People who are overweight or obese can start a diet right away. If you know that you are slightly overweight then it is time to start figuring out your “Why”. Is your desire to lose weight really strong? How badly do you want to lose weight? Whenever there is slight increase in your body weight it could be the right time to start a diet. The more important it is to yourself to lose weight, the more committed you will be to losing the weight.
It is always better to check your weight at regular intervals. This helps you to keep track of your weight fluctuations and have better control over your weight. Whenever your weight shoots up to more than 20% of the recommended weight you are considered obese. Check your body mass index regularly. It should be between 18.5 and 24.9 for a normal healthy person. If the body mass index in between 25 and 29.9 then it is time to seriously start to lose weight and follow a regular diet that would reduce the intake of fat in your body. If your body mass index is above 30 then you are considered obese and you have to definitely follow a diet plan.
Eat healthy always. It is better to have healthy foods at home and try to avoid the junk foods. Some people might have the tendency to eat snacks all the time they feel bored. Avoid this habit. Instead make it a practice to do some physical activity instead of sitting idle. While eating you should note that it is better to have your meals at least two hours before your scheduled exercise.
The hardest part about starting a diet anytime is sticking with it and being consistent with your diet plan. One of the best ways to stick with our diet plan is to really develop your goals for losing weight. This is why you need to find your “why” you want to lose weight. Find your reason for losing weight and write it down. Place it somewhere that you can view it everyday, so you can be reminded of your goal. This will help you stay on track.