Understanding that the reason we are overweight is because we overeat.
Figuring out why we overeat is the nugget to help us lose weight and keep it off for life.
I used to believe the simple equation to weight loss was to decrease the intake (food) and to increase the output (exercise).
BOY – was I wrong!
I have learned through my own weight loss journey, that my mindset was the missing link to this equation (check out my before and after photos at the bottom!).
I knew the foods I should eat and not eat – but I wasn’t doing it.
I was successful in so many other areas of my life – but I just couldn’t figure this one out!
How could I be resilient enough to survive our daughter’s cancer diagnosis and overcome other difficult “circumstances” in my life, but not figure out how to keep weight off for good?
I would lose the weight and then put it right back on again.
Over and over and over again.
WHY – if I knew what I needed to do, was I NOT doing it?
Figuring this piece out would be the answer for me.
The first step was understanding that the reason we are overweight is because we overeat.
Figuring out why I overeat was the nugget that helped me lose the weight and keep it off for good. And it is how I help my weight loss clients do the same.
Looking at all the “thoughts” I had about losing weight and my lack of belief in myself that I could keep it off, was essential.
These thoughts were sabotaging my weight!
I uncovered that I had a belief “I could never be thin”.
So guess what, I created that reality.
This is called a thought error.
Another common thought error many of us have is “losing weight is hard”.
This thought will work against our efforts to lose weight.
Uncovering these thoughts is one of the first exercises I do with my weight loss clients – listing all of their thoughts about losing weight; the good, the bad and the ugly.
So many of their thoughts are holding them back from getting the results they want.
Do you believe:
What if these thoughts were no longer true?
That was the question I asked myself 3 years ago when my husband and I began our weight loss journey, leading us to both lose our weight FOR GOOD!
It is now the question I ask my weight loss clients.
What if losing weight wasn’t complicated or hard?
What if our THINKING was the problem?
What thoughts are sabotaging your weight loss?
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