Weight loss – tips for the first 24 hours
Weight loss and everything to do with it may seem complicated at first. But we can assure you that it’s not – you just need to start right. Today, we give you a specific action plan for the first 24 hours. Stick with it and a successful start is guaranteed.
Recommendations for the first 24 hours
The first 24 hours are critical. This determines whether your journey to a healthier and improved you will last or whether you’ll be tempted to give up in just a few days.
Pair up with a (Fitlap) meal plan
It’s entirely possible to eat healthy on your own without any extra help. At the same time, a healthy diet doesn’t just mean eating healthy food products. It takes a lot more. It’s crucially important for a meal plan to consider your personal needs and desires. And also to ensure that your body gets proper nutrition. People often entirely overlook vitamins, minerals, fibre and a lot of other important things.
So a warm recommendation – trust the professionals who have done all this thinking and planning for you. There’s no point in reinventing the wheel.
Record your current situation
I believe that we all set goals for ourselves. Be they weight loss, more endurance or even a smaller waist. But in order to move towards these goals with complete steadiness, we need constant confirmation that we’re on the right track.
During the first 24 hours, take photos of yourself, step on the scale and measure your body. If you only trust the reflection in the mirror and your own gut feeling, changes may not be visible enough for you.
Motivation remains at maximum level when changes exist in black and white on paper.
Check which foods you already have at home
You can eat healthy and lose weight with completely normal foods. And it’s highly likely that you can put your first healthy meal together out of things currently available in your fridge or pantry.
Enter the foods you found at home in the recipe search box in the Fitlap platform and we’ll immediately offer suitable recipes to you. Follow the personal amounts provided for you there and you’ve taken your first successful step towards feeling lighter.
Select the foods that you like
Healthy eating does not have to be boring. And you absolutely do not have to eat foods which you don’t like. Even though Fitlap also offers default dishes for your meal plan, you can replace them if you want.
Our recipe bank already contains over 100 delicious recipes. Find the ones you like and add them to your favourites. I’ve suggested starting by selecting 10-15 favourite dishes and only stick to those at first. 10-15 recipes will nicely cover the varied needs of your body and won’t overwhelm a beginner at the same time.
Also think ahead when going to work and bring your own food that doesn’t take that much cooking. And of course you can cook for several meals at once.
Make a shopping list
Once you’ve selected your dishes, make a shopping list in Fitlap. When you shop with a list, there’s no danger of dropping various emotional purchases in your cart. Candy, cake and chips will stay on the shelves.
You can lose body weight without exercise. At the same time, exercising and physical activity makes it much easier. This first exercise doesn’t necessarily have to take place in the first 24 hours, but it’d be good to start with it within the first week. If possible, get a friend involved as well. It’s easier together.
Remember that a healthy lifestyle is not a sprint, but more like a marathon. Take your time and focus on changing your lifestyle first and foremost.
But promise me this – you’ll start right now! Okay?