Taking Control of Your Choices to Lose Weight
Most of us who are overweight have tried and tested excuses for why we’re overweight and why we can’t do anything about it – we’re too tired, we can’t afford a gym membership, we feel sick if we don’t eat enough – but all these excuses are doing is keeping us from achieving our goals. If we want to lose weight, we have to take responsibility for our health and that starts with making more beneficial choices.
Taking Control of Your Choices
In order to take control of your weight, we have to take control of our own choices. If you’re the kind of person who starts phase 1 of the HCG diet, gets sick of not eating the junk and goes back on a week-long binge, or the kind of person who joins the gym, goes there diligently for a month and then throws in the towel completely, it is your own choices which are causing you to stay fat.
Of course, losing weight and changing your bad habits isn’t easy, but no one else is going to do it for you, and if you want to lose weight, you need move more and eat less, it really is that simple.
To help get started, here are some simple tips to help you take control of your weight by taking control of your choices:
Make One Change Each Day
To start with, if you can make just one healthy change each day, you will start to see progress and get used to making healthier choices. So, tomorrow, replace your usual soda with sparkling water or switch your potato chips for healthy kale chips, The next day, skip dessert and have a piece of fruit instead.Keep doing this until your lifestyle is as healthy as it needs to be to support weight loss.
Stop with the Excuses
If you slip up (and you will) instead of coming up with all the reasons why you ate the cake(you were tired, you needed sugar, you were just dumped) own your mistake. Admit that you were weak; you wanted the cake, so you ate it, and move on. It takes a lot of strength to change your life and take control of your weight and excuses will only set you back.
Spend More Time with Healthy People
There is some evidence to suggest that if you spend more time with healthy people, you will automatically make healthier choices, and if you spend time with unhealthy people, you will follow suit. So, by surrounding yourself with people who go to the gym, have salad for lunch and avoid junk food, you may be able to naturally modify your own behavior to finally take control of your weight once and for good.
Have Something to Lose
There are numerous websites which allow you to challenge yourself to lose weight by pledging your own money to a charity you hate should you miss your target. This is a fantastic tool to spur you on to make good decisions when temptation threatens to take you off track once again.
Taking control of your weight once and for good won’t be easy. You will experience some tough times, and you’ll be tempted to stray from the path once and for all, but if you take responsibility for your own choices and you keep working at it, you will see results.
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