Overcoming repetitive weight loss failures

Psychological


Ineffective exercise programs and past weight failures can really weigh on a person’s psyche. In order to avoid this, one should seek appropriate weight and exercise programs and commit to lifelong change in food choices, activity patterns and behavior modification that will support good health.


Discipline


Experts say it takes 21 days to break a habit.  So, when you start your weight loss program, it is very important to stick to a schedule, because you are trying to create a lifestyle, AKA a habit.  Once it becomes a lifestyle, then you move forward to make other changes.  The majority of people who lose the weight usually gain it back, because they did not make into a lifestyle.


Proper nutrition


It is well-known that sugar is bad for your waistline, as well as your skin.  Throughout years of research, Dr. Perricone has demonstrated that the inflammation-aging connection is the greatest cause of age-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, certain forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diminished mental and physical energy, wrinkled, sagging skin and loss of muscle mass.
Inflammation can be caused by a number of factors: Stress, hormonal changes, weakened immune system, environmental stress, excessive exposure to UV light and consuming a pro-inflammatory diet.
The food you eat is critical in avoiding inflammation and weight gain.  Before you eat you must ask yourself, what can I eat today that will contribute to my overall health?  Food is one the most pleasurable things in life. Choose the right food that is beneficial to your health.  I always encourage others to ask themselves,  “What should I eat to lose weight?”  Most of us are already know what to eat, but we want to remove the guilt and responsibility by asking some else

Have realistic expectations


Most people expect to lose the weight fast, but in reality, it can take someone one year to put on fifty pounds, so it often takes a long time to lose it as well. You must start with realistic goals when you embark on your weight loss journey.  The slower you lose the weight, the more it gives you time to detect your pitfalls.