Carrying extra pounds around is something that has become a reality for many people all over the world. They don’t do it because of a conscious decision; it is something that occurs subconsciously. Obesity isolates many people and leads to loneliness and depression. And to add to that they develop health problems. They are susceptible to things like diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. And this is just the beginning.
Assuming that your being overweight wasn’t a conscious decision, then we have to come to the conclusion that you just caught a glimpse of yourself, maybe in the mirror, and said, “how did this happen?” Because we all know that this weight didn’t just add on overnight. It takes months to become overweight, and it’s usually due to bad choices in our eating habits.
The first order of business is to know and realize that a problem exists. But surprisingly this isn’t the main problem for most overweight people. They’re quick to acknowledge, but it’s the cure that eludes them. They are getting the picture that people are finding them less attractive, and they want to make a change.
Once you’ve accepted the fact that you’re overweight, then you also must realize that this weight is going to cause other problems in your life. But the good news is that you’ve already owned up to it, and accepted the fact that you need to take action. This is where the ‘beginners guide to losing weight’ comes in.
Now that you are solution bound, then you need a plan of action. You need to set some realistic goals for yourself, both short and long term. The weight won’t disappear quickly, just like it didn’t come on quickly. But for your goals, you need to set some for weekly, and monthly, and yearly results. Don’t make them too hard for yourself. If you put too much stress on yourself, it’s easy to get discouraged and give up. Make your goals gradual and realistic.
Your next move is to choose a method for this weight loss. Your diet is always going to be the main weapon of attack. Stop drinking the soft drinks. Watch how many calories you take in over the course of a day, and the types of foods you eat.
Then you should pick up some form of supplements. If you can find some that are all natural, then you’re on the right road. Eating right, taking supplements, and doing some exercising, are proven ways for you to get rid of that extra weight. Don’t fall for using diet pills, this isn’t the right way to sustain your weight loss. When the pills are gone, for whatever reason, then you’re stuck without help and can gain it all back. You need natural solutions for losing weight. Some of these pills can have serious side effects too.
by Willow McFadden