Starting a weight loss journey is a cakewalk for most of us, whereas, with time, we realize it is a marathon. We need to train our mind along with the body to keep going until we achieve our respective targets. Here are some proven and practical tips and tricks to avoid losing your mind before losing weight.
Progress Over Perfection
We often fall for high expectations and unrealistic goals when it comes to weight loss. As a result, we end up falling flat on our faces. One good rule of thumb is not to aim for perfection but to always aim for progress. When your instinct says you won’t complete your routine today effectively, or you just can’t find it in you to do the workout, all you have to do is show up. If you don’t feel like starting a routine even after changing into your activewear, give credit to yourself that you did something today that led you a step forward, even if it is tiny. You will move to the next step tomorrow. And trust me, it is not as silly as it sounds, and it really helps to make up your mind that you made progress for that day.
You Do You
There is ‘no size fits all strategy in weight loss. You have to go at your own pace as many factors such as hormonal imbalance, PCOD, genetics, lifestyle, etc., affect weight loss. Individuals vary in these factors. Since it is inevitable to maintain your body after weight loss, you have to take the time to include some lifestyle changes that will be your routine for the rest of your life. Those changes have to go well with your existing routine; otherwise, they won’t last, and you will end up losing your track, leading to frustration and stress, leading to weight gain. Thus, you have to try and figure out which strategy works best for you, and you should not fall for fast weight loss strategies that suggest unreal targets. When you aim to develop a life-long habit, you should make sure if it will work out in the long run.
Bending is Better Than Breaking
Please do not torture yourselves by strictly following the diet. It needs a great will if you are someone who loves eating (many of us are!), so never ever force yourself into following the eating habits that are incredibly new to you and hard. If you try to incorporate those habits, you will quit sooner than you think. Instead, try to make some minor but effective changes such as portion control, opting for healthy food but not compromising on taste, finding healthy substitutes for your favorite food, etc.; remember to relish your favorite meals without any restrictions or conditions once in a while in such a way it won’t derail your weight loss journey. By doing so, you will not struggle to adapt to your newly developed food habits, and more importantly, it will keep your thought of quitting the journey at bay.
Quotes on Weight Loss Journey
To keep you inspired and determined, you can practice reading quotes and writing instructions to yourselves in the places that usually catch your attention as a gentle reminder to keep going. These are primarily one-liners but pack a punch with powerful words that push you to get into action. Here are some quotes that can be eye-opening:
Weight Loss Products
There are some people who cannot exercise because of some physical ailments. In that case, some weight loss products and supplements can come to their rescue. Here is a list of some of the safest weight loss products used around the world:
- PhenQ supplements
- Garcinia Cambogia extract
- Apple cider vinegar
- Kapila slim juice
Quick Wrap Up
As mentioned earlier, you have to do your own research to find out if these products will be useful and safe for you; especially if you are pregnant or have serious ailments, you must consult a physician before taking them.
To sum up, weight loss is more of a mind game. At the end of the day, it is all about your determination to get fit and healthy. Forgive yourselves when you disappoint yourself and start again. Sometimes you have to take the longest route to reach your destination.