by Maria's Last Diet
The very first thing you have to do to make your weight loss plan work, of course, is to start. This might sound pretty simple-minded to you. Everyone knows that to lose weight you have to start, right? But starting a weight loss routine, while you might know that you have to do it, can be awfully hard to do. Your intention isn’t something you always follow. Starting the weight loss process is not only hard to get yourself to do, it is also hard to get it right. It is not uncommon when you do it and get it right, to hear yourself think, “this is a good start,” with a congratulatory tone to your thought.
What goes into a good start in order to honor your intention to lose weight? How many starting features can you think of? Here are a few. There is being committed, which is always a good way to start. Then there is your motivation. Knowing you are motivated gives you confidence. That’s right, you need confidence. Motivation, though, does more than inspire confidence; it is what powers your behavior. Then there is skill. You will need skill in selecting the best weight loss plan, one you can imagine yourself starting and sticking with. There is also skill involved in breaking any old pattern of eating that may threaten your start.
Of course, you will have to address emotional issues that can keep you from starting like how you’ll deal with feeling deprived or feeling scared or feeling worried. There are plenty of emotional issues that can pop up at the starting stage. If they’re going to pop up, let them. It’s better to know them beforehand then to have them work behind the scenes to derail your start.
It’s always important to ask yourself if you have enough of what it takes to start. Or do you have some more work to do on your commitment, your motivation, your skill, and your emotions? As you can see there is a lot more to starting than meets the eye. Just going ahead and starting may not be the best idea, unless you’re really ready to do so.
— an excerpt from 99 Essential Weight Loss Blogposts
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