ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Weight Loss Hints and Tips

Updated on January 9, 2018

A comprehensive goal is set to ensure you are working to exactly what you want. Decisive action that you are happy to take over the coming days and weeks will be agreed upon.

My experience has led me to these top tips for safe and sustainable weight loss. Pick your favorite ones and put them into practice now. There is no time like right now!


Source

Exercise/movement

If the word ‘exercise’ has bad associations with you, think of a more suitable word you are comfortable with. Some people prefer ‘movement’, ‘me time’, ‘a work out’, ‘therapy!’ etc. Be inventive. Incorporate this word into your daily routine.

Make time for ‘exercise’. A 5 minute walk once a week will more than likely not be enough to create and maintain a healthy weight. A guideline of approx 30 minutes a day of moderate ‘exercise’ is good. This will mean making time each day for this activity.

‘Exercise’ does not necessarily mean, going to the gym and being put in an intimidating crowd. It can mean walking with your children by the lake, taking the dog for a jog, biking to the shop instead of driving. The choice is yours. Be inventive.

Nutrition

Only eat when you are hungry. Humans have created so many reasons to eat. They range from boredom eating to self-punishment and a huge list of more. When you get an urge to eat, ask yourself if you are eating because you are hungry or for another reason. Ask yourself what that reason is and think of a more constructive remedy. If you are hungry, eat.

Stop when you are full. Over eating is common. We suggest you create an internal, mental gauge that tells you when you are comfortably full – not completely full. When you reach this, stop. Note the feeling and ‘record’ it.

Eat in a calm environment. This will relax you, allow you to enjoy your meal and savour the flavours. It can help satisfy your need to ‘feel good’ using food, which we believe is a positive thing. Eating fast doesn’t give the mind the chance to feel good so you eat more in order to achieve it.

Motivation

This is a key factor in maintaining weight loss. We suggest you write down all the negative consequences of carrying on as you are currently doing so. Think of your health, relationships, confidence etc. Now think of all the reason to create the positive changes in your life that you really deserve. Note how you feel.

Ask yourself how motivated you are out of 10. Now ask yourself what would make the score increase by 1 mark. Now go about doing that activity right now.

Many people stop making progress when an obstacle arises. Motivation rapidly decreases. We can assure you one thing… obstacles will arise. We believe they are normal and functional. From them you can progress further than before. Let the obstacle arise and analyse it. Allow your mind to generate a creative, safe way to overcome the obstacle. Importantly, put in place any ideas you think will help.

Accept that your motivation will drop and change. It is normal. The key is to be able to control it.

Source

You

Be honest with yourself. Avoid telling yourself you were ‘good’ today if you weren’t. If you haven’t achieved what you wanted this week or month, that’s OK. It is not a reason to stop your healthy lifestyle. It is a reason to continue. If you continue by slowly making the necessary changes, you will succeed with your weight loss goals.

Be honest with yourself. If you are wanting to lose weight because you think someone else wants you to, the chances are it will not be a positive experience. Either any weight loss will not last or you will resent the two words ‘weight loss’. Make changes if you believe that there is another you inside waiting to be revealed.

Be honest with yourself. Do you really believe it is possible to lose weight? If not, that is OK. Your mind may well have a threshold to what it perceives is possible. Go to that part of your mind and check what changes in the threshold it is happy to take. Note what you now think and feel.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)