Losing weight isn’t easy — it takes time, dedication and motivation to reach your weight-loss goals. That said, it’s definitely not fking impossible. But don’t take our word for it. We rounded up a few woman who successfully lost weight and didn’t put it back on, to find out their totally doable weight-loss tips. ‘Cause if it worked for them, it can work for you, too! These tips can be helpful whether you’re struggling to lose weight or simply aiming to sustain a healthy lifestyle. So, why wait any longer — five weight loss tips from women who lost weight and didn’t put it back on.
1. Be prepared
Food is life, folks. And when it comes to fitness, meal prep is everything. Whether you’re busy with work, family, house cleaning or organising your when your next resin-making class is - healthy eating is often the first thing that suffers when we’re crunched for time. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated, that’s why preparing your meals in advance is a whole lotta important. In fact, it’s essential to your weight-loss, this way you can ensure you’re eating healthy meals all day long. So the next time you have major hunger pangs and reach for your already prepared chicken (whole-wheat) pasta salad, instead of that frozen pizza - you’ll thank us.
2. Follow one program at a time
Consistency is the key to success when it comes to exercise. People tend to usually plateau when they jump from one program to another, and never benefit from a stable, long-term plan. Our 8 week bundle includes all the essential tools and equipment you need to smash your weight loss goals. Broken up into three key phases, we’ve provided effective exercise alone with a proper eating plan to keep you healthier, happier, stronger and confident in 8 measly weeks! Can’t comit to a whole 8 weeks? No problemo! Our Fitaz in 28 Days guide is just as effective. Go on, follow the program and the program will follow you!
3. Patience is a virtue
Anyone who has lost weight, or even those who have maintained a healthy weight, knows that it takes some effort. But with time and PATIENCE, it becomes much easier. One of the biggest challenges we face is that we initially find it hard to exercise at the right time for a long time in order to see results. As your physical condition improves, so will you ability to follow the right amount of intensity for exercises, and you’ll start seeing improvement in no time! Rome wasn’t built in a day, so it’s only natural that it will take time to see you smash your fitness goals. Stick to it, and above all - be patient.
FitazFK tip: If you’re feeling a little erm, impatient - start by setting mini goals, like adding more fruit or veg to your menu each day. With each success, take a moment to recognise what you’re accomplishing. Mini successes add up to sustaining healthy long-term habits!
4. Forget the scales
Even if the world is obsessed with scales, it doesn’t mean you have to be. When you start exercising, you should expect an increase in muscle mass and plasma volume (your body is literally producing more blood). Therefore, it’s only natural for your body weight to increase, for the better. #yay! Don’t be so obsessed with weighing yourself so often. Forget the numbers, and focus on your health and wellbeing. Just as it for age, scales show only a number! What’s important is how you feel on the inside that counts.
5. Get yourself a Fitness BFF
You’re like two peas in a pod. You do almost everything together. So, why on earth would you tackle the fitness road without her? Having a fitness buddy is proven to be one the most effective ways to smash long-term fitness goals. Your fitness BFF can provide a powerful combination of support, accountability, motivation and even some healthy competition! Need more convincing, read our blog post for all the benefits of having a workout buddy.