The new year is slowly but surely coming our way and people are already planning to lose weight when January hits. Most of these people will not be consistent with this plan and will fail to either lose or keep the weight off.
There are many reasons for those people not being able to be consistent. Work can keep them too occupied to focus on their healthy habits, they could be going about it the wrong way or they could simply give up. Whatever their reasons are, I know that you are determined to lose the weight and to keep it off. If you weren’t why would you be reading this?
So what makes someone successful at losing weight?
The first thing you have to realize is that it’s hard. It sounds easy, but it’s damn hard. You need to be in the right mindset if you really want to do this. With this I mean that you have to be willing to change your ways, you need to accept that things are going to change and you need to be consistent. It’s useless to brag about how healthy you’re being if you’re going to go back to your old ways a week later. Find something that works for you and stick with it.
It’s also important to have someone who is there to help you. This could be a friend, family member or even a weight consultant. People often forget why they’re trying to lose weight and they eventually lose their motivation. Having someone who can help you stay motivated is crucial if you’re someone who needs a little push. Maybe you could even try to lose weight together with someone. This often leads to better results due to the fact that you both motivate each other and are able to talk to each other and really understand what the other person is trying to say.
Temptation is another big no-no. If you start your new healthy lifestyle with lots of sweets and other temptations still in the cupboard then you’re going to have a hard time resisting them. If you put all your sweets into a bag or a box and store them somewhere you won’t easily look then you’ve taken quite a big step towards improvement already. We don’t want to completely eliminate these sweets though. We’re leading a healthier lifestyle, not going on a crash diet. These sweets will be stacked away and you’re going to take just one or two sweets out of it whenever you’re allowed to treat yourself. If you eat a ton of sweets as a reward then there wasn’t really any use in putting them away, was there?
Once you’ve done all that, you need to establish what it is to eat healthy. Your best bet would be to visit a weight consultant, he or she will be able to tell you exactly how much you need to eat and how your nutrition need to be proportioned for the best results. You will learn a lot about the label on the food and soon you’ll be able to tell what’s healthy and what’s advertised as healthy but in fact isn’t healthy at all. She will also be able to provide some recipes containing healthy nutrition.
If you need any help at all with any of these points, don’t hesitate to send me a message. I’m happy to help! Good luck and keep up the good work!