Trying new things may not always be the easiest thing to do but when it comes to your weight loss it may be just what you need in order to get yourself on track. In fact you may find that something new in your life can seem like something you wish you had found years ago.
Because trying new things can be so beneficial to your weight loss, we felt it was important to direct a post directly toward this subject. So, here are three ways that trying new things can help you lose weight and reach your goals.
1. Try Out New Foods
Losing weight often requires that you clean up your diet and eliminate or reduce intake of some foods that are working against you and your goals. This also involves consuming other types of food that will promote your weight loss goals.
For some people this can be more difficult than it is for others. In fact, some research has shown that a diagnosis called Selective Eating Disorder may be linked to some cases of obesity. Selective Eating Disorder is described as only including a very limited selection of foods in your diet.
Branching out and including a number of healthy foods from a variety of different sources in your diet is not limited to the benefits it can have on your weight loss but also the overall positive influence it can have on your health. Mixing your diet up with a variety of different foods will ensure that you are getting all the micronutrients your body needs in order to function properly.
2. Try Out New Exercise Activities
Did you know that 67% of people with gym memberships never even use them? Do you personally fall into this category? If so it may not be entirely your fault.
It can be hard to force yourself to make it to the gym every day only to do the same old boring routine. For the most part though, this is what gym goers are doing. No wonder well over half of gym memberships are going unused. No one wants to get caught up in the monotony of following the same routine every day of his or her life.
To avoid this trap, find a form of exercise that is enjoyable to you. If jumping on the treadmill for 30 minutes a day isn’t your thing try going for a jog outside. For that matter try a number of different things (maybe Zumba?) until you find a pool of activities that are interesting to you and will keep you on track.
3. Try Out a New State of Mind
Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight. Actually, for most people it requires them to look at exercise and eating healthy with a whole different perspective. If your point of view on weight loss is that it is a chore or something that you are forced to do, most likely you will never reach your goal.
On the flip side, if you look at weight loss as a new, better way of life that will increase your health and happiness, you will be more likely to stick to it. This is not always an easy task. In fact, you may catch yourself having negative thoughts toward weight loss many times throughout the day.
In order to reverse this way of thinking and implement a more positive outlook, try to think of 5 positives of losing weight for every negative thought that enters your mind. When negative thoughts creep in to hinder your weight loss progress, flood your mind with all the positive and stay strong.
So, if you learn anything from this post it is to embrace opportunity and try new things. You will be amazed at the positive impact it can have on not only your weight loss, but also your entire life. Trying new things can help you lose weight!
If you have been avoiding trying new things to improve your weight loss, use this as your call to action. Get out there, embrace the new you and lose weight!
By Wes Young