Losing weight can often feel like an unbeatable task. It’s easy to become discouraged and throw in the towel early. Although weight loss is a challenge, changing the way you think about it can make it easier. Here are some easy mind tricks that can help you stick to your weight loss plan.
You can also get a head start on your ideal body with the UltraSlim® weight loss treatment from Dynamic Health & Pain Management in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Shed the Pounds with These Psychological Strategies
Use Smaller Plates
This one might sound silly, but it can have a big impact. Your expectations and thoughts play a huge role in how full you feel. By using a smaller plate, you can fool your brain into thinking you’re eating a larger portion, even if it is the same amount of food. You will get full quicker, and stop eating sooner.
Set Small Goals with Incentives
It can be easy to get overwhelmed by weight loss. Where do you even start? Losing weight is such a broad and general goal, most people get lost, become discouraged, and give up.
You can make more progress by making small, measurable goals. That way, you have achievable benchmarks to help identify your successes. Don’t start with a goal of losing 40 plans. Start with losing three pounds. Easy to achieve goals like going a week without soda or alcohol, and taking your bike to work add up to major results.
Make sure to make a record of your progress and reward yourself. Clothes, movies, and even the occasional dessert make excellent incentives.
Distract Yourself from Hunger
The most common cause of snacking is boredom. One great way to avoid eating between meals is to keep yourself busy. If you ever get hungry in your down time, distract yourself. Change what you’re doing, take a walk or drive, pick up a favorite book, or put on a movie. You’ll forget about the hunger in no time.
Give Food Your Undivided Attention
As a contrast to the last entry, when you are eating, it should be your main focus. People who watch television while they eat tend not to notice their bodies telling them they are full. By paying attention to your eating, you only eat as much as you need.
Give Yourself a Jump Start
The best way to start a long-term lifestyle change is to pick up momentum. If you start off with fast results, you will feel better about your routine, and be more likely to continue. A great first step is the UltraSlim® laser treatment.
The UltraSlim® weight loss laser is a painless treatment available at Dynamic Health & Pain Management in Charlotte, North Carolina. It uses an advanced red, cold-light to tell your fat cells to release fat. Patients can lose up to 2.5-10 inches without surgery!