Why Patience is Important For Weight Loss & How To Build Patience

When you start your weight loss journey you will be bouncing off the walls the of excitement but as you will soon fine weight loss is a tedious process and many can’t stick to there weight loss once the honey moon excitement wears off.

The ability to stay patient after the honey moon excitement wears off, will often separate the successful people from the unsuccessful people.

When losing weight, your level of patience may be the deciding factor of your weight loss success.

It’s important to be patient both with the weight loss process itself as weight loss is a slow process, and it’s also important to be patient with yourself when you have setbacks.This article will discuss how to become more patient with the process and how to become more patient when you make mistakes.

How To Become More Patient

1. Don’t Get frustrated

When you cheat don’t get frustrated, understand the weight is about carving out a system that works for you and that system comes through trial and error.

2. Look On The Bright Side

When you do make mistake you are always learning more about yourself and even its a mistake that you made before its being reaffirmed.

3. Recognize If You Need To Weight Loss On The Backburner

For some it may be motivational to see your weight and get constant feed back for others it may be good to put weight loss on the backburner and take the emotion out of weight loss.

4. Create Diet You Live With

You need to take your time create diet that satisfies you.

5. Give Yourself Smaller Short-term Goals.

Waiting to achieve a weight loss goal for a substantial amount of weight loss in the far off future can be quite a weight. It could be beneficial to make smaller shorter term weight loss goals.

If you’re on a slow and steady diet, it can be a little frustrating.  Because sometimes you feel like you are moving at a snail’s pace and want to lose weight tomorrow.

However, the fact that your diet is so slow in steady may be the very reason why it is more likely to work long term.

There are studies that show many people regain weight after losing it (1). A lot of it has to do with the fact people aren’t able to sustain their weight efforts.

So don’t gripe about the fact it’s taking you a long time to lose weight. Reframe it to where you are proud of yourself for being able to maintain a downward weight loss trend for so long because that means you found a system that works for you that you can maintain.

 

How To Be Patient With The Process Patience

 

• Work To Improve Yourself In Other Areas

Often, if you’re improving yourself in other areas alongside weight loss, it can take the pressure and the focus off weight loss.

 

Do Things You Enjoy

For example, if you’re planning to go on a vacation, but you want to lose some weight first, try to lose the weight, but don’t let that stop you from going on vacation if you don’t, the reason being is that weight loss can be a sacrifice, so you want to make sure you’re getting some enjoyment.

 

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Being Patient When you Make Mistakes

Weight loss is a skill. Like any other skill, you will more than likely be bad at it when you start it.
However, if you’re impatient, it can quit before you have time to learn from beginner mistakes and be good.

People often think of being impatient as angry, but it can be overly upset and demoralized because of a weight loss mistake.

Happiness Effect On Weight Loss

Although losing weight won’t inevitably make you happy, being happy from the beginning may help with weight loss.

There are a variety of reasons why being happy can help with weight loss.

Why Being Happy Can Be Helpful To Weight Loss:

1. May Be Easier To Cut Certain Foods Out of Our Diet

We often think that we desire foods for taste alone, but we also desire foods for the dopamine boost that they can give. When you’re in a naturally happier state, it can be easier to pass up on these foods and cut these foods out of your diet because you’re already in a heightened state.

 

2. Makes You Less Likely To Cheat on Your Diet Because of Being In a Bad Mood

Occasions when you’re feeling down can cause you to cheat on your diet, because when you’re feeling down, you may turn to food for a pick-me up. Now, if you’re naturally in a happy state, you should have fewer occasions where you are feeling down. Therefore, you should be less likely to cheat on your diet because of having a bad mood.

 

3. Takes Pressure Off Weight Loss

When you’re unhappy, and you’re also overweight, it can feel like losing weight will solve all your problems. So there can be so much more pressure put on weight loss, so every time you cheat on your diet or have set back, it can be that much more upsetting because you have so much riding on weight loss lot of emotional eating can occur as a result. The thing is, you want to take the emotion and focus off of weight loss. That is why it’s beneficial to be happy because you won’t put so much pressure on weight loss.

 

4. Keeps You In Good Spirits While Going Through Learning Curve

Weight loss is all about finding a system that works for you, and a lot of that system can develop through trial and error. Being naturally happy can keep you in upbeat spirits while you’re going through the learning curve phase of weight loss.

