The Weight Loss Mindset.
Whether you are counting points, eating more protein, cutting carbs or any other diet plan out there, for it to really work, you’ve got to get your mind right.The weight loss mindset. Whether you are counting points, eating more protein, cutting carbs or any other diet plan out there, for it to really work, you've got to get your mind right. Click To Tweet
Shifting your mindset about how to lose weight is the biggest factor in losing weight. Your mind has to be in it completely for the body to do the work long term.
And in most of my clients cases they are trying to lose weight with the worst state of mind possible. They call themselves “fat”, they fixate on the short term results tooted by just about every diet plan out there. They are all trying desperately to “fix” themselves.
By shifting your mind set with exercises you can make your weight loss approach happier, healthier and more sustainable.
There are many physical ways to overcome weight loss plateau: diet, exercise, short-term tricks. But from my own success at losing weight and from experience working with clients, I’ve learned there’s always an underlying reason why you’re not able to lose more weight. Unless you address it, you’ll struggle to succeed.Shifting your mindset about how to lose weight is the biggest factor in losing weight. Your mind has to be in it completely for the body to do the work long term. Click To Tweet
Many women can achieve weight loss when they just start eating healthier. But it almost always stops before they reach their “ideal” weight.
Weight loss isn’t all about going to the gym, or following the latest diet craze. It’s much deeper than all of that. It’s your mindset.
If you don’t have a positive mindset about your body, weight loss, eating… then you’ll always feel like it’s a battle and the chances are you’ll be losing.
So, I want to share with you a few mindset tips for weight loss. Keep working on improving your mindset more and you’ll start to find the journey easier. I am currently working on a course that will be out in the next few weeks that will really address the mind game of weight loss and how you can stop.
1. Make Your Goals SMART
Losing weight might be a result, but it shouldn’t be the goal. If you start small, with smaller goals achievable in the day or week, rather than looking at the end result of 50 pounds or more. You can rejoice in the small things you have already accomplished on a daily basis. This gives you a positive outlook and direction for tomorrow.
Drink 8 glasses of water every day
Get 6-8 Hours of sleep every night
Go for a 20 minute walk
2. Make Healthier Choices
This goes back to keeping your goals small and attainable. Start with exchanging your muffin for breakfast with some whole grain toast, a couple eggs, and a piece of fruit. The little things really do add up. Focus on making small and consistent changes rather than great big changes that you’re unlikely to stick to for any length of time.
3. Please Get Rid Of The Calendar
Focus on today. Quit worrying about when yo need to lose the weight by. Having this goal in the forefront of your mind will in the end result in only making you negative about the amount of weight you have to lose. Remember small steps and bite size goals. Stop getting wrapped up in the time line of when you think you need to reach that lofty goal.
4. Stop Yourself When The Negative Words Come Up
This is easier said than done. I know. But pay attention when they do come to mind. Look at yourself like you would your best friend. Would you talk to her the way you are talking to yourself? This takes practice as most of us have had years of this negative talk. We have gotten pretty good at it. As I teach in my life coaching classes and seminars you need to have a “happy place” to focus on when the negativity comes a knockin.
5. Get Off The Scale
While the scale isn’t necessarily bad, many of us have learned to associate it with self-destructive thoughts and actions. Many of my clients have let the number on the scale define their self worth. You are better off gauging how your clothes are fitting than the number on the scale.
6. Keep A Journal
I love journals and I recommend them to all of my coaching clients. Keep in mind here that every entry MUST be a positive one.
You can record when those pair of jeans are getting a little big
Or that you just moved a up a notch on your favorite belt
Write about positive changes you’ve made
Having this journal to look back at on the days where you don’t feel positive or motivated will really help you stay focused.
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As always, best wishes on your weight loss journey. I love hearing from you, so do leave me a comment below and tell me how you’re doing.
Loving life one day at a time