Want to Lose Weight? The Importance of Having the Right Mental Attitude

They say that with the right mental attitude you can achieve anything, and weight loss is no different. If you set out with the wrong intention, such as deciding to go on a crash diet, or starving yourself, then you have already lost half the battle before you have begun. The same goes with constantly weighing yourself every five minutes, and agonising over every kilo.

Going about weight loss the wrong way might deliver short-term gains, but without the right mental attitude, it is likely that you will fall back into the old habits that put the weight on in the first place. The best way to lose the weight and keep it off is to be realistic about what you want to achieve and how you can achieve it. Look honestly at your lifestyle choices and work out what areas you need to make changes, then make a long-term plan and stick to it. Following are some ways that having the right mental attitude will help you to do this.

Maintain Focus

To do anything properly, you need to start out as you would like to continue. Starting out with the right mental attitude will assist you in maintaining your focus as you go along, and enable you to reach the goals that you have set yourself with your weight loss. At Salisbury Super Sports you might sometimes hear a team member assisting another team member with a pep talk for the game. One of the common ones used in ‘sporting speak’ is ‘keep your eye on the ball”, also known as ‘keep your eye on the prize’. Having a clear focus about where you would like to be, and a set of actionable focuses for achieving that goal will assist you in getting there.

Stay Motivated

When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off you need to have the right motivation. Deciding on the spur of the moment to drop 20 kilos without first deciding how you are going to go about it, and working out a plan that involves exercise, healthy food choices and a positive focus will not work. Keeping motivation requires you to have an attitude that losing weight is a step by step process, involving many aspects, rather than just the desire to be 20 kilos lighter.

Stay On Top of Emotions

Emotional eating is a big one for a lot of us, and as such, having the right mental attitude will allow you to tackle the process with a holistic approach in mind. Putting yourself down, or making yourself feel bad about your size and where you are at now is not conducive to losing weight successfully. A good weight loss plan will include regular exercise as an aspect of the journey, and as many of the sportspeople at Salisbury Super Sports have found, staying motivated to exercise is easier when you are a part of a team.