You know what really bothers me about the weight loss industry, like WW and Slimming world? They fuel the obsession with weight and food. So rather than fixing yourself, and working on why you may be over-eating, you focus on counting calories and points. You focus on food.. all day long. Day after day after day.
You weigh yourself, and your focus stays on your weight. Day after day after day.
This is just one big huge distraction from the actual problem.
The problem that’s causing you to over-eat. The problem that’s causing you to not take care of yourself properly. The problem that’s causing you to eat too much at night time. Instead, you stay focused on the food. How many calories in this? Would I get away with this? Will that diet plan work? What about low-carb? What about not eating after 5pm?
The same with the weighing scales. You weigh yourself weekly, monthly, daily, and your focused on your weight. What an awful way to live. The buzz of it being down, the torture when it’s up. The times it doesn’t make sense. You’ve done so well, you can’t understand how it’s not down. You’ve been so bad, you can’t understand why it’s not up.
Again, the weighing scales keeping you distracted from what you should actually be focusing on.
Focusing mostly on your results, will not lead to success. Especially if you have a history of yo-yoing and you always seem to put weight back on. Maybe it’s time to try a new way.
Focusing on your daily habits is the key to achieving your goals.
Get rid of the weighing scales, get rid of obsessing with what your eating.
Write out all your daily healthy habits that you need to do, to keep you on track.
They may look like this:
- Get 8 hours sleep every night;
- In bed by 10:30pm week nights;
- I will eat 3 healthy meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- I will eat two healthy snacks;
- I will workout 3 times per week;
- I will get 10 minutes of fresh air every day;
- I’ll get up 10 minutes earlier than I have to and plan my day;
- I’ll eat clean (no biscuits, cakes etc), 6 days a week;
- I’ll drink two litres of water every day;
OK so now you’ve got a weekly plan. Next step is to take action. Do these steps every single week day. Throw out your weighing scales and any fad diets, or calorie counting stuff you have access to.
That’s your week day planned. Now you need to take 10 out every day to focus on you, and why you may be turning to food for comfort/not eating enough/snacking late at night. Journal every day for 10 minutes. Write out your goals, why they’re important to you, and 3 things you’re grateful for.
Read books all the time, every night, 10 minutes in bed before you switch off the lights. Books that will help you progress and grow.
By focusing on this, you’re progressing. You’re letting go of the negative stuff like your weight, and calories in food, and you’re focusing on your health. You’re focusing on getting healthy the right way, from the inside out.
You’ll notice your life will start to change for the better. This will spur you on. You’ll grow, you’ll progress.
Honestly, the change is so empowering. You’ll go from being someone who is obsessed with the scales and with food, to someone who will be move up and onwards from this.
From there, you’ll get consistency.
Hope this helps,