Your shouldn’t just jump into the deep end with your weight loss plan. A slow start can be the most effective one. There are potential bodily imbalances that can throw off your diet. That’s why you need this weight loss countdown.
Today we’re gonna go over some of main things besides diet and exercise that can sabotage your diet success. And we’ll discuss what you need to do now, before you begin your diet. These are the diet countdown activities that make a difference.
The ultimate goal of this weight loss countdown is to calm inflammation, balance any imbalances, and get your metabolism working at top speed. When you overlook these steps, it’s easy to hit a plateau that disrupts your progress long-term.
The holidays are coming. You might be thinking of your New Years resolution. Here are things you can easily do from this very moment to maximize your success in January!
Help the body calm inflammation
Did you know that inflammation is a main cause of weight gain? Well it is. And it’s possible that you have an imbalance that’s keeping your body inflamed.
Consider visiting your primary care physician for a complete blood panel. Vitamin deficiencies can do things like prevent detoxification, deny energy to your muscles, and slow metabolism. And all of these will get in the way of weight loss success.
There are some likely culprits for vitamin deficiencies. Vitamin D is a common deficiency. Vitamin D can be obtained through normal activities like sitting out in the sun. But many people need to supplement. Ask your doctor about whether a supplement is right for you.
B vitamins are another source of deficiency. A B-12 shortage can be especially problematic as it can make you tired and weak. Something you definitely want to avoid when starting a new fitness plan. If you’re deficient, you may want to consider B12 shots.
Finally, you may want to consider supplementing with a probiotic. Bacterial balances are very common, especially after years of eating a high-sugar, high-alcohol, processed diet. And these imbalances cause inflammation that can slow your metabolism.
And one final thing – check for food allergies if you haven’t already. Food allergies create an internal inflammatory state. And this makes weight loss very difficult.
Build more movement into your day
You’ve probably heard that sitting is the new smoking. Meaning that hours spent sitting are dangerous for your health, even with daily exercise. Plus hours of sedentary activity can slow your metabolism, even if you hit the gym hard later.
Before you start an exercise routine, consider tracking your movement. Either get a Fitbit or start a walking journal. And do things like park at the back of the parking lot, take the stairs, and build more movement into your day. Consider getting a standing desk if possible.
Start doing little things to get your metabolism moving all day. And change your evening routine if it involves hours in front of the television. Try to resist the temptation of the fall schedule. Instead, give yourself little rewards for being more active – like sleeping in an extra hour on Saturday.
Once you’ve started being more active, you’re ready to reap the full rewards of your new exercise regimen. You won’t start seeing your abs by what you do in just one hour a day. You need to transform your habits to an overall more mobile lifestyle to lose the most weight.
Slowly alter your habits
It’s a lot to ask to go from eating a diet of hamburgers and macaroni and cheese to one of health and wellness. If you go too far too fast, you’ll likely hit a wall with your progress. That’s why your weight loss countdown should include a slow building of healthy habits.
In fact, you don’t want to go directly into a diet if you’re severely nutritionally depleted. This might be too much for your body. You may need to to build up your nutrient reserves before giving yourself more restrictions.
Start by adding more vegetables and more clean protein to your diet. You’re very likely deficient in those two areas. And adding these two things before taking anything else away can be a helpful first step.
You may also want to transition into a healthier lifestyle by following the 80/20 rule. This means you get 80% of your daily calories from clean, wholesome, and nourishing foods. And leave the remaining 20% of your daily calories for foods that are just fun.
A diet will bring you greater success if you take steps to prevent common pitfalls. And that’s what this weight loss countdown is all about. It’s not enough to have success for a week or two. You want to carry your weight loss plan through until the end.
The holidays are coming. And you may be planning to lose some pounds once January rolls around. So why not make some of these subtle changes now? None of these will get in the way of your enjoyment of the festivities. And these adjustments are vital weight loss countdown steps.
Are you wanting to eat healthier in the new year? Do you think it would be possible to incorporate some of these in your life now? Let me know in the comments below!
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