Exante Day 3 of 100 days to Christmas Challenge
So here we are on day 3 of 100 days to Christmas Exante Challenge. Drum roll…. I’m feeling ok considering I’ve probably dropped my calorie intake by 1000 calories a day. Yep, it shocked me too. This is coming from the woman who wrote “it’s not rocket science”. To be honest I’m kind of glad I’m in this position again as it shows I’m only human but we can make a difference when we put in the effort.
How many people have lost weight to gain it again? We are all guilty of this. I know where I have gone wrong so that is half the problem won. I also know the right and wrong foods but I chose the wrong foods. I mentioned in my last post the horrible things that have happened this year which has had an absolutely negative effect on my health. You have to make lifelong changes. You can not go on a diet lose all the weight then go back to eating the way you did before. You have to make a serious change to your lifestyle.
The Secret Of Why Exante and VLCD diets work the best
The first reason Exante for me works better than the others such as Slimming World and Weight Watchers is that you get results fast and that seriously affects your motivation in a positive way. Usually, with all diets on week one weigh-in, you lose a lot but the 7 days leading up to that is the most difficult. But as soon as you see that lower number on the scales it becomes a whole lot easier.
6 Things To Do Before You Begin Your Diet
Take a photo – The first thing I suggest you do is to take a before photo. Yes, it is going to look bloody awful (you wait until you see mine). Do one from the front and one from the side preferably in your underwear or the same clothes every time. For my challenge, I am taking a photo every day so that at the end of the 100 days I will post a timelapse video so you can watch me shrink before your eyes. How lucky are you?
Measure – So following the photos find yourself a tape measure and take measurements. This is because obviously when you reach your goal at the end of your weight loss journey you can see how many inches you have lost but also you will have weeks where you will lose inches and not weight which is completely normal. So being able to see those losses and to look back can keep you on track. This is so important believe me.
Write – I also suggest getting yourself a really nice A5 notebook or my Diet Journal which is on Amazon.co.uk. Keep a record of what you eat each day, how you are feeling both emotionally and physically. Put your weight and measurements in there. I take my measurements every week just the once along with weighing. Keeping a physical record is so very important to keep your motivation going. You can also print off a photo of you at the beginning, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks etc and stick it in your book. Don’t worry no one has to see it but you but again but when you have a bad week if you are a visual person it helps to see how far you have come.
Drink – You can also keep an eye on how much water you are drinking by making a note also. Drinking plenty of water is key. We are so bad at not drinking enough. I have set several reminders on my phone to go off during the day to remind me to drink 500ml of water. It just seems easier to do it that way.
Goal Setting – choosing a goal is a game-changer too. You are going to have bad days we all do but if you have a goal and you think about that at times of difficulty it will help. In fact, write your goal in your notebook. Do you want to be healthier? Do you want to fit in the little black dress at Christmas? Are you going on holiday and want to feel more confident by the side of the pool? Now for me I want to be healthier, I want to feel better inside and I want to feel more confident and improve my self-esteem, fit into a pair of jeans without the muffin top. I remember how I felt when I lost weight before and I miss feeling like that hugely.
Visualise – visualising goes along with goal setting too. You need to imagine yourself at your goal weight. For me, I will envisage myself wearing my size 12 jeans and looking at my reflection in the mirror. Make the image bright and colourful and see how amazing you look then step into that image and see how it feels, how good you feel. While doing that make the tip of your middle finger touch the tip of your thumb making a circle. If you do that every time you visualise you will eventually make a connection so that when you are going to reach for that biscuit if you do the finger thumb circle it will trigger your visualisation image. You need to do it every day though. It might be easier to just start your day with a visualistaion then use it during the day.
So I hope today’s post, how to lose weight quickly and safely helped to prepare you for weight loss or to even keep you motivated.
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