Not liking your current weight is perfectly normal.
It is rare to find people who don't have any problem with what they see when they weigh themselves. The key is to look at your own weight loss in the right light. Fad diets are not the way to go--they don't help you lose weight (and weight you do lose won't be kept off for long).
A negative attitude is not going to be helpful at all if you want to lose weight. Try your best to keep your attitude positive and follow these weight loss tips.
Talk with your doctor. When it comes to picking out an ideal weight, a doctor is a fantastic consultant. In addition to your height, your lifestyle and medical history will factor into your ideal weight. Once you identify your goal, your doctor will help you work out how to get there. A medical professional is an expert in diet and exercise. Together, the two of you can put together a reasonable calorie intake to keep you nourished while still allowing you to lose weight. He or she could even help you develop an exercise routine to help you burn calories and get you to your goal. Don't try to do this all alone. Your doctor will ensure that your weight loss process is healthy.
Begin paying attention to the labels that are on the foods you buy. It seems like such a waste of time to do this but the truth is that the ingredients used in your foods do matter. Foods that contained high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils are best left on the shelves. Trans fats are your enemy. You want to avoid purchasing foods that contain these ingredients. Substitute healthy and organic brands of foods for the less healthy brands of foods that you have been buying. You might not taste much of a difference at first but your body will definitely react better to the food that is healthier.
Join one of the support groups on the internet. This is not the same thing as joining a weight loss program. When you join an online weight loss support group you don't often have to worry about paying dues, weighing in or talking about your caloric intake. You simply are able to get support for your endeavors by talking with people who are facing the same struggles you face. You can find tremendous support and inspiration through online weight loss support groups. You can usually find hints and tips to help you along as well! There are a bunch of different online weight loss support groups out there. It's easy to spend a little bit of time in each of these groups to figure out which ones are the most interesting.
Weight loss efforts don't have to be time consuming or tedious or aggravating. Weight loss is, in fact, something that most people do to help themselves feel better. So much of our self image is tied up in our weight that even losing a couple of pounds can help us feel better about ourselves.
If you approach your weight loss with the right mindset you won't just be losing weight, you will be gaining health.