5 Ways To Set Yourself Up For Weight Loss Success
Take control of your weight loss success.
For many, the constant news cycle has introduced a whole new level of stress, and it’s easy for one to quickly feel out of control. Instead, try focusing on the things you can control, like what you eat. If you’re ready to take back your life by improving your health and losing weight, here are five tips to ensure you’re set up for success—and how the Ideal Protein Protocol can help you achieve your goals:
1. If you haven’t already, determine the real reason(s) why you want to lose weight
Maybe you have one big underlying “why,” such as “I have a family history of diabetes and I want to do everything in my power to stay healthy.” Or maybe you have a list of reasons, including things like, “My joints won’t hurt as much,” or “I want to be able to go hiking with my kids next summer.” With the Ideal Protein Protocol, you receive one on one coaching throughout your entire weight loss journey. Our Coaches help you identify and reflect on your personal reasons and put them into words. That way you can remind yourself of your deepest motivations as you work towards your weight loss goals.
2. Spring clean your pantry and refrigerator
Why tempt yourself with “trigger” foods? Toss (or donate if packages are unopened and unexpired) everything you know you shouldn’t be eating or know you’ll never eat. If other household members need or want foods you won’t be eating, see if you can store the foods that might tempt you someplace where you won’t see them every time you’re in the kitchen. Once you’ve cleared out all the trigger foods, what should you replace them with? Eating the right foods is key to helping your body work well. Foods like lean protein and low glycemic veggies are great choices. You can simplify meal planning and jumpstart your new healthy habits by stocking your shelves with some of our delicious meals and snacks on the Ideal Protein Protocol. We have more than 80 foods and drinks that are formulated with the ideal combination of protein, fat, and carbohydrate to help you sustain muscle mass while burning fat.
3. Make a list of strategies for when you’re tempted to go off your plan
What possible obstacles or challenging situations can you foresee? Maybe your spouse orders fast food and the smell is tempting. What if you had a very stressful day and are really craving sugar? Ideal Protein’s Coaches can help you prepare for these types of challenges—for example, brainstorming some if/then scenarios with solutions to help you cope.
4. Enlist the help of a trusted friend or family member
Maybe it’s someone you live with or a friend you can reach out to virtually. Share your weight loss plans and ask for their support during the process. It’s important to communicate and get support when you’re feeling things are out of control. Our doctor-designed Protocol and one-on-one coaching provides you with the support and tools you need to lose the weight so you are empowered to live your best life.
5. Make sure you have the basic tools you’ll need for cooking at home
It’s much easier to whip up a healthy, home-cooked meal when you have a sharp knife, a good non-stick skillet, and accurate measuring tools (like the Ideal Protein Digital Food Scale). While on the Ideal Protein Protocol, you also have access to great tools to help you keep organized, such as food journals (either paper or electronic) or our app!
When you follow the Ideal Protein Ketogenic Weight Loss Protocol, discover the power of treating weight loss as healthcare and food as medicine as you reset your metabolism, burn fat, and lose weight.