Are you planning to lose weight in 2020 but do not know where to begin?

If you are, don’t be apprehensive. There are many people out there who are probably in the same position – wanting to lose weight in 2020.

You would initially need to determine what your current weight is and then determine what a healthy weight for you would be. The body mass index may be a useful tool in this regard.

Consult your doctor if you need help with determining what a healthy weight for you would be. He or she will also take any medical conditions that you may have into consideration before advising you. Remember that certain medications may also cause weight gain.

Once you know what your new target weight is, it is time to make changes – namely dietary as well as physical activity level changes.

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Dietary changes

Take a closer look at your diet. Are you consuming a healthy and balanced diet? Does your diet include loads of junk and highly processed foods? Are you taking in high calorie foods at every meal?

Consult a dietitian if you require assistance in putting a new eating 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.

Physical activity

To burn more calories, you may have to up your game when it comes to physical activity. Join a gym, go for more runs, engage in a new sport or a hobby that involves physical activity.

Experiencing discomfort?

Always stop if you experience any discomfort or pain and remember that the more fit you are, the more comfortable you will feel when exercising.

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.

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.

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.