Why Are You Not Losing Weight? The Wake up Factor

15th Septmber 2012

By Marguerite Boyer

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Losing weight is a struggle for most people. Hence, many individuals feel tempted to opt for quick and easy methods like weight loss pills, and fad diets, though they produce unhealthy results.

So, it’s wiser to stick to permanent methods to seek weight loss results. It takes profound motivation, dedication, and perseverance to keep up a healthy weight and weight loss program. If your weight loss and diet regime are lacking these main factors, then it could be the reason why you are not losing weight.

1) Take action towards a desired goal

In order to accomplish this task, you need to be completely clear about what your goal is. The main challenge is not sufficient if you simply come up with numbers, 10 pounds or 20 pounds as it is not going to help. You know the number for years and repeating the same thing “I need to lose 10 pounds” time and time again does not help you achieve your mission.

So the best question to ask is, “why do you want to lose weight?” This may sound like an evident question. However, if you are trying real hard to lose weight then you need to ask this question to yourself over and over again till you get a clear answer in your mind. This is the first step that helps you to establish your goal.

2) Stay Motivated

One of the biggest reasons for lack of motivation is due to lack of results. You may have faced this concern either now or anytime in the past. You probably made best attempts to diet and workout in the past with a lot of hard efforts, but your results were not even close to satisfactory. Well, don’t despair as the actual problem lies in your weight scale. If you are checking your progress based on your weight, then you will feel disappointed.

You will feel motivated only when you see that your efforts are being paid off. So, try to measure your progress through a measuring tape, or take progress pictures. When you watch the numbers go down by a few inches through your measuring tape, and see your progress pictures, it will make you feel motivated regardless of what your weight scale shows.

3) Have determination & perseverance

Having the appropriate tips and techniques does make a big difference between achieving your weight loss goals and disrupting your diet. Losing weight indeed requires determination and perseverance and simply making certain minor changes in your current approach can largely benefit your hard efforts. If you have the right mind set and apply the right techniques, you can stick to your diet and perform workouts to have a greater success in weight loss.

– Find a friend with a common goal as it makes your workouts more interesting and enjoyable.

– Maintain a journal to track your eating habits

– Plan your workouts and menus ahead of time

– Explore fun workouts to ensure that your workout session is not monotonous

– Reward yourself with a good meal without thinking about the calories once in two weeks and get back on track

To conclude, if you concentrate on these crucial factors then nothing can stop you from losing weight.

About the Author

Marguerite being a fitness enthusiast loves to blog on fitness and topics related to fitness. You can check out her latest post on how to lose belly fat on her website.


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