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Know Your Reasons To Lose Weight

Aug 17, 2007
Do you know why you wnat to lose weight. Do you REALLY know why? You may think just shedding some extra pounds would be "wonderful." Of course, it would be nice to fit into smaller clothes. How nice to walk up stairs without getting out of breath. But if you want to lose weight you had better know the reasons behind it or you are setting yourself up to fail. Be warned that if you are going to lose weight for the wrong reasons, like many others before you, there's a good chance that either your diet will fail or that you will put theweight back on after your diet is over.

There are both good and bad reasons to lose weight. Avoid the bad reasons and focus on the good ones.

3 bad reasons for wanting to lose weight:
To make a bad relationship good
To make someone proud of you
To make someone like you

3 Good reasons for wanting to lose weight:
To get fit
To avoid health problems
To improve your self confidence

See the difference? If you want to lose weight for you, you are much more likely to be pleased with the results! Understanding your motivation is critical to losing weight permanently.

If you do not know your motivation, start by asking yourself, "How bad do I want to be thin?" Make a list of your answers. Once the list is complete, look at it and see what answers keep coming up more than once. Make sure the ones you focus on are "good reasons."

Have you got the necessary willpower to stick to your diet and reach your weight loss goals? You may think just shedding those extra pounds would be satisfying and provide enough willpower. And of course, it would be nice not to avoid seeing your reflection in shop windows and to receive admiring glances as you walk down the street.

But do remember that if you want to lose weight for the wrong reasons, there's a strong chance that either your weight loss efforts will fail or that you will put the weight back on once you stop dieting.
If you want to lose weight for you, you are much more likely to be pleased with the results! It's all about willpower and if you want something badly enough, you will have the power to make it happen.
About the Author
JM Jackson is a fitness, health and weight loss consultant in northern Califormia. For more information see Weight Loss Hypnosis.
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