Know where you are going before you take your first step!
When you have a desire to create the body of your dreams make sure that you take the time to work on your weight loss plans. In other words, before you start using an effective nutrition strategy and an effective exercise strategy to create the body of your dreams, make sure that you know exactly what target you will be aiming at during the whole weight loss phase of your program.
For example, if you weight 200 pounds, and you want to reach your ideal body weight of 150 pounds, then make sure that you write this major health goal on top of your weight loss plan page.
Take a look at where you are at the present moment
Once you have this as your primary objective, your second step will be to look at your current circumstances. For example, your total body weight is 200 pounds, your current body fat is 40%, your total body fat weight is 80 pounds, and your lean body mass is 120 pounds. These numbers should be written at the bottom of your page.
In addition to these numbers, you should also write your current nutrition habits and your physical activity level. This should include exactly what you eat, how much you eat, and the exercise that you do on a weekly basis.
If you do not exercise, just write that you do not do any exercise at all.
Make a list of simple steps that you will take to go from here to there
Now, your third, and final step when you design your weight loss plans using this approach, is to create a list of steps that you will take to get from where you are today, to where you want to be when you hit your main target.
So, in between your major health goal and your present circumstances write a list of the steps that you will take to reach your ideal body weight of 150 pounds.
This action list can include how many calories you will consume per day, how many meals you will eat on a daily basis, when you will eat these meals, how many cardio training sessions you will do per week, how many times you will use weight training per week.
It is also a good idea to count the number of pounds of unwanted body fat that you want to lose and divide this number by two. This will give you an approximate amount of time that it will take you to create your major health goal. The reason for using two is because if you use an effective approach you can realistically lose about 2 pounds of fat per week.
If you are losing more, then most likely it is coming from water and muscle, and this means that you are doing something wrong in your weight loss program.
Stay focused on where you are going, and keep tracking your current situation on a daily basis
By focusing on the vision of yourself in the future already having reached 150 pounds, and observing where you are at the present moment will help you to create a list of the most effective steps that you must take to bring your major health goal into reality.
It will also help you to create the non-stop motivation that will keep you going through the hardest parts of your weight loss program without quitting or giving up.
And, as you get closer and closer to reaching your ideal weight, this technique for making effective weight loss plans will help you to adjust your approach until you create the body that you have been dreaming about.