 

Tips On How To Build Happiness

 

1. Learn To Live In The Moment

 

 

2. Do Things That You Are Passionate About and or That Give You  Sense of Progress

Work on things that you’re passionate about.  When you make progress on these things you are working on, it can give you a real sense of joy.

For example, if your passion is writing and you’re working on a book, nothing beats adding a couple more paragraphs or pages of good content to that book.

 

3. Surround Yourself With Positive Uplifting People

Surrounding yourself with positive, uplifting people who genuinely want the best for you is a great way to a good peace of mind.

 

4. Shift Your Focus

Often, happiness comes down to shifting your focus from things that you don’t have that you think will make you happy to what you do you have because chances are you have a lot to be grateful for.

How to Maintain Weight Loss Long-term

It’s important to understand that being able to lose weight and being able to lose weight and keep it off is not the same thing.  There is a study that shows that 80 percent of people who lose weight gain it back.  In this article we teach you to create long-term weight loss success.

Your whole or entire approach has to be different when you are trying to lose weight and keep it off.

Anybody can lose weight, but it takes a certain understanding to lose it off and keep it off completely. In this article, we will talk about what you need to learn or know to lose weight and keep it off completely.

 

How To Create a Sustainable Weight Loss Lifestyle

 

1. Change Your Mindset About Weight Loss

Focus on your consistency, not your weight. Don’t get caught in the day to day up & down roller coaster about your weight. Look at things big picture how well are you at maintaining your day to day weight loss habits, and what could you do to improve your consistency.

A lot of people are very short-sighted or have a very narrow vision when it comes to weight loss. For example, let’s say hop on the scale and see a number there so focused on how do I lose this extra weight and get it down to my normal number instead of asking why did I gain this weight in the first place and is this the first time this has happened or is this a trend.

It’s important to understand that weight loss success is not about achieving a specific number. It’s about achieving a certain lifestyle.

If you ask a person what their weight loss goals are, they will often give you a number. The number is the ideal weight they hope to achieve.

However as we already indicated, studies have shown that around 80 percent of people who lose weight gain it back.

So that person who is saying that their goal is to lose a certain amount of weight, odds are if you were to wave a magic wand and make them their ideal weight, odds are they would gain it back.

What that indicates is that with weight loss, the focus should not be a specific number. The focus should be on creating a sustainable lifestyle.

 

2. Create A Diet That You Live With

Focus on creating a diet that you can live with long-term, not a diet that is going to get your results tomorrow. Because again, let’s say you go on a strict diet that gets you to your ideal weight; if it’s a diet that you can’t maintain, then it’s just a matter of time before you start to regain the weight that you’ve lost. So again, when it comes to diet, we don’t want to focus on the speed of diet of how fast we’re losing weight. We want to focus on consistency in our ability to maintain the diet.

 

3. Learn How To Deal With Negative Emotion

Learn how to deal with negative emotions in a way where you don’t have to resort to eating food.

 

4. Don’t Allow Lifestyle Changes Throw You

Often something will happen in our professional or personal life, where we start to give that more focus, and weight loss takes a back seat. For example, you may have added pressure to reach a certain goal at work. Often when lifestyle changes or events like this occur, we put weight loss on a backseat and focus on the event, and so you no longer care about losing weight or your diet. All your focus is on the goal. You need to realize that you want to maintain weight loss even when unplanned life events happen. Because if every time a major change happens, you stop weight loss, you’re going to be in a perpetual state of weight loss increase and decline. Also, this is why it’s important not to create a diet that is not too strict so when a lifestyle change happens and you’re no longer as enthusiastic about weight loss, you can still maintain it.

 

5. Ask Why

Think about why you have cheated on your diet in the past. Then set up a game plan for dealing with this in the future. Also, every time you cheat on your diet, always ask why.

 

6. Create Structure

Weight Loss is all about creating a structure and routine be mindful of when things throw you off your routine so they don’t throw you off your routine in the future.

Why Do I Cheat On My Diet

If your reading this article, you probably have a history of cheating on your diet, and while you may be angry at yourself that you have this problem of cheating on your diet, make sure you take the time to give yourself a pat on the back for at least trying to figure out “why” you cheat on your diet.

