Every year you say you are going to be bikini ready by spring and summer. This year, you really can be, and you don’t have to torture yourself to do it either. Women always try to do too much way too fast, and they often fail. This year, you can start slowly, and have the body that you want by the time the snow melts. Sounds great ,right? Just remember that even though you may get discouraged, slow and steady wins the race. Here’s how you get started.
Start By Dieting Slowly
It’s difficult for someone to just quit eating how they like, and the things that they are used to eating. Instead of waking up one morning and completely going cold turkey, start slowly. Try eliminating a hundred calories a day, or maybe an item a day. This could be skipping the cheese on a sandwich, or drinking one less soft drink a day. At the end of the week that’s at least 700 calories. The next week, drop it down and take out 200 less calories, and eliminate two things. Do this until you are down to eating around 1,500 calories a day, and until you have slowly switched out some of your bad eating habits.
Once You’re Down to 1,500 Calories, Then Change What You Eat
Once you have gotten down to eating the amount of calories your body should intake, and your body has adjusted to the calorie decrease, then start cleaning up your diet. Try foods like oatmeal, eggs, and brown rice. As soon as you start eating foods containing healthy calories, you are really going to start to see a change in your body and appearance. Since you’re already used to eating less, eating more healthy foods shouldn’t be as hard.
Wait To Exercise Until Your Diet Is Under Control
Don’t try to start dieting, and working out in the same week. That is a recipe for disaster. Let your body adjust to the calorie decrease, and then types of foods it’s ingesting, and then start putting in some effort. This will make it easier for your body to start exercising, and you won’t be battling forcing yourself to eat healthy, and exercise, all at once. Attempting both at the same exact time can be not only physically stress full, but also emotionally stressful as well.
Start Exercising Slowly
Many people try to go to the gym and run a few miles, and get discouraged right away. Or they go to the gym for a week or more and quit shortly after. Be practical about how much you can do. If at first you can only walk 15 minutes a day, then do that for a week. The next week bump it up to 20, and so forth. Do the same thing with running. Once you have mastered some cardiovascular, then you can start adding in weight training if you would like. Don’t overdo it early, or you will dread it, and then you will quit.
Following this process will help your body ease into the weight loss process both physically, and also mentally. You will slowly let go of bad habits, and you will be able to adjust to new ones, without even trying. After a couple months, you will be both eating healthy and working out, and it won’t even feel like you had to work to get there.