Experience and result differs from person to person with their weight loss routine. Some people find it simple to lose weight while other keep on struggling. Few enjoy the new life while other keep failing. Why there is such difference with the same goal? What makes few people successful while other keep on struggling?
Achieving a weight loss goal is like other goals — you need to set priority towards oneself and the goal.
Priority towards oneself…
The differentiating factor between a successful weight loser and who failed— their priority towards themselves. The path you choose for your goal will have an overall impact on health, happiness, and well-being.
Have you ever thought to go extreme to lose weight? Did you ever felt deprived due to your weight and felt depressed? Have you ever felt the urge to lose weight quickly even knowing the risk associated with the decision?
When the urge to lose weight gets higher, over one’s health — its the moment we make bad decisions. When that urge turn into ego, we compromise our health and well-being to satisfy our ego. We make drastic changes to lose weight quickly. If someone goes with that feeling, they end up making a short-term decision, while risking for long-term negative effect.
Priority towards the goal…
Nothing worth comes easy. You might have heard from time to time. We try to achieve every goal in short period instead of knowing the worth and time it will take. We give a short burst of extreme effort to achieve the goal but it’s not worthy. Achieving a goal is important, but it isn’t worth if not maintained.
Success – You can achieve or fake success. R
Weight loss success doesn’t depend on the speed of weight loss, it depends on the ease to maintain the achieved weight. If you have lost weight and able to maintain — you have lost weight successfully. If you struggle to keep the weight off — you have faked the goal.
To lose weight successfully, look at the people who have achieved it. They possess few key traits that make them successful and adopting those traits will provide the same result. When they can do it, then it’s no doubt that anyone can do it.
1. They’re Patient
Quick fixes are getting rooted which makes people’s life tough. There are many quick fixes for any problem but it compromises with health and well-being.
Why spend 20-30 minutes on cooking food when ready to cook food will take 2-3 minutes?
Why spend 6-9 months on building habits for weight loss when you can lose in a few weeks?
The reason quick fix grabs attention — the solution for the problem with least effort.
People who lose weight successfully are resistant to these quick fixes. They know building healthier habits is a slow process yet the essential part of healthy weight loss. While the actual problem is not the weight, but the lifestyle responsible for weight gain. They forget about losing weight and keep on improving their lifestyle – the result is weight loss (fat loss), better energy and improved health.
Tip: If you want to lose weight — accept that a healthy weight loss will take time, not years but a few months and it’s worthwhile. Stop looking for quick fixes and focus on building a healthier lifestyle.
2. They stay committed
Plan a list of habits to build. Make time for your family and friends. Make time for planning out healthy foods. Maintain a journal. When you plan something, stay committed to complete it in any circumstances.
Planned 3-5 days of exercise routine per week, complete it. Planned to learn 1 healthier habit every alternate week, try your best to do it. Whatever plan you make, stay committed to complete it. The level of commitment will be the leading factor of your success.
Tip: Make a small commitment and keep up the promise. Don’t go for a huge leap — start small and keep improving.
3. They believe small changes lead to big things
Small changes look like a little effort to achieve
Tip: Instead of changing the whole routine — focus on small changes you can make. Make a small change and keep on adding more as you get comfortable with earlier changes.
4. They focus on building a healthier lifestyle
The most important trait of people losing weight successfully is, they focus to build a healthier lifestyle. Current health or weight are the results of lifestyle. A healthier lifestyle helps to lose weight, and it also keeps it away.
Improve your lifestyle by adding healthier habits, improve quality food intake, stop obsession with processed food, and stay active throughout the day. All these factors will help to optimize your lifestyle and weight gain issue won’t even exist.
Tip: Focus on building a healthier lifestyle rather than focusing on losing weight. Better the lifestyle you build – the success rate of weight loss and to maintain it will increase.
5. They get support
Learn from the expert. You will never live long enough to learn it all for yourself – Kop Kopmeyer
Faster you learn, the chance to succeed increases. Quicker you iterate on what’s working and what doesn’t – faster will be the changes you will make. You can increase the chance to succeed by learning from others. Ask help from the expert, people who achieved their goal, find groups or join an online group. They will guide you, motivate you, provide feedback and prevent time spent on trial and errors.
Tip: Consult your trainer or dietician to guide you – they will help you learn more in less time.
Now it’s your opportunity to adopt these traits and bring better changes in your life. You are now ready to get started. Also, share these tips who might find it helpful.