If you’ve ever tried to lose weight and keep it off, you know how hard it can be. With all the fad diets and quick fixes out there, it’s no wonder that most people find themselves back at square one after losing a few pounds. But there is a way to get and stay healthy. The key is not just about what you eat, What your macros should be or whether or not 40/30/30 are the “best” macros for faster fat loss? but MORE so how you think about food—and yourself, and the things you say to yourself about yourself.
When you stop trying to lose weight and start trying to help yourself, you’ll be more successful.
The first step in losing weight and keeping it off is to stop focusing on losing the weight.
Now I know that might sound counterintuitive, but, here’s what I mean
Losing weight means you’re restricting your caloric intake and increasing your exercise output, now, this doesn’t mean doubling up on exercise or doing 75hard! Focus on Fat Loss teaches you can enjoy eating more food, not less! You won’t feel deprived or restricted because you’re no longer focused on the scale—you can focus on better health instead!
You’ll also feel empowered by this new approach to eating because it helps create a sustainable relationship with food: one that doesn’t revolve around deprivation or restriction but rather enjoyment and balance.
Understand the difference between diet and lifestyle change.
When it comes to diets, especially if you’re a self confessed yo-yo dieter like Sasha in this episode
Dieting is a temporary solution to a permanent problem. It’s something you do for a limited amount of time, it isn’s a “lifestyle”. Lifestyle change is the opposite: it’s permanent and sustainable, giving you long-term results that are more likely to stick with you.
Lifestyle changes are easier than diets because they’re not restrictive or restrictive in the same way all the time. Instead, they’re about making small changes over time so that by the end of them, it’s hard to see them as “changes” anymore—they’re just who you are now!
You won’t always want to eat healthy, and that’s okay.
You won’t be perfect, but you can be better than you were before. You can’t always eat healthy, but there are ways to make eating well much easier. One of those ways is knowing when it’s okay to throw in the towel and devour a tub of ice cream because you’re having a bad day or craving something delicious after your workout.
The key is not beating yourself up over any mistakes; instead, focus on learning from them so that next time around your food choices are better informed and healthier for both your body and mind.
Changing your mindset will help you make better lifestyle decisions.
Think of your mindset as the way that you think about things. It’s how you approach the world, interpret information and make decisions. Your mindset determines your actions and behaviors, which then influence what happens in your life—both positively and negatively.
The good news is that changing your mindset isn’t just possible; it’s also necessary for creating lasting change in your life!
A key part of having a healthy lifestyle is making sure that every decision you make has a positive impact on both yourself and others around you. So if you want to lose weight or keep it off long term, then changing how you think about food can help ensure that this becomes reality!
To keep weight off, you need to change your mindset and make it a lifelong effort, not a crash diet.
A lifestyle change is a mindset shift, so it’s important to approach this as a lifelong commitment. As you’re losing weight, don’t think of yourself as on a diet; instead, think of yourself as an active participant in your health and wellness.
To keep the weight off, make sure you understand why you want to lose weight in the first place—what is your motivation? Is it because you want more energy? Do you want to feel better about yourself? Are you trying to relieve back pain or joint pain so that exercise becomes easier for you? Once you understand why losing weight is important for your life, it will be easier for both yourself and those around them who support this new change in behavior.
Hopefully, this post has helped you understand that losing weight is not just about willpower. It’s about changing your mindset and making lifestyle changes that work for you—for the rest of your life.
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