Many people who are successful in their journey to lose weight say that the basic secret isn’t a secret at all. You have to move more and eat less. It sounds simple, but for many who struggle with their weight, it’s not that easy. Here are some ideas to get you on the right track.
- Write out three reasons why you want to lose weight. When it gets tough, and it will, remembering these reasons will keep you motivated and moving.
- Keep track of everything you eat. Many times, people aren’t aware that they’re eating more than they need and indulging in too much of the wrong thing. Keeping a journal or using an online app like MyFitnessPal can help you realize what you need to change.
- Have fun when you move. If you decide to run but you hate it, you likely won’t stick with it. But maybe you like to dance or swim or rollerblade. If you enjoy it and it gets you moving, go for it! Choose something you love because there’s a higher chance of follow-through.
- Find community. The more support you have, the more likely you are to stay strong. Community will hold you accountable, encourage you when you struggle, and celebrate when you succeed.