When you start to lose weight, there are always very good results in the first days and weeks. It is very common to lose 1 or 2 pounds very quickly at the beginning of diet, and it is quite normal: we empty water and energy stored in the muscles (glycogen).
Then one of the most difficult periods of diet, the period during which it seems to stagnate. After rapid results, we notice immediately when weight loss slows down, and this can be discouraging. In this article, I will talk about my weight loss experience to help you be one of the weight loss success stories women: I was obese and I lost more than 40 pounds of fat. Today I have a normal weight; I am in good health and even more active.
I think the motivation is something that we do not talk often enough when it comes to the topic of weight loss. I’ll give you some tips to succeed in your weight loss and continue to lose weight facing a loss of motivation.
Follow the progress closely
The first step to a successful diet is to see what we do. In elite sport, coaches often use cameras to allow athletes to observe their movements. And this is what allows them to improve; they realize their mistakes and correct them.
Able to reflect on his behavior is also what differences man from other animals: our prefrontal cortex allows us to realize who we are, and then realize that we can modify our own actions (and this is what allows us to not be afraid of our own image in a mirror).
To take full advantage of this capability, first note in a book your weight every 3 days (no need to weigh yourself every day). Sometimes it seems to stagnate while losing weight just slows: the point made about your weight every 2 weeks.
Another way to track the progress is to photograph every meal. It’s fast and not complicated: before attacking the plate taken out your camera or mobile phone, and take a picture. This weekend, take 10 minutes to review your meals for the week and ask yourself whether you are really making efforts.
Choose the appropriate plan
There are many different diets, fashionable or are very unbalanced. To make it simple, I recommend just two diets: an unbalanced diet for obese people (the natural protein diet) and a diet for people who are healthy and have less than 15 pounds to lose (the low calorie diet).
The protein diet is ideal for obese because it completely eliminates the sensation of hunger. Obese will generally have a strong appetite to be the cause of a disorder of the pancreas (insulin resistance). However this plan is not good for a healthy person.
For a healthy person the low calorie diet is a better alternative: it is a balanced diet and can be followed without danger. And it allows you to take good nutritional habits that you can keep for life.