Losing weight has started to become something of a holy grail that everyone is searching for but very few actually come close to it.The conflicting advice from the weight loss industry makes the process of losing weight as something that is hard to reach.
These three factors will help you to lose weight. So why is it that so many people find it so hard to lose weight? One of the major problems is that if we behave in a certain way for a certain length of time, then those behaviours become habits. We all know that some habits can be very difficult to change.
Any type of lifestyle regardless whether it is good or bad will become a habit. In order to change that habit you must work on it, not just with physical changes, but more importantly you must work on it with mental changes. Anything that you achieve or want to achieve first begins as a desire in your mind. Everything that has ever been invented or achieved first began as a desire in someone’s mind. Add vision and action to your desires and you have a blueprint of success.
Just the desire to lose weight does not guarantee weight loss,I have desires but nothing will come of them unless I take action. If it was then nobody would have issues with weight. If you want to lose weight you would normally follow this pattern. You start changing your diet and you become more active through exercise or other means. Things go well for a time and you may even think that it’s working. Then things start getting a little harder, you begin to find it more and more difficult to stick to your weight loss plan.
Eventually it gets so hard that you give up and sink back into your old habits. This is a common problem for many people who want to lose weight. There are mainly two reasons as to why this happens. The first reason is that too many people rush into losing weight by trying to lose too much too quickly. They do this by making too many sudden changes to their diet, and try to do more exercise than their bodies can handle at that time. Your body will help you change as long as you don’t try to put too much pressure on it.
Try to change too much too quickly and it will just be a matter of time before you are back to square one. Every part of you will start to rebel against what you are trying to do. It is neccessary to make changes in small steps if you want to succeed in changing your behaviours. This is the only way that you will successfully lose weight in the long term. It takes time for the human body to change, time for it to move away from what it is, to become something different.
Think of it this way; you need to wean a baby off milk to introduce it solid foods; you don’t start stuffing food into the baby’s mouth out of the blue. A drug addict has to be weaned off drugs, an addicts body would find it extremely difficult to stop straight away. It takes years for top athletes to prepare their bodies so they can compete at the highest levels; you are not going to be able to tackle a marathon after a couple of weeks of jogging.
Too many people set goals within a short time frame,this is not only unrealistic,it is a recipe for failure. It took time for their bodies to become overweight, so it’s logical to expect that it will take time to lose that weight. The second reason why so many people fail to lose weight is because they don’t change the way that they think, when they are trying to lose weight. They cannot stop thinking of themselves as anything but fat.
This way of thinking does not match the changes that you trying to make physically. You need to start thinking of yourself as a person that can easily lose weight.
It doesn’t matter what your eyes tell you, but it does matter what your mind tells you. Continue thinking that losing weight is difficult and you may not have the strength of mind to achieve it,well you don’t need to be a genius to workout the outcome? You are telling you brain that weight loss is unschievable for you. If your brain thinks it cannot do something,it stands to reason that you won’t be successful?
You need to start sending different messages to your mind, you need to start telling yourself that weight loss is easy, tell yourself that you can easily change your eating habits, that you enjoy the challenge of exercise, and that you will have no problems of reaching your weight loss goals. Tell yourself this several times a day, everyday. Whether you believe what you are saying is irrelevant in the begining. We all know the adage that if you tell a child that he or she is stupid often enough, it is only a matter of time before that child starts to believe it. Sooner rather than later these messages will start to become facts in your mind.
If your brain believes something to be true,then it actually becomes your reality. So many of us underestimate how powerful our minds are regardless if the mind focuses on the negative or the positive.
Give it a go for a few days,it doesn’t take long,and see if you spot any changes in your thinking,no matter how small? If it doesn’t work for you then it has not cost you anything, but just think if it does work, you will be well on your way to successfully losing weight.