Raise your hand if you need a weight loss plan for beginners. If you are raising your hand than read on and if your hand is down, still read on. Because even if you think you’re a weight loss expert, I am sure this plan will teach you a few new things.
Weight Loss Plan for Beginners Defined.
This plan is a basic plan with no special foods (well maybe some food improvements), tools, extra money and you can start to follow it right now. Weight loss plan for Beginners includes basic steps to help you get started on your weight loss journey or refocus you if you have lost your way.
Warning – weight loss plan for Beginners is not a plan that will starve you to death, have you measuring food, force you to take a killer boot camp class or promises to reduce your weight in a week.
Let’s get started on your adventure with Weight Loss Plan for Beginners.
Weight Loss Plan for Beginners Step One – Eat! Now don’t go crazy and eat everything in site. Because not everything is edible. To eat means to eat food and not food that is made to look, taste and behave like food. For instance, cake…oh we all love it. Yes, even I had a long love affair with cake, and I ate it all the freaking time. Until, I discovered that cake is not food.
According to FreeDictionary.com Food is defined as follows – Material, usually of plant or animal origin, that contains or consists of essential body nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals, and is ingested and assimilated by an organism to produce energy, stimulate growth, and maintain
Ok, cake – is it from a plant? No
Does it contain essential nutrients? No
Does it stimulate growth? Oh sure it does, it makes the belly grow. Ugh!
What you want to eat is lots of real foods like fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables come from plants, and they will help you lose weight. I don’t care how you eat them or how much – by the way, good luck binging on broccoli.
Weight Loss Plan for Beginners Step Two- Move more than you sit. You can’t expect to lose weight by sitting all day. Get up from your desk, take a walk, walk up the stairs or go shopping. Whatever it takes to get you moving. And please, stop telling yourself all those 100 excuses why you can’t move…my knee, my back, I don’t have time. If you can get yourself up to the refrigerator or a fast food joint, you can get yourself up to move for health.
Weight Loss Plan for Beginners Step Three – Be uncomfortable as much as you can. Place yourself in uncomfortable situations. Do something that you avoid doing because it’s uncomfortable. Sleep in an awkward position and get used to being uncomfortable because every new habit, including the habits that will help you lose weight, at first, will be very uncomfortable. So get yourself use to moving out of your comfort zone and into an improving zone.
Weight Loss Plan for Beginners Step Four – Drink water. How many cups of coffee are you drinking or sodas? Swap some of those servings for a serving of water. Water is necessary for all kinds of crazy good stuff that goes on inside your body – even weight loss stuff. Plus, it makes your skin glow, and that is always a good thing.
Weight Loss Plan for Beginners Step Five – Find a weight loss buddy. Why in the world would you want to venture into the weight loss world all by yourself? Hasn’t anyone told you it’s a battle that you simply should not tackle on your own? Find a weight loss buddy who will fight with you, pick you up, inspire you and drag you on when you need dragging.
Weight Loss Plan for Beginners Step Six – Sleep. Turn off your phone, stop looking at Facebook, shut off the tv and get yourself to sleep. Oh no…having trouble falling or staying asleep? That’s a clear sign that your hormones are out of balance and guess what, if your hormones are out of balance, you will have a harder time losing weight. Therefore, before you continue with your weight loss efforts, you have to figure out why you can’t sleep. Sleep is necessary for the body to repair, heal and thrive. Plus, when you get a good night sleep, you have more energy to keep working on losing weight.
BTW – hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the endocrine glands. These messengers control most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, and even the emotions and mood. Source ~ Hormone.org
Weight Loss Plan for Beginners Step Seven – Plan. Get in the habit of planning what you eat, when to exercise, settle down, and regroup. “If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail.” Tariq Siddique
Weight Loss Plan for Beginners Step Eight – Be ok with mistakes. So you ate the wrong food, forgot to exercise, or worse, are starting to gain even more weight. Relax, mistakes and let downs are part of the process. Without them, you won’t grow. Without them, you won’t improve, and you won’t learn the lesson you need to succeed. Please, be ok with mistakes.
Weight Loss Plan for Beginners Step Nine – throw the scale in the garbage. One of the favorite quotes from Geneen Roth’s, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Women Food and God,
“You don’t need a scale to tell you whether you’re allowed to like yourself today. You are. You belong here. No matter what you weigh, you deserve joy and happiness.”
This quote speaks volumes as to the truth that a scale, a piece of metal, should not be the reason you continue or stop. And so I invite you to stop everything you are doing right now and if you have a scale, throw it out. I threw mine in the trash 20 years ago, and you have no idea the level of freedom that came from not worrying about a stupid number coming from a scale.
Weight Loss Plan for Beginners Step Ten – Love yourself. Look at yourself in the mirror and pause right there, staring at yourself. Now repeat after me, you are freaking beautiful. You are perfect. You are healthy and losing weight is not a matter of looking better, but feeling healthier. And even after you say these words to yourself, you don’t believe them, repeat these words until you do. Because if you don’t learn to love yourself from inside and out, my darling, you will continue to struggle losing weight.
When you are ready to move into a weight loss advancement level, contact me and let’s get you to a place where weight loss is effortless, and you never have to worry about gaining weight again!