An ideal way to achieve and sustain fat loss.
These might seem like very difficult steps to follow or adhere to, but here's the thing, what's your alternative? The reality is not looking after yourself now, not eating healthy or exercising only ends one way, and it's not a good one! So here we go.
1. Be prepared to make sacrifices. The results you want aren't going to come from where you're currently sat, or else you wouldn't be looking to make changes!
2. Start planning and tracking. None of the results I achieved were from guess work. Get into the habit of training 4-5 times a week and prep your meals for at least 2-3 days at a time. To eliminate boredom I suggest variety in your prep. Try and prep 2 different options for each meal and alternate daily.
3. Be patient and consistent. Of course your discipline will be tested, you just need to continue to stick to your goals whatever the temptation. You're doing this for a good reason, because you want/need to. So ignore any temptations or any sayers and keep going. The 1st 3 weeks will be the hardest, but once you've got through those it gets a bit easier. Plus you should start seeing little changes/results by then.
4. Sleep - One of the most overlooked aspects of your day is how much sleep you're getting. You need a minimum of 6 hours for your cortisol levels to remain at a manageable level. Cortisol is a hormone that has an effect on (among other things) stress levels, metabolism and blood sugar levels. The higher your cortisol levels, the higher the chances of weight gain & high blood sugar. So get some Sleep!!
5. Enjoy it, because if you don't, all you'll do is revert back to your bad habits. So prep and eat meals and foods you like. The same goes for exercise, if you hate running, why would yo then head straight for the treadmill upon walking into a gym? Don't get me wrong, as I've stated before, you'll have to step out of your comfort zone for all this to work, but you don't want to take on things you don't want to do to start with as all this will do is put you in a negative state of mind and prepped for ultimate failure. Start in your comfort, but accept that eventually you'll have to step out of it.
Remember baby steps. Have a good week. 👊🏿
Hi, Lou here, I'll be sharing my thoughts and insights via my blog regularly, so please stay tuned!