Looking for some tips on how to start your weightloss journey? Check out my most important tips for being successful in weightloss below!
The first tip I want to give, is about research. Most of us have had a whole lot of information on what to do shoved in front of us right? But do we ever know why we do the things we’re told? Most of the time the answer is no. When I know the reason behind doing something, then I am always far more likely to continue doing it. When people try to criticise the things that I do, I love having not only the experience, but also the knowledge to back it up. When I first started my paleo lifestyle, I would spend hours researching the reasons we don’t eat grains, or we don’t eat soy and it made life so much easier. So read up! Read everything you can, form your own opinions, do what you think is best for your body, not what anyone else tells you. When you know why you’re doing it, you become unstoppable!
Organisation is probably the biggest one for me. If I wasn’t organised then I certainly would not have got this far. I’m a hugely spontaneous person, but I’m also organised for spontaneity! Meal prep has been my best friend. I spend around an hour on one of my days off work preparing all of my food for the working week. I prepare breakfast, lunch and a snack. I then pop it all into containers so that I can grab and go when I get up for work at 4am. Other people like to keep snacks in their handbag and cars, such as nuts, for those moments when you’re out longer than expected. If I’m going out to dinner, I like to look at the menu beforehand online so that I can know my options and see what I can have that’s paleo-friendly.
Okay so movement/exercise is something that people more often then not, have the wrong idea about. Weightloss is all about food. I often tell people just starting their journey to not even worry about exercise for the first couple of weeks! To me the ratio looks something like 80% food, 15% sleep, 5% exercise. Once you have your eating on track, then introducing movement is a good idea. I use the word movement and not exercise, because movement is something we should aim for daily. Movement is something like, walking to the shops, running after your kids or taking the stairs instead! Exercise is also great, easy exercise 4-5 times a week is not only good for your body, but also mental clarity. So many people hate exercise, but I find if you do what you enjoy then you’re far more likely to stick to it. For example, I used to make myself do an hour of cardio 6 days a week, every week. I hate cardio. I think cardio is boring. Now I lift heavy weights 4 times a week and love it! Some people like going for walks (I do like outdoor walks too!), some people like to swim, others like yoga! Find what suits you, and what you enjoy then take it from there!