1. They Don’t Weigh Themselves Every Day
Fewer things are more dispiriting than stepping onto the scales and finding out you’ve lost less weight than you thought. However, this doesn’t always mean that you’re not still on track. Only weigh once per week as directed and you’ll feel better mentally.
2. The Make Exercise Enjoyable
In order to diet successfully, it’s important to enjoy the exercise part. If you don’t, you’re far more likely to throw in the towel early. Keep yourself entertained by listening to music or a podcast. Understand that your exercise is a stress relief activity and is good for your mind, as well as your body.
3. They Get On With It
If you’re the kind of person who will reel off excuse after excuse for not exercising—‘it’s too late now, I’ll never get to sleep’ or ‘I really should weed the garden’—you’re not alone. However, there is a solution: try getting up just half an hour earlier each morning.
4. They Know The Importance Of ‘Little And Often’
When it comes to dieting, consistency is key. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you’re not going to lose those 15 pounds in a day, either. Therefore, work on turning exercise into a routine; something that becomes a fixed part of your life. You don’t even need to do a great deal each day, just make sure it’s consistent.
5. They Get Addicted
It will come as no surprise to health fanatics to learn that exercise is addictive. The more you do, the more you want to do. This is all down to the chemicals released by the body during exercise, which can leave you feeling euphoric and can act as a real incentive to keep it up once you’ve made the initial lifestyle adjustment.
6. They Ignore The Fads
What came first, the diet or the weight-loss fad? Who knows? All we know is that fads have always been there, always tempting people with their promises of quick fixes and overnight dieting success. Unfortunately, fad or no fad, the law of the universe remains the same: you get in what you put out. Successful dieters know this, and ignore the fads.
7. They’re Prepared
Fail to prepare; prepare to fail—this adage is no truer than when it comes to dieting. And this is the reason why so many of our clients set aside exactly what they want to eat ready for the next day.This reduces the risk of forgetting your lunch and relying on convenience food throughout the day.
8. They Don’t Compare Themselves To Others
While it can be tempting to envy your neighbour who somehow manages to shed weight by the stone, this isn’t a good idea. Ultimately, no two people are the same, and this also applies to dieting.
We all have different metabolic rates and we all lose and gain weight in different ways. Envying somebody else’s progress is unlikely to make any difference to your own.
9. They Realize That Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy
This may seem obvious, but it’s often forgotten. Put the effort in and you will succeed.
–Article by Bodychef