If you rely on willpower to lose weight, then you are sabotaging your ability to make permanent life-long change right from the onset.
The first thing you need to focus on when wanting to lose excess weight is to ask yourself “why” do you want to do this? The answer should be based around the wellness improvement being healthy offers, and the added bonus is that you will like your reflection more and be happier in the skin you are in when you are living in a healthy and comfortable body.
If you start a weight loss journey for the sole reason to look better, or because someone else is belittling you or pressuring you to do so, the chances of you losing weight and keeping it off for a lifetime will be greatly compromised.
Next you need a plan. If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. You’ve heard that – right? Well, it’s so very true however, changing every food and/or fitness bad habit you might currently have, will be too dramatic a change for your willpower to keep up with.
Assuming you know that sugars, fats, and processed carbohydrates need to be reduced and fueling up on high protein, fiber rich foods and quality carbs – with a greater intake of water, will greatly contribute to you achieving permanent weight loss, then you have stable tools to move forward. Going cold turkey will work for a week or two, but when the cravings start toying with your mindset and self-talk, willpower will be no-where to be found.
Setting a plan to remove one or two poor food habits out of your weekly regime, along with increasing your commitment to move your body an extra 20 to 30 minutes one or two days each week, is your first step to success. The following week, stay true to those new changes and add another one or two positive changes to both your nutrition choices and fitness regime, with the goal to now start working on deflecting any negative self-talk, with a self-empowering comeback. Repeat this formula and experience the centimeter changes to your body’s girth.
Even-though willpower is very real and may serve you in the short term, it’s not a long term tool to call on with scientific studies claiming that willpower may last for a short a time as 15 minutes before your head talk, emotions, temptations, or peer pressure takes over. When you think about calling on will power every day, you can understand how quickly you can be defeated.
Attempting to lose weight and keep it off for good can be so very hard to do. It’s not that you’re not motivated to do so, but expecting to achieve your goal while riding on willpower alone, won’t serve you.
There are three main components and areas of focus needed to successfully lose weight.
Forget willpower and work on being kind to yourself by identifying the true reason why you want to change, and create realistic small weekly steps to do just that in the three areas outlined.
Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t easy, and the weight loss industry relies on you drawing on willpower as your coat of armour. They know you won’t succeed. They expect to make money from you now, tomorrow, and time and time again.
Take back your control by looking deep within you and having a true plan to tackle and destroy what’s been holding you back up to now. Sure there may be stumbles along the way but when you have the tools to fight the head chatter, make better choices and the strength of self-belief, you release the “boss” that’s sitting within you. She will pick you up, pop you back on track, and support you on your journey of finding yourself again and living in total wellness.
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