One of the best tips on losing weight: Don’t weigh yourself every day.
Tips on losing weight
Congratulations if you have decided to lose weight. I can tell you from experience that it can be one of the most important decisions you can make. For your own health. And for others in your life.
Now for tips on losing weight. The very first thing you should do is go to the scales. Grin and bear it. Find out the damage. And see the starting point. Not too hard, right?
Then slowly put the scales away. They are not your friend. You won’t be seeing them for a while.
One of the least productive activities can be to weigh yourself every day. There is a really good chance you won’t like what you see. And it will not be good for your motivation. No weight loss program works in a day. Or even a few days. You are in it for the long haul, right?
So make a promise that you will only weigh yourself every week, at the most. That way you will see real progress. And that will be amazing for your motivation. Trust me on this one. I know from experience how depressing it can be to feel like it just isn’t working.
Now if you aren’t weighing yourself constantly, how do you know if you are making progress? I have found two better measures.
First check your clothes. How do those jeans fit? Or that shirt collar? Or that belt? You will know if you are getting anywhere even without the scales just by keeping track of how your clothes fit. Make sense as tips on losing weight?
Second is that you will start to hear from others that you look like you are losing weight. How often do you mention to friends, family, co-workers, that it looks like maybe they have been gaining a bit of weight? NEVER, right? Of course not. Who wants to hear that? So that just goes unsaid.
But when someone is noticeably losing weight, people want to comment. That is a great thing to be able to say to someone. You have done it before. So if you are making progress, you will hear about it. Trust me on this one too.
And one other thing to make sure you do is to take a picture – the “before” shot – as you start your journey. Make it bad. Look sloppy. Like you need a bath even. Okay, this may not be a hard thing to do – it may come naturally if you have let yourself go for a while. But you will want that photo in the future. So you can see who you were. And honestly not many people take a lot of pictures when they weight the most.