There's no shortage of weight-loss help available. But are you ready to accept it? Here are seven signs to help you determine if you are.
1. Why do you want to lose weight? If you are trying to lose 20 lbs so you can fit into a new bikini next weekend, you are not ready for real weight-loss help. Instead, get a bathing suit that fits you now.
On the other hand, if you are tired of yo-yo diets and want to find a realistic way to lose weight and keep it off, then you are ready for weight-loss help. Look for a plan that helps stress the whole mind-body-soul connection.
2. What else is going on in your life? If you are going through some stressful times, this may not be the time for weight-loss help. Examples include: job changes, wedding plans (whether your own or someone else's), deaths or serious illnesses. These are very stressful times. Adding weight-loss help in the mix may only add to your stress. Do the best you can to take care of yourself but leave the in-depth weight-loss help for a time when life is calmer.
3. Are you willing to make permanent changes? You think you are ready to stop overeating, but somehow tomorrow never comes because you can't bear the thought of change. If you want weight-loss help, you need to realize that permanent changes are needed, today.
4. Do you have a community that supports you? What about friends and family members? Many people find that their efforts are a whole lot easier if those they love are behind them.
5. Do you have the money you need to make the change? Joining a community of others going through the same thing may require you to invest some money. It may be worth the while to invest in additional support or coaching but can your finances handle the weight-loss help you need?
6. Are you persistent? Many people get weight-loss help in the beginning, and then find that their eyes glaze over every time they read a new tip. "Yeah, yeah, I know that," they say as they turn the page. Yet they never put those tips into practice. Weight-loss help requires a commitment on your part that must be followed through.
7. Are you adventurous? If you approach weight-loss help like it is your punishment for past crimes, it won't work. If you approach it as a new adventure, learning new exercises and trying new recipes, it will be fun and not a chore.
Consider these seven questions to determine if you are really ready for weight-loss help.