How many of you have made weight loss resolutions and have stuck to it? Many of us make resolutions that last a few weeks or months and gradually we lose the focus and determination to achieve the goal. Only few among many are successful in achieving their resolutions.
Many of us make resolutions to stay healthy and fit and the overweight and obese people resolute to shed the extra body fats and so undergo weight loss plans. If you are determined to lose weight it is important to examine your eating habits and develop new healthy habits. The article mentions some of the successful habits of people who have easily lost weight. The first step towards achieving the goal is making up your mind so train your brain first.
Train the brain
Take one at a time and stick to it
If you set a target that is not achievable it will certainly disappoint you so take one step at a time and set small goals. Begin with the happiness of small success.
Don’t challenge yourself with big things because if you don’t achieve it will shake your trust in yourself. Making small goals and achieving it builds self-trust and confidence.
Make the plan before you start your day and stick to it. This will give you a self-realization check and your ability to believe what you can do.
Make your brain focus on positivity.
Be aware of your body
Being aware of your body fat and knowing the associated health risks will make you more determined to work for weight loss.
Habits that can make your weight loss journey successful
According to the studies people who have been successful in their weight loss journey have some common habits such as –
1.Healthy eating habits
It has been observed that people who do not miss breakfast are more successful in losing the extra weight. The diet modification and portion of food to be consumed is strictly followed.
Stay away from sugar and sugar added products and add foods rich in fiber. It keeps you full for a long period and has less calories.
Keeping the unhealthy food out of the house and filling the fridge with healthy foods leaves you with only an option to stay healthy. You must educate yourself what to keep and what to discard.
Dieting is never an option for weight loss. Make changes in your meals and see the change in your body.
To be more calculative a healthcare professional helps you calculate the calories your body needs as the calorie requirement differs from body to body. The knowledge of portion sizes of the meal with how much protein, fats and carbs can help you fulfill exactly what the body needs.
Weighing every day is not a solution but will frustrate you at some point. Successful weight losers weigh themselves once a week.
The successful weight losers are found to maintain the same habits even after losing weight. The food habits and lifestyle changes that were followed during the weight loss journey is still followed and this maintains the weight for lifetime.
Track your progress by-
Keeping a food diary where you write down what you eat
See the changes in fitting of the clothes
Measure yourself- if you see reduction in inches you have certainly lost pounds.
People who are consistent in their eating habits are more successful in losing pounds as well as maintaining the lost weight. They do not follow the idea of eating healthy food on weekdays and eating junk on the weekends.
Successful weight losers have been following the certain tricks such as-
Treat yourself with a chocolate or candy once and follow a healthy diet throughout the day can satisfy your craving and also keep you on track.
Avail yourself with healthy foods around so that when you feel hungry you hit the right choice of food instead of running for chips or fast foods.
Balance your life and calories. Getting too much obsessed with what to eat and what to ignore will stress you. So, take it little light and enjoy life while keeping watch on calories consumed.
Stand back when you think you are failing. Going back to unhealthy food habits might make you feel like you are failing but your decision to never give up no matter what will keep you on the track.
‘Commit yourself to follow healthy eating habits’
Weight loss is a journey that includes maintaining the lost weight for long. For this it needs healthy food habits that must be followed throughout your life in a consistent and disciplined way. The successful weight losers have always been the ones with ‘never giving up’ attitude and keep trying no matter what.