Weight Loss Tips: Expert’s top five points to follow to achieve your goals
Losing weight is trial and error for many people. Some find success by exercising, while others need to make specific changes in their diet to see results.
But regardless of a person’s needs, they need to make sure they’ve ticked these six boxes as they embark on their weight loss journey.
Muscle Food nutritionist Vic Coppin revealed that there are some key tips people should follow to achieve a successful outcome.
Focus on core values
Setting realistic goals is a must for weight loss or a person can fall off the motivational wagon very quickly.
Vic explained, “We all need to make sure our goals are realistic in terms of our lifestyle: work, stress management, sleep, socializing, etc.
“These are the factors that make up your world outside of your goals, and setting completely unrealistic goals that require you to drastically upend your life or go against your core values is probably highly unsustainable.”
She added: “So think big, sure! But make sure you know the steps and actions you need to take to realistically achieve it.”
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Don’t be afraid to lift weights
Weightlifting has long been stigmatized, but that doesn’t mean a person will take on the looks of a professional bodybuilder.
Vic revealed that resistance training is a great way to support the body during a weight loss effort.
“Although there is no ‘best exercise’ for everyone, it’s important to remember that resistance training can be very helpful when we’re experiencing changes in our muscle mass and bone density,” she said.
“By preserving muscle and bone density, we reduce the risk of falls and injuries, and generally set ourselves up to stay stronger for longer.”
A nutritionally balanced diet is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle.
Vic revealed that spending time cultivating mindful eating techniques “has a positive impact on other areas of our lives, too.”
“Spending more time eating without distractions, paying more attention to what we eat, and our hunger and satiety levels are great skills that prepare us for better relationships with food and with food,” she said.