Although all diet books and plans assure you that losing weight is easy, it is not, in fact it is really hard to keep motivated and reach your ideal body weight.
A weight loss program often means changing habits that you’ve built up over a lifetime and starting to exercise, which you quite possibly haven’t done since you were in college.
If you can start by walking instead of taking the bus or even parking the car far away from the supermarket, it will make a difference eventually.
It is not worth getting too obsessed and if one day you just run out of time to exercise it is not the end of the world, so do not beat yourself up.
Just put it in the back of your mind and think positively about the next day. The same with eating, if you couldn’t resist something, next time just try a bit harder and eventually you will get there.
Only weigh yourself once a work, preferably at the same time and on the same day. Jumping on the scales every five minutes, is a waste of time and will just get you down.
On your weekly weigh-in why not keep a note of your progress and you will begin to see the hard work paying off. Weight fluctuations are very normal anyway in the human body.
Skipping meals is not a good idea; you will just end up snacking on food that is high in fat and sugar. Try to eat regular small meals, this will also avoid the highs and lows of food cravings and is much better for our bodies.
After a short time your body will adjust to regular mealtimes and will start to suppress your appetite.