How to Start Losing Weight: 5 Things to Do During the First Week
Get hot zones under control
The first thing you need to do, before anything else, is get your environment set up to support your weight loss efforts. By environment I mean your home, work, car, and wherever you spend a lot of time. Essentially this means getting your hot zones under control.
Hot zones are moments where you feel extremely overwhelmed and your decisions are more about survival instead of long term goals. For example, dinner’s not ready and kids are screaming, so instead of preparing a healthy meal you order a pizza.
Healthy habits, routines, and changes are near impossible to make when you live primarily in the hot zone. Hot zones keep you dependent on old unhealthy habits. So, if you’re serious about losing weight, then getting your hot zones under control is one of the first things you need to do.
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Think about this…
If all your weight loss attempts have failed because food wasn’t ready, you ran out of time, and/or stress took over for whatever reason then you need to take a hard look at your hot zones and the role they have in your life.
It’s one thing for hot zones to happen once in a while but if it’s the norm then do this first before trying to make any other changes.