Breaking the Yo-Yo Diet Cycle: A Mindset Shift
I used to constantly yo-yo diet and would always go back to cutting out carbs, but the weight would eventually come back. I thought the problem was my willpower or genetics, but in reality, it was my approach. I was doing the same thing over and over again, hoping for different results, which is the definition of insanity. I finally realized that I needed to change my mindset and mentality, not just focus on willpower or genetics. Just like the example of the fly hitting the window repeatedly, I was doing the same thing but expecting a different outcome. I learned that sometimes, it's important to change the approach rather than just work on willpower or other factors.
I used to think that gaining weight was because of eating too many carbs or not dining enough, but I eventually realized that there were deeper issues at play. I had to face some hard truths about my own habits and beliefs, but doing so made my life much better. Simply trying to lose weight isn't enough, I needed to focus on managing my weight for the long-term. I realized that managing my weight was my responsibility and no one else's. This was similar to managing my finances - I had to set goals, track my progress, and make changes to achieve my desired outcome.
I also learned that weight management wasn't just about food and movement. Some people might not eat much but still have a weight problem because they sit around all day. Others might be very active but still struggle with their weight because of emotional issues. The key was to find the root cause and work on fixing it. This could mean acquiring new skills, taking classes, or making changes to my emotional state.
I couldn't keep relying on diets that had failed me in the past. I needed to try new things and approach weight management differently if I wanted to see new results. I set a goal to become good at managing my weight, not just losing it, and made a plan to achieve both. By tracking my progress, setting achievable goals, and making sustainable changes, I was able to become better at managing my weight for the long-term.
I've been able to maintain my weight loss and I can tell you that the way I live my life now is the same as when I was losing weight. I have developed weight management principles and skills, which I believe is what allowed me to stay at my goal weight. Managing my weight was a burden that held me back from achieving other things in life. But once I was able to solve this problem, it gave me a huge boost of confidence and opened up new opportunities for me. The process of slow and steady weight loss can be incredibly rewarding, but it won't work if you hold yourself back with excuses.
And if you're interested in learning more about this journey and the principles I've learned along the way, be sure to tune in to this episode of my podcast. In it I dive deeper into the challenges I faced and how I was able to overcome them, sharing tips and tricks that you can use to change your approach to weight management and achieve your goals.
Don't miss this opportunity to gain insight and inspiration on your own journey to a healthier, happier life!