Permanent weight loss requires making health changes to not only your food choices, but also your lifestyle. They aren’t always easy to do though, so staying motivated is vital for a successful weight-loss journey.
Here are a few of my favourite tips to stay motivated:
Find your cheerleading squad
The support of those nearest and dearest to you means a lot, but social support from outside groups are just as important.SleekGeek and Weight Watchers are perfect examples of reputable and effective support systems. Not only are they able to support your journey, but they will also encourage you to stick to the plan.
Not all support groups are made equally though, so feel free to browse around. There are a variety of groups online that you can join without having to pay a cent, so go crazy with the support squad search.
Slow and steady
I’ve said this so many times already that I’m sure that I sound like a broken record, but it is so important that I keep reminding you of this!
Fast weight loss is fast weight gain. Losing too much weight too quickly will take its toll on your body and mind. You will feel awful, sluggish and drained. Plus, all the weight will pile back on just as quickly as it came off.
Aim to lose a few kilograms each month rather than focusing on weekly losses. This way you’re certain to be losing fat and not water weight, or worse, muscle mass.
Become a goal setter
This applies to so many parts of your life, so it makes sense that you have goals for weight loss too, right?
Set short-term goals for yourself, like wanting to feel good in your own skin and clothes, or feeling more confident. When you attach an emotion to your goal, you give it more validity than just wanting a shallow reward for your hard work.
Doing it this way gives you more incentive to resist temptation when it strikes. Focus on being healthier for yourself, for your children and for those closest to you. It will definitely give you the extra drive that you need to succeed.
Post first appeared on All4Women.
Until next time.