How do I begin to lose weight?
1. Get Real with Yourself
Are you trying to lose weight quickly for an event, wear a certain size clothes, because someone said something nasty about your appearance, or so you are not the fat one in your group of friends?
Do you want to lose weight because you want to be healthy?
It might seem like these are the same, but actually they can be very different. If you are in the first category, you are more likely to follow some unhealthy practices for quick weight loss, which means the weight will more than likely come back.
However, if you want to lose weight because you are primarily focused on health, your ability to keep that weight off permanently increases.
Personally, when I started my fitness journey, it was to be skinny. I had an ex-boyfriend call me fat, I was the fat one in our group of friends and I just wanted to be skinny.
It took me YEARS to go from the “I want to be skinny” mindset to the “I want to be healthy” mentality.