Let’s look at this example, imagine you have a messy room and you decide you are going to clean it up. You put your mind into it and soon you have a clean room. But if you maintain same sloppy living habits soon you will be looking at a new pile of clutter.
YOU TREATED THE SYMPTOM WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE CAUSE!
Now the same applies to the weight. You have to ask yourself which are the habits that are causing your weight issue, and which are the new good habits that you need to adopt to reach and maintain healthy weight. Then you need patience and consistency , and be prepared, it will take time! What’s crucial is to set specific actionable goals, your goal shouldn’t be how much weight you want to lose, your goal should be how you want to behave, change and become. For example, you will not skip breakfast, you will eat vegetables at lunch and dinner, you will not eat takeaways, you will not snack after dinner, you will gym 3 times per week……., or whatever applies to you. These are achievable goals and the weight loss that comes with it will be the outcome. And it’s small actions that actually build the potential for major change. People think that if they want major change they need to do something drastic but it’s actually about taking small steps and then repeating and reinforcing them constantly and giving it time. Often the reason people fail or give up is because by taking small steps they just don’t see the results fast enough , but you just have to persist.
“IF YOU WANT LONG TERM CHANGE SMALL STEPS WILL TAKE YOU THERE, NOT A BIG JUMP.”
Someone said:” The seed of every habit is a single tiny decision, but as that decision is repeated a habit sprouts and grows stronger, roots entrench themselves and branches grow.”