Here’s a Recipe for Successful Weight Loss. But You May Not Want to Put In All The Ingredients You Need.
Posted Jun 15 2012 6:51am
Do you cope well with the challenging circumstances you encounter when you’re trying to take off weight? Do you actively seek out weight-loss challenges so you can master them? When you’re up against the pressures of changing your pattern of eating, do you fold or do you forge onward and upward? When it comes right down to it, do you have the confidence, ability to focus, hard-work ethic, and realistic optimism to manage the stresses and strains of your weight-loss regimen? What about having lots of effective weight-loss strategies at the ready? Are you good at setting weight-loss goals for yourself? Are you open to the new experiences that losing excess weight subjects you to? When it comes right down to it, can you be proactive, look ahead, and make the most of opportunities? Do you have a high level of losing weight motivation; and can you sustain your level of motivation despite the ups and downs of everyday life? Do you have the support you need for your weight-loss effort from family and friends? When you fail—and you will—lots of time during the process of weight loss, can you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back into the fray? How about doing each weight-loss activity to your fullest potential? Is this you?
As you can see, the ingredients that go into a recipe for successful weight loss present the challenge of a lifetime. You may not have all of them, and you may not need all of them in order to lose weight and keep it off permanently. But if you oversimplify what’s needed for such a gargantuan personal change as losing unwanted weight, you will get just what you put into it—a recipe that doesn’t come out the way you want it to.