Everyone knows how to lose weight. Right? All you have to do is eat less and exercise more — or is that right?
Truth is, people who lose the most weight know that making a lifestyle change is much more than a new gym membership and counting calories. In order to be successful in your weight loss journey, you also need to rewire your thinking. You’re going to need a mind makeover before you can experience a long lasting, permanent, body makeover.
Change the Way You Think About Weight Loss
It is more than likely that you will need more than just a weight loss doctor. You will probably need to find a support group; either online, or in-person meetings. Learn and grow from others who are going through the same challenges as you. Learn from them. Teach them. Really inspire and help one another.
Love yourself. Realize your body houses a beautiful soul and heart full of love. Your body simply holds the most important parts of you. However, a healthy body is able to do more and make us feel better. Giving us the energy we need to serve and help others.
Find the Root of Your Food Addictions and Cravings
Get to the root of your food addiction. Sometimes we use food as a way to soothe the pain of past trauma or to “protect” us from being hurt again. Learn what it is that is mentally keeping the weight on and let it go.
As you lose weight, you may find that you are inspiring and empowering others. Use this as a means to help motivate your mind, inspire you, and keep up the momentum.
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