So you have been aggressively tackling the weight loss process, improving your daily nutrition, and getting a consistent form of exercise. Great job! If you continue sticking with these healthy habits you’ll eventually reach your weight loss goal. Sure there may be some setbacks and minor delays on the path to success, but this can be expected since most journeys do have curves in the road. It’s usually never a straight, direct path to reach your intended destination.
It would be wonderful if all we have to do to lose 100 pounds is to eat healthy and work out for a week then all that excess weight will simply vanish off our bodies. But unfortunately that’s not the case, and in order to actually lose 100 pounds through healthy eating habits and exercise it will likely take a year or more.
Put The Weight Loss Process Into Autopilot
Now this is not meant to discourage you or put a timetable on this whole endeavor. Some people may be able to accomplish this feat a little faster and some might take a tad bit longer. Developing and maintaining a healthy life not matter how long it takes is what ultimately matters, not the timetable. This is just meant to give you an idea of the type of commitment it takes to shed a significant amount of weight from the body through natural, healthy means.
Looking on the bright side, once you figure out what needs to be done in regards to your daily nutrition, and you decide what your exercise schedule for the week will be, you can then focus on what is working and what may need to be revised so you get the results you want. The goal of this exercise is to nail down what a structured healthy day for you should be so you can duplicate that repeatedly. You essentially want to be able to put the weight loss process into autopilot. That’s when you’ll have a smooth sailing trip and reach your destination much faster.
Getting the weight loss process into autopilot means you develop a routine you can stick with week after week, month after month. This specifically means you take care of your three meals along with the multiple healthy snacks you’ll consume throughout each day. You also need to take into consideration the days when you’ll workout hopefully striving for 3-5 times per week.
For instance if you have a typical 9-to-5 job Monday through Friday, in order to stick with healthy nutrition while you are away from home you can prepare all your meals on a Sunday afternoon/evening. By taking care of this, you can immediately portion your meals and snacks into plastic travel containers and toss them in the fridge or freezer so they are ready when the work week starts. In that one moment you have essentially taken care of all your meals Monday through Friday if you stick with this healthy routine.
This is one way you can start getting the weight loss process into autopilot. If you do this at the start of each and every week, your nutrition will not be left to chance. Remember, if you’ve gained a substantial amount of weight, it’s likely due to the fact that your nutritional decisions and the amount regularly eaten have not been the healthiest of choices.
Try to develop a routine for your week that you can duplicate consistently and you’ll soon find that number on the scale getting smaller and smaller over time. Once you develop healthy habits that work for your typical daily schedule, focus on sticking with that as best as possible and you will achieve the results you’re seeking.
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