When it comes to losing weight one of the most important thing you need to do is get rid of all of your bad habits which include junk food and no exercise and replace them with healthy habits. Healthy habits include watching what you eat and exercising which are two great ways to lose weight. As soon as you think you are comfortable with one change you should maintain the momentum by making another. Maybe this change will involve you getting more exercise. You could start by going to the gym twice a week. Now, maintain this for a week or two and move onto your next step. Even after these two small changes you should already see a difference in your weight.
You need to develop the right habits to lose weight successfully. You need to an adapt to a lifestyle where reaching and maintaining a healthy weight fits into you normal routine without being an effort. It is important to keep track of the progress you are making and to celebrate your achievements regularly. Take note of every step you take in the right direction as it is too easy to forget our achievements. So, focus on what you do well in this process, not on the things you could have done better.
Be sure to write down your successes so you can look back over them in the future. This it will make for interesting and encouraging reading as the months go by.
If you are in the right mindset, you should have no problem replacing your old bad habits with new, healthy ones. Keeping a positive attitude throughout the process is essential so be aware of your thoughts. Your attitude towards your weight and health will most likely show up in the results.
Thoughts like “I will never lose weight” or “This diet isn’t working” will not help you at all. However, if you think “There is no reason why I shouldn’t be slim” or “I enjoy eating well and exercising regularly”, then your chances of success will be much, much higher.
I always say that only you can decide on the right weight loss plan for you. You will have to set goals that you can achieve comfortably and at your own pace. Because you are setting your own goals and making your own rules, you have an excellent chance of success. This is your journey, not someone else’s, so you have to make the rules.
It is impossible to get everything 100 per cent right. Everybody loses focus from time to time and the chances are that you will too. These slip ups aren’t really a big deal so long as they don’t happen too often, so don’t get discouraged. However, you need to resume your healthy diet and exercise patterns as soon as possible. Try to identify why you reverted to overeating or ate fattening food. Maybe you were unhappy or worried. If you know your weak spots you will be much better prepared the next time a similar situation arises.
Embarking on a weight-loss plan can be an exciting prospect and motivation will normally be naturally high at the outset. However, maintaining this motivation for months, or even years, can be a different matter. Your motivation for losing weight could be anything. If you look into yourself you should be able to see your true reasons for losing weight. Write these down and put them somewhere you can read them again when you begin to feel de-motivated. This should make the tough times a lot easier.