Getting your mind right Is often the most overlooked part of any successful eating and exercising plan.. That Is your mindset. You, see most people like to get all worked up over which “diets” are the best or which exercise burns the most fat and calories. You usually hear (Thin or Fit) people say “Just eat less and move more,” and you can see In their faces that they just do not freakin’ get It. Yes, It’s somewhat about eating less (less bad stuff, not necessarily less volume). And It’s definitely about moving more. But those aren’t the only things, and they certainly aren’t the main things you have to change.
You have to change the way you think about weight loss. The tendency Is to view the weight loss process as a combination of ultra-strict rules about eating, unrealistic rules about exercise, and that you’re “bad” or “cheating” If you don’t stick exactly to those rules. Want to really set yourself up for long-term success then It’s going to be a slow process.
It’s How You Feel And Think
The truth Is, you’ll get better results following an “okay” “diet” plan with consistency than a “perfect plan” Inconsistently. It’s about feeling good. It’s about feeling healthy, alert, energetic, and then once the weight starts coming off: proud, accomplished, confident, capable, strong. Getting your mind right Is the key. But It’s also the hardest part.
Trigger Words: People have trigger words. These words come about when someone makes a drastic change In their “diet”, “Low Fat”, “No Sugar”, “Low Carb”, and “Easy”. When people hear their “Trigger” words that almost automatically set our mental resistance Into motion, and make us feel like we’re In weight loss prison. It’s all about mindset and how to get It exactly where It needs to be so you can make healthy decisions on behalf of your body.
Cheat Day: Some of the most successful “Dieters” have a cheat day each week. That day each week Is probably the same because for those people they need “routine” In their “Diet” plan. I totally agree with have a cheat day each week I even agree with two cheat days each week. I love the 3-1-2-1 “Diet”. I’ve mentioned this “Diet” many times because It’s designed for “beginners” to the world of “Diet” and exercise.
The 3-1-2-1 “Diet” allows people to “cheat” their way to health by not depriving yourself of your favorite meals. With this plan, you are eating the same amount of calories every day. The body responds In a positive way that helps people lose weight faster. Since “Dieters” won’t feel deprived It also makes It easy to continue with the “Diet” for long-term weight loss success.
I will touch more on the 3-1-2-1 “Diet” In an upcoming post soon.
For many women, food Is the first thing they think of In the morning and the effect that food has had on their bodies Is the last thing they think of at night. I use to be like this because It was how I was brought up. I started to change my thinking about food when I first entered the nutrition world. Now I don’t even think about food until It’s time for me to eat.
The key to changing the way we think about food lies In harnessing the power of mindful thinking about food. We need to clear our brain of the unhelpful, unhealthy messages we see on Tv and all around social media. Observe your thoughts and acknowledge them… You can track your thought In a journal or your phone but DO NOT act on them. Through simple exercises and even mediation, you can escape the emotional craving you may have. In some cases, It’s as simple as taking a little time to think before you shop, cook and eat.
Nibbler: Are you a nibbler? Throughout the day…whether you’re hungry or not. You reject “diet” plans because you think your way of eating Is better, but never seem to lose weight.
Solution: Try to stick to three meals a day plus two healthy snacks (such as fruit, carrot sticks or oatcakes with hummus), and eat nothing else In between. If those type of suggestions Isn’t your vibe then look for protein bars or shakes that still give you all the vitamins and nutrients you are looking for.
You’ll get better with time and patience. Successful “Dieters” know this and they know they why.
~ They don’t let one mistake turn Into many more mistakes
~ They focus on consistency, not perfection
~ They focus on moderation, not restriction
~ When they make a mistake, the recognize the mistake and they forgive themselves
~ They know It’s not a race. It’s all about the journey
~~The most Important: If they want that piece of pizza or they want that slice of cake they will eat that pizza or cake because life Is too short not to eat that cake or that pizza.
It’s called balance.
Clear your cupboards of anything that may conflict with your goals. Then write a list of healthy foods you enjoy. Before you walk nto a grocery store, be clear you are going to buy only from the list…so no Impulse purchases.
Every time you pick up something, ask yourself: Is this going to help me achieve my Ideal size, shape, and weight? If you get distracted by a craving, chose a neutral place of focus (your feet, your palms resting on the shopping cart) and breathe deeply. Before leaving the store, pause briefly and pat yourself on the back for making good food choices …this affirmation will seal the new neural pathways you have created by making these different decisions.
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