Establish a Healthy Weight-loss Routine
In terms of nutrition, the best way to stay on track is to count calories and plan your meals ahead of time. Doing so will help you avoid nothing-in-the-fridge syndrome. Unfamiliar with that? Remember the last time you looked in the fridge, found the celery and yogurt unappealing and ended up at the closest drive-thru? It happens to all of us!
Stack your pantry with healthy snacks, the fixings for delicious, low-calorie meals and the occasional sweet treat. If you're well-prepared for mealtimes and cravings, you'll stay far away from the temptations of fast food. Even if you're not a cook, you can stock up on low-cal frozen meals.
The great news for newbie or unmotivated exercisers is that there's a fitness regimen for absolutely everyone. Hate crowded gyms? Lace up your sneakers and take a brisk walk or jog around the neighborhood. If you love cardio, get hooked on spin, step or kickboxing classes to burn a ridiculous amount of calories in only one hour. For best results, intersperse cardio with strength training to achieve muscle tone.