The digits on the scale are the same or — even worse — have risen since the last time you checked. You know you need to do something about it, and nothing would make you happier than to see those measurements shrink down. Today we will discuss the best ways on how to lose weight and keep it off.
Maybe you've tried to shed some extra pounds in the past, but things didn't work out for you, or it could be that you managed to get a little success here and there but couldn't maintain it. If, despite your best intentions, you fail time and again, your permanent solution could lie in working on your mindset first before jumping to the obvious diet and exercise.
The right mindset means looking at things realistically and knowing why losing weight is worth the effort. When you see the changes weight loss can bring, you start to see the bigger picture that helps develop true inner motivation and a powerful desire to lose weight instead of just forcing yourself to do it.
What makes weight loss so important is not the numbers. It's about how it will drastically improve your life regarding health, happiness, self-esteem, sociability, unlocking your body's peak performance, and so much more.
Fitting into your favorite clothes, not shying away from the bikini season, confidently interacting with others; you name it. When you map out your vision and realize how losing weight can bring you closer to your ideal self, you are more likely to stay committed to your efforts, not get distracted and get results more quickly.
It's not an aimless chore that you have to do, but rather it's working on improving yourself to become a better you that will eventually fulfill your desires.
Another crucial aspect of an effective weight loss journey is understanding what's realistically attainable. Your number one gain is a lifestyle change. This won't happen overnight through shortcuts, and even if it does, it won't be healthy.
Practice positive and realistic self-talk. Tell yourself that you can do it, but it can take time. Losing 20 pounds in a month might be risky and hard but losing 2-3 pounds per month and losing 20 pounds over a span of 5 or 6 months is doable.
Don't make a complete overhaul in your diet and exercise suddenly. Instead, take slow and attainable steps such as deciding that you will drink alcohol only on weekends, eat low-fat popcorn instead of chips, or you'll walk only 30 minutes a day, etc., and then gradually increase your goals and efforts.
By leaning into the right mindset and taking realistic approaches, you can stay on track despite setbacks and set yourself to become a healthier, happier, and more confident version of yourself and lose the weight you have been trying to lose and keep it off.