The First Step to Losing Weight is…..
There is no question that losing weight successfully is a complex undertaking. There is no question there are many elements to it. But awareness has to be one of the first steps and helping make children aware will help them later in life as they work to maintain a healthier weight. For a surprising number of adults and kids, there is not a really clear understanding of the link between high calorie, high carbohydrate foods and soft drinks, and painful joints, difficulty breathing, insulin injections, and obesity. So if there were a motivational breakdown, it might look something like this.
1. Identification of the problem: “I’m overweight”.
2. Fuller understanding of the ramifications of the problem: “My weight is causing me pain, impairing my health, shortening my life expectancy, and reducing my quality of life.”
3. Recognizing what causes the problem: “I’m consuming far too many calories, high carbohydrate foods and drinks, and burning too few calories with too little exercise.”
4. Define your goals: What you personally hope to gain or experience: “I want to play with my children outside and experience less pain in my knees and back.”
5. Define specific weight loss goals: “I want to lose 50 pounds in 12 months.”
6. Make a specific plan: “I am enrolling today in the medically supervised weight loss program with IMetabolic.”
7. Start today. No delays, no waiting. No excuses. Just start.
One of the keys to staying on track with your personal weight loss goals is to continue to write down why you want to achieve the goals you have set. What personally, most deeply affects you and your loved ones, your health, and your quality of life. Write down the goals, such as, “I want to lose weight so I can never take another insulin shot again.” Or, “I want to lose 30 pounds so I can resume skiing again.”
What are your goals? What do you want to achieve?