So you have made resolutions and not quite followed through with them to the end. You have worked hard to look for and followed different diets; somehow they don’t seem to be working for you. And yes, you have been on all those new workouts and regimes with different exercises for some time now, but the weight just won’t go away. Well do give up hope, not just yet. You may want to consider a few recommendations that will see you back on track and into the shape and size that you really desire. Here are some techniques you can adopt as a motivation for you to lose weight.
It is one of the things that friends always do when they are together – eat and drink. You may also notice that you will reach out for something to bite when you are sad, when you are happy, when you are idle, or whenever the opportunity presents itself! As a dieter, you need to be ahead and aware or the unconscious need to eat, which is mainly controlled by your subconscious mind. So find out why and when you are highly likely to eat, and then as you recognize your patterns, it will be easier to find alternative options. Get something else to do with your hands that may want to reach out for food all the time, for example reading, working out or just filling out a word puzzle.
Do not just think of it as a ‘weight loss’ project that needs to be achieved. Think of it as general wellness and wholeness for your body at all times. Avoid only making good choices for food when working at losing weight then abandoning them when the goal has been achieved. You may get a rebound weight gain if this approach is taken. Simply aim at eating better every day and stick to it.
Do not keep your focus only on the changes that you are not seeing yet. This may not encourage you much. Instead, notice and take note of the positive changes that are actually taken place. The discipline you are developing in avoiding junk food and sticking to what is healthy, the extra cash in your pocket that could have been used to buy junk food and the confidence that comes with keeping these habits might be a good place to start.
Get yourself new tracks that make you look good. It’s a way to trick out your track suit, since you will feel good when you look good. This will be a good incentive to get into your gear and go for those work outs even when the odds are against you and you do feel up to the task.
Get an accountability partner. Whether it’s a group, a friend or a trainer, ensure that you go with what works for you. An accountability partner will get you back on track in case you feel like you want to quit or you miss a workout.
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