WEEK 1 GOAL: Set realistic weight-loss goals
Research shows that many people who lose weight end up gaining some or all of it back. Most people tend to “take it easy” once they hit their goal, they go back to old habits or thought patterns and start gaining weight again. So this week, we want you to eat and exercise as your future “goal-weight self” and, by the end of the week, we want you to determine if that’s something you can successfully do for the rest of your life.
Reaching your goal weight isn’t the end of your health and fitness journey, it’s just the beginning. Let’s imagine you’re already there, you have finally reached your ideal weight, and now all you have to do is maintain it. Ask yourself how many times a week will you exercise once you reach that goal? Be realistic and honest about your activity goal and take your lifestyle into account.
“Goal-Weight Self” Daily Calorie Intake
Enter your height, goal weight, age, and activity goal below to calculate the number of calories your “goal-weight self” will need per day to maintain the weight.
Throughout this week, you need to respect the daily calorie intake and reach your activity goal. All our recipes have calorie and macros information and, if you’re eating out or cooking some of your favorite recipes, you can easily track your calories using different apps.
The whole trick with weight loss is keeping the weight off, and starting your journey with a realistic approach is the key to long-term success.
By the end of this week, if you find out that this isn’t something you can keep up with, then you need to tweak your goals. Maybe you need to exercise more so that you can eat more, or maybe your goal weight isn’t realistic enough.
The sooner you tweak these numbers, the sooner you can start living the life of your future “goal-weight self”. Once you reach your goal weight, there will be no need to make major adjustments and, since you’re adapting to your future lifestyle early on, you’ll have a way better chance of long-term weight loss success!
Here’s a list of additional resources you can use to track your calories.
. Our recipes
. The Beginner Edition
. Healthy Eating Meal Plan