Shedding Those Excess Pounds


If you’re like most people, you’ve probably tried to lose weight at some point in your life. Thousands of diets and exercise programs have been developed over the years, but the truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for losing weight. There are certain things that work well for some people, while others find them ineffective or even harmful. In this blog post we will discuss what works best when it comes to shedding those extra pounds. We’ll look at things from both a physical and mental perspective so you can find what works best for your specific situation.

Work out and eat right every day.

You should work out at least three times a week for at least 30 minutes each time. It’s best to work out four days a week, but if you can’t due to other commitments or physical limitations, that’s okay too! Just try to add more activities as your schedule allows for it. If you’re new to exercise, start small and build up over time.

I recommend beginning your day with an early morning workout before you start the rest of your day; this way it won’t be hard on your body or mind later in the afternoon when everyone else is in high gear trying get things done before heading home again after work or school (or whatever else). Exercise will make you feel energized throughout the day so that even though there may be some moments where things seem stressful (e.g., traffic jams), overall they won’t be as bad because their effects won’t take hold as quickly thanks to how well our bodies recover from physical activity like running around outside!

Reward yourself when you’ve reached a goal, but be careful not to reward yourself with something that will hurt your progress.

Reward yourself when you’ve reached a goal, but be careful not to reward yourself with something that will hurt your progress.

A reward can be good for motivation and morale, but only if it’s the right kind of reward. It should be something that won’t sabotage all the hard work you’re putting into being healthy and fit. Here are some examples of rewards that won’t hurt your progress:

  • Taking time off from working out until next week (but don’t let this turn into an excuse to sit on the couch eating chips)
  • Watching a movie or playing video games instead of going for a run (but don’t let this become an excuse to binge-watch Netflix or play Call Of Duty until midnight)
  • Going out with friends instead of staying home and doing yoga (but don’t drink too much alcohol so you end up regretting everything)

Keep it simple in the beginning, and then move on to more complex goals as time goes on.

Keep it simple in the beginning, and then move on to more complex goals as time goes on. Don’t be afraid of asking for help. Don’t expect overnight results. And don’t give up if your weight loss plateaus, or even goes up for a while!

Just keep working at it, and remember that you’re doing this for yourself—not society or anyone else but you!

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

One of the best things you can do is ask for help. You don’t have to do it alone. There are many ways to get support and advice on your weight loss journey, including:

  • Friends and family
  • A personal trainer
  • A support group (like Overeaters Anonymous)
  • A nutritionist

Get a buddy or join a support group.

Having someone else to do it with you can be motivating. If you don’t have anyone in your life who’s interested, ask a friend or family member. You could also join an online community where people are working on similar goals, or start one yourself.

Measure the time it takes you to reach a goal, not just the number of pounds you lose or gain.

The number of pounds you lose or gain is not as important as the time it takes to reach your goal. It’s not just about shedding pounds, but also about getting healthy. The way you feel and look, as well as the way you move will be greatly improved by reaching your goals.

Find an exercise routine you can do at home.

There are many types of exercise that can be done at home. For example, yoga is one popular form of exercise that requires minimal equipment and space, but provides a lot of benefits.

You can also try doing squats with a chair or wall for support, lunges with dumbbells or kettlebells in each hand (you’ll need some space for this one), push-ups against the wall or table, bench step ups with dumbbells in each hand again (you’ll need more space for this one), jumping jacks if you have an open area to do them in front of your house or apartment building’s front door/stairwell entranceway… these are just some ideas to get you started!

There are many exercises that will help shed those excess pounds while making it easy on yourself as well!

Don’t expect overnight results.

You might think that losing weight is as simple as cutting out all your favorite foods, working out for hours each day, and expecting to see the numbers on the scale drop. The reality is much different: it takes time. Don’t expect to be able to lose more than two pounds per week—and even then, you should not get discouraged if that pace doesn’t hold up.

The only way to keep your motivation high is by avoiding one of the most common mistakes people make when they’re trying to slim down: weighing themselves too often. While it can feel good (and discouraging) when you start dropping pounds right away, remember that this may be due to water loss rather than actual fat loss. This can lead you into a downward spiral where you become discouraged because “nothing happened” after days or weeks of hard work with no results in sight! Instead of obsessing over every single pound lost or gained from day-to-day changes in weight, focus on building healthy habits such as exercising regularly and eating smaller portions at meals instead; these small steps will help lead towards long term success!

Don’t give up if your weight loss plateaus, or even goes up for a while.

Don’t give up if your weight loss plateaus, or even goes up for a while.

It happens to the best of us. You have been eating healthy and working out for some time now, but all of a sudden the numbers on your scale aren’t going down anymore. This can be discouraging and make you want to give up, but it’s important not to do this! If your progress stops and you start gaining weight again, don’t get discouraged–it might just be a temporary setback in your journey toward weight loss success.

If you are at a plateau in your dieting efforts (or worse, actually gaining weight after losing), don’t feel like you’re doing something wrong! Talk with someone who has had success in their own efforts with shedding pounds; ask them how they got past their hurdles so that they could lose their excess pounds permanently.* You can find sources like these online through forums built specifically around supporting those trying to lose weight.*

Consider consulting with a nutritionist or personal trainer.

Next, consider consulting with a nutritionist or personal trainer. While you may be tempted to simply continue doing what you’re doing and hope for different results, it is important to understand the science behind weight loss. A nutritionist can help you see how your body works and ways in which it can improve, such as by making sure that your meals are balanced and providing the right amount of nutrients at each meal, or identifying certain foods that are more effective at burning fat than others. Similarly, a personal trainer will work together with you in order to understand what kind of exercise program would best serve your goals as well as provide personalized feedback based on their expertise in exercise therapy.

Losing weight is hard, but there are things you can do to make it easier and more successful for you

When it comes to losing weight, there’s no such thing as an overnight success. It takes time and effort—but with the right support and strategy, you can shed those excess pounds in no time at all.

Here are some tips for making your weight loss journey more successful:

  • Don’t expect overnight results—you’re going to have ups-and-downs on this journey, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t drop pounds immediately. You may even see a slight increase in your weight for a short period of time (this is called “weight reversion,” if you want to get technical). That’s normal! Just keep at it because eventually the scales will start moving in the right direction again.
  • Give yourself enough time! If you’ve never been very active before or haven’t been taking good care of yourself over the years, don’t expect dramatic results after just a couple months of working out once or twice per week. Creating new habits takes time; give yourself at least six months before expecting significant results. And when those six months pass by without seeing any progress? Keep going! More often than not, people find success after several years rather than days or weeks of work.
  • Consider consulting with a nutritionist or personal trainer who can help guide your efforts throughout this process so that they’re effective and sustainable over long periods without requiring much extra money from your pocketbook (these professionals typically offer packages where they charge by session instead). They’ll also teach valuable information about how foods affect our bodies differently than others do so that we’re able to make informed decisions about what types/amounts should be avoided altogether versus those allowed occasionally just because they taste good but aren’t necessarily nutritious choices overall due mainly due their high sugar content which causes us stress levels rise significantly which leads us back into old habits like eating junk food constantly which leads us straight back into depression


Losing weight is hard, but there are things you can do to make it easier and more successful for you. The most important thing is to remember that losing weight is a journey and not a destination. You might have setbacks along the way, but if you keep going and keep working towards your goal then eventually you’ll get there!

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