5 Stages of successful weight loss
By: World Fitness Team
You must have understood that the results of the diet can not be perceived in a single day. Everyone will go through certain stages and processes before achieving success losing weight through diet program.
There are five stages of behavior change that is often experienced by people who are planning to lose weight. Five stages is both a guide and a proper road map for those who want to lose weight through the implementation of a healthy lifestyle.
Stage 1: Pre-contemplation
This is the time where you do not have the desire to make healthy changes in your life. Even at this stage you would think that a healthy diet and lifestyle are not the important things in life. For your diet is to starve the activity bothersome. While idly while watching tv is the best option rather than exercising.
Most diets that started in this phase is only temporary and leads to failure. The best thing you can do at this stage is to reflect on your life goals, and educate yourself about the importance of health through a healthy lifestyle.
Stage 2: Contemplation
Entered at this stage you might start to think and reflect on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. You also begin to reduce the consumption of fast food and occasional exercise. If before you eat fast food 5 times a week, now you try to cut it down to 2 times a week.
In the sports you begin to make small changes. If you previously liked to laze around in spare time, now sometimes you start trying to walk around the housing complex. This stage is a good time to learn more about a healthy lifestyle, including diet and understanding how to exercise the right way.
Stage 3: Preparation
At this stage you get serious in taking action towards a healthier life. You had planned to purchase healthy food to be cooked at home. You also have to learn dozens of healthy recipes and save to support your healthy diet.
Not just do light exercise such as walking, taking the time now you’ve come to the gym to get to know a variety of equipment in the gym the following ways to use it. Reference on how to practice the right also have learned thoroughly.
Stage 4: Action
This is where you really ‘take action’ after having the knowledge and preparation to start a healthy lifestyle. The first step may be quite simple, such as avoiding fatty foods, oily, and high carbohydrate and increasing consumption of vegetables and fruits and high protein foods.
Starting consistently mild exercise such as walking, jogging, and join the gym to learn about basic strength training.
At this stage it is important for you to begin to study the mechanism of your body after forged with a healthy diet and exercise routine. This is necessary so that you do not return to the old habit is not healthy. Form new habits that are more healthy and make it as part of your life in the long term.
Stage 5: Maintenance
Once you have successfully achieved all the targets that you set either lose weight or improve fitness, the last and most important phase is the maintenance. Throughout this stage, you have to be consistent with a healthy diet and exercise routine that you run.
If necessary, invite family and friends to run a healthy lifestyle as you do. Tell them that your health condition better and more controlled your weight by running a healthy lifestyle.
More and more people adopt a healthier lifestyle all around you, the higher your consistency in the run.
Well, got to the stage where you are?