Healthy Weight Loss Is a Journey

Healthy Weight Loss Is a Journey[EXTRACT] It Takes More Than a Nutritional ProgramAchieving success in any healthy weight loss program takes more than just following nutritional information. It takes a commitment to wanting something different in your life. When I realized this for myself I became empowered to create exactly how I wanted my life … Continue reading “Healthy Weight Loss Is a Journey”

Healthy Weight Loss Is a Journey[EXTRACT]
It Takes More Than a Nutritional ProgramAchieving success in any healthy weight loss program takes more than just following nutritional information. It takes a commitment to wanting something different in your life. When I realized this for myself I became empowered to create exactly how I wanted my life to look. I started to explore the idea that to think is to create and thoughts are things I knew that to support me on my weight loss journey I was not only going to have to change my eating habits but I was also going to have to change my thinking.I decided to commit to learning a new lifestyle, and a new way of thinking. Now that I have gone through a healthy weight loss journey I see that the combination of these two principles is the secret to healthy weight loss!It took practice, commitment, and consistency every day. I started thinking of different ways I could start to change my thinking. I began to ask myself a question every time I sat down to eat; “If I was a healthy fit 155lbs would I be eating this?” “If I was a healthy and fit 155lbs would I be eating this much?” At the time my goal was to be 155lbs and it seemed like such a far reach for me and now I am reaching my new goal of 145lbs.I realize now that once I believed that it was possible it suddenly became my reality. Have you ever heard of the saying, “Act as if it is so, so that it is so”? If you want to be a certain weight then start acting that way. If you want to be healthy and fit then study what healthy fit people do and do what healthy fit people do. A healthy fit person does not eat at McDonalds, a healthy fit person does not lay on the couch and eat potato chips 3 times a week, a healthy and fit person does not overeat, a healthy and fit person exercises regularly, a healthy and fit person is active and gets good rest, a healthy and fit person cooks and plans meals. This was the start of me realizing my thoughts were creating my habits and creating who I was as a result. I was a result of my thinking.

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Healthy Weight Loss Requires SMART GoalsSo what is it that you want? What is your goal? This is the next step, discover what it is that you want and set a goal, a SMART goal.Specific – Be clear on the desired outcome – I want to be a healthy and fit 155lbsMeasurable – I can measure this by using a scaleAchievable – This was within reach within the time I wanted to achieve it. I weighed in at 167lbsRisky – Risky for me was that I could not ever remember a time that I ever weighed less than 159lbsTimely – I set my goal for 90 daysIt is important to set a goal and write it down. You’re probably wondering why… Let me explain. When you have a goal written down, it will help you stay connected to what you want and motivate you to achieve that result. I recommend that you write your goal with the end outcome in mind.For example, a SMART healthy weight loss goal is “I want to be a healthy fit 155lbs on or before May 13”. Not, “I want to lose 20lbs”. Your mind sees pictures not words. You must paint a picture in your mind of the desired result, when you say “I want to lose 20lbs” all your mind sees is 20lbs and that may result in you gaining 20lbs! When you paint the picture in your mind of being a healthy and fit 155lbs, your mind will hold a clear image of what it is that you really want.Just having this clear image will support you in believing that you can achieve your desired result. In essence you will see the opportunities to create what you want all around you. Think of it this way… Remember that new car you wanted? Remember seeing yourself in it? Remember seeing that car everywhere you went when before you never noticed it? It is the same idea with achieving healthy weight loss.A Great Tool For Achieving Your Healthy Weight Loss GoalAfter I created my goal I had a new awareness. Suddenly opportunities to support my healthy weight loss were all around me. One such tool is called The Diet Solution Program. I happen to find it online one day and I felt in alignment with the principles of the program. I knew that this would be a great tool in helping me achieve my goal. I got committed and was consistent to applying to the program to my everyday life.The Diet Solution Program can work for you too. It takes commitment and consistency to achieve anything. A wonderful quote by Anthony Robbins really stuck with me during my journey:

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“In essence, if we want to direct our lives we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once and a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”I have been consistent in my actions when it comes to planning my meals, eating healthy foods in moderation, exercising regularly, studying nutrition, believing in myself and changing my thinking. I gained the knowledge I needed from the diet solution program and was consistent in applying that knowledge. Because of this, I achieved my goal and my wish is that you achieve yours as well!Healthy weight loss is a journey, and it will not be a smooth and easy road all the way. You can help yourself along the way by being positive and by staying emotionally connected to the clear image of what you want in your mind. You can do this by writing supporting statements to you goal.For example you may write, “I will feel amazing, healthy, and energetic when I am lying on the beach in my sexy new body, 155lbs healthy and happy”. Supporting statements like these will help you in times of weakness and strengthen your resolve to create the body you want.Do not be fooled by ads for pills, supplements, and the next piece of exercise equipment… You can experience lasting healthy weight loss without gimmicks!