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.

Is Oatmeal Good For Weight Loss?

Oatmeal has the ability to help promote weight loss.

Now, to understand why oatmeal can be great for weight loss, it’s essential to understand what causes weight loss. When you’re taking in less calories a day compared to what you’re burning, or when you have a calorie deficit, to put it another way, it causes weight loss.

Foods like oatmeal can help you achieve a calorie deficit because oatmeal is very filling and is relatively low in calories.

Oatmeal not only provides you fullness at little calorie expense, but it also can provide you long-lasting energy and great nutrition, making oatmeal a perfect food to make apart of your weight loss diet.

You can eat a bowl of oatmeal in the morning and be kept full and have energy well into the day.

A 1/4 cup serving of pre-cooked dry steel-cut oats contains 150 to 170 calories, which is not alot of calories considering the fact you can make a meal out of oatmeal alone.

Because oatmeal is so low in calories, there is room to add sugar or other sweeteners in moderation, and it can still be a relatively low-calorie & weight loss friendly meal. 

However, adding excessive amounts of sugar or other calorie-dense sweeteners will begin to diminish oatmeal’s ability to be weight loss friendly.

 

How is oatmeal able to be filling and yet be low in calories?

 

In the above section, it was established that oatmeal is a weight loss-friendly food because oatmeal can provide long-lasting fullness and energy at little calorie expense. It’s now important to understand how oatmeal is able to be so filling, and such a great source of energy and yet be so low in calories.

Oatmeal’s ability to be weight loss-friendly has a lot to do with its fiber content as fiber is a great appetite suppressant and has nearly no calories making fiber a very weight loss friendly content.

Now there are two major categories of fiber: insoluble fiber (which can not absorb water) and soluble fiber (which can absorb water).

Oatmeal has both insoluble and soluble fiber.

Soluble fiber and its ability to absorb water really elevates oatmeal’s ability to be a weight loss friendly food.

You see, when you prepare oatmeal by boiling it in water, the soluble fiber content of the oatmeal will absorb the water.

Water is filling and has no calories, so when the water is absorbed into the oatmeal, the water makes the oatmeal so much more filling without adding calories to the oatmeal, ultimately making the oatmeal more weight loss friendly.

Another important thing worth mentioning about soluble fiber is that once soluble fiber absorbs water, soluble fiber will move slower through your digestive system, keeping you fuller longer. That’s why you can eat a bowl of oatmeal early in the morning and can still be full hours later.

To get more information on why oatmeal is so filling, click here.

 

Studies

There are many contents found in oatmeal that have been shown to weight loss friendly.

Fiber has been found to have the potential to be weight loss friendly (1)(2)(3).

Water has been shown as well to have the potential to be weight loss friendly.

 

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How is oatmeal able to provide such long-lasting fullness and yet be so low in calories?

 

 

 

 

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Here is a list of other foods that can possibly help with weight loss:
•Bananas
•Spinach

Also, get health benefits of these various foods:
•Chia Seeds

 

 

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 To Stop Yo Yo Dieting

Yo-Yo diets, where your weight fluctuates, can be very frustrating because you never can seem to get it right can bring on feelings that you never can seem to get right.
Now many people don’t realize that they’re yoyoing, so by you being on this article is a statement that at least you know you’re on a yo yo diet. Chances are, if you are reading this article, you have identified or recognize that you’re on a yo yo diet.  An admission that you are on a yo yo diet is the first step to beating your yo yo diet. The second thing that you must do with yo-yo dieting is to uncover the why.

 

Uncovering The Why

Uncovering the “why” is very important because it’s not just a random act when you cheat on your diet. There was probably a cause you want to scratch beneath the surface to find out what the cause is.  Later in this article, we will talk about common reasons.

 

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.  In the section below, we will find common causes that cause people yo yo diet and how to stop these reasons.

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

 

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. 

 

(Possible reasons you could be yo-yo dieting and how to fix them)

1. Changes In Emotions

Changes in emotions could be the results of changes in circumstances. Solution is to become more centered. Work on becoming more mentally and emotionally stable. (work on becoming less centered) It’s so important to understand the part are mind plays are the ability to stay consistent.