Top 11 Tips to Help You Lose 100 Pounds or More
- Possible Pat
- March 5, 2018
Losing 100 pounds or more isn’t easy. I know because I did it. But there are some steps you can take to help you on your journey to lose your first, and even second, 100 pounds.
For years I struggled with my weight and it took a doctor telling me that it was going to cost me my life to finally make the change. Whatever your reason is for wanting to lose the weight, these tips can help you get there so you can stay dedicated to yourself.
Top 11 Tips to Lose 100 Pounds or More
- Throw Away Unhealthy Food – Or give it away. You may be tired of hearing me say this, but getting rid of the unhealthy food in your house is key because if you don’t, chances are you will eat it eventually. Don’t set yourself up for another personal battle that doesn’t need to happen and cut the temptations right away.
- Don’t Drink Your Calories – If there is one thing we have all been guilty of, it is drinking our calories, whether it be through sodas, energy drinks, juice or gallons of milk. I know I used to drink all of these, and if you can’t give them up right away, that is ok. Switch to a zero calorie version, whether it be diet soda, zero calorie energy drink like Bang, or a fruit-flavored drink like Ice.
- Plan Your Meals – Planning out your meals for the week can help you stay on track. Once a week, sit down and plan out what you will be eating for the next 7 days. Plan out your breakfasts, your lunches, your dinners, and your snacks. Once you plan it out, post it up where you can see it so every day you have a plan. Every morning when you wake up, you know exactly what you need to eat to help get you to your weight loss goals. This will keep you from straying from your journey and it will leave out the guesswork. If half the battle is to figure out what to eat every day, every meal, it can become exhausting and inconvenient, making it more likely for us to reach for something quick and healthy.
- Meal Prep – After planning out your meals, it is a good idea to start batch cooking. If you can plan your meals in a way so many of them use the same ingredients, such as sweet potatoes, veggies, or protein, you can get through cooking pretty quickly. When you plan ahead and meal prep, you take another step out of your day as you no longer have to cook each meal. You also leave yourself with zero excuses for wandering from your plan, as all you have to do is grab your next meal, heat is necessary, and enjoy.
- Shop Smart – Before you go grocery shopping make a list based on the meals that you have planned for that week. When you get to the grocery store, stick to your list and do not stray from it. There are many temptations at the store and marketers know how to make you want something. One way to avoid most of the unhealthy foods is to stick to the outside parameters. This is where the majority of your whole foods, such as protein, veggies, and fruits will be. You will need to head down a few aisles for a few staples, or if you are turning to frozen food, but other than that, you will find shopping easier if you avoid the aisles. This is where most processed food is located and there is no need to place temptation in front of you. Avoid the aisles and stick your list and it will be easier to eat healthy because you won’t be bringing in extra or unhealthy food into your home.
- Keep a Journal – Keep a journal of your journey. Every day write down what you ate, how it made you feel and any progress you notice. Including pictures of the meals you ate may help you keep track of your daily habits. This will come in handy as you learn what works and what doesn’t as you will be able to look back and see the changes. This will also serve as a way for you to look back and notice just how much progress you are making.
- Find Support – This is another piece of advice that I can’t talk about enough. Having people around you to support you is so important and can really make the difference between sticking to your diet plan or giving up. Find people that can help hold you accountable and be there for you when you need them for emotional support.
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- Setting Up a Fitness Routine – Nutrition is extremely important, but it is only part of the equation. You should be moving, no matter your range of mobility. When I started to lose weight, I wasn’t ready for the gym. Not only could I not use most of the machines, I wasn’t mentally ready to step foot in one. So I started walking. No matter what your limitations are, whether you have less or more mobility than I did, you need to find movement that works for you and will get your heart rate up. Start small if you have to and work your way into more intense forms of exercise, as long as you are burning calories. Once you figure out what exercise is right for you, make it a routine. For me, I walked every day to Walmart for every meal. You don’t have to do this, but it should be something you are doing several times a week, if not every day.
- Look at All Signs of Weight Loss – The scale isn’t the only way to determine if you are making progress and it shouldn’t be the only source of feedback you have. Keep track of how you feel day to day and how your clothes fit. You will quickly notice a difference in the way your clothes fit, as they begin to feel looser, even if you don’t notice a difference in the mirror first. Use this feedback as a way to motivate yourself and as a way to figure out what works and what doesn’t so you can make appropriate changes.
- Plateaus are NOT Failures – If you hit a plateau, don’t worry. Try not to see this as a failure because we all hit plateaus. It is just something that happens and it means that you will have to figure out how to adjust your nutrition and fitness plan to get going again. Don’t take it personally and don’t take it as a defeat, but rather view it as a chance to mix things up a bit and learn a bit more about yourself.
- Get on a Meal Plan – The best way to lose 100 pounds or more is to work one on one with a nutritionist by signing up for a Custom Meal Plan. With a meal plan, your nutritionist will create a plan just for you based on your needs and the types of foods you already like. This takes out all the guesswork while also providing you with support over the entirety of your meal plan.
Incorporate as many of these tips into your lifestyle as you are able to and you’ll see the pounds start to come off and you’ll be able to keep them off once and for all. And if you can’t do them all, start with three and go from there. For me, 2, 4 and 8 really made a difference in my life. For more information and tips follow me on Instagram where I post regularly post tips, tricks and motivation to help you lose weight!
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About Possible Pat
Hi, I'm Pasquale Brocco and I've lost A LOT of weight. When I started my journey to lose weight, I weighed 605 pounds. After visiting the doctor, I realized I had to make a change. I started with a simple plan and within 60 days, I lost 100 lbs. So far, I've lost over 307 pounds. Now, I'm sharing a simple message with you, "Anything is possible." If you can put on the weight, you can lose the weight.