So many people go on diets and succeed with losing weight in the short run. Then they loosen up and give up their success in no time. Why does this happen and how can this be prevented? It is all in the psychology of the person trying to lose weight - it can help him or her immensely, just as it can sabotage their efforts. Here are the important things to know in this regard.
Weight loss starts in the head. If you can not believe that you will lose weight, you will never succeed. Weight loss is not a direct science, in which you use some technique and then magically you lose weight. No. Rather, you need to start the weight loss process in your own mind. After all, you direct your whole body from your mind. If you want to lose weight, you will do anything possible to lose weight. If your desire, however, is not strong and is not backed up by a strong conviction, then you are bound to fail.
So why do some people lose weight for some time but then eventually gain it all back? The reason for this is the fact that they do not see themselves as lean and in shape. They see themselves as fat and bring themselves back to that old self-image. It is like a self-fulfilling prophecy. It is the same like the smoker, who quits smoking but does not quit being a smoker in their own head. Thus it is important to build up a strong self-image for yourself.
Weight loss in the mind must precede actual weight loss. You need to see yourself as fit and in shape before you can become so. You need to believe that you can succeed. You need to really want it. You must not allow yourself the option of success. You must be able to give your all for the fulfillment of this self-image. Because after all, this is the way you are, and the way you are in your mind has got to manifest itself in the physical realm. That is if you do not quit your self-image before it materializes.
Finally, you should not take this weight loss matter too seriously. It is not such a big deal and it is not that hard. Many people have done it - in fact, many people are succeeding with it right now. You can definitely be one of them. But you have to convince yourself of that before you can achieve success. Good luck and definitely research for a good weight loss program and follow it with belief in your success.