There are a lot of people in our society who are obsessed with their weight. It is a sad and understandable truth mainly because of the way the media has tailored our brains to care so much about the way we look. The way we look impacts our mental state and the way we feel about ourselves.
If you are looking to lose weight, you probably want a way to keep track of your weight loss and how much should be losing. Today we are going to analyze what weight loss calculator you should be using and the best ways to keep track of how much weight you are going to lose.
People often forget how important it can be to write things down. This is so true especially for losing your weight. We recommend that before you even begin your weight loss journey that you should take some time to purchase a notepad or journal that is solely dedicated to your weight loss. By writing things down, it helps you remember and keep track, because sometimes our memory can get muddy and we can even deceive ourselves.
We recommend separating the book into two parts: What did I eat and what workout did I do. The two most important things to actually lose weight on a weight loss journey is to eat healthy and also live a physical lifestyle. That is the base of it all, and if you do not do both, you are not going to see the best results that you can get. Every day, write down what you are eating and what workout you are doing. You can also make it a point to set meal prep plans for the week in this journal.
The weight loss calculator
There are so many steps to determine how much weight you should lose in order to know you are in the healthy range for your age group. There are many factors: your age, your height, your gender, to name a few. These are the three most important ones that you should know in the calculator.
There are two ways to know how much weight you should lose; the first is to seek the advice of a professional, a doctor or a nutritionist, who can look at your body and let you know your body index, how much fat you have, and how much you can afford to lose. This is going to help you in knowing how much to place on the calculator. There are also many weight loss calculators that you can use online to help you get a rough idea.
Weight loss without goals is pointless. You need to have a goal in mind, whether it is the way you want to look, or how much you want to weigh at the end of your journey, no matter what it is you need to spend time putting it down in your journal that we outlined before. This is something to strive towards. Some people use their weight loss calculator as a goal, and say at the end of the month my calculator will determine that “I have lost X out of 60 pounds.” You can do things like that and it is going to help you keep going.
Finding the motivation
Weight loss is all about staying motivated even through times of hardship. There may be weeks where you go up a pound, or you feel fat, but that is just natural and part of the process. The only way to keep going is to find the motivation within yourself.
One thing we always encourage people on a weight loss journey is to learn to love themselves even before they begin. They aren’t losing weight because they hate the way they look, they are losing the weight to feel healthier. Did you see the positive spin we put on that? Approaching your weight loss from the side of positivity is actually going to help you lose the weight faster and lift your spirits during times of hardships.
The best thing you can do right now is to love the way you look and give yourself a pat on the back for even starting this weight loss journey.