how to lose weight


hello my friends today i wanted to share six weight loss tips that help me lose weight in a healthy ,sustainable ,way ,now these are. more natural holistic tips these are not your everyday dietary weight loss tips because i think we hear so many of those already and i wanted to dig a little deeper to some of the practices that i feel .like.

made a huge difference for me when i finally lost weight because remember for many years i was a yoyo dieter and i did all the things but i still couldn't quite figure out what was blocking me from making that change. and so here are some of the tips that i feel like made a huge difference for me and so many of them were mental so the first tip is to recognize that weight loss can only do one.

and that is to have you lose weight weight loss has one job that is to make you way less weight loss cannot make you happier more whole ,more valuable more worthy. and i think a lot of times especially because of the society we live in and all of the pressure that is put on us around our bodies we think that we cannot be happy whole valuable and worthy.

in a body that we don't prefer or in a body that we feel is overweight but when you're coming from a place of i am broken and i ,need ,to fix this. you are constantly working against yourself and even if you lose the weight from that premise you will never feel successful because losing weight cannot in and of itself make you ,any ,happier ,or ,more fulfilled.

as a person that is emotional work that needs to be done outside of weight loss and oftentimes weight loss can be a byproduct ,of doing that emotional work. first we have to remember that the journey informs the destination so we need to come from a place of um love unconditional love and showing up for ourselves in a really kind loving way ,exactly ,where we .are.

even when we are not where we want to be tip number two is to remember that there is no wagon anybody who is a dieter who has tried many diets ,in the past. we know that mentality where we're on the wagon we're off the wagon we're off the wagon where we try to make the changes and in the minute we go off the plan what we had intended for ourselves.

then we tell ourselves we're off the wagon but the problem with this thought process as one is rooted in perfection and it's very unrealistic because no matter what if you are going to lose weight over a period of time. it is not a perfect linear path and what happens is when you tell yourself that the minute you eat the ice cream or the donuts or the thing that was not on the plan that you now off the wagon.

it then encourages more bad behavior and i use that term loosely but it's this idea that i ruined it it's off the wagon and so what's the point and that can send us into a day two days a week a month. right of spiraling in a direction of continuing to eat poorly and not focusing on the goals that we've set for ourselves because we feel like it's not working anyway so instead of thinking of a wagon.

you just want to think this is a continuum and if i slip up or when i make a decision that's not aligned with my plan i'm going to look at it and i'm going to learn from it and i'm going to use this as a part. of my journey forward i'm not going to use it as a reason to stop and i'm not going to use it as a reason to quit this is a part of the journey nothing has gone wrong tip number three and i will say this was one of the ,biggest ,mental shifts for me.

i have shared it before but what i started to do was instead of focusing on all of the foods that i believed i needed to restrict and deprive myself of all the things i needed to take away from my diet. which feels like a constant state of scarcity i began to focus on all of the foods i got to include and that made it fun it made it more like a game i started .thinking.

what can i try what's in season what did i see in that magazine or on that healthy blog and then it became like this playful experiment and it didn't. feel like punishment it actually was enjoyable and something that i looked forward to so focusing on all of the foods that you get to include in maybe experimenting with a couple new things every week making that commitment to yourself.

can really create a mental shift around weight loss and make it a lot more enjoyable and a lot more sustainable tip number four which piggy backs off of tip number three. is the crowd out technique again when we are making changes a

lot of times we are thinking that we have to do this huge overhaul and we want to change everything overnight. the truth is creating new habits takes time and it takes practice so a really great way to do that is to use the crowd out technique again instead of saying i'm not going to eat this or i'm not going to make a small commitment like i am going to include two vegetables on my lunch plate every single day and you practice that for one week two weeks three weeks .until.

it becomes so natural and so habitual to you that it d oesn't feel like trying anymore it's just something that you do and then once that happens you pick something else to invite. onto your plate or into your kitchen or into your day to day habits so maybe it's drinking more water or working in a certain amount of movement every day and you just focus on that one.

thing and as you focus on that one thing other things start to fall away so again it's a mental shift because instead of focusing on things that we think we can't do where we shouldn't do we're bringing inhabits that we want to do. and then just letting the other ones be slightly crowded out a bit it's a much more gentle approach and again it is a much more enjoyable approach ,number five.

focus on your commitments instead of your results so many people when it comes to weight loss we think that the number on the scale dictates whether or not we have. had any success or if we're moving in the right direction but as we know bodies are fluid and ever moving and scales are not linear they move up and down on a weight loss journey.

and so it can become very discouraging when you're using only the scale to decide whether or not you have moved towards your goal when you make the shift to focusing on your commitments to yourself. that gives you a lot more control over the day to day so if your commitment is hey i'm going to drink four glasses of water today or hey i'm going to move my body for thirty minutes today or i'm going to put two servings ,of vegetable on ,my lunch.

played every day you have something very clear very specific to focus on and then you know whether or not you have ,been successful that day. to honor the commitment that you made to yourself so it becomes a much more tangible way to see if you're making success because at the end of the day weight loss over the long haul. comes down to those day to day practices those day to day habits and so when you are making a habit for that day and paying attention to that day.

those are the small wins that add up over time and might i also add that is how motivation is fed often people say well how can i get more motivated how do you motivate yourself and i personally have found that motivation is often a byproduct. of results we don't usually start out motivated or maybe we do for the first few days but what tends to get us motivated is when we are having results so if you have the results.

of honoring your commitment seven ten days how good that starts to feel you start to feel motivated you start to build momentum and that again makes everything more enjoyable more pleasurable and .therefore. more sustainable and the final tip i want to share with you today the sixth tip is to be reflective and ,not ,rejected right .so.

when you are not able to stick to your intentions when you find that you were not able to commit to the things you set out for yourself instead of ,using that as a reason. to reject yourself and turn your back on yourself and tell yourself you're not capable or that you're a failure or this is just something you're not able to do use it as an invitation.

to stay soft and compassionate and curious imagine every single time you made a turn that was off the path you wanted to learn from it that you wanted ,to ,understand it more. instead of just labeling it as a problem and rejecting the whole thing you would in the long run make so much more further forward progress weight loss is ,not ,only about the.

the weight falling off your body or the number of the scale going down it's about the relationship that we get to foster with ourselves and when you bring that to the forefront and you remember that. again it's a huge shift in the weight loss journey so much of what i wanted to share here today as you can see is really reflective of the mental aspects of weight loss yes there are .definitely.

action steps we can take on our plates and with our food and that's different for everybody but if you can't get the mental game straight if you can't be on your own side and be in this for the long run. i don't care what you put on your plate you're always going to have to come back to the drawing board to deal with you i would actually go so far to say that i think for many people the weight loss journey is only about.

learning how to foster a kinder more loving relationship with themselves and their bodies but again that's just a little food for thought so i hope that some of ,these ,tips resonated with you. Share this article with your friends.