We can pretty much all accept the fact that a 2 day weight loss diet is essentially useless. If you plan to make changes for a couple of days, you’re not going to get much out of it, and if you do, those benefits will be gone in a blink.
What Can a 2 Day Weight Loss Effort Do for You?
The key to getting the most out of a 2 day weight loss effort is to think short term instead of long term. Sure, it may only be a couple of days, but that’s not where it has to stop. Instead of thinking of that weekend as the full length of your efforts, shift your mindset to consider it the setup for something you’ll be doing over time. Let it be the couple of days you need to get yourself organized and ready to kickstart into full gear on the third day.
How to Use a 2 Day Weight Loss Foundation to Get Things Started
Thinking of a 2 day weight loss start as your time period for getting set up and ready can make sure you are set to do exactly what you should when you commit to beginning. So many of us say that our diet starts on Monday. Who hasn’t seen the memes? There were jokes about diets starting on Monday before memes even existed! That said, this doesn’t mean that Saturday and Sunday are off the hook.
Even if you’re not ready to go at full speed on the weekend, you can use that time to make sure things are all set on Monday when you do want to begin in earnest. Use those two days to focus on setting up the following components of a healthy weight management strategy.
Healthy Eating Plan
Come up with an eating strategy that will be based on whole foods, so that half of what you eat will be vegetables and fruits, complemented by whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats. This may mean that your weekend dieting kickstart will involve a bit of grocery shopping and possibly meal or ingredient prepping, too. That way, you’ll have all the food you need to do things right starting on the third day.
Whether this means finding great exercise videos, joining a gym or workout class, or even just picking up a perfect pair of walking shoes that you’ll be using five times per week, decide what your workout routine will look like. Add it to your schedule in a relatively detailed way so that you’ll never have the excuse of running out of time.
Remember, you’re thinking long-term. Your 2 day weight loss setup is only building a foundation. The rest will happen gradually for long-term healthy weight management.