Losing weight is a battle that most people have fought at one point in their lives. Weight Loss is not only physical, it is also a mental. Most people lack the motivation to start a diet and exercise plan and stick to it. That is the number one reason why people donot succeed when they try to lose weight. People need to make a commitment to lose weight, get their priorities straight, set realistic goals, eat healthy, become physically active
and change their lifestyle, if they plan to achieve any weight loss.
The first step to improving chances of losing weight safely and keeping it off permanently is to make a commitment. Lose weight because you want to. Do not try to please anyone else but yourself. You must be internally motivated to lose weight because it is what you want to do. Just find a routine that fits your lifestyle and stick to it. That is a major problem for some people because they are constantly worried about what others
think about them. They always try to please others and often get depressed when they get negative feedback. This can cause some people to eat even more.
The second step is to get your priorities straight. Do not set yourself up for failure by trying to improve your lifestyle if you are distracted by other major problems within your life. It takes a lot of mental and physical energy to change habits. If you are having
marital or financial problems or if you are unhappy with the major aspects of your life, then you may be less likely to follow through on your good intentions. Timing is critical. Take advantage of the interest you have in losing weight today. Do not say, "I will start
after the holidays," or "One of these days I will be ready." Buy new exercise shoes and weights, take a walk, plan this week's meals and make a shopping list today.
The third step is to set a realistic goal. Try to achieve a comfortable weight you maintained easily as a