Posted on 11 Jul 2014 Views 22543 Comments 13
Choosing a Meal Replacement Diet such as Slim & Save takes consideration, confidence and ongoing motivation. To make it a success you have to both want to do it in the first place AND be able to stick with it. So how can you ensure that you are doing all the right things to prepare yourself mentally for a Meal Replacement Diet?
Five Steps to Achieving a Weight-loss Mindset
Getting your mindset right requires that you set your foundations correctly at the outset. Follow these five simple steps to get you on the right track with Slim & Save from the getgo.
Write a list of reasons. How much do you really want to lose weight? Make a list of all the reasons for wanting to lose weight e.g. for more energy, for health reasons, to look younger, for a special occasion, to run around with your kids - whatever you feel is relevant. Keep your list with you wherever you can and read it first thing every morning and last thing at night. Revise the list if circumstances change. Positive reinforcement of your goals compounds the desire to achieve them.
Get support. Ensuring that your family and friends are on your side is a huge advantage. They can provide encouragement and support that will help you through the most difficult periods of your weight-loss journey. In another article we discuss how ‘Diet Saboteurs’ can attempt to make your fail in your weight-loss attempt. This is basically because others can feel uncomfortable or threatened by your positivity and will do what they can to minimise your success. To avoid this pitfall with weight-loss, be sure to inform your friends and family of your desire to lose weight and your reasons for doing so. Failure to do this will slow down your progress.
Imagine your success. At regular points throughout your day, take the time to visualise yourself at your target weight and size. Time spent queuing at a supermarket till or waiting for a bus can provide you with an ideal opportunity to imagine what you will look like once you have achieved the goals that you have set. Visualise what you will look like in the clothes you want to be able to wear and how those clothes will feel on you. Imagine the conversations you will have, what you will be saying and how other people will respond to you. Visualisation of you at your best can be fantastic motivation to start on your Slim & Save weight-loss journey.
Look at how others have achieved success with Slim & Save. The success stories of others can be motivational to you throughout your entire weight-loss journey. Reading how other people just like you managed to lose weight can be very inspirational. These are stories of ordinary people who were determined to make something happen in their lives and achieved it. When you are feeling low, if you have a set-back on your weight-loss journey or just need some inspiration, you can re-read these stories in order to help you focus on the task ahead. If they can do it, there’s nothing to stop you doing it too.
Claire Haywood chose Slim & Save after an internet search for Very Low Calorie and Meal Replacement Diets. She lost three and a half stones in 18 weeks. Claire was motivated by wanting to increase her confidence. She also found the Slim & Save Facebook page a great source of support. Read more about Claire by clicking here.
Record your success. As you progress, it is important to keep a record of how you are doing. Once you start to lose weight a personal diary/notebook/spreadsheet will act as a further incentive to keep things moving. Include your weight, measurements and also include photos where possible. Along your journey you will see that even if your weight-loss is not substantial every week, it will prove to you that change is possible. Psychologically, it is important to understand that any change is better than no change at all. If you have the opportunity to do so, chart your success so that you have a visual record to place on the fridge or the outside (or inside) of one of your cupboards in the kitchen - always visible when you take a visit there for one of those unnecessary snacks!
By getting focused and understanding your mindset at the start of your weight-loss journey you will be able, not only to lose the weight on your Meal Replacement Diet, but also keep it off.
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