If you are someone who is desperately trying to lose weight, you have probably found that weight loss can be quite an emotional process.
In some extreme cases, losing weight can even become traumatic to pursue, such as when there is a lot of pressure to drop the weight, from either a health standpoint or from peer pressure.
It is not a positive situation, in those cases, and many people find it just too much to handle.
You can give up and just accept the fact that you will be struggling forever, weight and all, but in reality that is a total cop-out, since you are not giving yourself a chance.
If you decide to throw in the towel, you are simply giving in and complying with marketing messages that you may have heard.
There Is Hope
Don’t despair though, there is help.
It’s all about taking action, and making a commitment to yourself to do something constructive about your situation.
In this article, we will discuss what you need to do in regard to making a decision to start losing the weight and get fit once again.
1. Focus Your Mind on Creating Positive Habits
There are many positive forces that you can tap into if you want your life and change, especially when it comes to losing weight and staying fit.
The most powerful weapon that all of us have is our mind.
So adopt a totally new perspective on your weight loss goals, and you do it by changing your lifestyle and daily habits, especially your thinking habits.
It is important that you do not think in terms that you are “going on a diet” since this won’t help you at all, and may even make things worse.
You need to change your whole lifestyle around and get out and be active.
And that doesn’t mean seasonal activity either.
Because what happens is that though people are motivated to lose weight during the summertime with their daily leisure outdoor activities, when fall comes around again, they gain the weight back and all their hard work has gone to waste.
So that implies something less than permanent and not a change of lifestyle and mindset.
If you want to lose weight, and keep it off, forming a new positive mindset that will help you to make the lifestyle changes necessary is the only way to do it.
2. Set Specific Target Goals
Research has proven that when you set a specific target or goal for yourself, you can accomplish something much more easily.
Start out by making a goal to lose a small reasonable amount of weight so that you can reach that goal quite easily.
This will give you the motivation to continue on and sooner or later the small chunks will add up to BIG numbers on the scale.
Setting your weight loss goals in smaller steps also helps to make your ultimate goal seem much more doable on not so impossible to reach.
You also want to have a clear mental image of the end result of whatever it is you want to achieve.
3. Get A Clear Image of Your Goal
Having that clear image in your mind at all times will help to keep you on track to your goals, especially when the times get tough.
This is another mind method that is obviously geared toward getting your mind and motivation working together.
Also, take at least 15 minutes out of your day to visualize your goal, making that vision in your mind as real as possible.1
When you get a clear vision and practice that vision over and over, your subconscious mind takes over and you will find yourself sticking to your program and the new habits that you are trying to make for yourself automatically.
This is how you will really get things done.
4. Make Your Goals Known
Whatever it is that you are striving for, make sure the people around you know about it.
When people know about your weight loss goal, they will be much more compelled to help motivate you and not try and tempt you to go off of your program.
Letting others in on your target is also a form of self applied pressure that naturally manifests simply because they know.
When you know that everyone is aware that you have a target that you are shooting for, you will be much more likely to follow through.
5. Avoid Negative People
The only people that should definitely not know are the negative people in your life, and you know who these people are.
Negative Nellies will not want you to achieve your weight loss goals and ultimately try and sabotage you for any one of several reasons.
They may not want you to succeed because they are not happy with the way that they look, and have never lost the weight after years of struggling.
So it is important to stay focused on your goals, and never think about anything else, always ignoring negative people and their negative comments.
Try to be positive, despite their negativity, and you will succeed.
All in all, in the end the greatest weight loss tip is to take action immediately.
Nothing ever gets done without effort.
So don’t wait for next week or ever tomorrow, start making positive changes today!