Planning = Success in Weight Loss

Planning = Success in Weight Loss

Posted by Lori Shemek; January 23, 2013

What is an important and key to weight loss success? Planning. Your  weight loss and fitness will be a success if you plan ahead. Most people are resistant to change and prefer the status quo because it is most comfortable. Comfort in this context means you are not stretching beyond your bounds, your abilities. My clients are successful because part of their goal program is to plan and prepare.

If you understand that you are a product of your environment, that having in place all the safety nets to keep you from slipping up – then you will be successful.

Here are a few tips to get you there:

  • Is getting your workouts in most days of the week a tough challenge? Then schedule the days and time in your calendar and honor it as you would a doctor appointment.
  • Going out to eat? Plan on eating a protein and complex carbohydrate snack such as whole grain crackers with peanut butter before leaving the house to prevent the temptation that may happen (and most likely will).
  • Going out of town? Bring healthy snack foods such as nuts, healthy, no sugar protein bars, cheese and an apple etc. on the plane with you.
  • To ensure you get adequate hydration to burn fat, plan to bring your water bottle with you wherever you go.

You get the picture..planning creates success and helps eliminate the obstacles that get in the way of your goals.

 Here’s to your good health and weight loss success!