Drink water. Drink more water to lose weight. It is Day 7.
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I hate to confess this, I feel like quitting. I don't actually getting a 'real' started with this juice fasting plan. I just begin the plan, and mess it up sometimes. Yet now I feel like giving up. I feel bored with the plan, and I missed to eat certain types of food - pork noodle soup, pasta salad, dim sum, fast food...don't make me continue. The list could go on and on. Old habits are hard to break.
|Willpower: Does this seems familiar? Trying to lose weight but keep losing on battle with your mind|
I just have to go back to my Why I Want to Lose Weight list and be refreshed with my weight loss mission. Do you ever feel like giving up the whole weight loss plan and exercise thing? I found this helpful hints on Mind Power News, How to win the weight loss battle of mind. Head over to the website to read further. I just highlight some of the tricks here.
1. Be patient, don't stress
Losing weight in any kind of healthy way is going to take time. Give yourself a break and relax, and the weight will come off. Stressing about weight loss will likely only make it harder to lose.
2. Break the cycle of excuses
We all make excuses to try to justify our behavior, but these kinds of excuses aren’t doing you any favors when it comes to weight loss. Force yourself to accept your failures and work to improve them.
3. Make the decision to be thinner
Sometimes all it takes is a firm resolution to make a change in your life. If you want to lose weight, make the choice to do so and let your actions follow suit.
4. Take responsibility
No one is forcing food down your throat or keeping you from the gym. Once you realize that and can take responsibility for your own actions regarding your health and fitness, you’ll be one step closer to meeting your goals.
5. Look at the bright side
Setbacks don’t have to ruin your motivation for weight loss. Instead, think of them as a chance to work harder and prove your commitment to your goals.
6. Eat foods you crave
You can have foods you crave while you’re trying to lose weight if you can do so in moderation. Keeping things totally off limits could cause you to binge.
7. Change how you think about your body
If you think you are a fat person, you’ll likely stay that way. Train your mind to see yourself as attractive at any weight and you’ll see more weight loss progress.
8. Picture yourself wearing something you’ve always wanted to wear
|See what you want, get what you see: Visualize weight loss activates the creative powers of your subconscious mind.|
A big reason many people want to lose weight is to fit into the clothes and style that they love and admire. Get a mental picture of how you’ll look sporting something you’ve always wanted to wear to give you some motivation.
9. Breathe deeply and calm yourself
Once you’re calm, relaxed, and in control of your mind and body, you’ll be able to start thinking clearly about who and where you want to be.
Back to you, what strategy you use to be mentally prepare for weight loss? Sharing in the comments section, because sharing is caring.