Are you looking for the inspiration you need to kick your weight loss momentum into high gear? When you’re surfing the Internet or browsing through your favorite magazine, look for stories about people who have struggled to get healthy by losing extra weight. Don’t avoid reading about the success of others because you think their stories will make you feel worse about yourself.
Just reading true stories about real people who’ve accomplished their weight loss goals can help you feel better, lose more weight and become a healthier person. Here’s why:
1. You get the honest truth from people who have been there and done that.
Many people who have lost a significant amount of weight want to share their stories with others out of a genuine desire to help them. These people aren’t trying to make money through the battles you have with your weight, and they understand the hopelessness you feel when yet another diet fails to provide the answer to your situation. They want to show you that their story can become your story.
2. You will learn from the mistakes of others.
Before you sink a lot of money into another diet plan or products that some salesperson or website convinced you to use, do a little digging around. Research the products to find out how much success real people have had with them. By reading the success stories of others, you will discover what won’t work for you, which will save you time, money and frustration.
3. Success breeds success.
Reading the uplifting, sometimes amazing, stories of how others beat the odds puts positive vibes into your own life. It’s like watching your favorite sports team win the championship or watching your favorite actor accept an award. You get excited when you share the success of others, and that excitement will motivate you to work harder on your own weight loss.
Plus, you’ll pick up useful tips, techniques and information because almost every weight loss success story is filled with practical ideas that you can put into practice in your own life.
To get the most of reading the success stories of others, find someone whose story closely matches yours. Maybe you struggle with other health problems that make it difficult for you to lose weight. Maybe you wrestle with depression and anxiety. Our lives are made up of so much more than our weight. Knowing that someone else struggles in the same way you do will give you courage and determination to stick with it.