It seems that everyone knows how to lose weight. You have to eat less, exercise more, and cut down some food groups. Wrong! People who have lost weight will tell you that it takes much more than eating less and joining the nearby gym for exercising sessions. Weight loss requires an equally rational thought, lots of stamina and mental energy to push through thick and thin. Therefore, before you start losing your weight, you need to change your mind.
Here is some advice to get your mind in the right frame for weight loss:
Walk down from Utopia
Many people go for outright crazy weight fixes out of laziness or desperation. To this end, there are a countless number of fad diets and crazy workout programs promising this.
For successful weight loss, you need to look at what can be realistically possible. How much can you lose in a week? How strict can you be with your diet over the next ten years? Break down these goals into daily plans. Forget the magical thinking.
Deal with anxiety
You will experience many thoughts when you decide to lose weight. Will it work? How did I get here? James is doing it better. Is this the best for me? The people around you will not make things any better.
You need to deal with anxiety and get down to real business. Do not cross any bridges before you reach them. The initial push to get started should be kept throughout the entire weight loss program. Focus on the ultimate goal and use this to boost your confidence.
Create new friendships (throw out a few of the old)
Inspiration makes you achieve more than you would alone. You need to have friends who inspire you to reach your fitness goals. These are most likely those who have been through the path or are currently on the path. On the same line, you have to get rid of friends who are pulling you back with an unhealthy lifestyle, drinking or discouraging you.
Weight loss is a journey that requires support to reach the ultimate goal. This support comes from the people around you. No wonder people love to work out in a gym rather than have the equipment at home.
You must transform your mind before you lose your first pound. Create the mental energy for success. Deal with the negativity around the prospects of losing weight. You may also seek the help of a physician or exercise expert to give you the emotional boost to get going.