If losing weight is a challenging thing for you to do, then you should get back to the root of the problem which is eating. Of course, we all understand that eating More »
First thing’s first. From my experience (and I know this for a fact), weight is not permanent. I mean, the particular number I had when I weighed in this morning before breakfast More »
If losing weight is a challenging thing for you to do, then you should get back to the root of the problem which is eating. Of course, we all understand that eating can be a bit difficult to evade since each one of us enjoy food. Probably the only way which you can prevent yourself from eating too much is to stop thinking about food a lot. If you don’t think about food, then surely you won’t develop the idea of finding the means to satisfy your cravings.
There are numerous ways to get food out of your mind but they are mostly difficult to achieve. Self-control and dedication is the key to achieving your goal of losing weight and once you do well, then you know how it all turns out in the end.
- Do not reward yourself with food – Each one of us is guilty of rewarding ourselves by overeating when we achieve something. However, despite how easy that accomplishment may be, most of us would consider it a big one and that is mostly where the problem happens. Avoid rewarding yourself with food every single time you have done something great.Choose to reward yourself with something else instead like treating yourself to a good spa or massage is one way to do it.
- Find other activities to distract you – If the thought of food is occupying your mind almost all day, then you should distract yourself with something else. Do other satisfying activities that don’t involve eating. If possible, consider something physical because apart from avoiding food, you will also be exercising your body, thus benefiting your weight loss journey.
- Budget your indulgences – Eating is not always bad as long as it’s on the right place and at the right time. If ever you find yourself succumbing to the spell of eating ,then try to order food on a budget. To make this more effective, you need to only bring money that is enough to get you throughout the day to avoid overspending on excess food.
- Get out of the kitchen – The best advice that you can probably give yourself is to stay out of the kitchen if possible, especially when it’s not your meal time. Once you are in the kitchen, there’s no doubt that the thought of eating will always be there because you’re surrounded by food. Also by avoiding the kitchen, you are also preventing yourself from making or cooking food.
Ways to Avoid Thinking about Food Too Much
Below is a short list that people use to effectively rid themselves with the thought of food.
Seriously, I made it a point to make my weight loss program fun since it’s more fun and fit to lose weight this way for me. The good news is – it works!
Joining the Group
The first thing that really helped me get on the right track of my fun weight loss program is when I joined a group with that specific goal in mind. The regulars of the group are five on a good session day. We have a great trainer who just made it a point that losing fat must be fun, must not require those strict and strenuous workouts and must be able to expand my horizons, so to speak. Meaning, I get to meet new people which are basically on the same boat like me. And, guess what, with all our collective weight, the boat isn’t sinking at all!
More Fun with a Friend
Of course, I met my new best friend when I joined the group and we started to plan our programs together. What’s really fun is we made surprise visits to each other’s home, making sure to check out the fridge for any food that’s not supposed to be there. And, really, I have not only found a best friend with whom I can do my weight loss program, I also found the perfect “partner in crime” with whom I can share my “food sins” with.
Time Flies when I’m having Fun
Not only does time fly when I’m having fun, unwanted fat burns, no-no foods get dumped and friends multiply, too! So aside from the fun and fit group I joined, I and my best friend decided to put up our fun and fit group for losing weight. And guess what? For the first day, we’re full!
First thing’s first. From my experience (and I know this for a fact), weight is not permanent. I mean, the particular number I had when I weighed in this morning before breakfast wouldn’t really be the same one when I get home from work this evening. Depending on what happened in between those two time terminals, I either lost or gained a few ounces.
The fact that my weight is something that constantly fluctuates and has to be maintained made me realize the importance of keeping myself motivated or to find motivation to lose weight, especially during tempting times. So for the past week, I put myself on a mission to gather and list down some tips on how I can push myself to lose weight by hook or by crook.
Every Time is the Right Time for Losing Weight
The more I researched about weight loss tips and programs online, and the more I read health and fitness books, I found one common thread – the right time to start losing weight all depends on the person concerned. With this discovery, I found myself very much correct in considering motivation as the fuel which should pump-prime or jump-start any weight loss diet and program.
The All-important Question: Want or Need?
The capacity to answer the question whether I badly needed or just wanted to lose weight for its own sake dawned on me when I first started to do my research online. The various blog sites on weight loss absolutely inundated me and I somehow found myself deluged with so many information I didn’t really know where to start.
That’s when I realized that I cannot do this weight loss thing without asking myself why I’m doing it. This means part of the motivation process I have for myself to lose unwanted fat is by setting my priorities right also.
The Plan is the Partner
Some of the weight loss programs I searched require from me to have a partner – a friend, a co-worker or a loved one – who will be my constant guide and devil’s advocate in keeping myself motivated to lose weight. This is, of course, a great idea. But my partner wouldn’t be there for me all the time. What I’ve surmised, however, is that eventually the constant partner I can have for my weight loss program is the plan itself.
This is why I found myself listing down the things I need to do and the diet that will ideally fit me and my lifestyle. I discovered that preparing myself, my mind set, my weight loss diet and other related things are exactly the same things I do when I prepare a meal – methodical, carefully, keeping everything in check. Planning definitely works for me as part of my motivation process.
Don’t be a Try-hard
I recently read a blog which opened my eyes when it comes to losing weight. It clearly said that if you feel you’re trying hard to maintain your weight loss program or diet, then something must be wrong because losing weight is a long-term thing. I felt myself nodding in agreement when I realized that my weight loss program is just what it is – a program! Somehow, I now understand that in order to make this work and keep myself motivated, I have to be flexible about the whole idea.
As I remembered my dad saying to me, “You don’t need a full tank to drive your car. You’ll just need enough gas to get you from point A to point B”. And my father’s absolutely correct, because my weight loss program is supposed to be about me and my own body’s capacity, I don’t need to try hard to lose weight, I just have to learn and understand my own off and on days, peak and down hours for my program.
Other Motivational Tips to Lose Weight
I found that setting small goals for myself and keeping myself focus on them keeps the fire of my motivation burning (and my unwanted fat burning away, too). Also, a healthy breakfast and good exercise are important parts of losing weight and of my daily motivation, too.