Let me set the scene and you can tell me if this sounds like you…
You are ready to jump into the latest and greatest workout + diet routine in attempts to lose the unwanted weight. This time it involves early morning runs and eliminating all sugar and carbs. You hate running and have a huge sweet tooth, but that’s ok, you can do it! You can convince yourself that you LOVE waking up at 4 am to go out in the cold and trot down the trail. And it’s TOTALLY POSSIBLE to never eat your favorite cookie or pasta again. You’ve got this!
And for a month or two, you do. Every day you fight the ongoing battle inside, you resist the urges. You work sooo hard to be good and stay on your plan. You try to summon all the willpower available. But after a while you start to slip a bit. You start eating off plan here and there and you decide to skip a few of those early morning workouts…
And then you get on the scale. Nothing’s happened – nothing’s changed. WTF?! You’ve been busting your ass and for what?! To be miserable and hating life with no results to show for it?
So you think, why even bother? Why even try? I’m clearly doomed to be overweight forever…
I mean, after all you are X years old, with X number of kids, and you’ve always had thick legs or a pudgy tummy and having a nice body just isn’t in the cards for you…
So you give in and give up because, after all, you must have been kidding yourself to think you’d spend the rest of your life eating kale 3x/day and working out at 4am.
so why doesn’t this scenario work?
The reason the exercise and diet plans you’ve tried in the past have failed is because they are all action based. Instead of doing or eating A, replace it with B. This depends on willpower.
Willpower is trying to force your body to do something AGAINST what your brain is actually telling it to do.
Your brain says, I don’t like waking up at 4am to go to the gym. I want to eat 47 cookies and willpower is just trying to RESIST those thoughts for as long as possible.
Problem is, while we may be able to do this for a period of time (in which we may see some corresponding results on the scale,) we CANNOT do this forever. Willpower is like a muscle and will eventually begin to fatigue and will always end up giving out – the brain always wins. This constant battle also tends to make you feel miserable in the process – who wants to always be at war with themselves?
This is why long term transformation doesn’t come from willpower, it comes from changes inside your BRAIN. Welcome our hero, MINDSET MANAGEMENT, ta-dah!!!
so how do you lose weight successfully?
Why aren’t you getting the results you desire? You aren’t taking the proper actions. You are taking an action that doesn’t serve you instead.
Why are you taking that misguided action? Because of your emotions or the way you feel which guide your actions.
What makes us feel a certain way? People tend to think our feelings are derived from our circumstances. For example: Something bad happened to me today, I feel depressed about it, so I’m going to eat this cake and drink a bottle of wine (resulting in over eating, over drinking and remaining overweight.)
The truth is, all circumstances are NEUTRAL. They are neither good or bad. They are just facts.
It is our THOUGHTS about our circumstances which actually spark our feelings or emotions. It’s our judgments about our circumstance or the meaning we assign to our circumstance which set the whole system into motion.
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This is why the action based diet + exercise plans don’t work. You cannot just dive straight in to modifying the action level, you have to start at the top with modifying your thoughts in order to get the system to work as a whole.
When we can actually alter and modify the thoughts and beliefs we have and the messages our brain is sending out, THAT is what creates long-term lifestyle change.
It allows you not only to lose the weight, but to keep it off forever. And you get to do all of that without being in a constant fight with yourself. Sounds better, right?
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