How many times have you lost weight…to only put it all back on.
There is a way to stop it from happening. A way to stay consistent on your diet, and lose your gut.
But It can go on for years can’t it? The empty promises of how you WILL lose the weight….and feeling embarrassed by your body.
“I’ll try and do it…”
The word ‘try’ is interesting. It’s a person’s polite way of saying to themselves or others – that they won’t.
I’ll try and come around the weekend = I’m going to put off my excuse for coming until the weekend
I’ll try and eat better = I will think about it before I eat what the hell I want
I’ll try and get to the gym = I’ll leave it as long as I can until something comes up instead.
STUCK IN THE DIET CYCLE
This keeps you in the dreaded diet cycle
You know the one, Usually lasts about 2 weeks and spikes in January and around summer.
A desperate attempt to make a change,
Followed by cutting everything out,
You get a result on the scales
Followed by despair because you can no longer eat anything other than 1500 calories or your body weight in leaves.
Followed by defeat and a fairly speedy regression to where you started
It doesn’t matter how many times you try this method it won’t work. – BREAK THE DIET CYCLE!
Here is how to put a STOP to the cycle.
SET THE GOAL (but we know that is not enough)
To transform your body in a sustainable way it first starts with how you position the task.
- Have a clear specific goal.
- Set a date.
- Get an objective for that date – lose 10 kg for example
- Have a strategy of the next X amount of weeks. Example – I will lift weights x3 times a week OR I will eat like this Monday to Friday – and like that the weekend
- Check in with yourself – are you realistically on track? Is it sustainable?
- Measure – Every week get on the scales and get feedback off them. What does the number say?
- Get accountability – Tell a friend, hire a coach, tell someone who cares. I.e Not many people will care you are trying to lose weight
- Repeat for 12 weeks – you will see incredible results.
But this alone isn’t enough. It’s too logical. Your brain won’t keep to it on a busy Wednesday afternoon when you are offered a piece of cake.
The NUMBER 1 TIP
What controls your behavior is the irrational, emotional part of your brain. It needs more than a list of instructions. Without this point, you will have another failed attempt on your belt.
What you need is a VISION.
Attach a VISION to your goal.
Without a vision, there is nothing emotionally attaching you to where you are going. Especially if you have told yourself the empty promises for years your brain won’t respond to the bull sh*t.
Get clear on this:
What will you look like?
Who will comment on what you look like?
Will you be able to carry your self around with confidence?
What clothes will you be able to wear?
Will you be able to go shirtless/topless on holiday for once?
By creating this visual association you will start to move TOWARDS it – rather than being dragged through another ‘diet’
Anyone can change their body with the right tools – it’s changing the mindset that is most important.