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.
Being Patient With The Process
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 is 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.
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.