To successfully lose weight is not easy. The dream of reaching the ideal body weight has long been imagined. Sweet promises for diet have also been campaigned for a long time, and sports plans have long been made. Unfortunately, there is no action that has actually materialized to achieve that dream.
Remember, the process of weight loss is not just about diet and regular exercise. Have you equipped yourself with key strategies to gain ideal weight?
In order to succeed in losing weight
Dieting carelessly without special preparation will not make the effect of weight loss last long. According to Brian Quebbemann, MD, as the founder of the NEW program (Nutrition, Exercise, Wellness) in California. In a short time, weight can go back up because it is not properly maintained.
So, before enjoying healthy physical changes that have long been dreamed of. We recommend that you equip yourself first with a mental strategy. As the first key in the process towards ideal body weight.
1. Round your resolve
Getting started is generally the most difficult thing to do. Especially if not accompanied by strong intentions. Now, try to think about what reasons make you want to lose weight. Either because it prevents chronic diseases, does not believe in body shape, or size of clothing that is enlarged.
Imagine what things you will get later after successfully losing weight. Praise from people about your body shape, avoid the risk of chronic diseases, or other things.
Avoid thinking too much about bad possibilities that might not necessarily occur. The more determined intention you have, the stronger the spirit to live and maintain a diet.
2. Ask for support from the closest person
Don’t underestimate the positive energy of people around in the process of weight loss. Ask for family support, friends, and even office friends to help monitor your daily life.
Tell them not to hesitate when you “steal” two plates of food in one meal. Or when you are lazy to exercise, or other things. which can interfere with your weight loss plan.
That way, you will feel that you have responsibility for others. Not only on yourself.
3. Plan small goals
One thing you should not miss in listing your mental strategy is setting the final goal. However, instead of directly setting targets too high which tend to be difficult to reach. You better put a small target for the short term first.
The picture is this, if you aim to lose 10 (kg) of body weight in the next 3 months. Then try gradually by reducing 3 kg every month. Or if you want to eliminate junk food eating habits 3 times a week. Start by reducing it only 2 times a week, then gradually become 1 time. Until finally managed to not eat junk food at all.
In essence, set simple targets that can at least encourage you to continue to reach the final goal. Conversely, do not set the target too high so that you become lazy to achieve it.
4. Don’t focus too much on the scales
The numbers listed on the scales are usually one of several determinants. A reference to the success or failure of your business in losing weight. In fact, it turns out you are not recommended to weigh weight every day.
Apart from being able to change weight every day. You can be stressed because you think too much about changing the scales. So that it does not even focus on the process that you are currently living.
Instead, set a specific time to weigh your weight, for example once a week. Another thing you have to remember is also that the scales are not the only determining factor in the diet.
The body circumference is getting smaller even though it is not accompanied by weight loss. It also becomes a sign that the diet and exercise that you live are right.
5. Reward yourself
After previously determining the target within a certain period of time. Now is the time for you to prove it in a process. For the sake of motivating yourself to succeed in losing weight. It doesn’t hurt to occasionally reward yourself with various favorite activities.
For example watching movies, pampering yourself in a beauty salon, buying the latest novels, and other interesting things besides food. You can do this routine every time you reach your target at a certain time. It is like this gift as a sign of your gratitude to yourself after struggling for so long.