Getting started on your weight loss program is the biggest challenge you will face. But most people do not really know how they should start. If this is a problem for you, read on as this article will really help you succeed. The fact is that it does not matter how much weight you want to lose because this insider secret will help you a lot.
The key to losing weight is success is goal setting. Consider goals as your mile-post – as if you are on a highway because without mile posts, or sign posts, you will not know how much more weight you need to lose to get you the weight you want to reach. The whole process starts with asking a two key questions:
1. How many pounds do you want to lose?
2. When would you like to reach your new weight?
Write your answers down on a sheet of paper. Why? Because if you want to lose weight having written goals will help you greatly, plus you will not forget what goal you have given yourself. A good idea is to then place copies of your weight loss goals around your home so you can see them wherever you are. This keeps you goals clearly in your mind.
Placing your goal in your kitchen and especially on your refrigerator will help because it can be that it is in the kitchen that you might be tempted to eat something that you should not. Yes, temptation has to be resisted, but if you have only gotten healthy and nutritious food at home, you are well on your way to achieving your weight loss dreams.
Of course, you need to do more than simply set a goal. Whilst you can achieve whatever you desire, you do need to be sensible and realistic when setting your goal. Let me explain.
Whilst you may have a desire to lose 65 pounds and that is good, but if your goal is to do this by the end of next week, then it becomes unrealistic. So make sure your goal is possible and you give it the time it really needs. If it is an unrealistic goal, then you harm your success and you will become unhappy because you are illegally to achieve your goal. Once you have a goal that is more realistic, then watching your pounds fall away will inspire you to carry on and do more. The last thing you need when trying to lose weight is to be frustrated and disappointed.
There is no set rule as to how many pounds per week you will lose, but it could be between 2- 4 pounds, so set your goal up to match this. And if you lose more in one week, then feel how good it will be, but do not despair if you do not quite make it in another week. The amount you will lose each week will vary. Remember, you are a human being, not a machine.
Focus on your 'achievable' goals so you will see when you reach your target weight. As you pass the mile-posts on your weight loss journey, your confidence will grow and your desire to continue with your weight loss program will always be there. Goal setting is the big insider secret to your weight loss success – try it!