If you’re about to embark on a diet and workout plan, it’s vital that you prepare yourself for what’s ahead so that you can increase the chances that you do go on to see the results that you’re after.
Far too many people dive onto their programme without being fully prepared and all this is going to do is cause them to have problem after problem.
Let’s look at four tools that you should be arming yourself with as you prepare yourself for the time ahead.
First, if you can get your hands on a pedometer, this is a great way to kick-start your plan. Many people completely underestimate how much little bursts of activity will add up throughout the course of the day, so rather than focusing on doing hours in the gym each week – which many people will struggle to do – simply focus on increasing your step count instead.
This is a faster way to boost your daily calorie burn and is much less time intensive. Plus, if you can build more physical activity into your day, this is a habit you’ll maintain even after reaching your goal weight, which can then help make weight maintenance that much easier.
A Calorie Tracker
Next, also get a good calorie tracker. This could be a phone application or a computer software program, but either way, you want a method to assess how many calories you’re consuming along with the nutrient make-up.
It’s a must that you take in the right number of calories and macronutrients each day and this tracker will allow you to be more accurate in your assessment.
A Food Scale
Next, pick up a food scale. Weighing and measuring your food is vital to making sure that you know precisely how much you’re consuming, so it’s a must that you are weighing things before you eat them.
If you aren’t, you could unintentionally take in far more calories than you thought you were.
Finally, get your hands on a journal as well. Having some place to get your thoughts down when you get stressed or just overwhelmed can offer great release and help you stick to the plan long-term.
Especially if you deal with emotional eating, this will be incredibly important.
So there are four tools you must get a hold of to see faster slimming success. Are you missing any of them?
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