Weight Loss Success Killed With One Simple Word

Words are powerful things and the truth is one little word can kill any of your attempts at weight loss success. And it probably isn’t any of the words you are thinking of. This word is completely in our minds and if we delete it from our vocabulary we will have permanent, long-term, healthy weight loss! That word is “should” whether stated positively or in the negative, “should not.” By eliminating this one word we shift our mindset about losing weight and can achieve the success we desire.

Louise Hay is one of my favorite teachers and she says the word “should” is always about making us wrong. Either we are making ourselves wrong for something we did in the past, or we are wrong now, or we are even making ourselves wrong in the future.

For example, “I should have exercised yesterday” or “I should not have eaten that cookie” is making us wrong for the past-something we cannot undo! “I should lose weight because my doctor says I’m unhealthy” or “I should get out and walk but I don’t feel like it” makes us wrong for who we are or what we are (or are not doing) right now. Or we make ourselves wrong in the future by saying things such as, “I should be at my goal weight by the wedding” and “I should be able to run that marathon in June.”

Do you notice how we “should” all over ourselves? Sometimes we can motivate (or intimidate) ourselves for a while with “should” and “should not” but it really doesn’t help in the long-run.

Why is that? “Should” never springs from internal love and desire; it always comes from an external focus. Even though we are usually the ones imposing the “should” it stems from the idea that we must fit someone else’s perception…that we must somehow be different…that we are not good enough as we are.

To lose weight successfully is to lose weight and keep it off-permanent weight loss, not the kind that hops right back on the hips at a moment’s notice. To achieve that kind of success our motivation must come from the internal desire that arises from loving ourselves – right now, as we are, fat and all! By loving and accepting ourselves and being appreciative of our current selves we actually open ourselves up to an even “better”, healthier, more slender version of ourselves in the future.

Start your journey on the path to health and weight loss success on the right foot. Sit quietly and examine your reasons for wanting to lose weight. Look at them closely and feel which ones are coming from that external “should” line of thinking…and erase them from your list! Finding the true heart-felt motivation is worth the effort…until you do find it you will be “shoulding” all over your goals and not achieve success. Once you do find that love based motivation, what I call your “Why” then you will see that it is so much stronger than any should! Your real “Why” will be strong enough to help you face weight loss challenges in the future and keep yourself on this new, life-long journey to health!

Weight Loss Success Story

How many of us have worked hard to successfully lose weight only to find that we eventually gained it back. In most cases we not only gained back the weight we just worked so hard to lose, but added more pounds as well. A great weight loss success story begins with a great plan of attack. There are many things to consider when writing out a plan of weight loss that will result in a weight loss success story. Being successful doesn’t just happen by accident, it is hard work and determination that keeps you focused on the goal ahead.

There are many things to consider when writing out a plan to lose weight. How much weight do you need to lose? Our idea of the perfect weight, might not be the correct weight for out height and body. The internet is a good place to find information on what your ideal weight should be, for your age and height. We live in a world that promotes, skinny is beautiful, but that is just not correct. If you want to have a weight loss success story then you need to be realistic in your goals. Don’t shoot for something that might be out of reach, or for that matter unhealthy for you.

Exercise should be a part of a good weight loss plan. As we get older, our metabolism slows down which makes it harder to lose weight. Exercise will speed up your metabolism resulting in weight loss and overall good health. Make sure you take in the fact that as we get older, the exercises we used to do may not be as easy as they used to be. You will need to consider your health and possible limitations it presents as you write out a plan that will bring a weight loss success story. Make your exercise program realistic for your capabilities so that you won’t get discouraged and quit. Try to make it as fun as possible too. You don’t have to go to the gym and walk the treadmill when you could go shopping or just a nice walk outdoors.

A weight loss success story will also have a change of lifestyle in it. Keeping weight off after you lose it is difficult unless you have made some lifestyle changes as well. Just cutting out food that is bad for you in high quantities is only a beginning. Choosing food that is healthier for you will result in long term overall health as well. Your body requires certain foods just to make it function properly. Most diets usually omit a portion of the necessary foods your body needs in order to stay balanced. A weight loss success story will incorporate good eating habits as well as exercise.

