To successfully lose weight, you first need to realize that weight loss is a journey with a specific purpose. At this point, you are in the beginning and about to take the first step to changing your eating habits and lifestyle so that you can have the body you really want. Of course, this will not be easy - nothing worthwhile ever is. You should pat on the back to make a commitment to yourself that you're finally ready to do this.
Many people can not even get that far. So, in a sense, you're already ahead of the game. Your goal should be to lose one or two pounds a week, if you lose more, fine, but do not push for it. Do you want to stay mentally focused, healthy and determined. If you press too hard, or you try to force your body to lose large numbers, then you will get stressed and eventually hits a wall that can lead to failure.
Here are some tips you can use to create a plan for successful weight loss: Set a reasonable goal
The first step should be to decide how much weight you want to lose. Get some 3x5 index cards and write an objective or positive statement in each. Start by writing down your ideal weight, that is your ultimate goal.
So, if you set smaller goals for you. Score a goal to lose five pounds, then ten pounds, 20 pounds, so write some motivational positive statements about yourself.
"I love you unconditionally"
"I'm a great person inside and out"
"I'm going to smile and laugh today"
"I deserve this and I'm worth it"
Keep those cards where you will be able to look at them every day. Eating smaller more often Crescendo probably taught you to eat three meals a day portions. They were probably also taught to clean your plate. Although this meal program is well-intentioned, the fact is that you're going to get hungry between breakfast and lunch and between lunch and dinner. Not only are you probably having a large portion of every meal, but they are also snacking on junk food in the middle. Unfortunately, this form of power leads to a large amount of weight gain. It 'been shown that if you eat many small meals throughout the day and not feel hungry between meals and when it does, it is easier for a snack that has less calories. Plan to eat five small meals a day instead of three meals and see if that helps curb your cravings.
Keep a food diary as a newspaper is a fragment of the events that happen in your life, a food diary helps you keep track of what you are actually putting in your mouth every day. You probably have a mental picture of what you normally consume, but when you see it in writing, you may be surprised at all the extra food that you are eating without even thinking about it. Write down what you ate, what time you ate, and how you felt when you ate that particular food. Sometimes, when you eat some "comfort foods" that are really trying to use food to fill an emotional void in our hearts. Feelings of loneliness, stress, boredom, anger, and low self-esteem are often triggers for binge eating. Write it down and you can go back and evaluate later.
Treat yourself when you reach one of your goals of weight loss, go ahead and treat yourself to something special. The only problem is that the prize can not be a food. Yes, you will have a bowl of ice cream or a slice of pizza. Want to get mentally away from thinking about food as a reward or a security blanket. So imagine some other things that will put a smile on your face. Money is always a best prize. Possibly you can create a jar of reward and paying yourself five dollars to each goal reached. You could go to a nice shopping day after reaching your target weight goal. You can also buy some fresh flowers, a nice pair of earrings, a new game, a new bond, etc. Another great idea is to make its own reward good books. I hope these tips are useful and are able to create a new healthier and happier you.