Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Successful Weight-loss Pointers

Well we're at it again, trying to honor our promise on New Year's Day
to lose weight and tone up those flabby parts. Although the year's
still young more than half of our New Year's Resolutioners have
strayed from their promise of fitness and or weightloss. The reasons
may vary as to why their resolutions have been pushed to the side,
one common compliant is difficulty in maintaining a healthy
lifestyle. Why? It's difficulty to break old HABITS!

For so long we've had a life of overindulgence with the foods that
are considered taboo, now we're expecting ourselves to enjoy doing
without those favorites with no effort whatsoever. Rather than ease
into a new way of eating through gradual elimination of our no no
foods we jump in with both feet not expecting any backlash. To our
surprise we have reactions ranging from endless cravings,headaches,
stomach and intestinal discomforts.Some pointers for being successful
this year:

1. As mentioned above ease into your new eating plans, gradually
eliminate forbidden foods from diet. As far as exercise is concern
give yourself plenty of time to build your endurance, don't attempt
to workout for two hours the first day and you've been sedentary for
twenty years.

2. Set goals that are short term. Instead of setting a long-term goal
to lose forty pounds this year, lose four pounds a month.

3. When you feel anxious and desperate to reach your goal in a hurry
remind yourself of past day,week, or month's progress. Losing alot of
weight in a hurry leaves little time to adjust lifestyle habits for
long-term success.

4. If you're not able to reach your goals alone join a support group
that reflects you. Stop by and peruse their
categories of health and fitness surely you'll find a list for a
individual like yourself.

5. Have hobbies and other outside interests so you're sure to get a
mental break from your goal. Thinking to much about having to lose
forty pounds can depress even the most enthusiastic of persons.

6. Don't be afraid to take time out of your day to relax your nerves
and do nothing but enjoy that moment.

7. Use you imagination to see yourself after reaching your goal. The
more vivid the mind picture the better, doing this will enlist the
aid of the subconscious. It has been said that our goals are 10%
actual work and 90% mental. So don't be afraid to be child-like in
using your imagination to help you reach your goals without sweat and