Losing weight is a difficult task, and the temptations around every corner make dieting even more difficult. It's all too easy to give in to temptations, and this is why it's important to surround yourself with reminders and incentives to combat the urges brought on by ads. It's also essential to remember why you want to lose weight in the first place, and keeping those thoughts in mind will help you eventually achieve your weight-loss goal.
We all have old photos from a previous time when we were thinner and in better physical condition. You can look that way once again, and you can use your favorite photos as weight-loss incentives. Post an old photo or two on your refrigerator as a reminder of your current weight-loss goal. Place the photos at eyelevel, and chances are you'll think twice before you reach for a fattening snack.
Food ads are everywhere, but so are clothing ads. Everyone who needs to lose weight has at one time or another looked through clothing ads and wished they could wear certain sizes and styles. Post your favorite clothing ads on your refrigerator and inside kitchen cabinet doors as incentives. When tempted to eat the wrong foods, you'll have an instant reminder that will quickly put you back on track.
Photo reminders are very helpful, but written reminders can be even more helpful. Write down your weight-loss goal, and tuck it away in a private location. When tempted to quit your diet, read it over and consider your original objective. Alter your goal if necessary, but don't give up. You owe it to yourself to reach your goal and have the body you've always wanted.
Post notes of encouragement and other incentives inside kitchen cabinets and on the refrigerator door. For example, a note saying, "If you eat fat, you are fat!" can stop you in your tracks if you're thinking about adding butter to your baked potato. Post clever notes that will effectively encourage you to eat healthy and help you avoid tempting foods.
If you spend money on your dieting efforts, chances are you'll be more likely to succeed. Allow yourself to fail and you'll lose more than a new image. No one wants to waste money, and money spent on a failed effort is money wasted.
Consider buying a new outfit that's one size smaller than your current size, and hang it in a visible location near your bedroom mirror. You'll have a tangible incentive, and you'll have something new to wear after dropping a size. Continue this incentive and reward process, and with a little ingenuity and a lot of perseverance, you will finally reach your ultimate weight-loss goal.