The Need of a
“Weight Loss Friendly” Environment
One part of your weight loss success is creating a good and weight loss friendly environment. Weight loss is not only about food and exercise, but also about how, what, when.
Sometimes you will find weight loss advices like, “if you want to lose weight you shouldn’t go on a diet, you just have to change your habits” and whoops! your extra weight will be gone.
It’s not that simple. Changing your habits takes time and even though new habits usually lead to a significant weight loss by themselves, they have more to do with weight maintenance than weight loss.
Yes, if you want to keep your new weight, changing your habits is necessary, but it takes time before a new behavior becomes a habit.
An important question is:
Under what conditions are you trying to lose weight?
We are all part of life; we have obligations to family and friends. Our job requires our attention.
Those obligations don’t go away just because you have decided to lose weight.
When you go on a weight loss regime you have to find a balance between the time needed for learning new skills to lose weight and keep it off, and the rest of your life. Unfortunately we only have 24 hours a day and we have to fit everything that needs to be done in those 24 hours.
Before you decide on how to proceed with your weight loss, consider this:
A quick weight loss program requires more of your attention as it will differ a lot from your normal everyday life, than a “slow” weight loss program.
A “slow” program is easier to manage and fit in with the rest of your life and is to prefer most of the time.
Getting support and help in managing all of your daily obligations is a good first step when you want to lose weight. Don’t push yourself to try to lose weight fast while your weight loss conditions are working against you.
If your family and friends can’t be as supportive as you may wish, seeking the help of a support group is well worth considering and give you the weight loss conditions you need.
You have to do the work of losing weight by yourself, but you don’t necessarily have to do it alone. Look for a group of people who are succeeding in what you want to succeed and don’t listen to advice from people who have failed.
With you on the weigh,