If you are making a weight loss resolution in January and are worried you won’t succeed, it is time to do something really constructive.
Truth to be told, millions of people make weight loss resolutions every New Year; going by the number of “resolution-takers”, one would believe that obesity would vanish the following year.
However, less than 10% of these people are actually able to keep their resolutions throughout the rest of the year. In this article I will offer you three tips on how to keep your weight loss resolution intact despite all odds.
There are a few reasons why most people fail to keep their New Year resolutions:
They don’t set realistic goals: How can you ever achieve your resolutions if they are unachievable? If your goal is to “lose all the extra as quickly as possible”, I can guarantee that you would be struggling forever with little or no success. On the other hand, if you make a goal of losing a percentage of your body , and follow a healthy diet program, you would achieve permanent weight loss.
Keep in mind that there is no legitimate “fast weight loss” solution that would help you lose FAT, the thing you actually need to lose to become slimmer. What most of these fad diets do is to burn your valuable muscles and make you dehydrated, both of which are harmful for proper functioning of your body. Realize that if you eat healthy and exercise regularly, that is all you need to lose the extra . You won’t even need to waste money on any diet program or supplement.
They aim big: Most people make the mistake of aiming for too much and consequently, end up achieving too little. Keep your goals short and you would see how quickly you are able to lose weight.
An example of a short goal is this: let’s say that the total you need to lose is about 20 pounds. Instead of aiming to lose 20 pounds which would take a long time, why not set a goal to lose just five pounds? You would be able to lose that much in less than three weeks. This would keep you motivated to lose more and more , and even before you realize it, you would become slimmer and fitter.
They don’t reward themselves: You won’t have any incentive to continue with your weight loss program if you don’t reward yourself from time to time. Think about it: have you ever really worked hard in life without any incentive? I don’t think so. The same logic holds true for weight loss.
Keep in mind that “reward” doesn’t necessarily have to be in the form of junk and fatty foods; you could reward yourself in many other creative ways such as getting a manicure or haircut done, visiting a spa, buying yourself a new pair of shoes, new clothes, ornaments, etc.