While we are looking a fast and effective weight loss solution, we repeatedly approach it as some sort of a problem that we can solve by just devoting ‘some’ amount of dedicated time and following certain diets or exercises. All the while the intention is to get the desired results quickly and then return back to their so-called ‘normal’ life.
This practice of focusing one’s attention on losing weight this way might get results for us, but those would only be for a short duration of time…
All the lost weight would come back in a matter of time, once we get back to our ‘normal’ routine… what we are missing here is the sustainability aspect of the solution…
Fast Weight Loss? .. yes! Effective Solution?… most definitely yes! But whether the solution you have adopted will result in a permanent weight reduction, is a BIG question mark!!
In order to have weight loss that stays, it is very important that you adopt the below mentioned 5 important traits, without which your dream for a healthy body and permanent weight loss will remain a dream only.
READY TO WELCOME LIFESTYLE CHANGE:
A very old saying, but also very true… “If you keep doing what you have been doing, you will get the same results you have been getting.”
So if your efforts till now have not reaped positive outcomes for you, it is time to try something that does. It is time for a Change… a change you need to bring in your Lifestyle… and you need to be ready and willing to welcome this change in your life as well.
I have done a lot of changes to my lifestyle, which I shall talk about from time to time as we move along.
Weight reduction will not happen overnight. The people or the companies that promise a quick weight loss are either fooling you or talking about a non-sustainable weight loss method. A quick or a fast weight loss solution is an absolute trap. We are here to find a permanent, sustainable yet effective weight loss solution. Aren’t we?
We need to take small steps and we need to keep going. There may be days when we might not see results, but we need to keep at it. Something every day, a little here and there, to reach towards our goal. Each effort we take, does something, we might or might not be able to see it then, but we just need to keep working, results will follow. Be Patient, but persistent!
Statistics have revealed that majority of people take up overeating or gain extra weight if they are stressed or depressed. Which means, the root cause of a weight loss problem lies deep within.
Nothing works if you are not feeling positive. So you need to find reasons to stay positive. If you stay positive in negative situations, you are already a winner! Do what makes you happy. Meet positive people. Try staying away from negative people. Absolutely no one should come between you and your way to achieve your goal.
This is the MOST important in this list. If you are not motivated from within, no matter how so ever many effective weight loss strategies you follow, nothing would happen. The motivation that you get from within will help you gather the strength to make you do what it takes in order to work towards your goal.
There were times I just did not feel like working out or just wanted to skip it for a day, but I was motivated from within and this kept me going and work that extra mile and perform that work out I was trying to avoid.
SET A MEASURABLE GOAL:
Last but not the least, an effective weight loss requires setting up of a weight loss goal. It should be a measurable goal… and, there needs to be a number.
Once you have decided on a number, you can break it down into smaller, more achievable numbers, and then work towards getting there. Once you reach your first milestone, strike that off and then work towards the next milestone, till u reach your goal.
So are you ready…? Ready to adopt the traits mentioned above?
I can hear a YES… Brilliant! Let’s move to the Next Step, we have work to do here. ☺