Do you find it hard to take the time to eat healthily? Are you in search of time-saving weight loss tips? Check out these simple tips to help stay on track with your diet and weight loss program. If you’re like us, time is precious and it always seems to go by too fast. Between work, kids, pets, volunteering, making time for friends, and trying to maintain your home, it can seem overwhelming to find time to commit to your weight loss journey.
But do not give up just yet!! We have compiled a list of tips to help you stay on track AND save time! Follow these tips and you will find it is not nearly as impossible to stay with your weight loss program as you originally thought.
Tip #1: Make a Meal Plan
This is often a major reason people fail in their weight loss journey. Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” rings true in life and weight loss. Because eating right is such an important component of healthy weight loss and keeping the weight off, making healthy meals is a MUST. Many people do not know where to start when it comes to cooking healthy meals.
Maybe you are not a good cook, or you cannot think of what to make, or you think it just takes too much time. But it is not as hard as you might think. Set aside one hour on the weekend, or your day off, and plan out your week’s meals.
For simple healthy recipe ideas, you can google “healthy recipes”, check out Pinterest, or follow healthy cooks on Instagram. Once you have found your meals, you can make an easy grocery list for ingredients and gather all you need for the week.
Tip #2: Prep Your Food
Now that you have those healthy meal ideas, set aside some time at the beginning of your week to prep your food. Wash all your fruits and vegetables, then chop them up and package them individually so you can easily grab them throughout the week.
Many times busy people fail at their weight loss programs because they need to grab food quickly on the go. Making healthy foods easy to reach for on the run will help prevent you from eating unhealthy processed foods.
Next, go through the recipes you chose for the week and prep any components ahead of time-make a batch of rice, cook and prep any meats/proteins, cook/roast vegetables so that you can easily put together your meals when it’s time to eat. This simple action of prepping will prove so valuable to your success in any weight loss program.
Tip #3: Pack Your Workout Clothes or Wear Them to Bed
Do you struggle to make time for your workout? Do you snooze your alarm in the morning or go home to change into workout clothes and never do it? These are common pitfalls in any weight loss journey. Doing a hard workout is never something you will WANT to do, so small tips to help you avoid excuses will encourage your commitment and dedication.
If you plan to work out first thing in the morning, wear your workout clothes to bed. As weird as this sounds, it helps! You’ll realize that already being dressed for the workout will help with the motivation to get up and do it! If you plan to workout at the end of your day or after work, pack a gym bag with everything you will need for the gym and change it at your office or the gym. Eliminating the need to stop at home will help you avoid any excuses or reasons for not getting to the gym at night.
There are many obstacles to success in a weight loss program. But with these simple tips and tricks, you can overcome some of the main obstacles and find success sooner. Your future self will thank you for taking the time at the beginning of your week to plan and prep!
Make sure you are also using the SureFiz app to track your weight loss daily or weekly to see your success along the way. The SureFiz app will also help with redirecting you any time you fall off track. With these healthy weight loss tools and the SureFiz program, you will be sure to find the motivation to succeed with your weight loss program without feeling overwhelmed.