Bad news is there’s no miracle pill that will help you lose weight and change your body overnight. The good news is losing weight is within your reach.
And your mindset plays a significant role in your ability to lose weight.
Getting your mindset right and then losing weight may take a little longer than you’d like but believe me this:
When you get your mind sorted out and lose weight at a slow and healthy pace, you’ll be more likely to keep it off for good. No more weight coming back with a vengeance!
If you’re sick and tired of yo-yo dieting, then follow these 10 tips to get your mindset ready for a healthier lifestyle and for at least a 10-pound slimmer body.
1. Start small
Chances are, if you’ve tried to change everything all at once in the past, we’re pretty sure none of those changes have stuck for good.
The answer to staying committed for the long haul is to start small. Make one positive change every week, instead of overwhelming yourself with a bunch of changes at once.
2. Find out what fuels you
Everyone has ‘true’ motivation. Whatever yours is, tap into it, and use it.
Is it about being lighter and more active, so you can run around outside with your kids? Or is it to show off your ‘new’ body to get back to that ass of a boyfriend that dumped you for a slimmer girl.
Once you get serious about your long-term goals, they will keep you committed to your lifestyle change for good.
3. Don’t deprive yourself
It has been said many times and you probably know this already. If at anytime you deprive yourself of food, or anything at all, all you want is what you can’t have!
Take your mind-set away from sacrifice and start celebrating the fact that you’re cultivating a healthier, happier, more energized life.
4. Learn to love consistency
When you have a regular mealtime schedule and fridge full of fresh produce and healthy staples, making choices that support your goals won’t feel like a constant battle.
Remember, this isn’t a quick fix — this is a lifestyle change. After a few weeks, these things will feel like second nature.
5. Find healthy foods that you love
If you didn’t know it, healthy food that supports weight loss can also be delicious!
If you’ve been on a solid sugar- and salt-laden diet for years, it will take a little getting used to.
But sooner than you think, those cravings start to dissipate, and clean, natural foods sound and will taste much more palatable.
6. Find the exercises you enjoy
Heading to the gym shouldn’t feel like pulling teeth. Keep on trying new group fitness classes, cardio machines, and different styles of exercise. When you find that one activity that flies by and feels like fun, you’ll know you’ve met your match.
7. Plan ahead your ‘cheat days’ whenever possible
Occasionally enjoying a sweet treat or special meal out are essential parts of sustainable weight-loss plan (remember the no deprivation rule in step #3?)
When you know you’re going to want a burger at your BBQ or an ice cream cone when you’re at the beach next weekend, keep your diet extra clean leading up to your special indulgence.
It will make the whole experience that much sweeter.
8. Have compassion for yourself
Slip-ups happen, and it happens to the best of us. Instead of being hard on yourself after eating a food that’s “off-limits,” forgive yourself, and move on.
When you treat yourself with kindness, you’ll be able to bounce back and stay on track. You’ll be able to skip the downward spiral of a whole day (or week) filled with junk food.
9. Keep setting new goals
As you’re evolving and progressing on your weight-loss journey, your goals have got to keep up! There’s so much to celebrate beyond that number on the scale, and setting specific and personal mini goals like training for a race will help you stay connected.
10. Stop stressing out over weight loss
Lastly, obsessing over losing weight is counterproductive. Making yourself stressful does crazy things to your body and you will ultimately have a harder time losing weight. So, don’t think too much and over-complicate things.
With weight loss, always, simplicity is best.
If you’re like most women trying to lose weight… you diet, you count calories, you tear up the treadmill, and…nothing.
That’s how 40-year-old Carly Donovan, an overweight mother with prediabetes was feeling…
She did “everything right” and never lost an inch.
Until she stumbled on this strange “carb-pairing” trick and burned away an unheard of 22lbs pounds in just 13 days.
And because of this one simple shift in her eating, she shed pounds and inches from her body without starving herself and without a lick of exercise!
With the same “carb-pairing” trick Carly dropped a total of 37lbs in the FIRST month and she shocked her doctor by completely reversing ALL pre-diabetes symptoms!
If you’re a woman over the age of 25 who wants to reclaim her life inside the body she DESERVES, you should check it out for yourself.