The reasons for losing weight are many, and are usually unique to each individual.
But at the same time, there are common reasons shared by the majority of people who want to lose weight.
These are often thought up at the very beginning of your weight loss journey, and then get lost along the way.
It can be very difficult to keep your reasons in the front of your mind for your whole weight loss journey, and so at times it can be very easy to lose motivation.
We all have off days in everything we do, whether it’s work, home, or losing weight.
On these days it can feel much easier to give up or cheat on your diet.
These are the days when it’s most important for you to remember why you want to lose weight in the first place.
So if you’re feeling low, remember to ask yourself why.
Why did you call or email us about our program? What made you look at our website? Why do you want to lose weight?
Here are the main reasons people decide to lose weight, and hopefully, if you’re ever feeling down.
They will help to put you back on the right track and help you stay there.
You’re doing it for your own health
Being overweight is quite similar to smoking in this respect: they are both health circumstances that are within your power to change.
The reasons for you becoming overweight might be numerous, and they might be personal.
These can be health issues, mental health issues, the way you were raised eating certain ways, or there can literally be dozen of other reasons.
However, it’s important to remember that being overweight isn’t a permanent thing, and there’s always something that can be done about it.
It hardly needs saying, but there are numerous health risks associated with being overweight.
-High Blood Pressure
-Increased Risk Of Heart Attack Or Stroke
-Sleep Apnea, etc.
These are all things that can be improved or even avoided all together by making the important steps that it takes to lose weight.
This should be remembered if you’re ever struggling to stick to your diet.
It might feel difficult now, but it’s much easier than managing chronic (and in many cases avoidable) illnesses for the rest of your life.
You have concerns about medical costs
And on the back of that are the increased medical costs associated with being overweight.
It’ll hardly come as a surprise to anyone, but the medical costs related to managing lifelong illnesses are high, and is something you’d have to commit to for the rest of your life.
Conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and others are manageable and can often be improved, but in many cases they are not curable.
This means with remaining overweight you may have to be spending money on medication for conditions that may have been avoided.
There are also more indirect costs to consider.
Things like hospital bills, as you’re more likely to spend time in hospitals if you’re overweight, and costs associated with disabilities or lack of mobility, all of which will cost you a lot of money.
Even if these things are covered by insurance, in today’s world there are often large deductibles, co-payments and out of pocket expenses that are not covered by some health insurance policies.
It should also be noted that premiums for health insurance will inevitably increase over time as well.
The only way to save on health care costs is truly to do all we can to remain as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
You want to do it for your children
Having children is the high point in many people’s lives, and no parent should have to forfeit their right to see their kids grow up.
Acting on weight problems now will increase your chances of living a longer and healthier life, one in which you can see your children grow up to have their own families.
If you’re able to make a change that improves your chances of seeing them start their careers, get married, and enjoy their lives, then you should take any chance offered to you.
Living for others can be one of the strongest motivations to stick with your weight loss program, because once you have children you’re not just living for yourself any more.
Having this responsibility for others is definitely worth remembering when it comes to your health, weight, eating and exercise program.
Children and grandchildren are often one of the strongest motivators to stay healthy, lose weight and keep active.
This can always be something to call upon on those tough days when you need motivation to persevere and follow through with your healthy eating.
You want to get back into old hobbies
Perhaps you were an active person when you were younger, but due to various circumstances you lost track of or just gave up on hobbies that you enjoyed.
Many hobbies require a level of activity, such as hiking, cycling, walking, and even gardening.
All of these activities can be significantly harder if you’ve gotten heavier over the years.
Being restricted by your weight can be a very disheartening experience, but can also be great motivation to lose weight.
Setting yourself a goal of picking up old hobbies that you used to enjoy is a perfect end goal, and one that will hopefully keep you on track on tough days.
So if you are feeling down about your weight loss program, just remember how good being active make you feel.
Having this light at the end of the tunnel can really help you get through the darker days.
You want to feel more confident
Society can be harsh, and unfortunately it’s very easy for heavier people to lose confidence in themselves because of how they think they’re being seen by others.
Losing weight doesn’t have to be about vanity, it can also be about making your way in life much easier.
Losing weight can be a great way to boost your confidence because not only does it show you can achieve a goal you’ve set yourself.
It also shows everyone that you have the confidence to make a positive (and sometimes difficult) change in your life.
You want to feel better about yourself
Losing weight doesn’t just improve your physical health; it can give a massive boost to your mental health too.
Many people feel a range of negative emotions about the fact that they’ve gained weight, including shame, fear, sadness, and more.
Proving to yourself that you have the ability to stick to a weight loss program will boost your confidence.
Your motivation, and prove to you that gaining weight is only a temporary thing.
Feeling better about yourself means different things to different people.
It could be as simple as you wanting to feel more comfortable in your own skin, or it could be that you want to wear certain clothes that you’re currently too heavy for.
Just like the idea of using your children as motivation, setting an end goal for feeling better about yourself can be a great way to stay on track.
You want to look good
This might seem like a bit of a vague statement, but that’s intentional.
Looking good means something different to everyone, and doesn’t always have to mean thin.
Looking good could involve losing 20 pounds or 200 pounds; it’s unique to the individual.
More importantly, this shouldn’t be based on the idea of looking like someone else.
It can be damaging to your self-esteem to use someone else as your benchmark for good looking, because you’re realistically never going to look like them.
Also, remember that looking good doesn’t have to mean conforming to society’s standards of good looking.
If that’s your goal, fine, but people have different tastes when it comes to good looking, and fashions change. Look back to the 1950s for example.
Women were curvier back then because it was the fashion, and although we’re moving away from the idea of everyone being a size 0.
This shadow still unfortunately looms over some areas of society.
Whatever your goal of looking good is, make sure it’s unique to you and something you’re happy with.
You want to date
This obviously won’t be everyone reading this, but I have heard it many times over the years from both men and women.
It may be following a break up, divorce, or following the death of a partner.
People that feel too young to be alone are desiring to get back into the world of dating.
This is a very common motivation for losing weight and it is probably more common than you may think.
Maybe this says something about society, but that’s not relevant here.
It’s not really something we can do much.
What I often hear is that many people feel more confident getting ‘back out there’ when they feel they are at an ideal weight for themselves.
This can be incredible motivation for losing weight.
So if you’re struggling to stick to your weight loss program or just had a bad day.
It may sound shallow but remember the people who had issues with your weight.
Then to visualize how satisfying it will be to turn them down while others are turning their heads.
Why Lose Weight?
It can be very easy to lose sight of why you started your weight loss program, especially if you’re feeling stressed.
You’re having problems at home or in work.
While it can feel easy to have a cheat day, or to jump off the wagon completely.
These are the days on which you need to find your motivation again and stick with it.
After all, this will be infinitely more satisfying than having to start again.
Our weight loss program is different because when you need that help to follow through.
Hypnosis will help you focus on the why and it gives you the know how to lose weight.
This means people find it easier to stay on track because they’re armed with the tools to bring themselves out of a low spot.
They have less chance of cheating. So if you’re feeling down, make sure you remember why you started in the first place.
Our weight loss with hypnosis program begins new sessions every month.
If you would have any questions about our program, please contact us through the website.
We truly look forward to seeing you lose weight with hypnosis as your tool.