People train their minds to look at things such as losing weight in a fearful manner. They think it might not work or they may not be able to follow a healthier diet or maybe it’s what other people may think about them that makes some people afraid of even trying.
Real weight loss doesn’t begin on your plate. And it doesn’t begin in a gym. It begins…in your head. Because that’s where you form your beliefs, forge your habits, and make the little day-to-day decisions that add up to make you the person you are today.
If you’ve been unable to get the body you desire, and the body you deserve, it’s probably because you’ve been trying to change your end behaviors (the foods you eat, the exercises you do) without first creating the right foundation of habits & beliefs to support these new behaviors.
It’s like going into a garden that’s overrun with weeds…and TRIMMING the weeds, instead of pulling them out by the roots.
That might make things look better for a little while, but it doesn’t fix the source of the problem. And because the roots are still there under the surface, the weeds quickly grow back–just like your love handles always seem to grow back.
Here is a mental reframing system that you can use with ANY diet in the world–including no diet at all, if you prefer to simply eat the foods you enjoy and still lose weight at a slow but steady clip.
The point is to develop a foundation of beliefs and never to give up and stop being afraid of failing, people fail everyday. Besides if you are eating better, feeling better and exercising more it’s not a waste of time or failure because you will lose weight.
Thinking you have to deprive yourself or never be able to eat junk food again in order to realize weight loss is the wrong assumption. Find healthy food you can actually enjoy, try different things, realize how much better you feel and look by changing to these healthier choices.
It’ new, different and out of the comfort zone, be happy about it. Be ready for the people around you, stay positive when they see progress and keep putting food in front of you forcing you back down on their level. Use it for confidence as meaning a job well done. Go for it! Weigh less, live longer.