Weight Loss And Depression Verses Losing Weight And Positive Mental Attitude

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness, Health, Psychology | Posted on 04-08-2012-05-2008

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A lot of people find themselves gaining weight very fast rate because of one of society’s biggest negative factors: depression. Depression can influence so many aspects of your life and gaining weight is usually one of the first signs of depression. People that suffer from depression usually suffer from weight gain as well and find comfort in eating food, especially their favorite foods, which usually ends up being all kinds of snacks and foods that are high in fats, sodium, and sugars.

A lot of people that are also trying to lose weight will face depression in their weight-loss efforts as well. They mainly face depression because they don’t feel that they’re losing weight as fast as they feel they should or that they’re not losing as much weight as they want to lose.

Losing weight takes time and it also takes a positive mental attitude. In order to lose weight, you need to constantly find ways to encourage yourself and find ways to maintain a positive mental attitude towards losing weight. Just because a day goes by that you did not lose a pound doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to lose the weight that you’re trying to lose.

Staying positive while losing weight isn’t all that difficult. The first thing that you should do is take it one day at a time. What I mean by that is focus on your weight loss efforts for each day and stay positive towards those weight-loss efforts.

Do all that you can during each day to stay on your course to lose weight. Watch what you eat, continue your exercise, and always, always encourage yourself with the progress that you’ve made up to this point. Don’t ever be discouraged if you’ve only lost 5 pounds in seven days; if your goal was to lose 7 pounds in seven days. Remember you still lost 5 pounds in seven days even though it wasn’t the 7 pounds you were shooting for and that is something to encourage yourself with to maintain a positive mental attitude.

You also need to make every pound count. Along the lines of what I’ve mentioned before, set realistic goals for yourself and don’t try to do too much in too little time. If you set unrealistic goals for yourself and then don’t achieve them, then you’re going to be depressed about that and that is not what you need to stay positive. If you need to, make your goals ridiculously low at first and then as you see yourself accomplishing the low goals, start raising them a bit higher. The key here is to focus on achievable progress and by doing that it will help you to stay positive because you are actually seeing results.

Staying positive isn’t hard really. Focus on what you’re doing, encourage yourself with the results, always continue working toward your goals, and before you know it, you will be encouraging others just like yourself and seeing them achieve the results they desire.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading.

–Nigel

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