Did you know why so many people struggle with losing weight AND keeping it off?
It’s not because of a lack of willpower or the type of diet plan.
Many of the available diet plans provide a short-term, winning formula for how to lose weight.
Pick a healthy eating plan that fits your interests and what you’re willing t0 put yourself through.
If you’re committed to achieving results, chances are you’ll have at least some temporary success with losing weight.
As far as I’m concerned, that’s not the real issue.
What really matters is whether or not the results you achieve with your diet plan will stand the test of time.
The Emotional Toll of Yo-Yo Dieting
Many people don’t realize that the revolving door of yo-yo dieting wreaks havoc on your mental health. It wears down your confidence and distorts what you see in the mirror.
It creates unrealistic ideas about and expectations about physical appearances and creates an obsession with perfectionism.
Of course you can lose weight fast if you really wanted to, but chances are you’ll rebound back to being heavier than you were before you began dieting.
There are countless diet programs out there claiming they know how to help you lose belly fat by eating mostly fat burning foods or they promise extreme weight loss though supplements or some secret formula.
I’d steer clear of those rapid weight loss methods for now, especially if you’re at the beginning stages with the key to sustained weight loss that I’m about to share with you.
Here’s the REAL reason why so many people struggle to lose weight and keep it off.
So many people struggle to maintain results from dieting because they don’t make changes to BOTH their mentality and their lifestyle.
They become victims of the American obsession with fatness. They are easily influenced by the weight loss industry’s (and the media’s) aegis over your thoughts about how you’re supposed to look, eat and diet. They dictate what you’re supposed to care about in life.
This sets the stage for disaster as far as eating, living, thinking and feeling healthy are concerned.
The Best Way to Lose Weight and Not Fly in Reverse
True success with a healthy eating plan is NOT about reducing calories or eating kale or adding an exercise routine. These additions could possibly bolster your efforts to live a healthier lifestyle.
Losing weight and keeping it off is really about slowly growing a new mindset about health and happiness.
This priceless shift in your mentality will serve as a psychological foundation for welcoming healthy, sustainable habits.
The key is to address to focus on the inner psychology powering your lifestyle.
For example, if your life is all about consumption (e.g., hours a day of TV and online shopping), chances are that your eating habits will eventually default to your baseline ways once life becomes more turbulent than you can handle.
If your version of a healthy mindset is not fortified, you won’t click back into it very easily.
Over the next few months, I will be sharing with you a plan for building a healthy eating mentality that can sustain life’s challenges.
The first step is accepting that the best ways to lose weight (as proposed by the gazillion diet plans out there) all require a strong psychological foundation in order to maintain any success you achieve.
If you build a mentality that harvests and amplifies wellness, happiness and self-love, it will make adding healthy eating habits a more permanent addition to your lifestyle.
Stay tuned for the upcoming series on creating a healthy eating mentality.
I’m excited to share this with you.