Quick Weight Loss Tips – Tip # 4
Think Small to Lose Big!
“I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale
I have always been passionate about saving the environment. About a decade ago, I used to think, “But what can I as an individual do; the problem is too big.” Later, I realized it didn’t matter – if each of us just do what we could, we will get very far.
The same applies to any goal that we set. You may feel you have a long way to go to get to your ideal weight, and because of that, your inner mind tells you there’s no point even trying. “Just enjoy life lah. Why think so far?”
My advice to you is: Think small to lose big. Focus on the little things you can do and you will eventually get to where you want to go.
A study of dieters showed that those who focus on small goals such as losing only 5 to 10 percent of their body weight at a time were more successful at weight loss. Not only are small goals easier to reach, but reaching them keeps your motivation high and your momentum building.
Believe you can change, one step at a time. In one study, it was found that those who worked on changing their thinking were the most successful at changing their weight. Remind yourself daily that only you can change your weight, one healthy choice at a time.
Another way to ensure your long-term success is to find other measures of success besides weight loss. This isn't just about losing weight, it's about getting healthier for good. So, don't measure your success merely on how much weight you lose. Examples of other things you can look at are: Loss of inches around your waist or thigh; amount of time you spent being physically active instead of watching television; increase in endurance, for example, biking for a longer distance or jogging for a longer period of time.
At Health Coach International, we also have a urine ketones dipstick test to check if fat (and not just weight loss) has been broken down. As long as our clients are following the healthy diet plan we have set for them, they will stay in the “pink” i.e. are losing fat even if their weight has not gone down as much as they want.
So, keep focused on your long-term objective and just follow simple disciplines that you have committed yourself to, and you will reach your goal – in a healthy and safe way!
To find out more about a Healthy Diet Plan you can follow, click here.