Getting Your Ideal Bodyweight: 5 Tips To Do It Safely

Looking to lose weight? Before you jump in on any diet plans or trendy workouts, you first need to have a better understanding of how to carefully layout your plan.

It’s better to be safe than sorry and if getting down to the right size is one major move and change you’re going to do in your life, then better do it the right way—and more importantly, the healthy way.

1. Get to Know Your Body

renaissance pictureNot all diet and workout plans are made the same and apply to all body types. In short, lowering the numbers on the scale is not a one size, fits all kind of thing. It’s something that should be tread carefully through before proceeding to achieve one’s desired results.

Don’t be ashamed and open up yourself to getting to know more about your body. Get on the scales, measure yourself, observe your eating habits, identify your lifestyle, and perhaps even finally admit your bad habits are contributing to poor body image. It’s even better if you can seek out professional help from a fitness coach or nutritionist, so they can help you in having a better understanding of how to approach your goals.

2. Setting Your Weight Loss Goal

One major rule about goal setting especially when it comes to your body is to be realistic. That, and be kind to yourself. Don’t set over-the-moon goals if it’s only going to bring you too much stress and pressure.

On the other hand, yes, it’s great that you have an ideal weight goal to reach. But as you reach towards that goal, maybe you can also have small landmark goals in between. This would help ease the pressure on yourself, and you can also better track your progress. Just remember that reaching your ideal weight is about taking those baby steps and achieving progression no matter how small or big.


3. Plan What You Eat (and Drink)

vegetablesMost people who have succeeded in reaching their ideal weight would tell you that it is more about what you eat than overexerting yourself on exercises and workouts. And that statement is true to its core.

The best way to go about this is once again consulting a nutritionist or fitness coach. But if that’s not something you’re open to exploring, then start with moderation. Understand your old eating habits and from there, analyze what you have to limit (via portion control), what you lack (nutrition-wise), and what you should eliminate (like sweets and junk food). And if you want to get all technical on this, you may want to consider calorie counting as well.

Work On Your Workout

gym classNow it’s time to get moving. Again, choosing the kind of workout you’ll do is a matter of understanding your body.

If you aim to lose weight on your thigh area, you could start with running and cycling. But say, for example, you have weak knees, then heavy cardio may be counterproductive. On that end, look for other options such as swimming, which is less strenuous but very effective kind of cardio workout.

In this case, if you’re really serious about committing to regular workout sessions, then it’s highly recommended that you acquire the assistance of a Personal Trainer. They’ll be able to create a suitable workout program exclusively designed to address your body’s needs. You can find more tips on our homepage:

Aim For Progression

Whether it’s in the food you eat or the workout you’re trying to do, always aim for progression as you journey through to your ideal weight goal. It’s not really about the end goal, but it’s more about the little victories in between that would help you to keep going. Don’t be disheartened if you still have a way to go on your mission. As long as you’re making small progressions, you’re on the right track.

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