Weight Loss Mindset
Weight Loss Mindset
Why Weight Loss Goals Are A Waste Of Time

Why Weight Loss Goals Are A Waste Of Time

Now I don't mean you shouldn't have goals for losing weight.

Of course, we need to have a goal that gives us some kind of expectation.

But, most people handle goals all wrong, and so they fail.

Are your weight loss goals successful?

More often than not, most people fail to achieve their goals. Some are way off. No one would blame them for believing weight loss goals just don't work.

Why weight loss goals inevitably fail?

Let me get this straight though. You need to have goals. You need to know what you're aiming for. But, where many people go wrong is they only focus on achieving the goal after they make one. They focus on the result they want. This will most likely fail for a number of reasons.

The all-or-nothing approach to weight loss

Beware of the all-or-nothing trap. Our minds sometimes get so stuck on the ultimate goal that they won't accept anything less than that. Important milestones on your journey are rejected as trivial.

What you should be doing instead of focusing on weight loss goals?

As I mentioned earlier, just focusing on your weight loss goal is a mistake and can ruin your chances of success.

Counting calories does take a bit of work, but it's worth it. I used to also take my small scale to the restaurant so I wouldn't overeat. After a while, you'll be able to have much better judgment.

There's an excellent free website that will help you calculate the calories you need daily. It also gives you some charts you can download and print. You need to use it in "expert mode" to get the extra reports. Go to wlmind.com/bwp, that's w-l-m-i-n-d.com/b-w-p

Create a weight loss system that works for you

You should take the time to work out in detail what kinds of systems and processes you need to implement for you. Don't try one of those one-size-fits-all approaches. You might be disappointed. Experiment and try things that work for you.

Tips to implement your system

  • Never overly restrict your eating. 

  • Don't focus on your goal, focus on your system and the person you wish to become. Make this clear!

  • Celebrate all small wins along the way with gusto.

  • Set your mindset for weight loss and keep it there. Never give up.

  • Use a good weight loss affirmation to reprogram your mind for losing weight. It helps.

  • Be grateful for yourself, your body, the healthy food you can eat, and anything else every day.

Final words

After you make your goal, try putting it aside and focus only on  your system and processes. Your day-to-day actions will get you the result you want. If you stick to your system step-by-step every day, you will get there.

Try it. You'll be surprised how much more relaxed you'll be when you just need to focus on the present-moment activities.

Acknowledge yourself after every successful step or day. This will keep you motivated to do well.

If you fail to follow a particular step or task, don't sweat it. Let it go and never blame yourself for any mistakes. Just say, "It's okay, I can always do better because I'm determined to succeed!" Then just go forward without being self-critical.

You'll be surprised how well it works!

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It's not a dieting book. It's how to get your mind right for successful weight loss. Many cool bonuses included.

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Weight Loss Mindset
Weight Loss Mindset
Weight loss is 99% psychology. Without changing your mindset in the right way, your results won't be sustainable and you could even put on more weight. If you're like me, you've tried many programs to help lose weight and failed miserably. It doesn't mean the program is bad, it just means you must get your mind right first before they'll be effective. Subscribe to the Weight Loss Mindset podcast and discover new ways to lose weight and keep it off!