Here’s some of the tips:
- Maximize your flavor – mix up your salads. Try cabbage instead of lettuce.
- Join a gym
- Deny hunger pangs – The more you hold out, the easier temptations become to ignore.
- Take small steps – Focus on one goal at a time. Building muscle can pack on fat, so use cardio-heavy fat shedding phases to look cut.
- Find role model – They can show you it’s possible to look the way they you want, if you eat right and exercise.
- Be consistent – Find a program you think will work for you, and stick to it, no matter what.
- Take the hard part – Compete with yourself. When you touch the bar, raise it a little higher.
- Train like it’s a real thing – Intervals workouts and long runs boast speed, but practicing the exact distance you’ll race lets you know exactly what to expect.
- Shock your body – Your body adapts if you are doing the same thing all the time. Once you are good at running, try biking.
- Start out slow – Too many people start hard and burn out early. Set small goals until you’re up and running.
- Cook your own meals – Preparing your own meals gives you the ultimate control over your diet.
- Use workouts as reminders – It’s less tempting to cheat if you feel like you’re sabotaging a recent gym session.
- Shore up your weaknesses
- Don’t finish dinner – Chain restaurants give you close to double the portion size you actually need, so don’t feel any pressure to finish it.
- Expand your grocery list – Some of the healthiest and most satisfying eats may be the ones you’ve been shunning for years.
- Evaluate your diet – Halfway to your goal, take time to assess what’s working and what isn’t.
- Lift heavy – Working your muscles hard helps you gain lean mass as you lose weight.
- Know your body – If you’re fixated on a specific sweet treat, that’s just a craving you should ignore. But if you’re plain hungry, it’s time to refuel.
- Get away from your bad habits – Just find your own sanctuary for dodging temptation.
- Pay attention to your body after meals – Foods that make you feel bloated and tired will sap your energy during workouts.
- Make your mental fitness a priority – Visualizing your goal takes the same discipline as eating healthy.
- Use common sense – Fast food and candy will make you fat. It’s not rocket science.
- Rotate your training intensity – Give yourself one recovery week a month.
- Set a near-impossible goal – Nothing motivates you like facing a 140.6-mile race.
- Play ball – Competition-even pickup games-can kickstart your weight-loss goals. The fitter you are, the more you win.
- Cook ahead
- Ask for help – Make sticking to your diet easier – convince your family and friends to join you in your healthy meal plan.
- Lift as you lose – Lifting weight – even light weights – can help tighten loose skin.
- Change it up – If you plateau on the scale, alter your diet to nudge your body back into weight-loss mode.
- Discover new cuisine – There are dozens of ways to cook chicken, and most are healthier than frying.
- Ease into the new you – Motivation is great, but changing your diet too quickly will increase cravings and set you up for failure.
- Look beyond the menu – When dining in a restaurant, ask the server how the meals are prepared. “Sauteed” probably means smothered in butter. Ask to use olive oil instead.
- Find a workout buddy – (To motivate yourself) or ..
- Do it yourself – No one can motivate you like yourself.
- Diversify your diet – (?)
- Create structure – Having a set workout time and regimen allows you to track your fitness progress beyond the scale.
Hmmm … such a long list to make.
Summarized from Men’s Health.