It’s that time of year again! It might not seem it as you look outside of the window but we really are approaching the spring months and it’ll be summer in the blink of an eye! Before you know it, it will be time to peel away those layers of winter clothing. Are you ready for it? Get yourself ready for spring with our 4 Week Weight Loss Workout Plan.
Start Your 4 Week Weight Loss Workout Plan Now
First thing is first, and that usually means actually making a start.
If you want to lose the excess winter weight you’ll need to make a start now. For a safe and healthy weight loss, you will need to aim for a 1 to 2lb loss each week. This is a reasonable goal which is achievable by engaging in regular exercise and consuming fewer calories than you are burning each day. A weight loss goal of any more than that will require a drastic cut in calories which is usually impractical in the long-term. For ongoing results that will last, slow and steady is the key.
Achieving a great weight loss every week can be difficult and does require consistency and dedication, but there are plenty of ways you can help yourself.
Change Your Mindset
Get into the mindset of creating an all-round healthy lifestyle because it a healthy lifestyle is what you deserve. Focus less on what you think you can’t have and more on eating a great variety of foods with maximum nutritional benefit.
A healthy diet is based around fresh, whole-foods that you can prepare yourself. Think about what your body needs and not what it wants. It is easy to keep our bodies are overfed and under-nourished. With a little mindfulness and accountability, you can change the way you think. As a result, you will fuel your body with the right nutrients it needs to be healthy instead of the empty calories that create negative results.
Combine your new eating practices with regular activity. Find mornings particularly tough? Get up and active with these morning motivation tips.
And when you feel like giving up, don’t. Remember, your health is the most precious thing you have, right?
Make Your Own Healthy Versions of Your Favourite Takeaway Meals
Is staying on track at weekends a real challenge? If so think about how to tackle it. Whether it’s eating out or a takeaway, trust us, you can stay in control. Re-create a curry, fish and chips or a kebab with low-fat, healthier versions at home. This way you will really benefit from the fat and calories you can save.
For a curry, skip the oil and cream and use an oil spray and low-fat crème fraiche. Dip fresh cod fillets in egg and wholemeal bread crumbs before baking in the oven, serve with hand-cut chips, par-boiled and finished in the oven using an oil spray. Chicken kebabs taste great when marinated in lemon, olive oil and oregano, serve with a chopped salad and either bulgur wheat or a wholemeal pitta.
Small Changes Make a Big Difference
Making simple daily changes in your diet can also really pay off over the course of a week.
Cut out refined sugar and use a natural sweetener like honey instead. Replace white rice, pasta and bread for wholemeal versions. These are full of fibre and keep you feeling satisfied for longer. Abandon snacks if you can, or keep a supply of fruit or crudités to turn to first. Finally, cut down your portions. A great way to do this is to use a bed of spinach, rocket or lettuce with your meal.
Small changes soon add up, stay focused and keep active, success is just around the corner!
Combine the tips above with our 4 week weight loss workout plan below and you’ll be ready for spring before you know it! Pin it, print it- you can even share it on your social media channels or blogs. You can also click here for even more workout plans.
What are you waiting for? Start your 4 week weight loss workout plan today.