Taking a Holistic Approach to Weight Loss
Mindset is the Engine for Lasting Weight Loss
How do you feel about your weight loss goals?
Identify Your Motivation
To make weight loss work, make sure it’s worthwhile for you. What are you expecting to get from it? Why is weight loss important to you? What will it help you do in the future? How will you know when you’ve reached your goal on the scale or in your quality of life?
Start With Small Changes
You will make mistakes and have challenges during the weight loss journey, but taking smaller steps can help create permanent lasting results.
Look at the things you do every day, and make those the reminders you need to create positive, healthy changes. For example, if you drink coffee each morning, create the habit of drinking a glass of water while it’s brewing.
Focus on What You Did Right
You won’t always see a major difference on the scale; it can take months for fat to burn and muscles to start developing. To compensate, give yourself your own positive reinforcement.
At the end of each day, take time to write down only what you did right during your weight loss journey. Whether it means having an apple at lunch, taking the stairs, or skipping dessert, this is a great technique to force yourself to look back on your success and build momentum.
Trust Your Body
Remember, your body is your friend during weight loss. At times, it will send signals that you should be attentive to. If it needs rest, rest.
Weight loss improves your quality of life in so many ways. Starting from a healthy, positive mindset will help you enjoy the benefits. For more information and guidance on your weight loss journey, call and book an appointment with Dr. Motlagh today.