5 weight loss tips to help you lose weight and keep it off are included in this article.

If you've been searching in vain for how to reduce weight successfully then you've probably already tried diet after diet, and maybe you've exercised until your body hurt and maybe you've even tried willpower and persistence.

Yet as every successful weight loss expert knows, if you are looking to reduce weight then it all starts in your head.

If you've been promising yourself you will become healthier and happier, yet you still find yourself over eating or lacking motivation then use these weight loss tips starting NOW!

What stops you losing weight?

There seem to be as many reasons why people can’t lose weight as there are people who want to lose the weight.

The sort of examples I hear weekly are:

  • I don’t have time to eat healthily or exercise
  • My job is too stressful that I need something to look forward to
  • I don’t know why I’m overweight as I hardly eat anything
  • I just have a slow metabolism
  • All my family are overweight so it must be in my genes
  • I haven't got any willpower
  • It’s hard with children as I snack with them
  • It would hurt my partner’s feelings if I said ‘no thanks’
  • It's the fault of {partner/husband/wife/work colleague/someone else}
  • If I didn’t eat snacks I wouldn’t have enough energy
  • I was taught as a child to finish everything on my plate

Ever heard yourself say one of these? 

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You may call them the reasons you can't reduce weight but it's probably more realistic to call them the excuses that stop you with weight loss.

If you want to lose weight and be thinner and healthier then you need to ditch all those excuses right now. No one can make you lose weight, just as no one can make you eat snacks.

Before you start using these weight loss tips that work you need to accept that your health, well being and confidence are your responsiblity.

If you don't think you have the time or commitment to reduce weight then I predict that you will read this and do nothing...until your health starts to suffer when you'll wish you had.

When you start taking responsibility for your wieght loss you can start enjoying results like these which Teresa has achieved:

 

5 Weight Loss Tips That Work

Weight Loss Tips 1 - Why Do You Want to Lose Weight?

Like millions of other people, sure you want to take control over your health and weight and start feeling healthier and happier. You know you want to reduce weight.

But WHY?

Those people who succesfully lose weight had already tried celebrity endorsed diet after diet and 9 times out of 10 they lost weight initially and ultimately ended up putting on more than they wanted to lose in the first place. And if you keep repeating what doesn't work in the end, hoping beyond hope for a different result, then guess what...?

So maybe your desire for weight loss comes following a 'tipping point' - like you tried to wear those clothes and couldn't do them up, or you needed to buy an outfit and you cried when you looked in the mirror or maybe you saw yourself in a picture and couldn't believe it. Whatever that reason, let that feeling motivate you now. Remember that pain and let it drive you forward.

And maybe you know how much better you felt when you were slimmer, having more energy, feeling more confident and you want that back.

Find that reason WHY you want to lose weight – a reason so personal and so strong that you are going to keep going and stay motivated on your health crusade no matter what other people or life throws in your face.

Depending on where you are in your life right now that reason might be something like:

  • I want to be able to play with my kids without needing to sit down and get my breath back
  • I want to be a good role model for my family
  • I want to live to enjoy life with my partner/kids/friends
  • I’ve got all my old smaller clothes and I want to be able to wear them
  • I want to go out socially (without feeling self-conscious or embarrassed)
  • I want to put on my swimming costume and swim again
  • I want to be able to confidently sun bathe in a bikini
  • Or any other reason that feels good even as you believe how you are in control of making it come true.

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Weight Loss Tips 2 - Make Eating Conscious - Understand what you eat and when you eat it

We are all creatures of habit and pattern – most of the time we will do things in the same way every day - from the moment we wake up and our morning routine all the way through the route we take to work and beyond.

And when we consistently do things the same way we often stop really paying much attention.

With food and eating we often don’t even notice what we are eating. Whether you are busy watching TV, playing on your tablet or reading the paper, you probably try to get two things done at the same time whenever you can.

You only have to spend a couple of minutes watching people eating to notice most of them are on auto pilot. Eating quickly while doing something else. In fact, most people spend more time thinking about eating when they aren't actually eating than they do while they are doing it. 

There is often a great divide between how much we think we are eating and drinking and how much we actually are.

So for weight loss you need to know:

  • WHAT you are eating and drinking
  • WHEN you are eating and drinking it; and
  • HOW MUCH you are eating and drinking

The simplest way to do this is to keep a food diary and note down what you are eating and drinking and when you do it.  By paying attention to your eating, it will enable you to start doing things in a new way so you eat the right amount and feel good as you make better decisions and lose weight.

If you reduce snacking and make healthier choices because you have to write it down then you have more control than you realised. And even if you don't, each week decide on one or two tweaks you can make to your behaviours and stick with them.

Weight Loss Tips 3 - Know Where You Are Going

If you don’t know where you’re going how will you know when you get there?!

What is your weight loss goal? And not just the figure on the scales (because everyone fluctuates to a degree). What do you want to be wearing, feeling, doing?

Everyday affirm that positive goal to yourself. Close your eyes and imagine having achieved it. What will you be seeing, hearing, feeling? What positive impacts will you be enjoying in relationships, friendships, in your career and socially? Vividly daydream the look on your face, the clothes you are wearing, your confident posture etc. As you imagine it, really ramp up your motivation and tell yourself it is going to happen for you.

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Weight Loss Tips 4: Move More

What you eat is far more important than how much you move - you can't out exercise a poor diet.

But that doesn't mean that exercise isn't important. And it doesn't mean you have to do 1000 sit ups a day or run a marathon a week all you need to do is move more than you currently do.

How easy is that?!

You may decide to start briskly walking more each day knowing that every step will make you feel healthier, happier and in better shape. Or maybe you’ve always wanted to take something up like zumba (do people still do that??), jogging or dancing. Why not just go for it now? If you're a little nervous then find an interested friend and push each other into taking that first step.

Weight Loss Tips 5 - Doing it differently

If you keep doing things in the same way, you’ll get the same results. 

If you want to get different results with weight loss than those you’ve had up until now then you need to start making some changes.

Now these don’t have to be life changing things that turn your world upside down, just by simply doing things in a slightly different way you will notice how easy it is to change and get the results you want.

For example, many people plonk themselves down in front of the TV at night, start getting a bit bored and then wander into the kitchen to find something whether they are hungry or not.

So anytime you start to feel that temptation to eat because it’s there, do something different! Go into a different room, make a phone call, check your e-mails, do that thing you’ve been putting off or better still, go for a walk.

You can also make sure that you keep tempting foods out of sight in the cupboard so you don’t happen to catch a glance of them and automatically reach out.

Many of my clients learn to pause for a few seconds before then deciding to eat something – they ask themselves if they are really hungry, picture how they want to look and decide how what they are doing now takes them away from or towards that future (of course you can still decide to have it – just know you are taking 100% responsibility for the choice and the impact on your future goals).

How To Reduce Weight

If you need professional help to lose weight successfully then contact me today on 01353 669941 and ask to book your free consultation. We can discuss your goals, identify the areas that will help you get results and answer any questions you may have.

To your success

Dan Regan

Hypnotherapy in Ely & Newmarket

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