Yesterday we suggested that patience is a vital part of losing weight, with the best way to guarantee lasting weight loss and its attendant PCOS health benefits being to shed those extra pounds slowly and steadily with diet and exercise.
Sticking to a set of goals is, of course, easier said than done. But without goals and time frames, your diet and exercise will happen only when you feel like it or when it is convenient. Without having something to work towards, you will be less motivated to lose weight and avoid the harmful consequences of excess weight, which, in addition to causing PCOS complications, can lead to diabetes and the cluster of cardiovascular diseases known as metabolic syndrome or syndrome X.
If you have a goal in mind, you will be more likely to be focused and consistent. You must make losing weight a passion until your goals are met. If you want something badly enough, you will achieve it.
Keep to your healthy new regime for three weeks and you should find things get easier after that, as it become second nature. There’s no greater motivation than beginning to see and feel the effects of weight loss.
You’ll derive health benefits for the rest of your life if you achieve your goals. Why? Because you will look and feel so much better that you won’t ever want to return to the “old” you.