Tips on How to Develop a Good Weight Loss Plan

February 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Diets

Every action should be preceded by a plan. In order to lose weight you need to have a suitable weight loss plan. Listed below are some guidelines for setting up your own weight loss plan:

1. Have realistic weight loss plans.

Your BMI, the body mass index, is the best guide in terms of what your ideal weight should be. BMI is the factor of your height and weight. A BMI in the range of 19 to 25 is considered to be ideal and anything above is considered to indicate that you are overweight or obese. Use your BMI as a guide. Some health and fitness centres do offer this service where your ideal weight is established, and you can then know how much weight you need to lose in order to reach your ideal and healthy weight.

2. Setting up of appropriate objectives of weight loss plan.

The objective of the weight loss plan should be as much the reaping of health benefits out of losing weight as the physical benefits. Your objectives for losing weight could be – to ensure that you have a healthy and fit body, to ensure that you have a great looking body, or to prevent or fight common conditions such as diabetes and hypertension that are mostly caused by being overweight.

3. Including an exercise regimen and a healthy diet plan in the weight loss plan.

Having made the decision to lose weight is by itself a monumental positive decision, and it’s the first step. If this decision is then followed by using a weight loss fitness program and a healthy weight loss diet plan then you can easily achieve your weight loss goals.

4. Concentrating on the performance not the rewards of weight loss plan.

Keeping a tab on the time spent in exercising is more rewarding than keeping a tab on the weight loss. The former will anyway lead to the latter. If you want a gradual and lasting weight loss – exercising has to be a part of your life.

5. Breaking of long term weight loss plan into several short term weight loss plans.

Losing weight is a long term plan. This should be broken down into short term plans. Achievement of each short term plan should lead one closer to the long term plan. If losing 20 pounds in a year is your long term plan, then losing 8, 6, 4, 2 pounds in subsequent quarters should be the short term plan.

6. Factor in motivation and encouragement to lose weight.

You are your best motivator. No amount of cajoling by others is going to make much of a difference. Set backs in weight loss plan as in any other plan is bound to be there. How quickly you rebound from each set back and continue on your plan is what matters for success.

With a well planned weight loss plan in hand, you can easily lose weight and have the body you want.