When losing weight, take the time to write out a diet plan that will incorporate overall good health. A weight loss success story includes a plan that promotes a good diet and exercise program that you are capable of following. Write a plan you can achieve and stick to it.

Weight Loss Success – Mount Everest of Accomplishments

Losing weight successfully, as in true permanent weight loss, not the yo-yoing up and down that most of us experience much of our lives is an acquired skill. Actually, a set of skills learned, similar to those needed to scale mountains.

Mountain climbers intent on climbing Mount Everest-all 29,035 feet of her, know they have lots of skills to learn if they want to reach their goal. They recognize starting in Nepal, while it seems like a shortcut, will not lead to the desired outcome. They know taking shortcuts will surely result in injury and even death. So they start with the basics and they start small. They gather quality equipment. They study with teachers who have been where they want to go. When they need a different teacher of tool they get it. They do not allow their fears of concerns for the feelings of others to get in the way of reaching their goals.

Reaching a healthy goal weight is like climbing Everest. It is a great long-range goal, but achieving that goal requires learning and small steps. Don’t be tempted to take shortcuts-radical diets that may yield rapid weight loss but results that don’t last. Studies prove that yo-yo dieting causes more weight gain that loss, damages your health and recently has also shown to actually reprogram your body to want more unhealthy foods!

Dieting is like going from Base Camp and returning without ever reaching the summit. Reaching our goal takes putting one foot in front of the other, over and over again, patiently, knowing the path we are on leads to the top.

Start with the easy stuff. Learn the basics. If you don’t know the nutritional difference between a simple carb and a complex one-learn it! If that is as clear to you as the back of your hand but you don’t know how to move your body without injury, then find someone who can help you with that. Find the right teacher for the level you are at right now.

Climbers often form groups. Clusters of people sharing a common goal can encourage, teach and inspire. On your weight loss trek, the group might be walking buddies, a support person you call when you want to eat for emotional reasons, or a cooking group where you learn and share healthy recipes. Your groups may change as your skills and fitness grows-gaining or losing members. Or you may decide that a group no longer is a fit for you.

Just as the climber may start on a rock wall at the local gym, and she must face a real mountain at some point, you, too will face new challenges and learn new skills. Life is not contained in a gym or even your own home. You need to learn how to handle a variety of situations and stresses-and develop a plan to get you through.

Mountain climbers prepare for emergencies. They practice getting out of tight spots. They learn that while a team helps, ultimately their success is an individual feat and they can’t rely on being pulled to the top. They have to take each step themselves.

Losing weight takes that same realization and determination. There isn’t someone who will force you to move your body or keep you in a health food bubble. You must come up with a plan on how to handle your “tight spots.” Is your danger zone certain foods? Facing emotions? Specific people? Write down where you’ve struggled in the past and give yourself some alternate routes to take that can lead you through, around or even over that obstacle. Practice saying “NO” to requests for you time if you eat rather than upset someone-or if you don’t have time to eat in a healthy manner or move your body because you are overcommitted. Mountain Climbers know they have to put themselves first if they want to make it o their goal alive. Your journey is no less perilous and is far more important!

Mount Everest can only be climber certain months of the year, and it takes years of practice to have the skills necessary to make the attempt. A climber may only get one chance.

We are lucky-our weight loss success journey doesn’t have to be timed perfectly. We can start anytime, anywhere. We can reach our goal no matter the weather as long as we keep putting that one foot in front of the other. And this weight loss journey is much more forgiving, too. Our bodies are our Everest. If we fall, we will hurt our health, but probably not to the extent of losing limbs or our lives-at least not immediately. We certainly run that danger if we take too long to get on the path, but most of us have the luxury of being able to take as small a step as we need, without the pressure to reach the apex at a specific time. Additionally, we can pick ourselves up and plunk our bodies back on the trail as many times as we need to!

