Losing weight is a major struggle for most people in developed countries. Processed food and snacks have created an obesity crisis that needs to be dealt with to tackle the problems and diseases associated with being overweight. While losing weight isn’t an easy process, there are ways to make it simpler and faster for you.
Seeing results early is one of the major motivations to continue whatever process you’re going through to lose weight, and it’s important to follow healthy processes that work fast. Get started by deciding the habits you want to incorporate into your daily life and work around a daily routine that you can follow properly that considers those habits.
Discipline is important in your weight loss journey because the plans you’ve made need to be followed consistently, and no one is going to push you to follow your plan more than you will. You can help yourself with this by writing down the things you want to achieve and the daily habits you want to imbibe. Note them down in the order that you would carry them out, and set reminders or alerts to help you follow through. Here are some of the habits you can note down to work on.
Your mindset is the first important barrier to break through. Something very common with weight loss regimes is the immediate dive into diet plans and exercise requirements without first taking care of the mind and preparing it properly. So you find yourself defaulting on those plans and falling off the wagon a little more often than is helpful.
In the end, the process doesn’t seem to yield results and you may be quick to give up on trying. What you can do to prepare your mind for this journey is to give yourself a few minutes of meditation and reflection, get rid of negative thoughts about yourself and your body, make yourself feel great, and don’t cloud your mind with problems. When you approach losing weight with a happy mindset, you’ll be much more receptive to putting in the work.
Your weight loss habits should come from a place of self-love and appreciation, not condemnation and self-loathing. Love your body and appreciate it. With this mindset, you’ll be more comfortable eating clean knowing that you’re only doing what is best for your body. Exercise and diet will become a way of appreciating your body and taking good care of it, not some tedious compulsory task because you can’t stand the sight of your overweight body.
With an intact mindset towards weight loss, start building more physical routine habits like drinking water every morning. Early in the morning when you get up from bed, the first thing you should do is get a glass of water to drink. Avoid cold water as it could negate the effect of what you hope to achieve. Water is very therapeutic and having a glass of warm water every morning has so many health benefits outside of weight loss.
Apart from your morning dose of water, continue drinking enough water throughout the day and ensure that you drink at least half a gallon of water. Losing weight also means reducing consumption, so apart from the water having so many health benefits, taking a glass before meals helps you eat less.