Friday, 31 May 2013

The 4 Secrets of Highly Successful Dieters

By Caroline Monroe

The less calories you intake and the more calories you exert, the more weight you will lose. It seems like an easy equation to follow, but unfortunately for most, it is a tough formula to follow. If you want to lose weight and you want to know the real secrets behind a successful diet, you need to know more than just this formula.

Being able to commit to your weight loss goals and the ability to avoid temptations that will inevitably pop-up, is the number one key to losing weight. Having success in weight loss is created by habit and sticking to an exercise routine. This is a guaranteed result. Being able to lose weight will happen, but being able to lose weight in two weeks will only happen if you grasp these basic concepts.

Learn how to be specific about your weight loss goals. Setting a goal to "lose weight" is setting yourself up for failure. You have to set specific goals in order to achieve them, and if you do, you will be amazed at what happens. When you set specific goals your mind starts to bridge the gap between where you are currently and where you ought to be. Lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks is something more specific and clear.

Sticking to a predetermined meal plan will increase your chances at successful weight loss almost 2 to 3 times based on a recent study. Knowing exactly what to eat and sticking to that plan is a key to weight loss. Instead of going home and looking in the refrigerator for the frozen pizza when you are already hungry, stick to the meal plan. Have a salad and help yourself out.

Staying positive is important. Losing weight fast is not the most easy thing to do so it is important to have a healthy, positive outlook. Be aware though, that being positive and being nieve are closely related and don't think that losing weight will come easy to you. Thinking it will be easy will lower your ability to stay motivated. Stay optimistic, work hard and shoot high in your goals and they will come true.

Flex your self control muscle next time you are eating lunch out. Instead of eating the side of chips at your favorite sandwich shop, order an apple instead. Flexing your self control muscle is a learned thing and full self control doesn't happen overnight. Go slowly and take baby steps and lean how to work out your self-control muscles. Losing weight is just as much in your head as it is in your belly.

Know the formula for successful weight loss. Eat less, and work out more. But know that that is not where it stops. Successful weight loss is 90% habit, motivation and goal setting. If you are able to figure these out then you are well on your way to losing weight fast and keeping it off for good. Stay positive and stay focused and you will have success.

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