Success in weight loss is not an easy thing. The dream of achieving the ideal weight has long been imagined, sweet promises for dieting have also been campaigned for a long time, exercise plans have long been made. Unfortunately, there has been no concrete action to achieve this dream.
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1/Make up your
2/Ask the closest person for support
3/Make small goals
4/Don’t focus too much on the numbers
Remember, the process of weight loss is not only about diet and regular exercise. Have you equipped yourself with the key strategies to achieve your ideal weight?
For successful weight loss, don’t forget…
Going on a random diet without special preparation will not make the weight loss effect last long, says Brian Quebbemann, MD, founder of the NEW (Nutrition, Exercise, Wellness) program in California. In a short time, the weight can go back up because it is not maintained properly.
Therefore, before enjoying the healthy physical changes that have long been coveted, you should first equip yourself with a mental strategy as the initial key in the process towards an ideal body weight.
Make up your
Getting started is generally the most difficult thing to do. Especially if it is not accompanied by a strong intention. Now, think about what reasons make you want to lose weight so badly. Either because it prevents chronic disease, is not confident with your body shape, or the size of your clothes is getting bigger and bigger.
Imagine what things you will get later after successfully losing weight. Praise from people around you about your body shape, avoiding the risk of chronic disease, or other things that you have been dreaming of for a long time.
Avoid thinking too much about bad possibilities that don’t necessarily happen. The stronger the intention you have, the stronger the spirit to live and maintain a diet.
Ask the closest person for support
Don’t underestimate the positive energy of the people around you in the weight loss process. Ask for support from family, friends, and even officemates to help monitor your daily life.
Tell them not to hesitate to rebuke when you “steal” two plates of food in one meal, lazy to exercise, or other things that can interfere with the progress of your weight loss plan.
That way, you will feel you have a responsibility to other people as well. Not just yourself.
Make small goals
One of the things you shouldn’t miss on your mental strategy list is setting an end goal. However, instead of setting too high a target that tends to be difficult to achieve, it’s better to set a small target for the short term first.
The picture is like this, if you have a goal to lose 10 kilograms (kg) of body weight in the next 3 months, then try gradually by losing 3 kg every month. Or if you want to get rid of the habit of eating junk food 3 times a week, start by reducing it to only 2 times a week, then gradually become 1 time, until you finally succeed in not eating junk food at all.
In essence, set simple targets that can at least encourage you to keep moving forward to reach the final goal. On the other hand, don’t let the goals you set look so heavy that they discourage you from achieving them.
- Don’t focus too much on the numbers
The number listed on the scale is usually one of several determinants of the success or failure of your efforts to lose weight. However, it turns out that you are not recommended to weigh every day.
Apart from being able to change your weight every day , you can be stressed because you think too much about changing the needle on the scales so you don’t even focus on the process you are currently living.
Instead, set a specific time to weigh yourself, for example once a week. In addition, another thing that you must remember is that the number on the scale is not the only determining factor in diet.
Body circumference that is getting smaller even though it is not accompanied by weight loss , is also a sign that the diet and exercise you are living is right.
- Reward yourself
After previously setting a target within a certain period of time, now is the time for you to prove it in a process. In order to motivate yourself to successfully lose weight, it never hurts to occasionally reward yourself with various favorite activities.
For example, watching movies, pampering yourself at a beauty salon, buying the latest novels, and other interesting things besides food. You can do this routine every time you reach your target in a certain time. It’s like this gift as a sign of your gratitude to yourself after struggling for so long.