Do you struggle with your weight? If you do, you're not alone! We see this happening more and more all over the world. There is no doubt that losing weight is going to make you feel better. We all know it is question of health also. For many people successful weight loss is a huge boost in life. People feel more energetic, creative and self confidence is higher. Here is a recent comment from a student who managed to lose 10 pounds:
"This weight loss challenge has been a big contributor in improving my mental, emotional and physical condition. I have double the energy I used to and my life has completely changed. My own transformation has inspired me to research and create a lecture that challenges and educates young people and adults concerning the benefits of proper nutrition and exercise. I feel it's very important to share this knowledge so that others can benefit from it also".
And here is another one:
"To say the last three months have been easy would be a joke. I've realized that to accomplish any significant goal in life it takes extreme discipline, willpower, and determination. On those days I didn't feel like exercising, I felt guilty and my self confidence was down. But now I can say I'm an example of someone who has not only started and completed a weight loss challenge, but also adopted a new life style".
Carrying overweight in our bodies can make us feel guilty, tired and we can lose interest in life. It will restrict us in many areas and stop our development if gets very bad. We need energy in life for everything we do. Our brain doesn't function properly if we are tired all the time. This is why I think it is very important to hear success stories which can inspire and motivate people towards better and healthier life.
Many teens struggle with their weight and hearing a successful weight loss story may help motivate others to do the same. Body image is a very big thing for teens. So big actually that it can be a cause of total lack of self confidence and even suicide in some cases. On the other end it can turn to anorexia and many teens struggle with this. There is a lot of pressure to look a certain way and a lot of this is fed by the all popular media - TV, Internet and magazines. All the ads tell us we need to look a certain way in order to be accepted, this is the modern money machine corrupting the society, but everybody seem to accept it because money is god in the material world.
Here are my thoughts on what you need to do to be successful:
Based on the philosophy that successful weight loss is achieved through the attainment of a series of realistic goals, we will need a program that is a multi-dimensional, comprehensive way to learn how to achieve and then maintain a healthy body weight for the long-term. One important component is keeping a daily food diary. Essential to successful weight loss is maintaining a healthy diet in the long term, combined with regular exercise. Even hypnosis can help, but is only to be used if nothing other works. Using hypnosis you will develop a new self image, you will learn to be relaxed about weight loss so that the program will not be a struggle but rather a natural part of your life. You will also develop a new and healthy attitude to weight loss and a positive attitude to achieving your goals. You will overcome any subconscious habits that may be stopping your development. All the above is good, because we know that successful weight loss is as much about changing subconscious habits as it is about diet and exercise.
When it comes to losing weight, fat intake is not the main problem-the main factor is reducing carbohydrates. The newest research has discovered that the key is not begin with the low-fat diet but rather a high-protein, low-carbohydrate plan.
Attitude is very important and I believe the key to successful weight loss is changing behavior, eating a well balanced diet, increasing physical activity, reducing stress and laughing as much as possible.
The main thing you need for successful weight loss is a model that includes good fitness and nutrition fundamentals. What is most important and what ultimately leads to permanent, successful weight loss is your own will and desire to change.