When you embark on a new diet you have to make drastic changes to your lifestyle routine. Most of us are tempted to justify our poor decisions and trick ourselves into cheating. But this almost always leads to failure, so it’s not a good way to deal with your weight loss management.
In order to succeed with your new diet, you have to understand how your body functions and adjust your behavior accordingly.
Focus on the present
The biggest obstacle in your weight loss journey is the tendency to see yourself at the old weight, instead of the new one. Many people who lose weight still see themselves as obese, which prevents them from losing more weight. Another counterproductive way of thinking is that others are slim, while you are fat. When you embark on an integrative health regime you have to change the way you see yourself. Staying grounded is very important when you are on a diet, so focus on the present.
Eating, sleeping and drinking are necessarily for living. Don’t hate eating – you have to eat to survive and this will never change. It doesn’t need to change, in fact. Eating is one of life’s pleasures. When you are hungry, eat, but make wise choices. When you are tired, get some sleep and when you are stressed out, breathe deep. Mindful meditation can also help you a lot.
Another thing which helps you a lot during your weight loss is doing each thing at its time. Don’t postpone eating when you are hungry, as this can lead to weight gain, on the long term.
Personal balance is very important for your weight management
Stress leads to weight gain, as people eat when they are nervous. This leads to a body imbalance, which disturbs the natural processes, thus, leading to weight gain. This vicious cycle can only be broken when you confront the source of your overeating. For example, you might have a very stressful time at your job or a toxic relationship which makes you overeat, unconsciously. As soon as you give up on the job or the relationship, your body will regain its balance, away from the source of stress. This will make you lose weight easier and naturally.
Get used to weight gain
Even when you are on a diet, you might hit a so-called weight loss plateau, which is the moment you won’t be able to lose more weight. There are also times when you will be gaining, instead of losing. All these are normal, but you have to be prepared to deal with them. Be prepared to have surprises, be prepared to get out of your comfort zone. Weight loss journeys come with lots of awkward and tough moments. Some are funny, like feeling your pants are slowly slipping down, while others are more serious, like getting a depression.
Weight loss management is all about changing your own perception about your weight and embracing a healthy lifestyle. When you find the balance, your body will naturally find its own normal weight.