One of the hardest parts about a weight loss program is the constant exertion of willpower to eat right.
This can be all encompassing at times and take extreme mental fortitude.
It’s a major problem in the battle of the bulge and it’s probably one of the top reasons people can’t sustain a weight loss regimen beyond at most a few weeks.
As someone who just recently quit smoking I liken the willpower issue to that of cigarette cravings; Extremely intense for the first week or so then, once a habit has been formed it’s pretty easy to maintain progress without really thinking about it.
But how to get past that first week or so and form a habit?
I find that the easiest and most enjoyable way is the best way for all intents and purposes.
Let me elaborate, you likely aren’t going to stick with something unless it’s extremely easy and enjoyable to do and doesn’t take much effort to complete in the first place.
With this in mind, the best way to form a habit is to make it extremely easy and enjoyable for yourself to form this habit.
As this concept relates to weight loss, it’s important to start slow and as easy as possible.
How do you do that?
As I’ve said the only thing you have to do to lose weight is to maintain a calorie deficit.
Simply said, eat less than you burn in a given day.
I’ll get into the specifics of that concept in a later post but I’ll say now that the easiest and most enjoyable way to maintain that calorie deficit is to be aware of what you are putting Sonus Complete in your mouth and to also be aware of what your body burns in a given day.
The simplest way to be aware of these things that I’ve found is to use a computer or smartphone application that takes all of these things into account and calculates a program for you.
Effectively the only thing you have to do is record your food, you don’t even have to know the calories and nutrition facts.
If the app is good, it will calculate the calories you burn in a day, it will have a database of calories and nutrition facts, it will calculate your exercise and it will make eating right pretty darn easy.
The app that I’ve found works best is called MyFitnessPal and is available online and on your smartphone.
(note that I’m not advertising this app, just telling you what worked for me losing 130 lbs.)
Once you know what you are putting in your mouth and how easy it is to record, you may even find yourself enjoying the process. This enjoyment will add a little extra motivation and make it even easier for you to keep doing it.
I’ll tell you this, it’s extremely empowering to know that you are in control of what you are putting in your body. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and control that after a few days can be intoxicating.
Every time you make a healthy choice and say no to something that’s bad for you it gets a little easier.
In summation, the only way you’re going to stick to something and form a habit and, potentially a new lifestyle, is to make it as easy as possible for yourself.