5 Steps To Weight Loss Success

Are you looking for a straightforward, no BS approach to weight loss? Look no further for if you follow these 5 steps to weight loss success exactly as outlined below, you will shed that excess weight and eventually get into the shape you’ve been longing to be in.

Just remember, all the tips and advice in the world will be meaningless unless you are willing to give them a try and stick with it. Drastic weight loss does not happen overnight which is one of the main reasons why folks fail to meet their goal because of the amount of time it takes to lose 30, 50, or even 80+ pounds.

However if you are willing to change some of your current living habits, and truly stick with it for more than a month, then you will find that bad habits can be changed into ones that will have a positive impact on your health and your body.

Follow these 5 specific steps to successful weight loss and you will be astonished at the progress you will make after only one month of effort. Then you’ll be able to envision what type of success you will have if you stick with it for 3 months or even half a year.

1) Nutrition Is Key
Did you know that weight loss success is 70% dependent on your daily nutrition? This is of utmost importance if you want to have any kind of success losing weight and not have to deal with the up and down yo-yo effect that most go through time and time again. It’s not fun to lose a little then to just gain a little back over and over again.

Since there are so many times throughout the day when you will be confronted with either food or drink, any one of these moments you will have the potential to overeat and take in too many calories. The number one reason for weight gain is due to the fact that people eat too many calories on a regular basis without finding a way to burn them off. Afterwards those excess calories simply find a comfortable spot on the body to stay in the form of fat. Focus on your daily nutrition and you will really see your world turn around.

2) Cook For Yourself
If you have been habitually stuck with going out to eat at either restaurants, fast food spots, or even the local pizza joint, this should be one of the first things you should change. Not only will cooking for yourself at home save you a ton of money week after week, but you will be in complete control of everything that is prepared for the meal. This is imperative so that you can focus on preparing your food in an appropriate healthy manner.

3) Portion Size Is Crucial
This is cardinal rule number one when it comes to food – do not overeat! If you overeat, even on healthy food, you will be consuming far more calories than the body needs. Most overweight or obese individuals have a lot of trouble controlling how much is put on the plate in front of them, or resisting the urge to get a second helping of food after the first is finished.

One of the best ways to start controlling the portion size at meals is to drink water. Drink a large glass of water before you even begin eating, and then drink another glass throughout the meal. This will help fill you up so you’ll need less food than you may be used to eating at meal time. Be sure to also take your time when eating your food because it takes the body about 20 minutes to realize that it’s been adequately nourished. Slow down when eating your food, drink a lot of water (not soda or juice) with your meal and you will better control the amount of calories you consume.

4) Healthy Snacks and Travel Lunches
Another important healthy benefit to cooking at home is that you will be able to set aside a lunch portion in a plastic travel container to take with you to work the next day. This should be one of the first habits you develop in conjunction with cooking at home.

When a person is away from home without any snacks or food, they must rely on someplace else to find nourishment whether that be the workplace cafeteria, local market, a restaurant, or a fast food spot all of which provide far too many tempting options someone trying to lose weight does not need to eat. Do without that temptation and simply bring all your properly portioned snacks and lunch meal with you from home. Don’t forget to always have bottles of water or a thermos so you can continue quenching your thirst without having to add useless calories to your overall total for the day in the forms of soda, juice, or energy drinks.

5) Exercise Regularly
Finally don’t forget about the importance of getting some form of exercise into your weekly agenda. If you are just starting out then you may need to begin with the very basics such as walking. Don’t fret about where you’re beginning because everyone has to start somewhere. What’s crucial is that you just start.

Get off the couch, put down the television remote, and get into an exercise routine that you adhere to on a weekly basis. You can possibly start exercising for an hour on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, then on one of the weekend days also. If you put in a minimum of an hour for each session, that will give you a weekly total of 4 hours of exercise. Develop the habit and later as your body gets stronger you can start revising the types of exercises you do.

Be sure to check with your doctor before increasing your physical exercise just to get proper clearance along with some helpful advice from a medical professional.