The idea that one needs to have a personal trainer to achieve the weight loss goals that they set for themselves is not entirely true. You see, having a weight trainer will help push you to do better, and stay dedicated because you have somebody you are accountable to, but learning to do this for yourself and being accountable to yourself is one of the things you need to achieve your goal. The goal here is to have a long term plan and stick to it come what may. The difference between you and a trainer is, they will do what it takes to get to the goal. You can be this person, here is how to lose shed that weight without the aid of a personal trainer.
Consistently track your meal intake
This is to how to know the number of calories you consume in a day. When you write the things you eat in a day, you are indicating that everything on that paper, you are accountable for, be it a good decision or a bad one. Writing it down and looking at it daily will tell you whether you are getting better or worse. It would show you your eating habits and how to find ways to change it. If you can’t comfortably give another person your food diary to look at because you are ashamed of what is in there, then you should know you are on the wrong track.
Having a food diary will help show you where your strength and weakness are and how to improve on them.
Circle of support
This are your family and friends. You should tell them about your weight loss goal, especially those at home, who will help you eat the right food, or sleep when you are supposed to, some go on to be your alarm clocks and wake you up for training. There are times, you will encounter setbacks, these are the people that will help motivate you to rise up and try again.
Find an exercise partner or buddy
Experts agree on this and even states that it is a must. This means that you will have accountability to someone else other than yourself. If you have a workout appointment with a friend, you are unlikely to break this appointment than when you are alone.
Every one tend to get busy at times and for most people, almost all the time except when they are sleeping. In order to be dedicated to this plan, one needs to set a timetable on when to exercise. According to your schedule, make out time where you can exercise 3 times in a day. As soon as you can wake up, or right after breakfast or during lunch break etc.
Check your diet
Set a meal plan of what you will eat during the day , week or a month and stick to it. Remember you are watching your calorie intake, anything exceeding 2500 calories in one meal should be avoided, that is what you should get in a full meal or less. Avoid unhealthy carbohydrates, go for greens and vegetables and plenty of fruits. Implement smoothies and detox methods too. Research and read more about this, to help you plan well. It will also help stop hunger pangs during the day that will prevent you from overeating.
Cook yourself or learn how to cook
When you cook your own food, you are more likely to be conscious of what you are eating since you will be aware of everything you are putting in the meal than ordering food outside because it is quick to get and full of ingredients that will add more calories to the body. Instead of eating burgers or those fat filled meals opt for vegetable dishes, research about them and learn how to make them, there are many videos to help you on that level.
Check your weight daily
This is to regulate your progress and to keep you on track when you find your weight deteriorating. It also serves as a motivational tool to help you work harder to lose more weight when you see improvements.
Avoid sugared everything
Except they are from nature’s produce, eliminate every sugar drinks, foods, etc. from your meals. It is best avoided as they contribute to weight gain since sugar adds up as fat.
Drinking this is known to add a hundreds of calories to the body. If you can’t give up entirely, cut back as much as possible.
This will be the difference between why you need a trainer or not.
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