How frustrating is it to feel like you are doing everything and anything to lose weight and it just isn’t working?! It’s not only frustrating, but it is annoying and so discouraging. Why keep trying if it isn’t working?
Girrrrllll… Lucky for you, you are here. I got you.
There are 6 things to consider when trying to lose weight → your water intake, your sleep, your workouts, your eating, your supplements, and your consistency.
These 6 things work in harmony to get the unwanted fat off. You may seem some results by just focusing on one or two or whatever. Chances are, though, you are either not seeing results at all or you are going to hit a plateau (meaning you lost some weight and then stopped seeing the weight change).
In order to see the best weight loss results you really do need to hit all 6 areas. I am going to break them down for you so you know what to aim for on a daily basis.
Water – this is the easiest goal to hit in the sense that it costs $0 and virtually no extra time to do. Drink approx 100-120 oz of water per day.
Sleep – Sleep is so important for your body’s recovery, but also for re-balancing hormones and preparing your body to burn calories the next day. You are actually burning some calories at night while you sleep as well. 6-8 hours of good quality sleep is a good goal. For sleep, quality and consistency is far more important that hitting a certain number of hours.
Workouts – if you aren’t working out at all right now, you just need to get moving. Add 10 minute [brisk] walks to your daily routine. Just move. As you go on, though, you are going to need to get into a consistent routine of strength training at least 3x per week. Your workouts should be appropriate for your body type, your goals, and your lifestyle.
Nutrition – eating well is a major key. Notice I did not say eat less. You need to properly fuel your body with the right amount of calories and macros (carbs, fats, and proteins). Under eating or eating too much of the wrong foods can stop you from losing weight. Nutrition is not one size fits all. It is important to have a meal plan that fits your body, your goals, and your lifestyle so that you can see the best results.
Supplements – you do not need supplements. Supplements are good to bridge the gap in your nutrition (let’s face it, no one has perfect nutrition). Supplements are often misused by people who are trying to use supplements while still eating like an asshole and refusing to exercise. Make sure you are only using supplements you need and that they are paired with good nutrition and an exercise program.
Consistency – this is the X factor. This is what will make or break you. You have to be consistent in the program you choose to see the most benefit. Consistency is far better than perfection. If you can only workout 3 days a week on a consistent basis, it is better than 7 days here 4 days there and no days the next week. You feel me?
So. Here is what you do
- Make a list of the goals in these 6 categories.
- Figure out which ones you are crushing and which ones you may need to improve on (you may need to track your habits for a couple of days to get a good feel for what is going on. You can download this free accountability tracker I made for you to help you get started)
- Start improving in the areas you identified need improvement. Hit these 6 goals every day (or at least 90% of the time)
- If you are already hitting all the goals all of the time…. Just waaaait. Be patient. You have to give the process some time to work. It may take a couple of weeks to see the weight start to come off and that is okay.
Weight loss that actually works and that will actually stay off will take time and it will come off seemingly slow.
You did not put this weight on overnight, you cannot expect to take it off overnight either.
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