How to “Trick” Yourself Into Losing Weight
Each “diet” and weight-loss strategy on the market has its pros and cons, but for any one to really work, you've got to get ONE thing right - and that is your mind.
Most people go into weight loss with the mindset of “fixing” themselves, when in reality, that is the worst thing you could possibly do! When you go into it with an attitude of self-deprecation, you become obsessed with results, trouble spots, time restraints, and you lose sight of the real goal - your health. Did you know that research actually shows that women that are unhappy with their bodies are more likely to avoid exercise? In addition, when you think you are overweight, you are actually setting yourself up for future weight gain.
Fortunately though, you CAN change your mindset! Here are my top 5 tips on how to change your mindset to make your weight-loss journey happier, healthier, and more sustainable!
Rethink Your Goals: Losing weight is a nice result, but it should never be an end goal. Instead, change your goals to small, attainable goals along the way. Set a goal to eat your allotted amounts of fruits and vegetables each day or getting enough hours of sleep each night. Meeting small goals add up in a big way and end up producing maximize results over time.
Talk to Yourself as You Would Your Best Friend: Women are extremely hard on themselves when it comes to body image! We never think we are good enough, and we always critique our flaws instead of finding our beauty. However, we would never talk to our friends like we talk to ourselves. You deserve the same respect that you give your best friends - so start giving it to yourself!
Surround Yourself With Positive People: When you surround yourself with positive people, you automatically have an encouraging, uplifting community of people that will invest in you. Having a supportive community at your fingertips helps so much when you are feeling down and helps redirect your thoughts back toward self-love.
Throw the Scale Away!: Although the scale can be a way to measure progress, more often than not it leads down a path of self-destruction. If you begin to associate numbers on the scale with self-worth, it is time for it to go.
Refine What You Consider Rewards and Punishments: When you meet a goal, just remember that food is not a reward. It is fuel for your body. On the contrary, when you hit a plateau, do not treat exercise as punishment for your body. Both of these should be used to take the very best care of your body.
There is a link between your weight and your mental health and vice versa. One of the biggest things in your health and fitness journey, whether you are trying to lose weight or not, is shifting your mindset. In order to change our outside we must FIRST change our inside! That is what the The Think Fit Method™ is all about! The launch date is coming up, and I could not be more excited! in the meantime, please check out my FREE guide to how your own mind is making you fat, and how to overcome it!