Obstacles To Weight Loss That You Can Overcome

Posted by Golden on August 14th, 2010

It is common to find ourselves occasionally lose track of our weight loss program and gradually slip into old patterns of unhealthy eating and minimal exercise. You can expect it to happen and still have a plan in place to recover when it does.


These tips can help you deal with occasional weight loss set backs.

?take charge and accept responsibility for your slip up. Bear in mind that only you can help yourself lose weight.


?avoid risky situations. If buffets are proving to be too much of a temptation, avoid them until you are more in control of your new eating habits.


?if you are tempted to eat your old favorite food, buy yourself time and pause for a second. Ask yourself if you are really hungry or just want to indulge yourself. You may find out it is just a craving. Wait a few more minute and the craving will pass.


?be gentle with yourself. It doesn?t hurt to practice self forgiveness. Do not let negative self talk get in your way of getting back on track. Mistakes happen. See each day a chance to make amends and start afresh.


?if you feel you cannot do it alone, ask for and accept help. Accepting help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of good judgment and maturity. Help from others may just be what you need to help you get back on track.


?whenever you feel guilt and frustrations work it out with an exercise. You can go for a swim, walk or run. Keep your activities upbeat and do not use it as a punishment for relapse.


?identify the problem and make a list of possible solutions. Try your solutions one after another until you find what works for you.


?review your goals often and sure they are still realistic. Healthy weight loss program comes gradually.


Realize that you are not a disappointment, relapsing to your old habits mean you need to rededicate yourself afresh. With hard work and commitment you will certainly get there.


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