Nobody can lose your weight for you. Therefore the best way to go about it is with a positive attitude supported by very strong commitment. Weight loss is never easy – it takes patience and a supportive network to change one’s lifestyle. The good news, though, is that it can be done.
Ironically, if you want to lose weight, don’t think like a loser! Negative thoughts will just grind you down and instead of ending up as a winner filled with positive thoughts and a progressive attitude you will wind up as a negative pessimist. Remember that even one vague negative thought is much more powerful and lasting than a strong positive one.
By constantly reminding yourself of who you are, the remarkable qualities that you have, what you want to achieve and maintaining your self-respect, negative thoughts that limit you and your abilities will be countered.
Think with excitement about what awaits you. Remember that there is more to losing weight than just changing your food intake. You can literally change your life! Research different weight loss options and go for the one that will help you acquire healthier habits all round so that you can be true to your weight-loss commitments.
Build up a support network amongst your acquaintances. The result will be that there is always someone to talk you through the difficult times and with whom to share weight loss activities and knowledge. Someone who has successfully lost weight and managed to keep it off might be able to offer invaluable tips and guidance.
The media is full of true-life stories about people who managed to lose incredible amounts of weight and maintain their new shape. Invariably, they report a change in their general take on life as well as in their mental attitude.
In terms of your food intake, you now have options never before available such as low-fat and low calorie food, prepared food that you can purchase in the required portions and prepare within minutes. Eating more intelligently has never been so easy!
You may have to go back to school when it comes to eating skills. Take a close look at a variety of weight loss plans and choose one that is not too rigid as the more flexible it is, the easier you will manage as you will feel more in control.
Be prepared to become physical! Weight loss and exercise go hand in hand and your chances of succeeding or much better if you think of exercise as fun instead of a hard and sweaty slog. Exercise will not only escalate your weight loss but will contribute in a positive way to every aspect of your life.
Walking promotes blood circulation throughout your body and medical practitioners recommend it highly since it encourages an overall feeling of health. But don’t limit yourself: alternate between swimming, yoga, aerobics and jogging, all of which will contribute to your weight loss efforts. Consider taking your doctor on as an ally and discuss your weight loss program and exercise options with him.