Effective Strategies for Weight Loss
Strategy is essential to the execution of a plan. A set of strategies
for weight loss will help you overcome any number of situations when
you might otherwise be tempted to give up the diet, skip the exercise
routine and slide back into your old ways.
Perhaps you can’t work out because you have to pick up your daughter
after ballet class or soccer practice?
Perhaps you can’t keep up your diet because you have growing children
to feed and you need to cook healthy and substantial dinners?
Perhaps you find it hard to stick to your low-calorie goal because you
have a spouse who is thin as a rake and eats constantly?
All of these real-life situations make it difficult for us to stick to
our goals and accomplish our dreams.
You have to reach deep down inside and find your motivation.
When we are motivated we can achieve great things and overcome
obstacles. Sometimes we just need some new ideas.
An effective set of strategies for weight loss takes into account all
the normal obstacles that we encounter in our life. Write down each
one, and then think what you can do to overcome it.
For example, family meal time is a big problem if you are the only one
on a diet. But you don’t have to eat everything you cook.
Are there any things your family likes to eat and you don’t?
Try not cooking the foods that make you weakest, and cook plenty of the
foods that other family members crave, but you don’t particularly care
Or cook two or three choices, including both kid-healthy items and
adult low-fat items. You might even be surprised and find out that your
kids start preferring the healthy food themselves!
Finding time to exercise is also difficult to cram into a busy work
day. But there are many ways to find the time. You could start a
walking club at work and walk during lunch. You could arrive at soccer
practice twenty minutes early and take a couple of turns around the
field. You could commit to a ten minute walk every night after dinner
or invest in an exercise bike and cycle in front of the T.V. while the
kids do their homework.
What about those corporate lunches? Those are killers aren’t they? Free
food is hard to resist, and people tend to sit around the table for an
hour or more, constantly picking on the bread and appetizers, and then
indulging in a really big lunch. But you can overcome this problem too
if you really want to. There are always lower calorie items on the
menu. Ask the waiter for the low fat items.
Many restaurants now cater much more readily to smaller appetites than
in times gone by. Select appetizers in place of entrees, skip the
dressing on salads, stay away from cheesy or creamy dishes, especially
soups, and don’t choose deep fried items or buffalo wings dipped in
You can follow these weight loss strategies or develop your own.
If none of these suggestions work for you, think up some that will.
When you notice situations come up that knock you off course, take the
time to think up workarounds. Analyze your normal routine, think about
why it knocks you off course, develop some new strategies for weight
loss and incorporate them into your routine. A little thought and
planning will help you overcome obstacles and achieve your weight and
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