Starting your Weight Loss Journey can be a challenge. These 25 must-have weight loss tools to begin your journey at home will make it easier. Just choose one or two to start with and start setting your goals today.
Some Tips Before You Start Your Weight Loss Journey
Starting your weight loss journey is not always easy. I recently have been struggling with some health issues. I have always been underweight. I was diagnosed with Graves Disease and have been on a merry go round, so to speak.
I am currently more than 20 pounds over what I normally am. I have been exercising but nothing is working. As I reflect on this statement, I know that you have to make up your mind to change something. It is more that just wanting it. It is doing something about it every day!
I am sure you can relate to not feeling your best when you are not at your optimal weight. Maybe you feel like me and start to feel a little self-conscience.
I know I am not defined by my weight and I have practice a little self-talk to remind me who I am. I decided I need to make a change and start my own challenge.
I am gathering together a lot of information about my health and going to begin a focused plan to get healthy. It will start with a few supplements, better eating, some essential oils for my adrenals, and a focused exercise plan.
For my birthday, my husband got me a fit bit, so that will be part of my accountability. Being a writer has its challenges in itself.
I am using the fit bit to remind me to get up and walk. These weight loss tools below have all you need to get started. I will keep you up to date how it’s working.
I also use an app called Carb Manager to count my calories and macros.
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25 Must-Have Weight Loss Tools
1. 7-Piece Portion Control Containers with Complete Guide
2. Stackable Meal Prep Food Storage Containers
3. Digital Multifunction Food Kitchen Scale
4. Meal Measure 1 Portion Control Tool
5. 10-Piece Portion Control/Weight Loss Utensil Set
6. Portion Control Zip Lock Plastic Bags
9. Food Journal
10. Magnetic Refrigerator Calendar
11. Magnetic Refrigerator Chalkboard Dry Erase Weekly Menu
12. Fitbit Charge 2
13. 20-Pound Dumbbell Set with Stand
14. Exercise Ball
16. INSANITY Fast and Furious DVD Workout
17. Heavy Duty 2-in-1 Resistance Exercise Band 13 Piece Set
18. Premium Spiralizer Vegetable Spiral Slicer
19. Apple iPod Nano
22. FitDeck Exercise Playing Cards
23. EA Sports Active
24. Just Dance 2016
Now that you have some tools to choose from, pick the ones you think will give you the motivation to get started.
Don’t overdo it. You only need one or two to get started. Start planning some self-care days. You will need to reward yourself for small accomplishments.
One of the things I have done food-wise is to try to eliminate as much processed sugar as possible. I am now using Swerve for all my baking and liquid stevia for my beverages.
I usually only drink unsweetened Iced Tea, but on occasion, I will have a coffee and add a few drops of sweetener to it.
The other thing I added daily was Bone Broth. This helps with saggy skin when you start losing weight.
This post was updated from the Original December 2016 publish date.
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Katie Jenkins says
Bless your heart, Candi. I am really, really sorry you’re having to go through all that. Symptoms of Graves’ disease would throw anyone off their game and then some! I’ll be sure to send some good energy your way.
Just out of curiosity, what were your main symptoms that caused you to find out what was going on? And since beginning treatment, are you feeling any better?
On a different note, the weight loss tools you listed are simply awesome. How are you liking your Fitbit? I have a Fitbit Charge HR and love it, with the exception of the nonreplaceable band that’s completely falling apart.
Do keep us updated on how things are going, and if you ever have any weight loss questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d be happy to help.
I hope your holidays were wonderful and Happy New Year! May you kick 2017’s butt!
P.S. Very much enjoy your posts. Started following you several months ago after coming across Motivation Monday!