If you are overweight you already know the importance of dieting to lose the extra pounds. You have no doubt heard it many times from your health care professional or you have seen it in the news. Unfortunately knowing you need to lose weight and actually losing weight are two separate mindsets.
Weight loss Hurdles
For many people losing weight is considered to be a difficult challenge. If that is true for you then that mindset is the 1st hurdle to overcome. If you’re going to be successful in losing weight and keeping it off, why not make it fun? What if it was fun to lose weight? That would create a whole different mindset. No longer would losing weight be a drudgery but now become something exciting to do.
Get excited About Weight loss
Get excited about the challenge you face in losing weight. Get excited about the help the feeling that comes from carrying less excess poundage. Get excited about the way you will look and the closer you’ll be able to fit into. Get excited about new recipes and new ways of eating is one way to motivate yourself in losing weight.
Get help Losing Weight
Don’t try to go on the journey alone in weight loss. Find friends and family members who will support you. You’re not looking for individuals to make you feel guilty when you fall short, you are looking for friends who encourage you on your quest for a healthy lifestyle.
Before you embark upon your weight loss journey it is probably best to get your healthcare professional involved. They can help you set reasonable goals regarding weight loss. I personally would look for a healthcare professional that specialized in losing weight.
I personally would stay away from the extreme diets that promise you to lose a lot of weight. These diets can deliver and you can lose weight rapidly, however, the excitement is short-lived. Most people who use these types of diets gain the weight back. Research has shown that yo-yo dieting can make losing weight very difficult.
It seems kind of strange that when people lose weight they tend to reward themselves with food that they know they should not eat. It’s like an alcoholic celebrating sobriety by going out to a bar, it’s sort of defeats the purpose. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating when you reach certain milestones with weight loss, however, reward yourself appropriately. You could choose to buy yourself a new wardrobe or particular clothing. You could purchase some type of exercise equipment or some type of culinary product that will assist you in reaching your next goal. Rewarding yourself is fine just make sure it’s truly a reward.
Dieting and exercise really work together. To have real success in weight loss both must be incorporated into your lifestyle. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen people exercising at the gym eating junk food. I guess for them they believe that hard work is all that is necessary to lose weight. I personally think they are fooling themselves. If you want to be successful with weight loss and diet and exercise must be combined together.
Losing weight is exciting
It really is exciting to lose weight and to feel better. Knowing that you put in the time and effort to do so gives you a sense of accomplishment and reward. It may take a little time and a little discipline but you are worth the effort!