We’ve talked about a lot of different aspects to losing weight here in this blog, but not so much on actual strategy. Of course, strategies will differ from person to person simply because we are all different and have different needs to achieve the results that we seek, but there are some basic, or primary strategies that will be common to most people and it is these that I’ll look at in this post, which is, incidentally an original article written by the author for weightlossgo.com and may not be copied and published elsewhere under copyright rules.

So let’s get to it, shall we?

The first thing you need to think about in any overall strategy for losing weight is getting your mind into the right state. This comes in as the primary strategy in anything you need to achieve in life. Positive mental energy really does help you to achieve the thing that you desire, because you want it more than you don’t want it.

If you don’t have a positive mental attitude toward your own ability to lose weight, then you will find it far tougher than someone who is in that “I can” frame of mind. Getting this part right before anything else is tantamount to success, because when you truly believe that you can do it, then you can do it!

It was Henry Ford that famously said “whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right” and he knew the truth about the power of the ruling mental state. You can apply the same thing to losing weight.

You need to get yourself into a state where you truly believe that you can lose weight and then believe that it is going to be EASY! When something appears easy to anyone, they find it a breeze to accomplish and this is another mental trick that can be applied to weight loss. Once you are in this way of thinking, then the rest, which is usually made up of a combination if dieting and exercising, is the easy part.

Whether you believe that a diet will help you lose weight or not, when you actually want to do it, you are much more likely to stick to that diet than someone who is only doing it because they have been told they have to. Having to do something and wanting to do something are two very different states of mind and one will cause internal resistance while the other seems a joy to perform. It pays dividends to get yourself into the state where you want to diet with a regular diet that you work with or one of the excellent diet meal delivery programs.

Tackling an exercise program is often viewed as being much harder than merely dieting to lose weight. Again, this is a mental thing and when you believe that exercising is hard, then hard it most certainly is! But, in a similar way to the “want to” and “have to” diet, wanting to exercise makes it a whole lot easier than having to exercise. Do you see how this can be?

It doesn’t matter what the exercise consists of. If you have been leading a sedentary lifestyle for a while and have become very used to it and very comfortable with it, the very thought of getting up off the sofa and doing any form of exercise is viewed with a certain amount of “oh man, do I have to do it?” attitude.

This is where psyching yourself up to a thing really comes into its own. It may take some mental acrobatics to get you to the right place, but you can do it and you do it by visualizing yourself getting out of the house and walking a few miles, or going to the pool and swimming some lengths or whatever exercise it is that appeals most to you. You have to choose one that you would like to do more than any other and stick with that one.

Once you have visualized yourself doing your chosen exercise and more importantly, visualized yourself enjoying it, then the next stage is to get up off the sofa, switch off the TV or computer game console and get out of the house and do it for real. You can do it and you can get yourself into the mental attitude where you know you can do it and before you know it, you are doing it and enjoying doing it!

This is weight loss made easy and its all done by tuning your mind into that positive, motivational place that we all have access to and using that attitude for your own good. It works and the more you do it, the better you get at it and the better it works. Try it, you mat surprise yourself!