A common trait for long-term success is staying positive: https://calpolynews.calpoly.edu/news_…/…/january/weight_loss
Researchers discovered that some form of food tracking, measurement, focusing on past successes, and staying positive correlated with long-term success. It’s worth taking note, since the percent of success is declining.
When I first started reading about health and fitness nigh 30 years ago, “obese” in America described less than 25% of the populace, while “overweight” described about a third. When I became a fitness professional nigh 16 years ago, the numbers had moved up already to about a third in the obesity category, and about half in the overweight one.
Add to it that our rates of bone mass and lean tissue loss are accelerating, and this trend is extremely concerning. Moreover, the stats are now 40% and 2/3 respectively.
Isn’t it interesting that we expect a minimum of 4 years in college for academic proficiency, 2 years of technical training for vocational proficiency, but less than 3 or 6 months for health and wellness life development?
Rapid transformation isn’t doing it. 30 day bursts aren’t doing it. Long-term thinking does. Tracking will. Recalling past successes will. Staying positive will.