There is a reason why you may not be losing weight, and it has nothing to do with your diet. At least not directly. You may be struggling with weight loss because you do not feel compelled to lose weight. If you do not feel a nagging urge to drop the pounds, you are not going to have enough motivation to see it through.
Let us state the obvious: most people would like to lose some weight. Most of us feel we have extra fat to spare. It serves us no benefit. Not only would a leaner version of ourselves look better, but also be healthier. Every one of us could do better in this regard.
Sadly, it is not enough to simply want to lose weight. You must feel it is a necessity. If you do not, you will be likely to quit as soon as you stall the first time, before allowing yourself time to succeed.
1. Fear the consequences of being overweight. You are already familiar with some of the reasons why you should not be overweight. But do you fully comprehend them? Are you aware heart disease – a common consequence of adiposity – is a leading cause of death? Just because you have had no issues yet does not mean your odds will not change. If you have weight to lose, you should assume the worst. Worry about prevention now, so you do not panic if something serious happens to strike.
There are more common problems associated with being overweight, like Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, it is too relevant, and it also poses serious concerns. Start to fear the consequences of being overweight. It will help you realize why weight loss is not a choice you should think twice about…
2. Have realistic expectations. To be fair, you may have put weight loss into practice already. You may know it is something you ought to do and feel the motivation. But if your expectations are not properly aligned, it is going to be harder than it needs to be.
You will not succeed overnight. Progress will not always be linear. What works for you in the beginning, may not work later on – you will have to make frequent adjustments along the way. Understand this now to prevent future frustration and disappointment.
3. Nothing is stopping you but yourself. Lastly, know any barrier to weight loss ultimately starts and ends with you. The most difficult challenges are almost always self-imposed.
It is crucial actually to desire weight loss success. Only then will you be willing to stop at nothing.