The thing about losing weight is that it takes time. There is no magical secret which will help you lose many pounds over the course of just days or a week. Usually, it takes time for the weight to be gained, and it will take some time for those extra pounds to be shed. So, much of the weight loss process is mental. Will a person have enough mental strength or motivation to keep at it, to keep exercising, to keep choosing to eat good food, even when he or she is suffering from a low emotional point?
So you need to find something to motivate you, something to get you through the rough patches, even when you just want to succumb to emotional eating. Different people have different sources of motivation, but here’s something you can do. Imagine yourself ten or twenty years from now.
You’re suffering from heart disease and blood pressure problems. Maybe the kids want to play, but you can’t, because even a little bit of physical exertion already feels like too much of a strain on your heart, your lungs, or your body. Maybe the spouse wants to travel somewhere, to take a vacation with just the two of you, but you can’t because you feel like your body is holding you back. Your weight is holding you back. Try to imagine this every once in a while, just to remind yourself of the kind of future that you’re trying to avoid, and the better future that you’re trying to build by losing weight.