1 : Find and write down the reason for your weight gain

  • There can be a number of reasons for your weight gain. It’s very important to understand what lead to your weight gain
  • Knowing the problem is the first step towards finding the solution
  • Some of the reasons for weight gain could be
  • Less activity
  • Poor diet (too much junk or processed food)
  • Hormonal issues
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • You succumbing to cravings
  • Injury leading to less physical activity
  • Stress
  • No portion control
  • Writing down the reasons for weight gain will push you not repeat the things which lead you to gain weight

2. Prepare a to do and not to do list

  • To understand your present situation, this a important step
  • Write down things which you should or things which you intend doing
  • Some of the things which can be included are
  • Meal planning
  • Gaining knowledge
  • Getting up early
  • Work on relationships
  • Regular workout
  • Some of the things which can be included in not to do list are
  • Stop procrastinating
  • Controlling cravings
  • Wasting time on social media
  • Eating too quickly

3. Set only 3 major weight loss goals

  • Set realistic goals for weight loss
  • Don’t have too many goals
  • To start with, have 3 and keep them simple
  • Examples are
  • Losing 10 kilos / losing 4 inches from waistline
  • Gaining more strength and stamina

4. Use a planner to record and keep a track of your activities

  • Use a good planner to keep a record of your activities
  • You can also use this planner to record your goals and the steps you are taking to achieve them
  • If you don’t write it down, you’ll eventually forget it
  • I write down my plan for the next day before hitting the bed

5. Develop healthy habits

  • Don’t focus on all the habits at once
  • Concentrate on 2-3 habits at a time
  • In a month, you will be able to concentrate on 2-3 habits
  • Once these changed habits are set, move on to the next ones

6. Make Over

  • Make your for kitchen
  • Replace unhealthy food with healthy, unprocessed and natural food
  • Room
  • Make your room more organised, clean
  • De clutter your personal space
  • Wardrobe
  • Invest in good workout outfits and gears

7. Always have a plan B

  • Having a plan B in life is not something which I generally recommend. It takes away the positive energy, thoughts and efforts from plan A
  • However, when it comes to fitness, always have a plan B ready
  • Have a plan B if you’re travelling
  • If it rains. If you get stuck in office
  • It will make you stop looking for excuses
  • Push yourself to hit the daily fitness goals
  • Remember every day counts

8. Don’t overburden yourself, celebrate and relax

  • Rome wasn’t built in a day. You did not put on those extra kilos in a day. It’s natural that you won’t lose them in a day
  • Be consistent with your workout
  • 5 days a week is sufficient for fitness
  • Enjoy the balance two days doing things which are important to you
  • Have a love meal once a week (watch the portion size)

Start by implementing these simple steps. Be regular. Avoid excuses for not doing your workout for the day.

Stay Healthy. Stay Fit!!

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