In our quest to lose weight, or simply get healthy, we often turn to external sources. When you consider how much of a challenge either of those goals can be, it makes sense. What better way to start on the right footing? Having the help of someone who knows what they’re talking about can also be fantastic motivation. But, our quest for help may be what’s holding us back when it comes to achieving what we want. In truth, nobody is more qualified for making your plan than yourself. That may seem surprising, and even impossible, but it’s true. Here’s why.
EVERYONE NEEDS SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Everyone is different. In turn, we all need to do different things to achieve health and weight loss. Some people need to cut down on the food they eat, while others should cut out snacking and eat proper meals. We all have different eating habits and different metabolisms. We also all have different factors that we need to work on. To develop a plan that works, find out all you need to know about good fats and bad fats. The more research you do, the better equipped you’ll be. Then, consider your personal needs.
NO ONE KNOWS YOUR BODY LIKE YOU DO
Many of us don’t like to think about our bodies, especially if they don’t look how we would like. Even so, it’s time to get to know the intricacies of your body. No one can know them more than you. Spend time looking at the areas you aren’t happy with. Think about how you would like to look instead. Setting goals in this way is the best way to ensure you get what you want. And, no one else would ever be able to do this. Instead of working towards generic goals, develop a personal plan. Think back on your research to make sure you come up with a plan that will provide you with everything you need. While the professionals can’t make your plan for you, it’s important you heed their advice. Make sure you’re getting what you need, then start playing around with how you eat.
CELEBS ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS
Of course, we’re not just guilty of letting the experts lead us down the wrong path. They, at least, base their theories on facts. A huge part of the weight loss and exercise program industry comes from celebs. This is damaging in a lot of ways. Images of celebrities already give us unrealistic body aspirations. But, to have those same people telling us how to achieve that look is worse. For the most part, the problem comes from the fact that celebs aren’t qualified. It may sometimes be the case that they share a plan that works for them. There’s nothing wrong with that, other than the fact that the same plan is unlikely to work for everyone. Some sportspeople also bring out diet plans. They’re better qualified, right? Wrong. As this blog post proves, sportspeople can get it wrong, too. Even worse, they make us think we can achieve high levels of activity, while not giving our body what it needs. This could lead to significant health problems. Just more proof you can’t trust anyone else’s advice on the matter.
YOU CAN MAKE A PLAN YOU CAN STICK TO
As well as considering what personal needs your body has, you can also make a plan you’re sure to stick to. We all have different amounts of time to dedicate to the cause. This is particularly the case when it comes to exercise. Setting yourself a regime you don’t have a chance to stick to is a sure way to failure. When making your plan, you can consider how much time you have. It’s important not to push yourself too far. Only set yourself an exercise regime you have time for. If necessary, do a few ten-minute sessions through the day. And, don’t be too hard on yourself if you have to skip a session here or there!
If you’ve tried and failed using diet plans made by other people, making your own may be the answer you’re after. As long as you know what you need, you can create a diet plan that works. Consider your personal needs to ensure you can achieve the goals you set for yourself. And, don’t hold back because you’re afraid of failing. Your plan allows you to be fluid. If something isn’t working, you only have to turn to yourself to change it!