Some people think weight loss is a means of burning more calories than you take in, but they are some other factors that draw you back from achieving your weight loss goal.
A weight loss doctor, Gary Foster revealed more tips for that will help you achieve your weight goals.
1. Celebrate everything your body does
Dr Gary explain why you should not believe the general saying that your weight and shape indicate your value, who you are, or your worth cannot be measured by that scale. he also included that many folks think that the more critical they're of their bodies, the higher they'll do on a weight loss journey. But that's not true.
Not having a good body image may stop you from engaging in health activities, he point out, but to have a good body image he suggest celebrating all the things your body does,
instead of focusing on what your body can do or cannot do, it is better to appreciate those things your body can do well. some people think because they don't have the strength to run for long time, then they can't do exercise but your leg can walk for long period of time. walking for a long period of time is also part of exercise.
2. Treat Yourself With Self-Compassion
Some folks believe that being hard on themselves is the best option, the tougher you get the better you become, but Dr Gary revealed that self-compassion is better than self-criticism. if you are to hard on yourself you will be less confidence and less motivated, focusing on self-compassion helps boost your wellness and also maintain healthy diet and take care of your health.
3. Find a community
Joining a group of like minded people is important in your weight loss journey because when you are feeling discourage and weak to continue they are the one that will motivate you to keep going. Dr Gary says that a study revealed that those who belong to a weight loss community engage more in healthy eating and physical activities behavior, and they quickly regain weight and quit unhealthy eating and unhealthy physical activities behavior.
4. Set Reasonable Goals
Setting a goal is very important, it will help you to be more specific in what you want to do and achieve, it will guide you to know the time you want to do jugging or when you want to do other fitness activities. A reasonable goal he guide you through on how to properly stop engaging yourself in unhealthy activities.
5. Do What You Enjoy
If what you are doing is enjoying and you are seeing quick result in doing it, you will be inspired to keep doing it over and over again. engaging in any fitness activity that you know how to do well and maybe family members join you because they also enjoy watching you doing it, you will be more likely to be more active in it.
6. Expect Setback
Having setback don't mean you have failed, the most important thing is how you handle the setback will determine if you can achieve your goal.
Dr. Gary explains. There are two keys to effectively managing setbacks. The first? Recover quickly. "Just because you did something in the afternoon that goes against your initial goal, doesn't mean you have to throw the rest of the day away. For example: if you ate more than you wanted to at lunch, you can get back on track at dinner, you don't have to wait until the next day or 'I'll get back on track on Monday.' One slip (no matter how big you think it is) can't derail your journey.
Don't give setback chance to over control you, get back to your normal routine and use the lessons you learned from the setback to do more better.
7. Examine Your Environment
Research revealed that people who consistently act in healthy way do so by relaying on habit skill and not by will power. for example, if you set your eating space different from working space you will find out that you will not get involve much in unnecessary eating. Setting up your environment will help you determine where to do things at a particular giving time.