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Published July 09, 2010
Do you commonly think about working out and eating healthy first when you ask yourself "how to lose weight"? That's what we tend to think of when we think about how to lose weight- and these are all activities, things we do.

And they sure are essential. You will only see progress on the scale and in the mirror if you do the right things. But- you'll not only have to do the right things once, you'll have to do them until you've accomplished your weight loss goal. You'll have to do the adequate things permanently, if you want to keep the weight off for good.

Unluckily, weight loss efforts tend to fail at this point. Many women over 40 put a lot of time and energy in doing the appropriate things, make sacrifices- but can't keep that up long enough.

Did you ever start a weight loss program, but couldn't carry through with it? Have you been unable to accomplish your weight loss goals? This tends to be very discouraging. Often women over 40 stop their weight loss program at this point- it looks as if this particular weight loss program wouldn't been able to answer the question "how to lose weight"?

The circle repeats with the next program: Becoming frustrated and stopping the program because not being able to follow through. It all leads to “yo-yo dieting” and not knowing how to lose weight.

This begs the question: Why are some successful long-term, can stick with their plan and other's can't? What do many do not know when they ask themselves “how to lose weight”?

There is a highly important ingredient in knowing how to lose weight, and that's your motivation. Your motivation is what causes you do the right things, and if you want to do the appropriate things long-term, you need to keep up your motivation long-term.

Conventional weight loss plans take your motivation for given. Judging from what I hear from my subscribers, all women over 40, this is apparently not working.

There are 3 important points to be aware of:

If you want to be able to follow through, you need to have a strong enough "why". Your subjective „why do I want to lose weight“ is unique to you, and you need to spend enough time to become clear on that. You might come up with easy surface answers, like "I want to be more attractive" or "I want to be healthier". Ask yourself why do you want to be healthier? What would it give you to be healthier? What would you experience if you were healthier and more energetic? If you want to know how to lose weight then these are essential questions.

Second, your reasons to lose weight and your „why“ might shift from time to time. It's not sufficient to just repeat your individual reasons to lose weight. Constantly touch base with yourself and ask yourself: „What are my individual reasons to lose weight right now“?
Last, motivation needs to be renewed and refreshed all the time- on a daily basis works best.

That's why every session of my "Lose Weight Permanently“ program starts with a look at your individual motivation.

If you want to keep your weight loss active, I encourage you to find every morning your individual 10 reasons newly why you want to lose weight- and keep them on top of your mind all through the day. It will help you in challenging situations and it will help you to do the right things- exercising and eating right, thus answering the question „how to lose weight“?

For more info., please do visit How to Lose Weight and Ideal Body Weight for Women  now!



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