Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Weight Loss - Long Term Success Starts In Your Mind > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Weight Loss - Long Term Success Starts In Your Mind

Making the Decision:

Whether you are interested losing ten pounds that you put on in the last 3 months, or the 50 extra pounds you've had with you since college, the first step is making the decision to change. This step is often the most difficult and may take the longest time. Your mind will constantly bounce back and forth, weighing the pros and cons of making that change. It isn't until you have clearly determined that the pros outweigh the cons that you will be ready to commit to change. This isn't to say that there won't be moments of ambivalence, but if you consciously go through this process, you can be ready to counteract your momentary lapses by reviewing the factors that led you to this decision. This will help you to renew your confidence in your decision.

To help you to weigh out the pros and cons, answer the following questions. It may help to talk about this out loud with a friend or write it in a journal. First, define your vision by asking yourself: Why do I want this? How will it change my life? Why do I want that change? How will it impact others in my life? How will it feel? What will I enjoy most when I have made this change? Next, think through the alternatives: What would happen if I don't make this change? How would that feel? Is there another solution that would get me what I want? Would that be a better choice for me? If so, how would that feel? Explore the negatives by asking, what will I have to give up? Am I ready to do that? Do I want this enough?

Once you are Determined:

Mulling over these questions should give you a pretty clear idea of whether or not you truly want to make the change and whether or not you are ready. Having the determination make a change is a good start, but to improve your chance of success, you need to prepare your mind to change. The first step is to define the habits that you will need to change in order to get to your goal. Janice is a divorced single mom who wants to lose thirty pounds so that she feels confident enough to start dating again. She knows that in order to do that, she needs to eat smaller portions, be more physically active, and cut down on sugary snacks and sodas. This is a great place to start. Changing these three habits will start her on her way toward her goals.

Changing a Habit or Creating New Ones:

  • Be aware- without beating yourself up. Accepting, realizing that this habit developed in the first place to serve a need.
  • Discover why- what is the need, what is the habit serving? How else can you meet that need?
  • Consciously choose to change- Its more than just making a resolution (we know how those end up). It's deciding for you, why this change is important, what it will mean for you to accomplish, what it will mean if you don't. What are you willing to give up? Are you really ready?
  • Think it through before you act- ask yourself, last time I tried this, why didn't it work? What was wrong with my approach, what got in the way? Identify your obstacles.
  • Strategize- when the urge for the habit strikes, as you know it will, what can you do differently this time? Will that work? If not, what will? What else could get in the way of your good intentions? How can you combat that?
  • Visualize- Believe in yourself, picture yourself as you want to be. Imagine what it will feel like- what will be different. What comforts will you be living without? What new ones will replace them? Is it worth it to you?
  • Live it- Start living today like you are already the person you want to be. Eat like they would eat, think like they would think.
  • Expect setbacks- that is part of the process, this is what makes it work! This is where we learn from our mistakes!
  • Repeat- depending on what you learn from your setback, go back to the appropriate stage of the process. Usually, we go back to strategy to try another technique. Sometimes, it takes reaffirming what we want and why. Don't judge, be patient, and appreciate your efforts, every step you are taking in the right direction is more than you were doing before.
  • Jonna Reynolds is the founder and CEO of Evolve Wellness Coaching. She works with individual clients, groups and corporations to help clients to achieve their weight loss goals by looking at all the factors that contribute to their success. Specializing in holistic weight management, behavior change and binge eating disorder, her approach combines exercise physiology, behavioral psychology, nutrition, life coaching to help clients make permanent life changes.

    For more information on services or to request a speaker on this topic: (480)248-2428 http://www.evolve4life.com

    To sign up for the free EVOLVE4LIFE Newsletter: http://www.evolve4life.com/newsletter.html< /a>

    In The News:

    This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

    Business Insider

    A Harvard doctor says it's harder than ever to lose weight right now — but there are 5 ways to do it well
    Business Insider
    Nutritionists agree that it is getting harder and harder for people to maintain a healthy weight — and that's not all your fault. "There is so much great-tasting food, and it's abundant and in your face all the time," Dr. Meir Stampfer, an ...
    Small tricks to help you shed pounds and keep them off - Harvard Health - Harvard Health - Harvard UniversityHarvard Health - Harvard University
    Metabolism and weight loss: How you burn calories - Mayo ClinicMayo Clinic
    Dietary fat and risk of coronary heart disease in men: cohort follow up study in the United States. - NCBI - NIHNCBI - NIH

    all 6 news articles »

    Business Insider

    People who lose weight and manage to keep it off follow a few key habits that anyone can learn
    Business Insider
    New research has found weight-loss interventions that are founded on habit-change, (forming new habits or breaking old habits) may be effective at helping people lose weight and keep it off. When someone first eats a snack upon getting home, a mental ...

    and more »

    Orlando Sentinel

    Weight-loss mistakes: 7 things you're doing that might be slowing you down
    Orlando Sentinel
    If you're trying to lose weight and find the scale isn't cooperating, you might be surprised at what can stall your efforts. Three Orlando area experts share the most common mistakes they see people make when trying to lose weight — and their best ...


