Behaviors For Successful Weight Loss
1. Goal setting.
Goals should be specific and realistic. If you can’t measure it you can’t track it.
For example, a goal to go for a walk 2 times a week is specific and measurable. Having fruit when you crave sweets instead of cookies or candy is also a specific weight loss goal. Set goals around things that you have personal control over.
Instead of beating yourself up for not reaching a goal, check in and monitor your behaviors. Notice any barriers, identify challenges and pay attention to physical and emotional cues. It’s normal to have bad days and fall off the cookie truck. Don’t beat yourself up, instead recognize and put a plan in place so that it doesn’t keep happening.
4. “I think I Can” Attitude
Our thoughts, become reality. If we go into a situation, doubting ourselves, and believing we will fail-we reduce that chances of succeeding. It is vital to your weight loss goal to not just focus on the behavior but also on your confidence to achieve the behavior change.
Research shows that Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has proven to be effective in weight reduction.