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Embarking on a weight-loss journey? If so, then you’ll need to make sure you not only have a nutrition and exercise plan that will lead you to success, but the right environment in which to achieve your goals as well. Believe it or not, your surroundings can have a major impact on your overall success. To be healthy by design, learn how to create a weight loss environment

Rid Your Kitchen of Unhealthy Foods

The first step is to start surrounding yourself with healthier and more nutritious foods. After all, exercising your butt off every single day isn’t going to yield results if you’re not eating healthy. Take the time to purge your cupboards and refrigerator of any fatty foods, highly processed foods, or otherwise unhealthy snacks.

If you have people in your household who eat these foods, at least try to keep them hidden so they’re not staring you in the face each time you open the pantry or fridge.

Make Portion Control Easier

One of the biggest mistakes people make when they’re trying to eat healthier is that of not realizing how much they’re eating. Unfortunately, portion sizes are greatly skewed in the United States. In fact, the average dinner “portion” at your local sit-down restaurant is likely more than 1,000 calories! This is where portion control can make all the difference. Even when you’re preparing your own foods at home, you can “trick” yourself into thinking you’re eating more by using smaller plates and silverware.

You could use our free excel template to calculate your day to day calories intake. Whatever your diet and training needs may be, this Nutrition Planner will allow you to build and maintain your own customized daily meal plan and its COMPLETELY FREE!

 

Take Time to Prep Your Meals

It’s 8PM on a Wednesday and you just got home from a long, exhausting day at work. The last thing you feel like doing right now is cooking, but you know your only other option is to go to your local fast food drive-thru, which defeats your nutrition and fitness goals.

By taking just one afternoon or evening out of your week to prep all your meals for the entire week, you can save yourself from being in this predicament. Instead, you can have a delicious and nutritious meal ready for you every day when you get home.

Set Up an Exercise Space in Your Home

On some days, finding the time to commute to the gym may simply not be realistic. However, this doesn’t mean that you should skip out on your daily exercise altogether. Instead, make sure you have zero room for excuses by setting up an exercise space in your home; it doesn’t have be a full home gym. A small corner of your basement is enough room to lay out a yoga mat and set up some weights or even a compact exercise bike.

Ask Your Partner to Hold You Accountable

Sometimes, our partners and the other people we live with are unknowingly bad influences on our weight loss journeys. Maybe your spouse is always suggesting you order pizza for dinner instead of cooking, or maybe your roommate is constantly encouraging you to share her pint of ice cream. Talk to your partner or roommates about your goals and how important they are to you; ask them to help hold you accountable or even embark on this journey with you.

Keep a Food and Exercise Journal

Last but not least, if you’re not doing so already, now is a great time to start keeping a food and exercise journal. This will not only help you stay accountable, but will help you track your daily calorie and macro-nutrient intake and calories burned from various types of exercise.

By surrounding yourself with a healthier environment, you’ll find that you have a much easier time reaching your weight loss goals. For more assistance, contact us today!  One thing our customers find helpful is our free weight loss calculator. The Weight Loss Calculator allows you to calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index), your RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) and BMR (Basic Metabolic Rate) fom entering minimal information.

Use it today to calculate how many weeks it will take to achieve your goals and more…

 

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