Avoid obsessing over the numbers on the scales

Weight loss is a slow and gradual process for the majority of people. It can take a considerable amount of time to achieve your weight-loss targets (depending on what they are, of course!) so patience and perseverance can definitely be regarded as prerequisites to achieving this goal.

Avoid weighing yourself too often and allowing yourself to become demotivated every time you see the numbers on the scales fluctuate. Rather focus on making healthy lifestyle changes such as engaging in healthy eating habits and following an adequate exercise routine regularly. This will help you to burn calories and drop the numbers on the scale in the long term.

Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.

Get a physical trainer

If you do not know where to start or how to put a suitable workout routine together for yourself, seek the assistance of a physical trainer. There may be many available at your local gym.

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Consult a professional

Always consult a dietician if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.