Having a goal when losing weight is very important, it must not be just any weight that you want to achieve, it must be the weight that is right for you. There are free online calculators that may help you determine the right weight for you, or if you want a more reliable source, ask your doctor about it. Your goal weight will be in a form of a range of numbers and not just one in particular. This can be determined by referring to your height, gender and age.
I was personally frustrated when I learned how much weight I would need to lose. I was over weight and I found out I would need to lose over 75 pounds. I was alarmed by this, but so far, I think I’m doing well. I’ve already lost sixty pounds and I’m almost there.
Now, what do we do when we reach our goal already? If there is an end to the diets you’ll just find yourself back to square one. Eating and drinking the same things that made you fat before. It means you have to do everything all over again to lose the weight that you gained. This is something I learned the hard way. Doing this would be really counter-productive.
To avoid ending up to this kind of situation, I suggest going for a change of lifestyle permanently, something that could keep you fit and healthy while you enjoy your food. This is what I did and honestly, it wasn’t as horrible as it seems. It actually made losing weight easier than when I first tried doing it. Food manufacturer’s awareness of the people’s demand for healthier food makes it even less problematic.
I was raised in the South, and this means I’m used to using a few tablespoon of bacon grease for the savory dishes. This is obviously out of my diet now. I use olive oil instead and not too much of it. This is one of the most important changes that I did. The fats and oils that I used in preparing food had to be changed to keep my diet on track.
Another thing is I used to love to cook with butter. I don’t do this anymore and instead I use trans fat free margarine. I also use whipped butter mixed with olive oil every now and then, but I usually do this three to four times a year only. I also maintain the serving size that I should have every meal. These are the things that I would continue doing after I reach my goal.
Before you go through any diet plans, you must consider consulting your doctor and nutritionist first. Your doctor may give some helpful advice regarding your daily exercise and could make sure that your body is healthy enough to go through your diet plan. The nutritionist could suggest some healthy foods that you and your family can enjoy.