Key Ingredients of a Successful Weight Loss Plan

Most, if not all, individuals want to lose weight at one point or another in their lives. For many, it is done in a haphazard sort of way without much planning, thought, or time to expend.

However, losing weight involves much more than determination or desire. You need to take the time to implement a solid weight loss plan that can set you on a path to long-term positive lifestyle changes. Just as you would make a list for any typical household project, a list in the form of a straight forward, easy-to-follow weight loss plan is imperative, as well.

There are several key ingredients to a successful weight loss plan.

Goal Setting

Of course, common sense would dictate that the first ingredient is to set a goal. However, setting a goal is not as easy as picking a number. You should set realistic goals that will not leave you feeling as though you have failed. In general, you can diminish the concern that you place on those height and weight charts and go according to your healthy weight goal you intend to set.

A healthy weight goal is a good place to start, because it is a place where you will feel a little bit better about yourself, be healthier, and breathe a little easier. You can always continue to keep up with your weight loss goals. Setting smaller goals is better than setting your sights too high and then crashing even harder.

Get Informed

Before you run out and buy the latest exercise equipment, join three gyms, and purchase a diet plan, you need to get informed by educating yourself in the field of exercise and nutrition. For some, cardiovascular exercise is what is necessary and for others, weight training might be more suitable. Although, the combination of the two will produce the best results. If you do join a gym, definitely take advantage of their personal trainers. A personal trainer can help you identify your weight-loss goals, find your trouble spots, and help you to personalize a weight-loss plan that is suitable to you and only you. If the gym is not for you, then try a workout video at home to save time, money and exercise when it’s convenient for you.

Get informed on the foods that will facilitate your weight loss efforts, as well as what metabolism-boosting supplements you might want to take, and what fluids are ideal for aiding in your weight-loss endeavor.

Make a Decision

With so many options from juicing to vegetarian eating plans, you need to find something that progresses slowly and then eases you into the next level of weight-loss. Make a decision based on your lifestyle. For example, if you have very limited time, an expansive weight-loss program may not be a good fit for you. Choose exercises and a location where you will feel you are most comfortable. For example, some may prefer to exercise in a gym, while others may prefer the privacy of their own home.

Once you have made choices that fit your lifestyle whether it is cycling, weight training or power walking, you are well on your way to reaching your weight-loss goals.

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About Robin R.
I’m an AFPA certified personal trainer & nutrition consultant, NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, NASM certified youth exercise specialist, online fitness coach and freelance writer specializing in health and fitness. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in natural health. I specialize in weight loss, functional strength training, total body toning, aerobic conditioning, plyometric training, nutrition planning, and home-based boot camp style workouts for women. My goal is to make every personal training session fun and effective for my clients. My services include both in-home personal training and online fitness coaching.

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