How to Start Losing Weight: 5 Crucial Things You Must Do In The First Week For Longterm Success

Mentally prepare for change

The first week is tough, I’m not going to lie. Some old habits are hard to break and it takes a lot of mental toughness to break through it.

During my first week I struggled terribly with giving up my nightly pig out session on pretzels. I used to sit on the couch with a huge bag of pretzels and just eat, eat, and eat some more while watching shows.

That first week I gave up the 1000 calorie bag of pretzels I felt like I had legit withdrawal symptoms. I wanted to eat pretzels so bad and had to focus hard on staying away from them. I went up to my room and just fought through the cravings. Today, I don’t crave pretzels at all…but that first week was torture.

Same with waking up early to exercise. The first week is tough. You’re tired and not used to it yet. However, if you can push through that first week it gets easier.

Taking the time to wrap your brain around the new habits and routines you’ll need to put in place will be super helpful as you start to lose weight.

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