Everybody has something that they dislike, something they would like to change about themselves be it their hair color their job or their life in general. One of the most common things people want to change or is their weight.
The feeling of being unable to lose weight can cause depression and lead to eating disorders. We all strive for the perfect size. If this is you, ask yourself how many times have you tried to lose weight. How many different ways have you put your faith a new diet only to be let down?
The way to success is simpler than most of us realize. Start by keeping a healthy attitude towards weight loss. Remember slow and steady wins the race. Fads may give short term results but they never last. Maintaining a positive mental attitude is needed in reaching your goal.
The hardest question to ask yourself is why am i overweight? It’s important that you be truthful with yourself when answering these questions:
Do I overeat?
Do I skip meals?
Do I stress eat?
Or do I simply need to improve what I eat?
Tell yourself you can do this and stick to a plan. This way, you will avoid setting yourself up for failure right from the start.
Ask yourself the reasons why you want to lose weight. Get out a notebook and write them down. Remember that eating healthy improves your health and will make you feel better about yourself too. This is a very positive goal. If you want to diet to look perfect, remember you already are perfect.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help friends and family can be very supportive. Find a buddy to work with you. Tell him / her about your goals and ask for support when you are feeling low and battling with urges.
Stay focused on what you want to do and why. Set yourself little goals in the beginning. For example, if your goal is to eat breakfast for a whole week, reward yourself if you achieve it. Decide ahead of time what your reward will be. The key is to not expect change to happen overnight. If you aim too high and don’t see instant results you will feel like you have failed. The truth is if you’re trying your never failing.
Take it one day at a time. Eat small, frequent meals. Try looking into alternative help such as acupuncture or acupressure to help with appetite suppression. If you stress eat, try looking into aromatherapy. Find the time relax, so you can reduce the stress that causes you to overeat. If you are interested in learning more about food, then make it a hobby to look up healthy tips online.
A trick that always worked for me is to have 3 square meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was a snacker, so instead of thinking I wasn’t allowed to have any extras, I would make fruit snacks for in between meals. I also gave myself permission to take a day off each week. If I managed not to cheat all week, I would have a treat on the weekend like a chocolate bar or an ice cream. My motto is a little bit of what you fancy does you good. But, for this to be beneficial you have to be true to yourself and stick to your plan.
It’s almost like retraining your eating habits. It’s your positive mental attitude which will get you through. Remember if you have a bad week where you do cheat then there is always next week. Always be true to yourself do not set unrealistic goals.
Stay positive and you will reach your goal.