A strong habit is hard to break. When you elect to lose your unwanted weight, you’re out to break some very strong habits that made you gain weight. How do you go about changing your behavior, your mindset, your motivation, and you’re whole self from weight gaining to weight losing? Isn’t this what losing your unwanted weight is all about—breaking strong habits to make this personal change?
So breaking a strong habit is one thing you can expect to be working on if you want to lose weight. On the other side of things is building a strong habit for doing what you have to do to lose weight. Let’s take a closer look at what you might do to build the habit of losing weight so that it too is strong and unbreakable.
Preparation is one of the keys here. Before you plunge right into a weight loss routine where you will expect yourself to eat just so, exercise just so, and think and react just so, how about preparing for this new mindset and new behavior? Before you start on a weight loss course, you have the perfect opportunity to rehearse your intentions, your plans, and your action-steps. You can imagine the different situations in which you intend to act, and then plan and practice what you will do. You can rehearse all of this in your mind. But you might want to try some of this out in real eating situations way before you take the weight loss plunge.
This kind of mental and actual preparation in the various situations you will later be faced with simulates the practice effects of habit formation. Once into your weight loss routine, you will be able to react more habitually to similar situations because the thoughts, motivations, and behaviors you rehearsed and practiced beforehand will take priority.