Do you insist on losing the weight loss battle? Make your efforts count and staying on point can be the difference between being happy or unhappy forever.
Here are 5 ways you may have been losing this battle:
#1 WEIGHING YOURSELF EACH & EVERY DAY:
It’s unnecessary and it’ll only make you disappointed and frustrated. When you step on the scales, you’re weighing much more than body fat. The short term weight in numbers often reflects the weight of your bones, muscles, tendons, organs, brain (which by itself weighs about 7 lbs), fluids, jewelry, clothes…etc.
If you wanna get into your favorite pair of jeans, effortlessly slip into that summer dress, or look straight into the mirror and like what you see, you’ll need to step away from the scales now!
#2 COUNTING CALORIES AND FAT:
You can count calories until you drop, but which one do you think will make you fat: 1000 calories of broccoli or 1000 calories of chocolate cake? When you eat high sugar foods you raise insulin levels. Insulins a storage hormone; too much and you will store that sugar as body fat.
Cutting off all fats? Big mistake! You need certain fats to produce hormones like testosterone. Not only is testosterone important for your libido it’s vital for fat loss. Testosterone helps keep your muscles active and strong and as muscles equal your metabolism, it’s important to keep your muscles actively burning calories 24/7.
#3 NOT EXERCISING OR ONLY JUST DOING AEROBIC EXERCISE:
It may sound harsh but it is true. Whether you do or don’t like exercising or like to make excuses as to why you can & can’t make time to work out, unless you exercise on a regular basis you will struggle with your weight for the rest of your life.
Too much aerobic exercise has been shown to raise cortisone levels. This stress hormone breaks down muscle and then uses it for energy. It is also directly related to belly fat. The higher your cortisone the more belly fat you have. It doesn’t matter just how many calories the treadmill tells you that you’ve burned will not.
#4 NOT HAVING A WELL FORMED GOAL AND A PLAN OF ACTION:
If you’re not planning to succeed, you are planning to fail. If you don’t have a goal, how can you know when you’ve achieved it? Most people fail at weight loss, not because of the lack of desire, but because they don’t have a clear and specific idea of what they want to achieve.
#5 LACKING THE RIGHT MIND SKILLS:
What are you going to do when you’ve had a tough day at work and you’re too tired to work out? What’s going to happen when you’re hungry and walk by your favorite fast food restaurant? What if you have a string of BBQ’s or dinner parties coming up that you need to attend? If you don’t know how to get yourself motivated whenever you need, if you don’t know how to deal with temptation, or eliminate cravings, or even how to plan a well-formed outcome so you can have the body you want and have a life too, then you are missing out on key ingredients to your success!