How to lose weight? Eat less, exercise more.

Author: admin, January 8, 2013

If everyone knows that, what stops them doing it?  The missing ingredient is; Motivation

If “you” were your No. 1 priority and losing weight was really important to you, then you’d implement the behavioural changes required to achieve your desired weight.

The steps to successful weight loss:

1.     MAKE THE DECISION TO CARE FOR YOU

2.     Make the commitment to your care.

3.     Make your care your priority.

4.     Identify what you want to achieve for you.

5.     Find out why you over-consume unhealthy food/drink.

6.     Identify your resources to help you achieve your objective.

7.     Identify the changes you need to make. 

8.     Visit your Doctor for his/her advice.

9.     Start with one change at a time.

10.  Be realistic and patient with yourself.

11.  Celebrate each success yourself.

12.  Build on those successes.

The following are some questions to expand your awareness of what you are doing to yourself:

(Note: If you are waiting for someone or something to change before you commit to your care – then you’ve made yourself very powerless.  The only person who can change your life is you.  You made yourself fat and only you can make yourself slim and healthy.)

  • What is your excuse/justification for your weight?  (Some people say; slow metabolism, my job – sitting all the time, too busy with my family, haven’t time to cook, healthy food is expensive, thyroid issues, embarrassment to go to the gym etc etc.)
  • Identify the healthy food you eat for nourishment and the food/drink you consume that is making you fat?
  • Identify the times during the day when you consume the food/drink that makes you fat?
  • Identify any events that trigger you to consume food/drink that makes you fat?
  • When you over-eat or consume food/drink that you know makes you fat, what are you trying to avoid feeling?
  • What are the feelings that trigger you to consume unhealthy food/drink?
  • What are you making more important than your health and wellbeing?
  • If you continue on this path of self-destruction, what will your life be like in 5-10 years?
  • In an ideal world, what size/weight would you like to be?
  • In an ideal world, how would you like your health to be?
  • In an ideal world, how would you like to handle those feelings that trigger you to consume unhealthy food/drink?
  • In an ideal world, what would you change in your life to help you handle those feelings that trigger you to consume unhealthy food/drink?
  • What do you need so that you can begin to make those changes in your life?
  • What resources have you right now that will help you begin to make those changes in your life?
  • What used you really enjoy doing that you don’t do anymore?
  • With the resources you have right now, what small steps can you take right now to begin to make those changes in your life?
  • What makes you happy?
  • Look at your life as it is right now, identify what you are really grateful for?
  • How could you make more time to enjoy what you are grateful for and what makes you happy?
  • What is the first step you can take right now to begin to make those changes in your life?

REMEMBER:  Celebrate your successes.  Be patient with yourself.  Focus on the small steps that you can make in your life today.

Other articles, on this website, that you may find of interest are; Motivation…..weight loss…..health, 3rd January 2012 & Your relationship with food, 18 February 2010.  Scroll down through the blogs and you will find both of these articles.

I wish you every success with your objective!

 

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