You’ve noticed that you have packed on some excess weight over the last year and have now made a New Year’s resolution to drop unsightly pounds.
However, it’s been a while since you’ve exercised and you haven’t been paying much attention to the types of foods you’ve been eating, so you’re not quite sure where to start as you get back on the road to health. The CoolSculpting specialists at New Image Body Sculpting offer you some helpful tips to boost confidence and have a skinny New Year.
Be Realistic About Your Fitness Goals
When overweight people decide to start exercising and adjusting their diet to get healthier, they sometimes overdo it. This is a common mistake that you can avoid by simply pacing yourself.
For example, if you’ve never run in a marathon before, begin your weight loss program by taking a walk every day instead of trying to sprint around a racetrack. Add more time to your walk on a regular basis, such as a 10-minute walk around the block during the first week, then doubling it to 20 minutes the next week.
If you try to walk for an hour or go for a run when your body isn’t quite ready for that much effort, it can make you sore and frustrated, discouraging you from walking or running the next day.
Wearing a pedometer or other fitness monitoring device can help you keep track of how many steps you go when walking or jogging. Tracking this data can motivate you to get moving on days when you’re not so enthusiastic.
Monitor Your Eating Habits Before Making a New Food Plan
It’s easy to find yourself eating without thinking, such as grabbing a candy bar or donut in the break room at work because you skipped breakfast or scarfing down over-buttered popcorn as you stare at a movie. Try writing down everything you eat for at least a few days, if not a week.
You can quickly see when you are most likely to make poor food choices, such as junk food before bed time or eating dessert when out having dinner just because your friends ordered a treat and not because you were in the mood for sweets yourself.
Stress eating is a big factor for many people trying to lose weight. Instead of reaching for food while feeling stressed out, consider talking to a friend, distracting yourself with a hobby or doing something active such as working in your garden.
Many people find it beneficial to make an appointment for CoolSculpting in Glendale to help them shed stubborn pounds that are hard to melt away even with diet and exercise. For more information about New Image Body Sculpting or to make an appointment for a consultation on CoolSculpting in Glendale, connect with us at 1(818) 712-4058 today.