One of the biggest weight loss challenges we face is when we just can’t seem to lose weight no matter what we try. When it feels like nothing we do works it is tempting to throw up our arms, declare we are doomed to be fat and drown our sorrows in a pint (or two) of Ben and Jerry’s.
Obviously downing pints of ice cream isn’t the solutions-but we feel better, albeit temporarily, and we also feel perfectly justified. After all, we say to ourselves, “if diets don’t work, I might as well eat whatever I like!”
That attitude is the fast lane to weight gain. If your goal is to successfully lose weight what can you do instead? Here are 5 simple steps when nothing seems to work.
STEP ONE: MINDSET FOR WEIGHT LOSS
The biggest thing you can do is shift your mindset Genf20 plus for weight loss success rather than having an attitude of fattitude.
The first step of shifting your mindset is to make an honest assessment of where you are…and that definitely starts with your head. Are you in the right mindset for weight loss? Probably not…
Taking the time to adjust your attitude and thoughts about your body, losing weight in general, and your ability to lose weight in particular, will pay HUGE dividends in terms of permanent results.
Track your thoughts and feelings: don’t judge them, just record what is going on.
STEP TWO: ESTABLISH THE BENCHMARK
The second step is to determine where you are physically. It is easy to slide into unhealthy eating patterns. When we eat unconsciously we pack on the pounds. In this phase it is crucial to accurately account for every thing you eat and drink…as well as how much activity you do. Most of us think we consume far less and move far more than we actually do.
It is important to view this step as information gathering. This is not about restricting your calories…this is about establishing your benchmark. You cannot know where to improve or modify your behaviors if you do not know where you are right now.