There are six essential components of effective fast weight loss programs:
First you have to achieve a high level of motivation. If your motivation level is not adequate then you will not follow through with the rest of the steps. A good weight loss program will start by developing your motivation to as high a level as possible. This level of motivation will let nothing keep you from your weight loss journey until you have achieved your weight loss goal.
Good ways to enhance your motivation are by journaling and using a support group. You can find some examples of strong motivational exercises in the Fat Diminisher program.
Although sleep is not traditionally thought of as part of a weight loss program, current research is starting to show a correlation between lack of sleep and weight gain or even obesity. Adequate sleep and rest will be required to allow your body to recover from exercise properly.
A sleep deficit decreases your will power. You will need that will power to help you when you are tempted by sweets and other foods that are not on your diet plan.
Adequate hydration is necessary for several body functions key to weight loss. Some of these functions are efficient waste removal, increased metabolism, converting fat into energy and even hunger suppression. Slight dehydration is often mistaken for hunger pangs. A few glasses of water can keep you from straying off your diet.
When you begin the exercise part of your diet plan you need plenty of water to replace the fluids lost from sweat.
Using exercise correctly is a huge component of a fast weight loss program. Not only does exercise burn calories, it also builds muscle which requires more calories to maintain. Exercise also causes your body to release endorphins after each session. These are feel good chemicals that will actually help keep you from getting cranky with your new diet plan and increase your motivation to continue.
Don’t think that you have to start out running a marathon or joining in the latest karate boot camp. Many people can start with just daily walks and increase exercise amount and intensity as they achieve their fitness goals.
Proper nutrition is essential for any weight loss program. Poor nutrition and calorie reduction makes you feel like you are starving yourself. There so many diet plans out there now that you should have no problem finding the right one for you.
There are low fat, low carbohydrate, no carbohydrate, vegetarian, vegan, raw food and even some all meat and protein plans to try.
Everyone’s body is unique and will respond in a different way to each type of plan. You need to find the right one for you so that you can follow through.
6. Effective Ritual Building
Effective ritual building is the trick to replacing your bad habits. Your bad habits got you in this mess in the first place. Replacing them allows you to build new positive habits that will keep you at the weight you want. When you first start your diet plan you will be fighting many bad habits that you may have developed over many years.
The best way to get rid of these bad habits is to replace them with positive rituals. You will develop diet rituals, exercise rituals, motivation rituals and even sleep rituals.
These rituals will become the healthy habits used to maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life.
Make sure that the weight loss program you decide on addresses each of these six essentials. That way you will be one step closer to diet success.