Are You Ready to Lose Weight?

Your weight loss success ultimately depends on your commitment to the challenge. Ask yourself the following questions to help you get on track and stay consistent with your weight loss.

Have you made any lifestyle changes? For your weight loss to be permanent you are going to have to make changes to your diet, as well as, your daily activity levels. You may have to limit the intake of some of your favorite foods. You will also need to commit working out 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Are you willing to do this?

Have you identified any emotional issues that trigger weight gain?  Our emotions can trigger our eating habits. Do you know if you tend to eat when you are bored, sad or stress? You must be able to identify the emotions you relate to food so you can be prepared to overcome the temptation.

Do you have a support system in place? Achieving a goal is a lot easier with kind words of encouragement along the way. Having a friend’s support can be the difference between breaking through a weight loss plateau and giving up entirely. Get a workout partner or join a social athletic club.

Have you set a realistic weight loss goal in mind? Weight loss does not come easy and keeping it off is even harder. Set your weekly or monthly weight loss goal off of a realistic number that you know you can reach by cutting back on a few calories and adding regular exercise to your routine.

A helpful hint to making a life style change is choosing the right time to make that change. Don’t add additional stress to your life by making a major lifestyle change when you are currently undergoing other major challenges in life. Let your life settle down before putting more onto your list of high self expectations.

If you answered yes to all of the questions above you are ready to start you weight loss challenge today!  Once your weight loss starts, you look good and feel good. Don’t walk away from the work! The road to a healthier living is not paved with excuses but with doing!

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