Losing weight in 10 days, eating channa kurmura to lose weight, following general motor diet to lose weight ,etc are all going to guarantee weight loss.
But this kind of weight loss will bounce back quickly.
There is a huge difference between losing just the weight and losing fat.
Making realistic plans to lose fat is vital. Before starting any diet to lose weight, here are some beginner level steps one needs to take.
Behavioral changes to lose weight effectively are:
Step 1: Understand the purpose
There is a difference between purpose and goal.
Goals are like:
Lose 15 kgs in 3 months.
Lose 5inches from waist in 1 month
Purpose is like:
Become lean with right actions and patience
Lead a healthy life
Improve the fitness level
Goal can be related to numbers of days or months but purpose is the core of the goal which you set. Purpose is more powerful than goal as it reminds you that you must work for it as its the reason behind why you want it so badly.
There is nothing wrong with setting goals but in most of the times, people get obsessed with it and when not achieved it makes you angry, frustrated and give up.
If your purpose is to cure your knee pain, and gradually improve your fitness, then without fail one will look for foods that are nutritious and healthy but if you choose a goal like lose 15 kgs in 3 months, then one will only look for shortcuts, crash diets and random ways to lose weight faster.
Step 2: Get the right knowledge
When one has a fixed purpose, real facts and authentic knowledge will only fuel his mind.
Eg: If his purpose is to become lean, then he must understand that losing weight of fat is more important than losing muscles or water quickly with shortcuts.
When the purpose is clear, then the brain will trigger and ask questions about ‘’HOW CAN THIS BE BENEFICIAL FOR MY PURPOSE’’. Once the right knowledge gets stronger, mind can be controlled completely.
There is a thin line difference between brain and mind.
Mind is wavers, it moves in the direction with experiences like when you eat a piece of chocolate, you feel pleasure- In taste, in the sense of feeling, emotionally happy and gay.
In case of Brain, it works on the basis of practicality and knowledge. It can very well judge what is right for you and what is not. Like if you have a piece of chocolate it knows it is not good for you and so it has the power to choose because it uses the logic behind what the problem is.
A man, who successfully loses weight, is the one who choose the right over the wrong by using his brain with the right knowledge and facts.
Whereas a man who always just TRYING to lose weight have no control over their mind. They run only towards the pleasure of taste, the thing that satisfies them, the food that attracts them even when their brain says no.
KNOWLEDGE IS ONE OF THE MOST CRUCIAL KEYS TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR.
Step no 3: Make smaller and realistic goals and Focus on Progress instead of the end result
Eg: If you are a beginner, then don’t immediately start running 5kms. Begin with brisk walk of 0.5- 1 km. Slowly and steadily improve the intensity of the workout.
This gives a huge sense of achievement to an individual. They also start enjoying the process of fat loss.
Step no 4: Take actions
Now when one has set smaller goals, it’s time to take action. Start working on it.
No plan is successful unless there is an action.
If you will make goals and not do it, it will only be a wishful thinking. Such people always look for shortcuts, lose some weight and bounce back double.
Health cannot be bought or thought, it has to be earned.
ACTION IS A MUST. THE ONES WHO ARE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ON EARTH ALWAYS TAKE ACTIONS TO LIVE THEIR DREAMS AND NOT SIT AND JUST DREAM ABOUT IT.
Eg: If you wish to earn money, then sitting at one place without working will surely not give you money right? The same goes with health, one must take action to achieve good health.
Step no 5: Consistency
Consistency is to keep taking actions on the regular basis.
The key to be consistent is:
Make small goals + take action –> Sense of achievement –> Helps being consistent
Step no 6: Detachment from the end results
Detachment simply means no expectations about bad or good results.
Of course, good results will be rewarded with your hard work and focus but in case you fail to achieve it then you won’t end up getting frustrated or angry.
Detach yourself from doubts, fears, and anger, frustration, negativity, inaction, lack of focus and the end result. When you will not expect anything out of your work, then you will find yourself in the state of bliss all the time.
And let me tell you this, the more you are in the happy state while doing your actions, the faster will be the results.
Step no 7: Revise
Definitely the results are rewarding if all the above steps are followed correctly. But here are times when you might fail, don’t get results or get stuck; don’t be disheartened.
Crosscheck all the above steps and find out where you went wrong; which place you have to work on more. You will definitely find your answer.
Universe loves sacrifices, the sacrifice of the taste, variety in food, sugars, desserts and processed food which makes you deserving to get results.
We are all the results of our behavior and the sacrifices we make to achieve our purpose.
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