My Weight Loss Success - Lizette Jordaan
First let’s get the hard to accept truth out in the open:
There is no such thing as a miracle pill. You did not gain the weight over-night so don’t hold your breath to lose that weight over-night. Don’t think it will be as easy as to gain weight.
We’ve all googled “easy ways to lose weight” or “how to lose weight extremely fast” or “tips on how to lose weight within two weeks” – yes, there’s so many answers and advice out there, but then again, if it really was that easy, there wouldn’t have been any obese person alive.
One of our biggest misbeliefs are that “doing something in the short term (like drinking 8 glasses of water for a week) will have long-term results.
When you tell people you are trying to lose weight, they’ll always have advice to share with you, but how much of this advice is actually tested and proven, and how would you know if it’s just a myth? We’ve all heard it a million times: Don’t lose weight super quickly because it will then be hard to keep that weight off in the long-run, you should lose weight slowly and steadily, or by drinking your 8 glasses of water per day, you won’t gain any weight or that the chances of being obese would decrease by a significant percentage, or by eating breakfast every day you won’t gain weight or won’t be hungry during the day.
Then obviously there’s the advice you only try out when you’re home alone, like: Roll around in the house to loosen the fat, or lie down with ice cubes on your stomach for a certain time period. (Some of the less embarrassing examples that I’ve actually tried out).
Then there’s the advice from the “know-it-all’ guy, who should also consider a diet or exercise program like: “You should get your thyroid gland and hormones tested, that’s why I’m overweight” – show me your medical certificate and I’ll believe you, until then, you are what you eat.
Now, it's not easy to pretend you did not see that group whispering about you, or the stare from the lady behind the pizza counter, or the laughs and "jokes" that family members make so easily. That's enough, that is where your motivation is going to come from, use it, don't let it define you or who you are.
Change Your Mind Set
Change Your Attitude
Change Your Goals
Change Your Lifestyle
Change Your Eating Habits
One of the most important factors when trying to lose weight is: YOUR MINDSET
To change your weight, first change your mind and then change your lifestyle.
One of the most important factors that does have an effect on our weight loss success is our attitude. What you think does have a direct influence on the actions you take.
Set realistic goals and do everything in your power to reach those goals - you are the only one standing in your way.
Get up early, go to the gym, clean the house twice a day, take the dog for a run - do anything that will get you active. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk to the store. You won't be fit within your first two days or two weeks, so keep going. Change your lifestyle completely.
Then last but not least - we've all heard it before, and this will certainly not be the last time we hear it - you are what you eat. Eat healthy. Eat less. Eat more frequently. Drink lots of water. Cut back on your calories. You don't need chocolates to survive.
Make notes of your progress. Take your measurements and weight daily or weekly or monthly, do whatever it takes to keep you going. Every inch and every pound you loose is something to be proud of. Take lots of pictures and share your success stories. In the end it will not only keep you motivated, but it will most definitely motivate someone else as well.
It's not a time period diet that will work, it's going to be the lifestyle changes that will have the long term results you are looking for.