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Is Your Weight Loss Program Sustainable?

Is Your Weight Loss Program Sustainable?

Many people find losing weight difficult because they struggle to stick with their diet and exercise routine. Making these aspects of weight loss both attainable and sustainable are a vital part of a weight loss program. When you find ways to make eating healthy and exercising enjoyable and a part of everyday life, it becomes much easier to stick to a weight loss program. It may take some time and some professional guidance from a personal trainer or nutrition coach, but healthy living can become your norm if you learn how to make it work with your life.

Building A Sustainable Weight Loss Program

Make Workouts Enjoyable
If you are doing exercises that you dislike and find it hard to stick with, you will not be able to keep up with this long term. Finding workouts and ways of staying active that you enjoy are a vital part of creating a weight loss program workout routine that you can stick with. While it may be difficult to get into the habit of working out, finding an activity that is fun and entertaining will make it much easier to stick with your workout routine long term. Remember that you don’t only have to stick to running and using gym equipment. If you’re struggling to find an exercise routine you enjoy, experiment with new forms of exercise; participate in a session of dance, a few yoga classes, tai-chi, swimming, and more. Try different activities until you find one that you like enough to keep up with it. Your personal trainer can help you find the activity that’s right for you.

Find Healthy Food Alternatives
It can be hard to switch your eating habits and even harder to stick to a restrictive diet. When we strive for perfection, we often end up failing, but when we make small changes that add up to general healthier living, we can make significant improvements. Instead of getting rid of all “bad” foods or cutting out certain foods altogether, try changing them out with healthier options. Start by swapping out sugary drinks for other beverages, for example, drinking more water and skipping out on the pop. You can also try drinking your coffee with sweetener or no sugar. Replace your white bread with whole grain bread. Replace your pasta with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. There are lots of ways you can subtly change your diet without giving up the recipes you love. Speak to your weight loss program coach to figure out how you can make these changes.

Make your Weight Loss Program Work For Your Lifestyle
Life is busy and while you need to prioritize your weight loss program, you need to find sustainable ways to make this fit into your schedule. While some people like to unwind by cooking dinner after work, others find this tedious and time consuming. Instead, find recipes for healthy, big batches of meal prep and cook just once a week. And maybe you don’t have time to exercise every day. If so, create a schedule of alternating workout days so that your exercise becomes a part of your regular routine at a time that is convenient for you. Also consider your own habits. If you are not a morning person, do not force yourself to complete a sunrise run. Instead, block out time at lunch or after work. Whenever you choose to get active, make sure you are consistent, commit to the routine you have decided on, and use your personal trainer or nutrition coach to hold you accountable. Make sure to share lifestyle challenges with your personal trainer or nutrition coach for their guidance to create the best weight loss program customized for you. Your personal trainer or nutrition coach will work with you to create a weight loss program that works with your lifestyle.

Reduce Scale Use
While some people like to adamantly track their progress, others find it discouraging and some people can even become obsessive with weighing themselves. Remember that weight loss isn’t just losing weight; you can lose fat while building muscle and this will change the numbers on your scale. Muscle development as you work out can change your weight even though it is a good type of weight to gain. Whether or not you are adding muscle weight, if you find yourself thinking about weighing yourself more than once a day or if you feel discouraged by seeing the numbers on the scale, avoid weighing yourself for a while. A sustainable weight loss program is a long-term process that may not result in daily changes on the scale.

Start A Sustainable Weight Loss Program

The most effective weight loss program works with your life so you can have continued health and maintain your weight loss. A nutrition coach or personal trainer ensures that your weight loss program is personalized so that you can find ways to make your diet and exercise sustainable for your life.

At Jensen Fitness, our personal training, fitness coaching, and weight loss programs will provide you with all of the support you need to achieve your personal goals while helping you sustain your new healthy habits for the long term and improve your overall health. To start your weight loss or fitness journey, contact our team of personal trainers in SE Calgary by calling 1-403-200-0199 or by filling out our online contact form.


It is recommended that everyone gets at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, however, if you are embarking on your fitness or weight loss journey, you should be going to the gym at least three times per week.

Before you embark on your weight loss program journey, we will first do an initial consultation to learn your personal goals, current fitness levels, and any limitations. We will then create a customized plan complete with tailored meal plans, workout schedules, check-ins, and training to keep you accountable.

A nutrition coach will create meal plans specific to your body and goals while holding you accountable for sticking with your healthy eating plan. They will help to teach you what foods are healthy and what foods to avoid, and how you can learn to enjoy healthy food. To learn more, read 5 Benefits Of Hiring A Nutrition Coach.



Whether you’re looking for a customized weight loss program, or a nutrition coach to help you live healthier, we’ll give you all the support and encouragement you need to get lasting and incredible results.


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