If motivation to lose weight was easy to come by, we would all be healthy, fit people with an ideal body weight. Slimming down takes effort so let me help you with some useful tips to get you started.
Finding your ‘Hook’!
Ultimately, it’s up to you to find out what factors will not only help you get motivated, but will keep that motivation going. Every one of us has a desire, a reason, and an unspoken goal that drives us to achieve anything important. I call this my ‘hook’. You need to find your hook!
- Is it a deep desire to be able to wear your wedding rings – which don’t fit you anymore because you are overweight?
- Is it the goal of playing ball with your kids in the park without feeling out of breath and embarrassed when you run?
- Is it the secret wish to be able to feel sexy and desirable once more when you go out with your friends – instead of feeling like a ‘splodge’ in the corner of the room?
Life seems to creep up on us so easily. It’s very easy to become complacent and believe that you (or someone you care about) will never become ill or disabled due to being overweight, until one day something happens… , and then it may be too late!
Some Health Facts you Should know
- 80% of type II diabetes is related to obesity
- 70% of cardiovascular disease is related to obesity
- 42% breast and colon cancer is diagnosed among obese individuals
- 30% of gall bladder surgery is related to obesity
- 26% of obese people have high blood pressure
The USA has the highest obesity rate in the world. Stats indicate that 31% of adults are now obese, with annual medical costs as high as $147 Billion in the USA. Britain is not immune to this obesity epidemic. Two-thirds of adults and a third of children are either overweight or obese. Britain’s obesity epidemic is costing over £7 billion a year in sick days and treatment of the effects of obesity including diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
5 top tips to kick-start your new slimming regime
While managing calorie consumption is a significant part of the slimming process, how you choose to achieve this is important to your long-term success.
Remember – what works for some people may not work for you? For instance, if you don’t like olives, a diet that hinges on eating olives isn’t going to work for you, no matter how popular it is with other people or how many pounds they’ve lost.
Think about the reality and practicality of your chosen method. You can’t eat soup for the rest of your life. And you just won’t want to fast two days a week every week, forever!
Finding the best way to lose weight isn’t easy. Sometimes, you have to try several different products, plans and methods before you hit on one that feels natural. Whatever method you choose it has to be a natural fit for you – something that you are comfortable and motivated to stick with.