You will get results in 2019 by taking action. What is your goal? Break it down into actions you can take on a daily basis, be consistent. Losing weight is hard work but you are worth the effort. Your brain wants to take the easy way out and do things it has always done so it does not have to think, it just goes back to old patterns. Practice new patterns until they become habits.
What is keeping you where you are right now? Why are you overeating?
Be willing to feel uncomfortable now to get your long term results. There is no easy fix.
Instead of telling people you are on a diet and can’t eat cookies, cakes, or ________ say you prefer not to have it today. You are choosing to eat food to fuel your body. Cookies and cake and concentrated sugars, processed food and flours just increase your desire for more of the same.
Why do you want to stay the same and why do you want to change?
What would you do if you weren’t worried about losing weight. How do you want to think and feel when you have accomplished your goal? Remember life will still be 50% positive and negative when you meet your goal, it will just be a different set of circumstances.
Decide ahead of time that you will not beat yourself up when you make a mistake or overeat. This is a learning process, be willing to fail and learn from your failures. If you fail you are at least taking action and not failing ahead of time through inaction. You are 100% lovable and worthy right now whatever the number on the scale.
Results are your future and created by your thinking.
Actions that help you get results in weight loss include:
Planning your food ahead of time and writing down what you put in your mouth
Being curious about your thoughts and challenging long held beliefs about food
Be willing to allow negative emotions instead of resisting them (using willpower) or using food to numb your emotions
Make an eating plan that you can follow for the rest of your life with planned exceptions
Follow your eating plan whether you want to or not and that will help you decrease your desire for concentrated sugars and flours
Eat only 2-3 times per day and allow time between meals for your insulin levels to go down and your body to rely on your fat and not sugar for fuel
What is your goal for 2019? Feel free to share in the comments section.