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.