Weight loss inspiration comes to us easily; all of us have tried to lose the flab one time or the other! But this inspiration often fails to convert into sustainable weight loss motivation and we get back to our old ways soon!
What is the cause of people giving up on something that they know is good for them?
Behavior change experts describe four types of problems that impact behavior change:
In order to keep up your weight loss motivation, you should should target these key problems by
The links to are so strong that American Heart Association (AHA) has classified obesity as a disease in its own right because of the links between obesity and disease and early death ! Knowing exactly how it increases your risks WILL make you more motivated
Cognitive restructuring simply means understanding the difference between the the magical/illogical and the real ! Then it leads to training yourself to choose the real facts. You should know that the expectation to lose 20 kgs in a month is too illogical . So, set realistic targets for weight loss
Getting into weight loss programs or groups helps in the short term to lose weight. But to keep motivated in the long term, it is important to know what you need to do to reduce weight. This means following the steps below:
This technique refers to identifying and overcoming barriers to change. For example:
Research is increasingly pointing out that if you understand and actively participate in your lifestyle management rather than follow orders blindly, your long-term chances for sustained weight loss are much better
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