The Failures & Successes With Weight Loss
Emotions, motivations, behaviors and external factors – these are all involved in a person’s action and each action has its result. These can also be the reasons why people cannot achieve what they wanted such as weight loss. What you should know is that nothing in this world is achieved by minimal or less actions. Everyone has to put an extra effort and it’s the same with desiring that healthy, slim and fit body. As older folks would have it: If you want to get something done, or achieve your dreams, have that earnest effort .That earnest efforts should be derived from the passion and strong will to do so.
It’s really disappointing to hear people quitting every time there is a challenge to shed off some pounds. After all, losing weight is not only for people to see you on an aspect that you wanted them to look at. Instead, losing weight is for the reason that you wanted not only to look good but to feel good inside and out. For an instance, you were over a 130 pounds even with a well-structured low-carb, low-fat diet for a week. After a week is over, the weight scale says you lose 8 pounds and so you thought you’ve done something effectively – and could do it again. What usually happens with this mentality is weight loss efforts are stopped. Then most likely, you’d do as what these people would – feeling that you’ve deserved to eat a few slices of chocolate cake and have the whole weekend on a movie marathon, with fastfood and soda drinks. After all, you want to celebrate, right?
But after that, you started to lose control. Determination is on the drain and you quit and thought about diet is so hard to manage. Another example is, you were having a carbohydrate controlled diet for a month, and noticed only a few pounds dropped, but you were happy with the result, and for a week then on, your weight remained. You were down and depressed and you quit. Motivation flushed. Indeed, there are many factors why a weight loss effort isn’t successful for some – and yet, proved effective for others! Successful people did not get what they want overnight, not even rich people get rich for just 2 days of labor. It is a life time mentality and whole-hearted decision and perseverance. There are ways to live the life and body you wanted.
At this point, you should understand that your mind is a powerful tool – you must use it as you struggle to cut the loser’s mentality. Use your mind to discern the right and wrong moves for the struggle to succeed. Never quit and yet, never give up or give in, even when the weighing scale says you’ve reached your goal of losing 15 pounds. Instead, push yourself some more to ensure that your desired size, shape and weight numbers is reached – and stays that way.
First is behavioral modification. Change your behavior, start to wake up early in the morning, have a thirty minutes or to an hour of exercise, wake up and cook the meals you have planned and eat in moderate amount as you have pleased, food should always be in the kitchen, say no to comfort foods. Live the day, week, month, year you’ve planned to. Second, be motivated and be determined. Write some meal plans together with motivational quotes. Be strong. Instead of thinking of foods, think about diverse activities like watching TV, painting, dancing, singing, anything to make you feel fun. Spend time with good friends. Avoid what you needed to avoid, avoid those negative feedbacks from nonsense people, instead, read inspirational books which will boost your determination and self-esteem. And lastly, have faith. Anything is possible, when you want to and you hope to.