If anyone tells you that losing weight is easy and that it will be no trouble for you at all, then they are setting you up to fail before you even start! Make no mistake about it, losing weight is one of the hardest things you will ever do, but the rewards are well worth the hard work and sacrifice. But to prepare you for your weight loss journey, here are some of the hardest aspects of losing weight.
Start Losing Weight
One of the hardest things about losing weight is just getting the motivation to start. Many people who want to lose weight really lack the desire and getting motivated to actually make this huge life changing decision is far harder than some people realize. You cannot get into losing weight half-heartedly. You have to jump in with both feet and be ready for the battle that is ahead. It’s so easy to say I will start my diet tomorrow or I will binge eat this weekend and then start on Monday. Do not think about it just do it!
After a week or two you may be loving your new healthy diet, but after say a couple of months, sticking to your new weight loss regime can be incredibly tough. Especially when your friends and family are still eating and drinking whatever the heck they want. If you are not part of a weight loss group, then you really do have to try. Keep in a good state of mind to make sure you stay motivated and keep your eye on the prize of your ideal weight loss.
Food Glorious Food
Some people will kick their diet to the curb because they simply get sick to death of eating the same salads over and over again. Losing weight is not some kind of punishment and there are thousands of healthy and delicious meal choices for you out there. These not only taste good but will ensure you are not eating bad food. It’s up to you to learn about new recipes and new foods that will help you lose weight. Having a varied diet ties into keeping motivated. As the more food choices you give yourself the more interesting and fun your diet is.
Peoples Commentary On Your Diet
It absolutely drove me nuts when my friends and my family who had never dieted before in their lives all of a sudden became diet experts when I was trying to lose weight for the first time. They would comment on what I was eating, offer advice that while they genuinely thought it was good, was actually just terrible. They would without meaning to try and derail my weight loss by offering me food that was full of fat. It was very frustrating and one more than one occasion I threw in the towel and took up my sisters offer of a donut. But you need to brush what people are saying to you to the side and just keep focused on your weight loss.
Keeping The Weight Off
For me and many other millions of people all over the world the hardest thing about weight loss is keeping the weight off. For years I was a classic yo-yo dieter and it would always be the same. I would lose weight, feel amazing for a few months, but slowly I would put it back on as I fell back into my bad habits. Losing weight is not a quick fix. You need to understand that losing weight is something you are always going to have to work at even when you are at your desired weight you need to stay motivated and watch what you are eating.
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