How To Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals

How To Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals

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How To Set Realistic Weight Loss Goal

Are you planning to lose weight? If you do, first thing you should do is grabbing a measuring tape and do some calculation. To lose weight, you need to set a realistic goal; if you choose unrealistic number, your chance of realizing your goal is as small as the hole of a needle and it will make you feel like a failure and can also lead to lose of interest. So, instead of choosing just a random digit, grab a measuring tape and do the calculation.
After you are through with your calculation, here are the steps that can help you attain success;

Start small

Firstly, if you are overweight, you should not judge success on meeting some weight idealistic goals. By losing 7% your body weight, it means reducing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some other chronic diseases popular with being overweight dramatically. Setting small but achievable goals are much inspiring. Once you achieve the first goal, you can always make another, but if you set the bar too high, it may end up demoralizing you.

Monitor your progress

Monitor your progress by using measurement. Many people use BMI, but it doesn’t assess the fat and muscle you have. So, using waist measurement is a better way to monitor your progress. The low risk waist for a woman should be lesser than 80cm and can be substantially at risk when above 88cm. for men, the cut-offs should be 94cm and 102cm.

Losing those last few kilos?

You should consider why you want to lose weight. It is good to have the normal weight that will not put you at risk of any diseases associated with being overweight, but you should ask yourself; do I really need to lose weight? If you already have the right weight, those expected few kilos may never fall off again. So, the best way to determine weight loss is shifting your mind set to health. Examine most of your habits and make the necessary and permanent changes to the kind of food you eat for health reasons and allow the weight loss to happen the right way.

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