Anyone who has tried to lose weight can tell you that the hardest part isn't starting the fitness journey– it's committing to it every single day.
That's why we compiled the key things you need to do to make sure that your weight loss goal is attainable and executable.
Remember, no matter how far you come, progress is progress.
Weight Loss Goal: Set Your Goalpost
First, you need to figure out how much weight you want to lose.
Tools like weight loss calculators can help you determine this.
With a weight loss calculator, you can set what your starting weight is, goal weight, and how active you're willing to be to lose the pounds.
Depending on what you select, your weight loss calculator will adjust the calories you need to cut and amount of time that it will take you to reach your weight loss goal.
Weight Loss Goal: Make Your Diet Plan
Once you know the calories you need to cut, it's time to make a plan.
Your diet is the most important part of a weight loss plan.
Without clean eating, all your exercising efforts are useless!
Start with our free 1-day meal plan.
This free 1-day meal plan provides you details into what you should eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
This meal plan is easily customizable, so it accommodates for food preferences and potential allergies.
Weight Loss Goal: Make Your Exercise Plan
Once you have your weight loss diet figured out, you will need to approach your exercise plan.
Everyone's body is different.
That's why we prefer different foods, and also why we prefer different exercises!
From natural strength to previous injuries, there are many reasons why we love or loathe cardio, weight training, etc.
But in order to lose weight, you will need to find an exercise method that you can stick to.
A good place to start is our 24-minute fat burning workout guide.
This workout is designed for busy men over 40 with the intent of reigniting your metabolism.
Only 24 minutes in length, even the busiest men can find time for this!
Weight Loss Goal: Stay Accountable
It can be fun to plan your diet and exercise!
Many of us know that starting to achieve your weight loss goal isn't the hard part– committing to the lifestyle is what's difficult.
That's why you need a way to hold yourself accountable!
Try recording your goal weight on a calendar and writing in your exercise plan. That way, you should be seeing your plan in black and white every day.
Journaling in the morning or night is another way to keep yourself accountable. It also helps you to reflect on your progress.
One of the best ways we've found to keep ourselves accountable is to join a weight loss program like the FF30X.
FF30X is a 30-day fitness program that provides instruction on your eating and exercising on your journey.
But almost more importantly, the FF30X provides a community of fitness experts and fellow trainees who are going through the same journey.
Conquer Your Weight Loss Goal for Good
Take back your health FOR GOOD this time!
Getting fit is definitely a challenge.
But if you truly want to take your health back, now is the time!
The longer you wait, the more you are risking.
Your friend in health,
Dr. Anthony Balduzzi
Founder, The Fit Father Project
Brotherhood Nickname: “Mr. Results”
Bragging Rights: Has helped over 35,000 fathers lose fat, build muscle, & get healthy for their families
P.S. If you haven't seen my FREE 1-Day Meal Plan for Men over 40, I highly recommend you click here to get a free copy sent directly to your email. Remember: nutrition is a core foundation of weight loss for men over 40.
Small note about research cited in this article:
*Always remember: weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual. Just because these studies cite certain data does not mean you will experience these results. Always consult with your doctor before making decisions about your health. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info into your weight loss goal.