Many people judge their health on the basis of the numbers on the weighing machine. However, there are multiple factors that affect a person’s health. All individuals have different body types, no one ideal weight. A woman with more muscular mass will look lean even at 70kg and others weighing 60kg may look overweight. It all depends on bone density, muscle mass and physical appearance.
For some people, being overweight affects their confidence and leads to chronic health problems. Losing weight can help you feel better about yourself. While many people have an idea about how to lose weight, they lack the motivation to do so.
If you have been struggling with weight-loss motivation, here are a few tips:
Find a Reason
It is important to be clear why you want to lose weight. The reasons can be many, such as wanting a healthier life, being more energetic, being able to better look after your children, impressing a loved one, or fitting in your favorite shirt.
It is important to figure out the ‘why’. Once you are able to find a motivating factor, you can remind yourself every day.
Being logical with your reasoning will help you in the long run. For instance, thinking about the long-term repercussions of being obese can be a motivating reason to lose weight. Imagine the lean, strong body you can have by following a healthy diet and workout regime.
Set Achievable Targets
If you want to lose weight, the best thing to do is set achievable targets. According to various studies, people who write down their goals are more likely to follow and achieve them. Use a planner or organizer.
Be reasonable and set achievable targets.
Make a schedule and try to adhere to it. For instance, you can do cardio three days a week, weight training for two days and follow a diet on a regular basis. Avoid carbs, sugary foods and consume lean proteins and vegetables. Your goal should be to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
When you are trying to lose weight, try setting achievable targets, celebrate the small changes and continue to focus on your desired goal.
Find Likeminded People
Many people are not motivated to lose weight if they do not have likeminded people around, pursuing a similar goal. Having someone that pushes you during tough times and gives you the motivation to start again can take you a long way.
Joining a gym or becoming a part of a support group will make it easier for you to lose weight. A fitness trainer can also help you in achieving your goal faster.
It needs to be understood that weight loss is not easy – hence, having someone at your back can take you a long way.