Here are just a few tips from people who, like yourself have decided to get on a weight loss plan and who have found success and met their goals. These tips are quite helpful and many people find them to be beneficial in a weight loss program.
First and foremost, you have to feel like you want to lose weight in order to do so. All too often, this is done to please someone else, but the motivation has to be all your own.
When making any big lifestyle change, you must be sure that your motivation comes from within and that you really are ready. It does not really matter what has worked for others- it has to be all you and what you are comfortable with.
Don’t get caught up in a cycle of self doubting and blame. Whether you intend to lose five pounds or fifty pounds, it can be a bit of a struggle at times. Once you fail initially, it does not mean that your weight loss plan is over- you just need to understand you made a poor choice and move on. Being patient with yourself is a very important part of an overall weight loss program that many people don’t really take into account, leaving them frustrated and sometimes depressed.
Avoid triggers. If initially you feel that in some situations you may overeat or you may eat things you know that you shouldn’t- there is nothing wrong with simply avoiding those situations for a time. Additionally, you can find other options in snacking when at events, parties and restaurants that will keep you and your weight loss plan on track.
Get the support you need. You have to make sure that you are surrounding yourself with people who are really wanting to help you succeed. Sometimes, even our best friends can be our worst enemies when it comes to weight loss efforts and knowing who will be supportive and who may not be is best. This is also where a work out buddy can come in handy as well.
Think about ways to reward your efforts for your goals- different nonfood items or things that you would like. Make plans to treat yourself when you have been doing well and be sure that you are congratulating yourself regularly on your successes.
Make sure that you have healthy options all around you. If you have to, toss out any high calorie, low nutrition snacks and really give your kitchen and pantry a make over. Don’t forget to make sure that you have healthy alternatives to your favorite snack foods, and that you have foods available for regular snacking.
Set smaller goals rather than big ones. If your weight loss plan includes a great deal of loss, sometimes it is much better to take it in five or ten pound increments. Be sure that you are focusing more on where you’d like to be in just a month at a time and this will help you to stay motivated and focused.
If you are looking to lose 20 pounds or more and are in the Ocoee, Florida area you need to check out Svelte?Medical Weight Loss Clinic. 7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Suite 240. We have tons of reviews on Google and other third party review website from happy clients who have lost weight and kept it off.
Susie Bragg has been a Registered Nurse since 1989, and specialized in both pediatric critical care and home health nursing before she and her husband - Dr. Richard Bragg - started their own medical practice in 1998. Susie is a breast cancer survivor who developed a keen interest in nutrition as way to live healthier. To schedule an appointment, call (407) 395-4836.