Weight Loss…..… What does it mean? Is it simply the number on the scale decreasing? Or is it much more?
How is weight loss achieved? Is it through fad diets? Or creating healthy lifestyle habits for the long haul?
Once the weight is gone what happens next? Does it slowly creep back up? Or is it easily maintained?
Who has all the answers to these questions? You do! It is your journey, and no one else can do it for you. It can feel scary, exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. Your journey is about learning to listen to yourself. You may be able to do what I tell you for a short period and have amazing results but unless you adapt it to what works best for you it will not stick in the long run. So learn, try new things, change the behaviors that created the weight gain, and listen to yourself.
Components of weight loss: digestion, exercise, detoxification, and mind set.
Digestion: you can eat the healthiest foods for your body, but without a strong digestive system you are not able to absorb those healthy foods. Probiotic means for life. Probiotic foods help build up bacteria and flora throughout the intestines which promotes good digestion and builds immune system.
Exercise: Your body was designed to move. There are many different types of bodies and movement. Choose a form of movement you will do regularly (5 out of 7 days a week at a minimum).
Detoxification: Eliminating the processed foods, preservatives, pesticides, artificial coloring, artificial flavor, and overall chemical exposure.
Mind Set: Have you been at your desired weight before?
- YES: go back to that time, what was your life like at that time?
- NO: what do you imagine your life to be like at that weight?
TRY NEW THINGS:
You’ll never know what you like and what works best for you, unless you try new things.
CHANGE THE BEHAVIORS THAT CREATED THE WEIGHT GAIN:
What is working in your life right now?
What is not working in your life right now?
LISTEN TO YOURSELF:
I have tried something difficult, and I appreciate myself for trying. How can I make this work better for me?
Your weight loss journey is yours. Personalize it to you. What motivates you? What inspires you to keep going on those tough days?
Create a journey towards a new you. It is not just about the weight, because chances are there’s a lot to discover in how the weight first came on. This is a journey to creating the body, mind, and life you’re dreaming of.