You want to lose weight; you want the fat to drop off your body overnight. I get that, but I’m going to be honest with you… If it’s a quick fix you’re looking for, you’re wasting your time reading this article!
Super fast weight loss is unrealistic, it’s unsustainable and above all, it’s a dreadful way to diet.
It’s time to get out the mind-set of food deprivation, excessive exercise and being unhappy until you look like Beyonce.
Losing weight, losing fat, takes TIME. You didn’t put that amount of weight on overnight so don’t expect to lose it overnight.
Okay, so now we are on the same page… This diet experience is going to be a lifestyle change, this weight loss journey is going to bring happiness, health and results, but it’s going to take TIME!
Three things you need to do to begin a diet:
- 1) Decide that you are READY.
A half-hearted investment will lead to half-hearted results. A lifestyle change means working to alter deeply engrained bad habits every single day. Not Monday to Friday, every day. I’m not talking big changes; we know big changes are not sustainable. To begin with I’m talking small nutritional habit changes. For the first week, can you commit to eating a portion of vegetables with every single meal you eat? If your answer to that is no, then come back to this article when the answer is yes! 🙂
- 2) Set realistic goals
Goals are important, especially when you’re dieting. Long term and short term goals. Attach a very deep emotional connection to this goal. If you don’t have a goal, you are lacking direction, and we know what a lack of direction means later down the line… you lose interest and you go back to having a half-hearted investment in your weight loss journey. Back to step one!
- 3) Believe in yourself
So many of you have been yo-yo dieters all your life. You have lost faith in the dieting industry, because you have failed so many times. Every time you’ve failed, it knocks your confidence a step further and you stop believing that you will ever be successful. If you don’t believe in yourself, your likelihood of self-sabotage sky rockets. Believe to achieve.
If you have got this far, you’re probably still waiting for the nutritional advice that is going to transformation your world. As much as my passion evolves around food and nutrition, if you’re head is not in the right space, any nutritional advice I give is going in one ear and out the other!
“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs” – Zig Ziglar
Yours In Health,