When it comes to weight loss, we tend to think of success as something relational to the limits we put on ourselves.
The truth is that few people really believe that they are actually capable of achieving much more.
This lack of confidence in our own capabilities makes even our 'relative' success disappointing and inevitably leaves us frustrated and longing for results that we've put out of our own reach.
Let's discuss the importance of motivation what it teaches us about how to drop weight.
First, it's important to address a critical divide between functionality and potential.
Functionality refers to a passive adherence to a system readily laid out for a person, in this case a dieter.
Abiding by rigid rules and overextending your personal thresholds can only go so far when the user is not engaged.
In order to tap into your weight loss potential, you need much more than the simple ability to follow instructions, and this begins and ends in your mind.
The mental element of any physical effort is tragically ignored.
Real and astounding change in the body is built upon the individual's engagement and sincere effort in every area of their life.
Be careful not to misunderstand the point; there isn't a diet in the world that will yield real success by coaxing a person into living a life that isn't their own.
All I am saying is that the best programs are those that cater to your unique potential to lose weight.
If a person feels like they are a part of their own transformation, their success will naturally follow.
You become what you think about most of the time, so it's absolutely paramount that you consistently keep your mind on the goal, whatever you decide it to be.
Your health and fitness is about you and nobody else, keep making it a priority and it will repay you.
Motivation leaves us when we feel inadequately prepared for the tasks we are undertaking.
Let's propose an alternative notion; perhaps the tasks we are undertaking are actually inadequately prepared for us! Suppose you were presented with a weight loss option that catered to your personal needs: perhaps it was affordable, accommodating and inclusive.
By that I mean that YOU became the one who decided what you would eat in a plan designed specifically for you and it would yield early results that sustained and improved upon themselves in the long term.
It's pretty clear that anyone would take that option over making outrageous sacrifices to follow another plan.
It's simply easier to follow.
The important part here is that all people have a plan, within themselves, that is absolutely perfect for their unique tastes, metabolism and other preferences.
All of this can be consolidated into a formula that can guarantee lasting success, unending motivation, and maximum weight loss potential for anyone.