If you're one of the millions of people who have always struggled with their weight, it's time to get serious about losing weight now.
Before you start making excuses about why you can't, check out these five reasons to start today.
The holidays are right around the corner
No matter how you look at the calendar, there's a holiday coming up soon.
Whether it's a big New Year's Eve do or a winter get-away to someplace warm and sunny, a family vacation or backyard barbeque, you'll want to look your best.
Crash dieting a few days or weeks before the event isn't a practical weight loss solution. Start planning now and develop a strategy that you can live with.
There's enough time to stick to it so that when the time comes, you don't have to worry about losing weight, you can shop confidently for that little black dress, that vibrant red swimsuit, or pretty summer sundress.
Today there are a number of medically-supported weight loss options that were only dreamed of a few years ago.
From medications that suppress appetite to surgical intervention in the form of special bands around the stomach, your physician can guide you to the best weight loss choice for your body, based upon your current health and weight loss needs.
There's no reason for trial and error any more. Talk to your doctor about how you can streamline the process and see results sooner rather than later.
There are a number of websites and online communities that support weight loss. No longer do you have to go it alone. Join one of these online communities and you can participate in message boards and chat rooms, get nutritious recipes, exercise tips, and the camaraderie that comes from knowing you're not alone in the battle to get healthy.
The support of friends who really know what you're going through and who can help hold you to your diet program could be just the motivating factor you need to stick with it. No public meetings with strangers or at inconvenient times. Just the friendship and support you need to lose weight on your terms in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Set a good example
If you've got children living at home, you know they watch you closely. And if you watch the news, you know that childhood obesity is a hot topic. Show your children that their health is important.
Make healthy eating a family affair. No need to go on and on about your weight loss needs; just begin working more nutritious recipes into your weekly meal preparation activities.
Make an effort to take more walks as a family. You know how hard it's been to struggle with this problem for so long. Strive to make good eating and exercise habits part of your family's routine today and prevent your children from having to continue the same fight.
Because you deserve it
Too much extra weight makes your body work harder than is should have to. Your friends and family would love to see you happy and healthy, and you know how much you'd like to keep up with them.
Set your mind to losing weight and getting in shape. Your body will run more efficiently and chances are you'll find yourself with more energy, a better silhouette, and more positive outlook in general. Having found success in this, you'll build self-confidence too, and that's the most beautiful thing of all.