Sunday, May 16, 2021

Weight Loss Motivation, When the going gets tough...

Weight Loss Motivation, When the going gets tough...
Appropriate motivation is critical when the newness of your new lifestyle starts to wear off and you can feel yourself being pulled back into your old destructive habits. Yes, will power will be a needed element in some cases, but you will be better off if you reframe situations and surround yourself with people who share your goals, or have reached the spot where you want to be.

First, start thinking like a slim person. Many overweight women daydream about how delicious and satisfying a rich, high-fat, high-carb snack will taste when they bite into it. A slim person, however, often has flashes of how bloated and heavy they will feel with the same snack just sitting in their stomach.

Second, educate yourself to eat consciously. Be keenly aware of what you are putting in your mouth at all times. Know what foods function to provide lasting energy and help increase your metabolism naturally...and what foods just taste delicious, but are easily converted into fat on your waist and hips. Congratulate yourself for not eating carelessly and mindlessly.

Third, making friends with slender, fit people who practice positive lifestyle habits has been demonstrated by research to help women write their own weight loss success story. In 2007, the New England Journal of Medicine published findings that weight gain can be contagious in tight social networks.

By no means does this mean to shun and completely disengage from overweight friends who do not share your fat loss goals, but expanding your support network to include new friends that are following the path you wish to stay on. Weight loss motivation can be extrinsic as well as intrinsic.

Fourth, know that losing weight is not linear...meaning that you may lose three pounds a week for a month when you start a new program of regular moderate exercise...then all of a sudden, only lose one. Instead of panicking, congratulate yourself and understand your body is changes must be made. Do it gradually, there is no need for extreme weight loss of any fashion. Restrictive dieting, as opposed to making important and healthy lifestyle changes is a recipe for disaster.

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