There are two central factors when it comes to building motivation for change. And motivation for change is the most powerful driving force of all if you want to lose weight.
How important losing weight truly is for you makes a huge difference in whether or not you’ll be able to sustain yourself throughout the process. Equally powerful is how confident you are in your ability to do it.
Of course, having both of these issues foremost in your mind would be most valuable. So take a look at these ideas for yourself, even before you begin a diet or other weight-loss plan. Remember, these two factors will definitely affect the outcome of your weight-loss attempt.
Here are some questions to ask yourself. If you don’t know the answers on the spot, no problem. Just give yourself a number of days to think about it.
1. Is your weight a pressing issue for you?
2. Does the way you eat bother you in any way?
3. Do you feel you have a significant eating problem?
4. If so, what do you want to do about your eating?
5. What are the most important reasons why you want to lose weight?
6. When you decide to do something, do you usually do it?
7. What challenges have you already met successfully in your life?
8. How did you do it?
9. What would be a big obstacle for you as you try to lose weight?
10. What might you do to overcome this obstacle?
These are just some kick-off questions. But they are issues to be dealt with, things to understand, things to know about yourself. If you follow along this line of thinking, you will already be building a path toward change.