5 Tips to Lose 10 lb - Weight Loss Tips for Women
I know you... you've been struggling with weight loss and you're freakin' over it, right? You've tried every diet under the sun. It seems every other week you're told to try something new: cut carbs, cut fat, try fasting, do a cleanse.
It's starting to get super annoying... none of these diets have been sustainable. Throw on top of that that your workouts feel boring and you're tired of feeling like you have to do a ridiculous amount of cardio to see results.
You're over it and I'm over bad information being given to women who feel like they have to suffer to see results. I'm here to tell you it's SO not the case.
Here are my top 5 tips to lose 10 lb:
1. Figure out your why.
Make a list of reasons this goal matters to you. You can have all of the health and nutrition information in the world but if you don't have a very specific understanding of why you're doing this, you will never reach your goals!
I guarantee you that figuring out your why, writing it down, and looking at it every day will give you more motivation to commit to this than you ever had before.
2. Create very realistic expectations around days per week you plan to workout.
You can lose weight and see results whether you want to workout 6 days per week or 2 days per week.
The amount of time you spend in the gym is less important than setting a realistic expectation you can adhere to and planning your workouts around that.
If you want to learn more about this, I highly suggest joining the free 7 Day Jumpstart Challenge: Eat & Train to Build Your Dream Body.
Here, you will learn how to create a training split that will get you results regardless of how much time you want to spend in the gym.
3. Try Flexible Dieting
I will never tell you that this, or any other diet, is the best diet because the best diet is simply the one that is sustainable for you.
What I will tell you is that I have found flexible dieting to be the most sustainable dieting method for the majority of people. This is because this technique does not place any restrictions on you - you can eat ANYTHING you like.
If you want to have a cheeseburger, then have one. If you're craving a bowl of ice cream, go for it. You can eat what you like, but you won't be able to consume the majority of your calories from these "fun" foods.
This allows you to see results but also prevent the crazy rebounds that often come with eliminating foods you love in the short term.
If you're interested and don't know much about flexible dieting, here's a video to help you understand how it works:
Again, if you're interested in learning how to diet in this way, I highly suggest you join the free 7 Day Jumpstart Challenge: Eat & Train to Build Your Dream Body.
You will learn all about flexible dieting, how to calculate your macronutrient targets, and receive a grocery list to help you with making decisions around what to eat!
4. Find an accountability partner.
Don't just tell your partner about your goals. If you're really serious and have had enough, raise the stakes. This might sound a little goofy at first but trust me, it works.
Pick a partner that won't accept anything less than what you've promised to do. Tell them that if you don't reach your goal you will give them $100 or that for each week that you don't reach your mini goals, that you will donate $20 to an organization that you hate.
Raising the stakes creates even MORE incentive to do as you promised yourself.
5. Create Smaller Milestones and Be Extremely Specific in Your Goal Setting
Don't just say "I want to lose 10 lb."
What's the time frame on your goal? How long do you have to get there? Now, take that goal and break it into smaller goals. If you have to lose X pounds in 10 weeks, how much weight do you have to lose week to week?
Once you've broken your larger weight loss goal into smaller, specific goals, you can quite easily determine your macronutrient targets (if you are adhering to a flexible dieting lifestyle), to reach those goals each week.
If you haven't yet checked it out, give the free 7 Day Jumpstart Challenge a try to see results faster and without suffering through diet restrictions!
If you're looking for more individualized attention, you can apply for 1:1 Training and Nutrition plans HERE complete with weekly check ins with me and adjustments to your plan as needed to keep you seeing results efficiently and with ease. Let's put a stop to the rebounds and take the pounds off for good.