Watch this video for 6 simple tips on how to mentally and physically prepare yourself for weight loss.
1. Forget the Past
Don’t let past diet failures discourage you. This is a new beginning, and you will have new results. Get ready to try as though you’ve never failed because you never have to fail again.
2. Set Concrete Goals
- How much fat do you want to lose?
- When do you want to reach that target?
- Why do you want to lose weight?
- What can you do today and every day to achieve that goal?
If you are serious, take some time to ask and answer these questions in writing. Otherwise, it is just a wish.
3. Purchase Supplies
You’re going to need plenty of nutritious foods such as complex carbohydrates, fresh produce, lean protein and pure drinking water. If you don’t already have those things on hand, you’ll need to plan a shopping trip.
4. Plan Your Schedule
If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. So start planning your meals and activities ahead. No matter how busy you are, you can make time for yourself. Set at least 30 minutes each day for exercise or, do any form of physical activity.
5. Get Adequate Sleep
Weight loss requires adequate sleep. If you have trouble sleeping at night, invest in some earplugs or a sleep mask that blocks out the light.
6. Make a List of Rewards
Think of some tangible rewards you can give yourself for losing weight. Avoid using your favorite food as treats. Instead, buy yourself a book, go out to a movie, or splurge on a pedicure.