4 Weight Loss Habits I’m Using That Aren’t Dieting or Exercise
Building the right weight loss habits is very important to healthy success. Nobody can deny that. Most often, what is recommended includes changing your diet and exercising. Still, it’s not just about diet and exercise. More doctors – including my own – have been talking about how diets that are just diets will nearly always fail. If they don’t fail right away, then they fail after the goal is reached, because the lost pounds come back.
Building Weight Loss Habits Beyond Eating and Workouts
Last week, I talked about how important it was to me to build weight loss habits that respect body positivity. This week, I’m focusing on the weight loss habits I’m building that still honor body positivity, but that also look beyond how I’m eating and the exercises I’m doing.
For the purposes of this blog post, let’s assume that eating right and exercising regularly are a given. I’ll get into the nitty-gritty of that at a later date. For now, I’m recognizing that if I want to successfully achieve my goal and keep myself from having to go through this again, there’s more to it than those two factors.
My 4 Non-Dieting Weight Loss Habits
Here are the four weight loss habits I’m building – and the tools I’m using with them – that don’t have to do with diet and exercise, but that I consider to be just as important.
1 – Goal Setting
To be successful, I need to know where I’m aiming. I need to be able to visualize my target and have something specific to work toward. I’ve set a 10 pound goal for myself and have set a goal for a halfway point as well. I’m hoping to lose one pound per week, which means that it should take me 5 weeks to reach the halfway point and 10 weeks to reach my goal. Still, I know that this will work more successfully some weeks and less successfully at other times. Therefore, I plan to reassess at the halfway point to be sure I’m where I should be.
2 – Tracking and Monitoring
I am using my Fitbit Charge 3 and the Fitbit app for tracking. I don’t like this app’s calorie counting/nutrition section, but I love the fitness side. It tells me how many steps I’ve taken, how active I was (measured in many ways) and my weight itself, which I plan to measure once per week, first thing in the morning on the same day.
3 – Diet Pill Support
4 – Social Support
When I received my supplement order, I learned about a site called ShareFit.com. I like Fitbit’s fitness tracking better, but the nutrition tracking is better here…and it also offers great articles and a very supportive forum. I find it makes it easy to talk to other people there about weight loss habits I’m trying to build. I can speak there honestly and openly without judgment and can provide support to others, too, which feels great.
These weight loss habits together help me to feel like I’ll be able to stay on track and reach my goal in a reasonable timeframe. I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out…and fitting into last year’s summer wardrobe, too!