Being thin is the desire of eight out of ten women.
What’s ironic is that it’s the other two that are probably happier. But getting the weight loss help you need isn’t always easy. Obesity has become an epidemic disease in these modern times, due to our lifestyle and lack of time.
Misplaced priorities also have a lot to do with it. Back in the old days, and I won’t admit to how old, our lives allowed us to walk, jog, and play sports.
But in this day and age of two income families and our insatiable desire for more and more stuff, we have placed an extreme workload on ourselves. Our work, families, and need to keep up with the Jones’ has created an entire generation that doesn’t have time to exercise or eat properly. The end result is that we start getting fat.
Fat loss is a process that demands time, determination and planning. Changing your bad habits is the most important, yet difficult thing to achieve.
To reduce body mass, you have to THINK differently.
-Stop eating on instinct and plan your meals. If you constantly eat on the run, at least pay attention to what foods you are choosing. Are they helping you achieve your goals or preventing them.
-Instead of three big meals a day, try five or six smaller ones, even if you have little time. If it is important enough, you will MAKE time.
-Learn about the foods you are eating. Are they healthy? Are you eating the right proportions? Some buffet restaurants provide dishes the size of a tray! Don’t fall into this trap!
Of course, this is easier said than done. You know what you have to do, but when the moment arrives, you procrastinate to next Monday.
First and foremost, you have to find the MOTIVATION to start an effective weight loss program. Motivation is vital, because it gives you the strength to say NO to some of those lifelong habits that will slow your progress.
Motivation can be internal or external and can make the difference between another failed diet and a permanent weight loss.
Internal motivation is how you see yourself in the mirror, or at least how you perceive yourself to look in the mirror. Your perception of being obese, your increased chances of developing heart disease or diabetes, and your desire to wear a bikini without feeling uneasy are all powerful motivators. Of course, if you are a man, you can skip the bikini part. Please!
Take a look around yourself and what do you see? You will notice that everybody that has lost the pounds and managed to keep them off HAD to have some sort of internal motivation. They had to discover this hidden strength inside of them. If someone tells you something different, about some miracle remedy, IT´S A LIE.
External motivation may be even more important. All the humiliation and prejudice that obese people suffer, from getting a job to finding a significant other, is reflected in today’s society. Everybody seems to think that overweight people are lazy and self-indulgent. They could be considered a health risk to potential employers. Their increased chances of diseases or health related absenteeism may be considered too big of a risk and may be a problem in the future, if hired.
Unfortunately, the same society that seems to encourage obesity, demands you to be HEALTHY AND THIN.
It’s up to you to get the weight loss help you need. But will you decide to start a healthy diet program or will you keep “trying” all the fad diets on the Internet? The choice is yours.