If you are overweight and wish to shed some pounds, you need to understand a basic fact. If weight can be gained, it can be lost too. In other words, if you have managed to put on weight, you can also manage to lose it. It is just a matter of knowing how to accomplish that feat.
Weight gain is actually a process. People do not gain weight automatically. They do so unknowingly, by following a certain pattern of habits that makes them put on weight. If they can learn to reverse that process, they would start to lose weight instead of gaining weight.
You need to approach weight loss using a multi-pronged approach. Mind control, diet and exercise – these are the three essential components for successful weight loss. All three components are extremely important in helping you achieve your goal of losing weight.
All of us know about New Year resolutions. They are seasonal just like New Year’s Day, and equally short-lived. By mid-January, some people cannot remember what resolution they made just two weeks prior. This tendency to give up on one’s resolution is basically due to a lack of mind control.
People who are overweight quite often make a resolution to start dieting. Or they promise themselves that they will exercise regularly until they lose weight. But very soon, they are back to their old lifestyle, and unable to stop themselves from gaining weight.
Any weight loss program that focuses solely on diet and exercise without taking mind control into consideration will most often fail. Of course, dieting will definitely make you lose weight. Likewise, exercise will also help you shed those extra pounds. But most people who start a dieting or exercise regimen give up within a few weeks due to a lack of mind control. Mind control is therefore an important component in weight loss.
Think of weight loss as a chariot pulled by two horses. One of the horses is dieting and the other is exercise, and the man driving the chariot is mind control. The horses are necessary for moving the chariot to its final destination. But the man holding the reins is the one who drives the horses towards that destination.
Likewise, diet and exercise are vital for weight loss, but mind control and discipline are extremely important in keeping the exercise and diet regimen going. Learn how to control your mind effectively. Then you will be able to keep up your diet and exercise program until you shed those pounds and get into the shape you have always longed for.