Losing weight is like climbing Mount Everest. Okay, losing weight might not be quite as difficult as climbing Mount Everest, but each of these journeys requires its own kind of preparation. But just what do you need to put in your “backpack” for your weight loss journey Seven tools are all your need to achieve the healthy, fit and thinner body you want. Once you know what these tools are, the only question that remains is: will you use them in your life?
To implement any change, no matter how large or small, we need to have the desire to reach the particular destination. Without that desire, why would we bother to take the first step? To be successful on reaching your weight loss destination, you need to clearly define what “it” is that you are looking for – and, most importantly, why you want it. Then you must set about making your desires become reality. While it may seem that reaching your weight-loss goals is just as intimidating as reaching the peak of Mount Everest, fortunately it really isn’t. Reaching your goals is as simple as beginning your weight-loss journey… and utilising these seven tools along the way.
If you don’t have the nutritional know-how to eat healthily and lose weight, you are going to find yourself ill-equipped for the journey. If you don’t know your calorie requirements, how will you be sure you are eating the correct amount for your needs? If you don’t know which foods are good for your body and which foods are less healthy, how will you be able to make sound food choices? eDiets will give you the knowledge you need!
You need a clear picture of where you are going. What do you want to look like when you have reached your target? How will it feel to be thinner and healthier? Simply saying, “I want to lose weight” just isn’t going to cut it. You need to change your focus to one of, “I want to improve my health and here’s why…” The “why” needs to become so strong that it will help you stay on your weight loss journey through thick and thin. You must want to reach your destination and not let anything deter you – this is the stuff that willpower is made of! Just make your purpose so strong that it will see you through any obstacle that may come your way.
Simply having conviction is not enough. You need to add ironclad motivation to it for best results. The good news is that motivation comes from within and is derived from having a strong sense of purpose. When you become so passionate about improving your health, you also become incredibly motivated to take healthy actions time and time again. Nothing is going to get in the way of your success. You need to become determined that you will live life healthily. Nothing will then deter you!
Inspiration and Application
All dressed up and nowhere to go. That’s what it would be like to have knowledge, a strong purpose, motivation and inspiration – but to not follow through in applying them all! But you won’t allow that to happen to you. After all, you are determined to succeed! You just need to take the actions necessary to succeed. From this day forward, you realise that you must bring more activity into your daily routine. You must make the action of planning healthy meals and stocking your kitchen with the best quality food available to you. The list of health-promoting actions could go on and on so make your own plan to see what actions you need to take in your own life.
Reward yourself for reaching each small goal and allow yourself bigger rewards as you meet your milestones. Rewards could include a manicure for your first half stone, a massage for your first stone, a weekend at a health spa when you reach your target! Your rewards might be clothes, jewellery or whatever makes you feel special. But break the habit of using food as your reward.
It has often been said that nothing worth doing comes easily and weight loss is no exception. That said, it also doesn’t mean that you can’t have a great deal of fun and enjoyment along the way. Yes, it will take effort on your part, but the satisfaction of reaching your destination will make all your effort more than worth it!