Trying to lose a 100 pounds is not the same as trying to lose 20 pounds or 30. It is a bigger challenge and it doesn’t just have to do with the actual number of lbs that you need to thing about. There are certain health considerations when you’re trying to shed so much weight. You need to keep these considerations in mind if you want to not just lose the weight but to maintain the best health possible too.
In this article I want to talk about how to lose 100 pounds safely, in a way that will help you to lose the weight and keep it off for years to come without hurting yourself in the process. If you want to lose weight correctly, read this article all the way through…
Getting real about losing 100 lbs
The first thing you need to do is to acquire the right mindset. I’ve heard people who try to lose 100 pounds in as little as 3-4 months. This is hardly realistic. Even 6 months may be too short. You need to understand that to lose the weight in a safe way will take some time. How long changes from person to person but I think you should give yourself a year to accomplish this.
Why is this a wise decision for your health?
Giving yourself enough time to achieve your ultimate goal will keep you from falling for crash diets and other useless products that promise ultra-fast results with little effort. While some of these diet programs and products may deliver an initial weight loss, they are usually bad for long term results. Because you don’t really learn any new and healthy lifestyle, workout, or eating habits, you will find it hard, if not impossible to keep the weight from creeping back on again. This can not be good for your health. So, the first thing you need to do is have patience. You will lose 100 lbs but you need to do is wisely and in stages. Avoid crash diets and choose real plans that work in the long run. One such program is the Diet Solution Program.
One of the things most people don’t consider is that your weight influences your risk of suffering from exercise related injury. Because you’re currently heavy, you may be putting excess stress on your joints, especially your knees. This is why you may wish to refrain from high impact activities such as running, jumping exercises, and certain sports. This is something you need to check with your doctor but it may be better for you to focus on low impact cardio workouts such as swimming, cycling, or using an elliptical trainer for now.
I do advise you to do weight lifting and strength exercises. This is an excellent way to get a fast metabolism, burn more calories, start to tone your body and it will certainly help you to lose weight faster. Do 3 full body workouts each week at the very least and be active each day. You should check with your doctor to make sure you’re ready to start working out
You should set short term weight loss goals and not aim to lose 100 pounds from day one. It’s much easier to achieve a short term goal and you need to feel that you’re succeeding to motivate you to stick to your weight loss process for as long as it takes. Aim to lose 3 pounds a week or something like that. Set realistic and reasonable goals and you will find it very helpful.
Make sure to have support from your family and friends. Share what you’re trying to do. It will be much easier to succeed when you have people behind you.
Give yourself a reward whenever you achieve a short term goal. Can allow yourself to eat something which is undietary but fun (in moderation) or buy yourself something you’ve always wanted.
One diet plan which has proven to be very useful for people who need to lose a lot of weight is the Medifast Diet. You should consider using it, at least in the early stages of your journey.
Losing a 100 pounds safely is more than just a physical thing. You need to also keep your mind healthy and focused on it. These final tips will help.