"People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worries about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas."~Author Unknown
Most people start to worry about losing weight when an important social event is approaching. Nothing will motivate a person lose weight than their wedding. Some lose weight because they want to look smashing at the annual next office party or because of their 10 year reunion. And those are exactly the wrong reasons to lose weight.
If you tie all your weight loss motivation to a certain even, once that event is gone you have no more reasons to lose weight. Maybe you will make and lose all the weight you wish, or not. What is certain is that after the party or wedding has passed you will gain all the lost weight right back.
What is even more concerning is the fact that most people turn to unhealthy super fast weight loss diets to achieve their weight loss goal. These crash diets are super unhealthy and will only pave the way to an even fatter future for you if you ever decide to use them. Starving yourself is never the way to achieve lasting weight loss.
The ideal way to lose weight is liked to finding a strong reason for losing weight, a reason that is as true today as it will be 10 years from now. The two big reasons people use to motivate themselves to lose weight and keep it off are looking good and improving their health.
Strangely enough most people choose to lose weight not because they want to avoid all kind of obesity related diseases, but because they want to look smoking hot. They use the same reason to lose weight as those that lose weight for a special occasion, but with a twist. They want to look good all the time. Many former overweight persons told me that the turning point was looking in the mirror and being disgusted with what they saw.
When it comes to improving ones health, most people decide to lose weight at the last possible moment, when their doctor tells them it’s either the fat or them. If they don’t lose weight they are going to die. Avoiding death is a strong source of motivation.
If you want to lose weight you have to get a weight loss mindset. You can’t expect to do things the same way and lose weight. Losing weight and keeping fat off is a lifetime commitment. You have to get healthy eating habits, exercise at least 3 times a week and learn how to get rid of stress form your life. Once you have mastered all these key points you can truly start getting the body you desire and deserve.
There is no magical weight loss wand. You have to work for your weight loss goals and your desired body all year long, not just between Christmas and the New Year.