If you try to lose weight and maintain it, you probably know that it is not easy to achieve in the long term. You are not alone; many of us want to be fit and look in our best shape but have failed somewhere in the long term. Fitness and our attitude go hand in hand, and you have to work on both at the same time.
Fail To Lose Weight? Change Your Attitude
Some of you probably ask how our attitude is related to our physical activity and eating habits. But let me tell you, if you don’t change your attitude about fitness, it would always be short-term. You can lose weight in the short term. However, you will not succeed in maintaining it over time.
One of my friends in her late 20’s decided to lost weight and be fit, so she went to dietitian to get a proper diet and even joined a gym for quick results. For a week, I saw that, yes, she was too dedicated to lose weight and even followed the diet.
Eventually, she lost few pounds, but then things went differently. She started craving more food; she became lazy as she was over-exerted and hence started being too passive.
Whenever she saw something, she thought to have a bite, and later she used to finish off the whole. I spoke to her as she knew what she was doing wrong, but still, she could not control herself. Do you know what her problem is? She succeeds in losing weight but failed to maintain it. Her only fault was that she could not control her mind.
Never Hurry For Results
Many of you are doing the same thing, and you know that you are doing it in the wrong way but still can’t stop. Now, let’s make it easy. First of all, we are human beings and not machines, so you can’t put a program and run it; instead, you have to go as per human needs. Never hurry for results as it would never happen; always start with something that you could manage. If you think you love foods and are a big-time foodie, one morning you can’t wake up just with the habit of clean eating.
The way you developed terrible eating habits may be in 5 years, or so similarly it will take some time to get rid of those eating habits, maybe 2 or 3 years. Let your body understand you are making some changes, and of course, your body would respond positively and accept it in some time. Just don’t be too rude to yourself.
Control Your Mind
Our mind plays all the game, and it is the only one responsible for our eating habits and physical activities. If you have tasted a piece of chocolate cake, you know how it tastes, and whenever you see it, you get tempted; now we all know that it is the taste buds on our tongue that help us remember the taste. But no, you’re mistaken. To some extent, our taste buds taste something, but that particular taste is stored in our mind with that food, and whenever we see that food, we easily remember the taste, so we get tempted.
In the same way, when we think of exercise or getting active, our attitude plays a significant role. It is tempting to continue to live an inactive lifestyle; however, you need to change your fitness attitude to lose weight. It is not enough to join a gym and exercise a few times. It is important to to make the workouts a routine.
If you are strong enough and can control your mind, only you would achieve a healthier you. It’s better to start slow and go a long way for a better and fitter tomorrow to lose weight.