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15 Facts for Weight Loss Newbies!

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Updated February 15, 2014

 


1. Your weight affects you in many ways other than your appearance:

  • Your overall quality of life;
  • self-esteem;
  • health risks;
  • depression;
  • and physical abilities are also influenced.

Think of all the positive changes you can experience by losing weight.

2. You will need to see your doctor for a physical if you haven't had one recently and you really should get her approval before starting a weight loss regime.

3. You should ask yourself these questions as you begin:

  • Why do you want to lose weight?
  • Are you truly committed? Do you have a support system set up?
  • Can you accept mistakes without giving up altogether?

4. To lose weight effectively, you will have to permanently change four aspects of your life:

  • 1.) what you eat
    2.) how you eat
    3.) your behavior and
    4.) your activity level.

5. You shouldn't set your sights too high (... like losing 30 pounds in a month. Those signs advertising weight loss pills are not true!).

Small goals (e.g. 5 pounds; 10 percent of your current weight) are far more attainable and easier to stay focused on.

 

 

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