Have you set a goal to lose weight? If so, you might be ready to start a diet and exercise program for weight loss. After all, that’s what weight-loss experts recommend, right? Not really. In fact, if you start a diet and exercise program at the same time, you could easily set yourself up for failure. Instead, use these smart tips to set up a smarter weight loss program. With this savvy approach, you’re more likely to see real weight loss results that last.
Don’t Exercise When You Begin A Diet
When you first start a diet, you should not exercise. Yep, you heard that right. You can skip the gym for the first few weeks of your weight loss program. Why? There are two reasons. First, cutting calories can cause fatigue—especially when you first change your diet. You can use natural methods to boost your energy, but you may still be too tired to exercise. And second, at the beginning of your weight loss plan, you should focus all of your attention on the diet. Even though both diet and exercise matter when you want to lose weight, diet matters more. If you put all of your energy into eating a healthy, calorie-controlled diet at the start of your weight loss program, you set yourself up to see results sooner. Those weight loss results will help to keep you motivated when you add the challenge of exercise in the later weeks.