Losing weight should NOT be about speed. It most likely took you a long time to gain the extra weight. You should give yourself a reasonable amount of time to lose those pounds. You can help relieve anxiety by looking at your journey as a weight loss transformation instead of a diet. Learning how to shop for healthy foods in the grocery store takes time. Making smart food choices while out with friends and family is a skill that we must learn.
There are so many influences in our daily lives for poor foods. As you drive to work or home, or run errands, how many fast food establishments do you pass on a daily basis? It is very easy to cave in and hit the drive through when you are hungry and in a hurry. But with time, patience, encouragement, and self- forgiveness, we all have a chance to learn the necessary skills for weight loss transformation. If you give yourself a chance, I know you will be able to reach your goals. Losing weight slowly is much healthier for your body also. Crash diets do not teach us anything in the long run. And diets that limit your caloric intake so much that you do lose some weight are unhealthy for your body. And most people with regain the lost weight, and maybe even put on EXTRA pounds.
This is due to lack of transforming your body and lifestyle. Chances are you have had poor food intake and exercise habits for a very long time. Perhaps all of your life. Studies have shown that losing only 1-2 lbs per week is a safe and healthy idea. So forget all of the commercials advertising super-fast weight loss and start your weight loss transformation the right way. Your body will be healthier and you will have a much better chance of keeping the extra weight off for life. Learning how to eat a more healthy way and incorporate exercise into your life will help you live a happier, healthier life. Your friends and family will soon be asking you how you did it. Perhaps they will even want to learn what you did to lose the weight. Then you can help them with their weight loss transformations. What if we all do our part to stop the unhealthy lifestyles of this country?
Think how much better everyone will look and feel. Not to mention the health issues that could be averted without the obesity epidemic that is ruining so many lives every day.