What You Need to Know to Lose Weight Permanently – Creating the Best Weight Loss Plan
You’ve finally decided you want to change your look and begin reducing belly fat. And you’re not quite sure how to get washboard abs? Then let me tell you about the mindset you need to accomplish your goals. You see…
If you were about to embark on a cross-country journey by car, you would need to plan not only your route and your budget, but you would need to decide what clothes and possessions to bring. The smart traveler would also consider the mechanical capabilities of her car plus, whether her insurance is adequate. Preparing for your weight loss journey is much the same.
What food plan will you follow? What exercise plan? How will you maintain a positive attitude? Do you need the assistance of medical interventions like appetite suppressants? Where will you get the emotional support needed when you hit the inevitable slumps? How will you reward yourself for success? How will you get back on track if you slip?
Contemplating the big picture and developing workable strategies ahead of time can help you achieve success. No journey is completely smooth sailing. So it is important to plan for how you will handle those inevitable bumps in the road. Having a plan already in place can eliminate some of the stress and anxiety that arises when we hit a stumbling block and helps ensure you still arrive at your desired weight destination.
As the medical director of a weight loss clinic, I have seen what it takes to be a real winner at the losing game. There is no doubt in my mind that successful “losers” follow well-designed road maps that provide the “how to” and also a clear-cut plan for handling possible detours or roadblocks along the way.
For example, a good support system to provide encouragement and sound advice is essential. Although friends and family can be helpful, if you are truly serious about weight loss, it is often wise to have a weight loss professional on your team too. Not only will a weight loss professional have better and more current, reliable information, they can be also be objective. Those closest to you, on the other hand, may be clouded by internal conflicts of their own. Working with a medical professional, dietician or nutritional expert or other weight loss expert is often the first stop on the road to weight management success.