    Express.co.uk

    Johnny Vegas weight loss: Comedian's slim frame thanks to this diet breakfast
    Express.co.uk
    Johnny Vegas has been seen out in public looking slim. The hugely successful comedian has been open about his weight loss efforts on social media. The Northerner, from Merseyside, has been focusing on losing weight. He even eats a specific healthy ...


    Live Science

    Yes, Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women. Here's Why.
    Live Science
    Now, a new study delves into differences that take place when men and women diet — and confirms that, yes, men do lose weight faster. In the study, published online Aug. 7 in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, the researchers tracked more ...
    Is running a quick weight loss exercise?Lincoln Journal Star
    The One Diet Rule That Helped These People Lose 20+ PoundsReader's Digest

    all 47 news articles »

    Women's Health

    'Drinking A Gallon Of Water A Day Helped Me Lose 35 Pounds'
    Women's Health
    In high school, I was always an active person (I played a lot of sports), but when I started college, I became too busy to stick to a consistent workout plan. I also developed some less-than-healthy eating habits (late-night food runs with friends were ...


    New York Times

    Any Weight Loss Can Be Healthful, but More Can Be Much Better
    New York Times
    Using data on current weight, weight a year ago and maximum lifetime weight, they tested the association of long-term weight loss with lowering the risk for metabolic syndrome — a constellation of unhealthy conditions that includes high blood pressure ...

    and more »

    Women's Health

    'This Product Helps Me Maintain A 100-Pound Weight Loss On The Keto Diet'
    Women's Health
    Let me back up a little bit: I was at my heaviest weight—232 pounds—after giving birth to my son in September 2015. I was already overweight prior to pregnancy, but I gained even more while pregnant—I used my pregnancy as an excuse to binge-eat ...

    and more »

    News-Medical.net

    New trial to investigate whether weight loss before conception can make mom and baby healthier
    News-Medical.net
    Now, Rothberg is leading a new clinical trial to investigate what happens when obese women lose weight before conception. "Evidence proposes that the origins of obesity start at the earliest stages of human development: while still in the womb and ...


    More protein after weight loss may reduce fatty liver disease
    Science Daily
    After two years maintaining their weight loss, the increase in dietary protein was associated with reduced liver fat content in the volunteers. In addition, more than half of the participants who were previously diagnosed with NAFLD no longer had a ...

    and more »
    Google News

    Diet Pills ? Do They Work? Are They Safe? Which One Should I Use?

    Diet Pills are the fastest growing segment of the dietary... Read More

    Why You Must Eat Before Going to Bed?

    You have probably heard the old myth, that you should... Read More

    A Before and After Look at Tummy Tucks

    If you have a protruding abdomen, loose skin as a... Read More

    Dumping Syndrome: The Dirty Secret Gastric Bypass Patients Keep

    Dumping syndrome is an effective result of the gastric bypass... Read More

    All Natural Weight Loss Secrets Revealed

    There are tons of fad diets and weight loss schemes... Read More

    The Secret to Safe Weight Loss

    The safe way to lose weight begins with a thorough... Read More

    Lose Weight Quickly And Easily - Weight Loss Information

    For people that are obese, losing weight quickly can seem... Read More

    Hypnosis for Weight Control - Why Diets Dont Provide a Long-Term Solution

    One of the difficulties with dieting is the well known... Read More

    Hoodia- Modern Zeal of Ancient San

    The long marginalized San tribe of South Africa has suddenly... Read More

    Lose Fats - Gain Confidence when You Lose Weight

    "How do I lose 5 kg or 30 kg?""How do... Read More

    How Water Can Help You Lose Weight Fast

    Here are the 4 things you need to know about... Read More

    Are You Stuck Losing Weight?

    Don't get discouraged. I, too, have found myself in this... Read More

    Tired Of Struggling To Lose Weight?

    There are many factors that cause us to increase body... Read More

    Weight Loss Begins in the Mind

    Not only was I fat, I was in poor health... Read More

    Body Fat Distribution Factors

    Most men and women put on weight differently. But on... Read More

    Overweight - Control Your Eating Habits

    Weighing more than is normal, necessary, or allowed, especially having... Read More

    Ultimate Weight Loss: Ephedra is Back?

    I had some questions come in about Ephedra. So I... Read More

    Diet Soda: New Study Shows Relationship Between Diet Soda and Weight Gain

    A very interesting story was reported recently by WebMD.com. A... Read More

    Glucagon and Aging - Breakfast How Not To Start The Day Part III

    A question from one of our readers:Dr. Mericle,With respect to... Read More

    If You Dont Track Your Diet? You Are Wasting Your Time

    Frankly, I'm puzzled whenever I hear this from somebody who's... Read More

    Healthy Hydration

    Water is an essential component of the human body and... Read More

    Low Carb Diets: Craze or Crazy?

    Low carb diets, though popular, have met with much controversy.... Read More

    Taking Control of Your Subconscious for Permanent Weight Loss

    From the moment of birth your first emotional experiences establish... Read More

    Protecting Your Spine and Lower Back While You Lose Weight

    When most people begin a Weight Loss program or diet... Read More

    Lose Weight and Get Fit by Getting Fat

    Getting enough of the good fats will help you lose... Read More