Healthy grocery shopping run? Check.
New workout clothes? Check.
Mental preparation. . .? Um, can we come back to that one?
Actually, it’s really easy to miss.
You get so excited while preparing for a new weight-loss regimen that, like most people, you forget to prepare yourself mentally for success.
The truth is, mental preparation plays a major role in weight loss. Without it, cravings get the better of you, unrealistic (or unhealthy) goals lead to unnecessary stress, and thoughts of giving up sound more and more inviting.
Before you go any further, prepare yourself mentally for the weight-loss journey ahead of you with these five easy-to-follow steps.
1. Consider Why You Were Unable to Lose Weight in the Past
One way to prepare yourself mentally for weight-loss is by considering what failed you in the past.
Maybe a diet was too restrictive. Or you didn’t have anyone you could turn to for support. It could even be that life was just too stressful to put your full attention into losing weight.
Whatever it may be, really think of what stopped you then, and what could prevent you from succeeding now.
If you’re not really sure why you struggled losing weight in the past, here’s a list of 15 common causes of weight-loss failure and solutions to each.
Most people don’t realize that failure to lose weight stems from a combination of several of these 15 common causes. By looking over this list, you’ll be able to narrow in on what weight-loss struggles you personally face and how you can ultimately overcome them.
2. Physically Write Down Your Weight-Loss Goals
Create a successful start to your weight-loss goals by writing them down.
A study run by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor from Dominican University in California, found that people are 42% more likely to reach their goals by writing them down.
And no, don’t just make a mental note. Write it down! That way you can refer back to those goals throughout your weight-loss journey.
Set small, attainable goals, too! Let’s say you have 50 pounds to lose. Instead of setting a goal to lose those 50 pounds, start with a goal to lose 5 or 10 pounds in one month. That way you can break a big task down into a smaller task that makes for small, exciting wins throughout your weight-loss journey.
3. Reward Yourself
No sugar coating here. Weight loss isn’t easy. That’s why you need to remember to reward yourself when you reach certain goals or milestones. If you really want to mentally prepare for the weight-loss journey ahead of you, come up with five to 10 small rewards that you would personally love to get.
Once you accomplish one of your goals, reward yourself. Accomplish another one—reward yourself again! All of those little wins and successes will add up, and you’ll start noticing them more and more.
Need some reward ideas? How about a night at the movies, getting a manicure, or even a day off from work? The possibilities are endless.
Just a word of advice. Try to not use food as a reward. It can be way too easy to “reward” yourself for something you did multiple times in a single day, and then find yourself wondering why you’re not losing weight. Just make sure that when you do go for that reward, it’s for reaching a meaningful goal.
4. Plan Ahead for Setbacks
You’re just minding your own business, going along your weight-loss journey, when suddenly, you find yourself at a birthday party eating a piece of cake and some ice cream—and a non-diet soda just for dramatic effect.
All jokes aside, situations like this happen all the time when you’re trying to lose weight. That’s why it’s important to plan for setbacks. The worst thing you could do to yourself while losing weight is to beat yourself up about slipping up somehow.
If you give in and have a cookie or a donut one day, it’s okay. If you find yourself going for a second helping of dinner one night, don’t stress! Just get back on track and keep moving forward.
The great thing about Xyngular weight-loss systems is they have some built-in support for setbacks. Products like Cheat help you stay fuller longer, so you can take some right before you go to that birthday party. Trimstix, on the other hand, can help you manage those sugar cravings and can keep you from eating another donut or another cookie.
The important thing is to plan ahead and save yourself from headaches. The more you plan ahead for setbacks, like parties or vacations, the easier your weight-loss experience will be, and the better your mindset will be, too.
5. Get Enough Sleep
One of the best ways to mentally prepare for weight-loss is by getting enough sleep.
With how busy life can get, most people just don’t get the sleep they need. A lack of sleep can negatively affect you in several ways.
A lack of sleep can cause added stress, which makes weight loss more difficult (and weight loss is already stressful enough). It can also inhibit your ability to make good decisions, which can result in giving into cravings.
Tiredness can also keep you from staying goal-driven. And when that drive leaves you, so can results.
One way to improve sleep quality is by taking Xr2. Xr2 is made with natural ingredients that help reduce stress and provide a better night’s rest.
By getting the sleep you need, you can more easily reach the weight-loss goals you set for yourself.
Mentally Prepare for Weight-Loss and Success
Weight loss is more than just diet, exercise, and products. If you truly want to get the results you’re after, you need to prepare yourself mentally.
Whether you’ve already started down your weight-loss journey, or you’re about to, take a second to mindfully prepare yourself for success.
Write down your goals. Plan for rewards and setbacks. Get prepared, and you will reach those goals. You will shed those pounds.
You can take your mental and physical preparation to the next level with Xyngular weight-loss systems, too! All three are designed to help you see results in only 30 days and take care of a lot of the pre-weight-loss planning you would have to do on your own.
With yummy meal plans, effective weight-loss products, and even a virtual coach to keep you on track, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is keeping up with the results you’re going to see!
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