Week 3. Set yourself realistic goals!
Many people have unrealistic goals when trying to achieve a personal target weight and frequently find themselves becoming disappointed because they have only lost say 2lbs in a week. It’s a natural reaction to want to lose weight as quickly as possible. However, I always say to my clients, “you didn’t increase in weight overnight and it would be unreasonable to expect it to fall off overnight.” There are always… faster, quicker “diets” out there but statistics have proven that although you will lose weight quickly, you’re more likely to pile the weight back on again within a short space of time. It’s much better to reduce in weight slowly, healthily and in the process, learning how to change your thought pattern whilst doing so. It’s good to have a personal goal for your own weight loss journey, but set realistic goals for yourself. Don’t become what I call “an event dieter” or someone who is forever dieting for a specific event. That’s a sure way to pile on the weight after the event as you’re constantly giving yourself permission to eat freely in between those times. Give yourself a target of between 1-2lbs per week. 1lb less, is 1lb of butter let’s face it. Climb the ladder 1 step at a time!
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