- Diet & Weight Loss
Techniques in Losing Weight
The hardest part about losing weight or starting on an exercise program is the initial step; making a decision to lead a healthier lifestyle is one thing, doing it is an entirely different story. But making a choice to lose weight and live a healthier life is very important and you need to have the right frame of mind to start and continue with it.
If you feel you are at a point in your life where you need to start doing something to change your present state, there are a few things you need to consider in order for you to be able to start with your plan and stick to it. Losing weight is not only cutting down the scale, if you really want to lose weight you must be willing to do more than just exercise to stay healthy and maintain it.
Here are some things you need to do to lose weight and stay that way:
Ask you yourself; why do you want to lose weight? Several reasons will come to mind so choose the best one that makes you want to do it. Look for that one reason that will make you passionate about shedding those extra pounds no matter how hard it gets. Losing weight especially if you have never exercised all your life can be very difficult. And you have to keep in mind that losing weight not only involves exercise, in order for it to be effective you need to have a change in lifestyle. So there is so much more involve and that is why you need to have the right motivation for you to strive to reach your goal. So many people start a diet and exercise program only to go back to their old ways; it’s because they have the wrong motivation and once they have reached their goal, they slacken and loses the will to keep going.
Once you take the first step and you start to feel the pains of working out and being deprived of the usual food that you enjoy, you might want to quit and go back to your usual routine, it’s always so much easier to sit in front of the couch, watch your favorite television program or play online games; eat junk food and enjoy a slice of cake or a pint of ice cream. This is the reason why so many people after losing a lot of weight after a rigorous exercise program gains weight and even double the size they use to have; they don’t have the discipline to stay in the program. The hardest part is taking the first step, once you have made the first step, don’t stop, don’t look back; all you have to do is keep moving forward. It doesn’t matter how slow you are the important thing is you are always taking a step further; very soon you’ll find you would have made a milestone.
Another reason why it is important to keep moving forward and doing what you need to do, is that by doing so you will be able to develop the habit. Everything in life is learned; no one can do anything at birth but because he was taught and he was made to repeat the same action again and again until he learns how to do it well, he came to know habits such as eating, walking, speaking, etc.. The same goes for exercising and eating right; you need to keep doing it over and over until it becomes a habit and you won’t have to make an effort to do it every day. The moment it becomes a habit, you will stick to your exercise and diet and never have to worry about losing weight or being overweight.
Our body is our most valuable possession; and just like owning a very expensive car, you’d want to make sure that it is always in tip-top shape. All the parts are well maintained and in mint condition but you can’t achieve that just by wishing it, you need to make an effort to get it. Your body too needs to be taken cared of not by feeding it constantly with delicious food; there is a thin line between pampering and abusing your body. We need food for energy but if we are not burning it, the food we eat turns to fat that can not only make us look less attractive but can cause life threatening illnesses. Don’t wait for the time when things have gotten out of hand. You can make a healthy choice now and stick to it.