If you intend to lose weight, three months should be regarded as a healthy time frame. While the amount of weight one could lose is various individually, having healthy foods, properly planning meals, doing necessary exercises, and receiving support and setting up reward systems would be much helpful if you want to lose weight more quickly. You should remember that losing weight and maintaining it should be a lifestyle option. So try hard to lose around 1 to 2 pounds a week, in that case the weight you would lose should total 12 to 24 pounds in three months. Here are a few tips you could follow in starting with your weight loss plan.
1. To work out a weekly exercise plan.
If you want to see results from any exercise plan, you have to keeping doing it for several weeks. It is kindly recommended by the USDA that if you intend to lose weight, you should be involved in the moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity for 60 to 90 minutes at least five days on a weekly basis. As for the first six weeks, you should be engaged in aerobic activity for three days at least and go for toning/weight-lifting for two to three days. During this period, you can do your exercises in a gym, at home or outdoors. However, during the following six weeks, you should opt to have different types of aerobic exercise and toning sessions and lift heavier weights. In addition, exercise tapes should be helpful for you to get your exercise and be involved in aerobics, toning and weight-lifting varieties. So it is suggested that you should combine all these into your regimen for a better result. As far as aerobic exercises are concerned, they cover biking, dancing, hiking, running, stair climbing and walking. Pilates and yoga should fall into the catalogue of toning.
2. To join a weight loss program.
If you want to know more about losing weight, you can go online, and there are many weight loss programs freely available with information about nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. Therefore, you should go for an online search to find out the one fitting your lifestyle and budget. One of the benefits of becoming member of an online program is blogging and sharing your progress in online forums. In most cases, such websites would provide calorie information and you can use it to plan your meals. If it is impossible to do so online, you could find those in your community, or just start one of your own. For more information, you can go to visit the local library and read books concerning about proper nutrition and exercise tips so as to manage your loss weight program more smartly and efficiently.
3. To carefully plan each meal.
No matter whether you are going to dine out or get meals ready, you should have a plan about how much you should eat. By doing so, you should use necessary information about calorie intake for your body weight and then plan to have the allotted amount for each meal. It is recommended that when you start with your program, you should keep your caloric intake to 1,500 to 1,800 a day. At first, you should go for 1,800 and slowly cut it 1,500 calories a day. To encourage yourself to stick to the program, you could have one of your favorite meals once a week, although it should go a little beyond your calorie allowance.
4. To reward yourself.
For s successful weight loss, you should set up goals and milestones. When you complete them accordingly, you should reward yourself. For instance, if the goal of your three-month weight loss might be to lose 20 pounds, for every 5 pounds you have lost, you should reward yourself by buying a piece of clothing you fancy or a good book you like.