How Can I Lose Weight on a Busy Schedule
People that work long hours or have a “million” things to do in their daily lives may find it difficult to wedge in an exercise and healthy eating program. This is especially understandable for those who travel a great deal and do not have a set schedule that they follow each day.
However, incorporating a weight loss program even into the busiest of lifestyles can be done with a little bit of planning and determination. In fact, you do not have to make radical changes in your lifestyle in order to lose weight and get into shape if time is of the essence.
The biggest mistake that most people make when starting a new diet or exercise program to lose weight is trying to go “all-in” at once and finding out that it’s too much of a change. Generally, this realization is followed by crashing and burning which results in abandoning the effort to lose weight in the first place.
What you want to do is gradually build up the habit of exercising and eating right over time. Remember that it took time for you to gain the weight, so it will take time to lose it. You can begin by incorporating your new exercise program a few minutes each day, five days a week and adding a new healthy food to your eating habits. By slowing building up these good habits over time, you will start seeing the results and reaping the benefits.
Incorporate your Exercise into your Daily Life
This can be as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away from the entrance, walking an extra block before getting something to eat and so forth. You can benefit just as much by walking in two 15 minute intervals per day as you can 30 minutes each day. This means that you can get the extra time to incorporate these strategies during your busy day so you can get the exercise you need.
Choose Healthy Side Items
Adding a salad here and soup there during your day can really help cut out the extra calories and keep you full for the day. Soups and salads are excellent fillers because they help you to feel full while adding very few calories when compared to many other side items on the menu. So choose something less calorie-filled on the menu as a side item and before you know it the pounds will start dropping off.
Make the Time
It is amazing how we always seem pressed for time, but when something is important enough we will make the time for it. Taking care of your body is not selfish in any way, in fact, taking care of yourself means that you can help take care of your family. It is in everyone’s best interests to see that you are in good physical condition so that you avoid many of the illnesses and detriments that being in poor health can bring.
In conclusion, you can start by making the time each day to get into shape, even if its only a few minutes when you begin. Eating the right foods and keeping to a schedule may be difficult at first, but it will soon become a habit that you will enjoy. Remember when you take care of yourself, you are also taking care of your family as well.