Tuesday, September 22, 2015

An important Tip before you decide to lose Weight!

Before you make up your mind to embark on a weight loss journey or rather adventure, there are some questions that you need to ask yourself. The answers will ultimately decide the course, as well as determine whether you will succeed in your endeavour or not. So take your diary, dwell on these questions for a while and after some serious contemplation, whenever you are ready answer these questions.

"Why do you want to lose weight?

Are you doing it for yourself?

 Do you really want to lose weight?

Do you have a health concern ?

 What is it that really motivates you?"

If the answers to these questions sound like "My husband wants me to lose weight", "Everybody tells me that I need to lose weight" , "The society expects me to look thin", " I want to look like those models on magazine covers" , "I want to be size-zero" etc. Well then, you are absolutely on the WRONG track. Then you might have to reconsider your intention to lose weight.

On the other hand, if your answers are like " I want to lose weight because I want to be at my fittest best", " I want to look and feel great", " I want to have a healthier relationship with my food", " I want to play outdoors with my son without a care in the world", " I want to age gracefully and keep diseases at bay", "I want to be a role model for my kids and family" etc. then, you are absolutely on the RIGHT track! One has to be self motivated and does not necessarily have to conform to societal compulsions , norms and standards if he/she is happy with his/her physical appearance and body image. If you do not see a problem with yourself and you do not have a medical condition that needs you to lose weight, you should not blindly jump into the bandwagon of weightwatchers. Rather, you might want to slowly start incorporating healthy lifestyle changes into your daily routine. This is more sustainable in the long run.