Breaking Bad Weight Loss Habits
With any weight loss program we end up creating habits that are hard to break. If you truly want to lose the weight though you need to work on breaking these bad habits so that we can reach our goals. Here are some tips for breaking bad habits and replacing them with good ones that will push us to our goal weight faster and keep us from feeling guilty.
You probably have a lot of bad weight loss habits and that’s natural because you’ve had years and years to practice those bad habits and hone them to perfection, so don’t expect to be able to give them all up overnight.
No, the best way to overcome them is with time. Time will be the one weapon that those bad habits won’t be able to defeat. Give yourself time to establish new, good habits that will actually help you to lose weight. Spend as much time as you need establishing one good habit, then move on to the next one.
You need to take it one bad habit at a time. Along with not giving themselves enough time to break old habits and form new ones, a lot of people also try to change all of their bad habits at the same time and that’s simply impossible to do. Like I said before, you’ve spent years practicing those bad habits and they’re not going away without a fight. Start with one. Say it’s sitting at your computer checking your email fifteen times a day. That’s a lot of time to be sitting at your computer being completely inactive. Instead of doing that, choose specific times of the day that you’ll sit down and check your email that way you can be more productive in between your scheduled email times.
Once you see the effects of giving yourself the time that you need to overcome one bad habit at a time, it makes it so much easier to persevere until you’re able to break more and more bad weight loss habits. Over time, you’ll establish a lifestyle that allows you to reap the benefits of good weight loss habits and all of the bad habits that you had that were keeping you overweight will be a distant memory. Now is the time to start taking it one bad weight loss habit at a time.
This article is not medical advice. It should not be used as or substituted as medical advice from a medical professional. This article is for informational purposes only.