Have you ever felt lost and confused when trying to track fat loss progress?
When you start a journey, you're all motivated and jump straight into a program. You see results pretty quick, but after a while, progress slows.
What do you do next? In this article, you'll learn 5 ways to fast track your weight loss progress.
Good news! There's plenty of ways you can measure your progress when losing body fat. With the right advice and tools at your disposal, you can easily ensure you're getting maximum results for the effort you're putting in.
It doesn't matter what stage you're currently at, these tips I'm about to share are tools you can use right NOW! Remember, if you're not measuring progress, how do you adjust your program and know what direction you're heading in? Let's go...
5 Ways To Fast Track Your Weight Loss Progress
These strategies may come across as pretty daunting. I want you to pick just ONE or TWO that speak to you most or you can relate to.
Alternatively, pick the ones you feel most comfortable doing yourself.
1) Choose ONE weekly weigh in day per week and keep it the SAME day each week, no exceptions
Your weight will fluctuate day to day! You probably need the toilet. Use weight as a guide ONLY. All it shows is your relationship with gravity. This is not the be all and end all, however it can be a handy tool to use when making decisions on adjusting daily caloric intake.
2) Take girth measurements either weekly, fortnightly or monthly
Again, use the same sites each time e.g. chest/waist/hips/thigh etc. If you're weight is the same, but your girth measurements are down - happy days. In my opinion, these measurements are more valuable than weight alone - especially if your mood is effected by your weight. Which moves us on to the next point...
3) Take note of mood swings, feelings, emotions on a daily basis
This may seem too much but when you see a pattern, its very easy to make changes and judge trends. What time of day are you most unhappy/tired/sluggish? What time of day are you most energetic? Listening to your body may be the most powerful tool you have in the shed. If you're training in a morning yet you feel most sluggish at that time of day, why not try training in the evening?
4) Has your weight hit a plateau 2 weeks running? It may be time to reduce your caloric intake slightly
Not too much but enough to send you into a deficit. As you drop weight, your body will adjust accordingly to prevent it from happening again. Your body is smart, don't ignore it.
To lose body fat, you MUST place yourself in a calorie deficit.
You mustn't try a new diet or try a magical exercise to "shift" things. These options will fall short in the long run. If you're unsure what to do, join our FREE weight loss course for full access to all the tools you need to fast track your weight loss.
Last and probably the most important....
5) Monitor your enjoyment of the process
Do you hate your sessions, lack motivation or lack direction? Maybe it's time for a change.
Find your why, buy new shoes, get more music or change your workout. Find something that will help you remember why you started your journey in the first place. It's completely normal to come across these feelings.
Any body who says they're motivated 100% of the time are liars.
Monitor your enjoyment, assess and adjust accordingly.
Take action on what you've just read. Seriously, the only reason why people don't succeed in fast tracking their progress is because they don't implement what they learn. These tools are simple but remember, pick one or two that speak to you most.
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Aidan D'Arcy - Personal Trainer Belrose
31/3/2016 04:04:44 pm
Great advice Aidan you keep me on the right track.
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