You see, many people cheat on their diet, but they never ask themselves why, and because they never ask themselves why they are likely to cheat on their diet again. For example, they may cheat on their diet and gain 3 pounds, and instead of trying to figure out why they cheated on their diet, they just go back to dieting and exercising to lose the 3 pounds. However, because they never figured out why they cheated on their diet in the first place they are likely to cheat on their diet again, which is how yo-yo dieting can start.

In this article, we will go over common reasons why people cheat on their diet and how to overcome these reasons. Now keep in mind it may be more than one reason that causes you to cheat on your diet.

Common Reasons Why Cheat On Our Diets

1. Negative Emotions

One of the common reasons people cheat on their diets is due to negative emotions. Impatience, frustration, stress, and any other negative emotion can cause you to cheat on your diet because you may often turn to food to take a break from these emotions. If you find yourself always cheating on your diet when you’re in a negative mood, it’s important that you find better ways to do deal with your negative emotions.

For example, if you eat because of stress at work, find better ways to deal with the stress. Maybe you can start exercising or meditation to deal with the stress.

Now I know that not cheating on your diet when you’re feeling bad is easier said than done and that some situations are bigger than others, such as you there may be a challenge in your personal or professional life.

However, you have to understand that things will happen in life, and if every time something happens, you’re going to break your diet, then you will constantly be in the yoyo diet phase. So you have to start planning in advance what you will do hard situations happen.

Also, be proactive. Find out what causes you to get a bad mood, and learn how to manage those situations better, so you don’t end up getting put in a bad mood in the first place,
For example, if you always get angry driving to work because of morning traffic, maybe you should leave out a little earlier so you’re less inclined to get angry.

 

2. Boredom

Similar to negative emotions, when you’re bored, your body will use food as a way to break the boredom and stimulate itself. If you find that you have a problem with cheating on your diet when you’re bored, try to create a better schedule full of activities that keep you engaged and stimulated.

 

3. Change In Excitement & Focus Getting A Head of Ourselves

New Dieter Excitement
Honey Moon Phase Wears Off
When you start a weight loss diet, getting ahead of yourself can cause you to cheat on your diet down the road. You see, when you make the decision to start a weight loss, you’re often enthusiastic and excited. You want to lose weight as quickly as possible so create a diet for yourself as quickly as possible. So the diet that you create is often very restrictive. Now doing the honeymoon phase of the new diet where you’re excited about losing weight, you can maintain the diet, but after a couple of days or weeks after the honeymoon phone or the honeymoon phase wears, you find that you have trouble sticking to your diet.
It’s important to realize that slow and steady wins the race. You want to create a reasonable diet that you can maintain even after the honey moon phase of your new wears off.

Lifestyle Change

How Do I Stop Yo Yo Diet?

Losing weight can be frustrating because you can be on a roll where you’re losing weight, and then all of a sudden you hit a rough patch, and then you will gain the weight back, and then you lose weight again and then gain it back and your just yoyoing.

If you have experienced this, it’s important to realize that you have to make changes.  The change is not to diet and start exercising again because eventually, you’re going to hit another rough patch.

1 Recognize The Cycle

One of the reasons people get trapped in the yo-yo diet cycle is because they fail to see the cycle or the pattern. Every time they cheat on their diet, they treat it like an isolated event instead of looking big picture and asking themselves there is a pattern.

For example, if there is a diet and they slip and cheat on their diet, they will just sleep a slip-up and go right back to dieting. This failure to see that there is a pattern can be quite problematic because their weight loss shorted a sighted response to a long-term problem

When people often cheat on their diet, they kick themselves for not having the willpower and go back to dieting again. Now it very important when you cheat on your diet not to give up and keep going. It’s also important when you cheat your diet to ask yourself if this occasion when you cheated on your diet in an isolated event or have done this before.

Because this lack of recognition that there is a pattern hinders them because once you recognize a pattern, you realize that the answer is not just to start dieting again.

 

2. Find Out The Why

Once you identify they cycle you need to ask “why” you have this cycle. “Why” are you cheating on your diet.

Keep in mind that there may be more than one reason why you cheat on your diet.  Click here to find common reasons why.

 

3. Set Up A Game Plan

Once you find out why you cheat on your diet set up a game plan of how you will deal with that why in the future.