If you’ve ever been on a weight loss journey, you know how stressful they can be. It’s physically exhausting, as well as emotionally draining. And, if for some reason, you start to feel like the weight is not coming off as quickly as you want, this journey can become outright depressing. But, it doesn’t always have to be. You can find ways to make your weight loss journey less stressful and make it something beautiful instead. Here are 3 tips you should follow to make your weight loss journey a lot less stressful for you
1.Surround yourself with like-minded people
I cannot put into words how difficult it can be to go on a weight loss journey when you’re all alone. There are so many things that you may want to share, talk through, learn about and not having someone to share these with can be very depressing, particularly if you do not have a very good support system around you. This is why surrounding yourself with liked minded people is so important. it gives you the opportunity to connect with people who can then help you to successfully lose weight. Where do you find such people? Look on forums, join facebook groups, check out Instagram, read blogs, etc. You will definitely find your tribe on one of these platforms. Facebook groups are my favorite.
2. Find what works for YOU
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, chances are you’ve tried a ton of different diets and plans which haven’t worked. For me, I’ve tried to lose weight for years unsuccessfully. So much so, that I just wanted to give up and not try any new weight loss methods or diets ever again. That was until I came across the keto diet and intermittent fasting. These weren’t the typical calories in calories out eating plan, (which always left me feeling hungry and tired). For you, the eating plan that may work for you may be different than what works for me. However, taking the time to find out what will work for you will help you avoid a lot of stress from lack of results.
3. Find a diet that is in line with your everyday life
I like eggs, and bacon, and meat, and I absolutely love seafood and I cannot survive without my Starbucks drinks, but, I can stay without fruit. Therefore, when it was important to me that the diet I chose to help me lose weight (and keep the weight off in the long run) had to allow me to eat the things that I LOVE eating. Therefore, the keto diet works for me. However, if you absolutely love fruits and vegetables, a plant-based diet will work for you in the long run. Keep things like this in mind when you are on any kind of weight loss journey. Doing this alone will help you minimize the stress and often feeling of restriction that comes with trying to lose weight.
Trying to lose weight is hard in and of itself. There are days when you will feel terrible about yourself, days when you’ll look in the mirror and feel disgusted by what you see, days where you’ll want to give up, days when the scale will go up and your clothes will feel tighter. Making sure that you follow the tips above will help make these days a lot easier to deal with and ultimately help you successfully lose the weight and keep it off with as little stress and depression as possible!