Losing weight is challenging for anybody.
There are days where you’re on track and it feels great. Then there are days where you’re struggling to get motivated and it feels like you’re never going to achieve your goals. Right?
However, it’s important to realise that this rollercoaster of emotions is completely normal.
The good news is that there are some things you can do while you’re trying to lose weight to minimise your stress and maximise your success.
First things first, surround yourself with the right support system.
Whether this is your loved ones who champion body positivity or a specialised group who are also trying to lose weight, find a tribe who will celebrate your wins with you.
But also make sure that this tribe is willing to pick you back up on your down days were losing weight seems impossible and all you feel like doing is giving up.
Alongside your support system, talking to a dietician can be really helpful when you’re trying to lose weight.
As well as offering specific advice tailored to your allergies, lifestyle and health conditions, you can consult with them about the following:
In fact, they can assist you with whatever your needs might be so that you can make better eating choices.
In addition to helping you set realistic goals, a personal trainer can be a good motivator and accountability partner to assist you in achieving your weight-loss goals.
Other services they offer include:
Essentially, when you find the right personal trainer, it’s like having another weight-loss cheerleader that makes working out fun — and, dare we say, enjoyable!
You might also find it useful speaking with a psychologist about food and your body.
Try to find someone who specialises in Nutrition Psychology (NP), which is the psychological study of how cognitive choices (such as meal decisions) influence the following:
By understanding the relationship between nutritional behaviour and mental health, you can significantly change your eating habits and eat more intuitively.
Lastly, consider including a supplement in your diet that can aid you with weight loss.
However, make sure that it’s a safe and suitable option for your body.
(For instance, the PC Laboratories range is clinical, caffeine-free and contains no artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners.)
And if you have any concerns, simply consult your healthcare provider before you proceed.
The road to losing weight is difficult and long.
That said, when you reach your final destination, you’ll find that all the perseverance and hard work is worthwhile.
In fact, it’s likely that you’ll take the lessons you’ve learned (and the positive habits you’ve created) during your journey forward through life.
And this will ultimately result in a happier, healthier you.
This is the final post in the “How to Stay Body-Positive on Your Weight Loss Journey” series – we hope you enjoyed it!