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Seriously, what’s your fear when it comes to weight loss? We know that many of you, whether you want to admit it or not, find the idea of losing weight already a chore. However, if you are afraid of losing weight, you really need to evaluate whether your fears are rational or not. And this goes for men too, even men can get scared of weight loss — I know, I’ve been there too.
So, what is it in the first place that scares us about losing weight and getting a healthier body?
Have you ever considered that the fear of weight loss by nature is not a rational thought in any way, however you study it?
It’s time for you today to get over your fears and move on to a healthier life that you can truly enjoy.
I’ve met people who have expressed a desire to lose weight if they learn what I’m doing. Without fail they will start telling me about the diets they have followed in the past along with the ones they are currently on. The underlying theme with all of them is the need to change their mindset once and for all. At David’s Way to Health and Fitness, we teach people to let go of the diet mindset and that healthy weight loss and management should come from permanent lifestyle change. Breaking it down, this task isn’t nearly as daunting as some would make it out to be.
Food does not solve our emotional, stress and habitual eating. It will not solve our compulsive binge eating and binge eating.
You and I both know how much temporary comfort we get from stuffing our faces with junk food when our stress gauges are pinned down in the red zone. The worst thing we can do when we’re feeling emotional and/or stressed is reaching for foods that will only provide temporary comfort and add to more of our misery in the future.
Instead, with your doctor’s approval, you should consider starting a new exercise routine that will help clear your mind of negative thoughts. Walking at a brisk pace is perfect for this and it will cost you nothing but a little time during the day.
Food does not address the cause. It will not address the psychological and mental barriers we may face.
When we have mental or psychological problems, we really have to face them, and sometimes with the help of professional help. Like alcohol and drugs, food will only bring us temporary relief from our misery, but it will never solve our problems. Resorting to comfort food is really nothing more than burying our proverbial heads in the sand.
I want you to consider one thing: those comfort foods we always turn to will also add to our anxiety when we get those horrible cravings we know as “hangry” — that feeling when you’re so starved that your hunger pisses you off. starts to make until you get something to eat. I know from my own personal experience that when I got “hangry,” I could eat a five gallon bucket full of salad and still not be satisfied until I ate something loaded with simple carbs and fat.
Everyone has a story and yours probably isn’t unique no matter what you’re feeling.
Food will certainly not change our behavior and habits. And it doesn’t change the way we think and react to food.
When life gets uncomfortable and we feel our emotions, it becomes too easy to just stop. But at some point we will inevitably get sick of ourselves again, only to start another crappy diet and continue this vicious cycle again.
The more often we repeat the vicious circle of yo-yo dieting in which we will always fail, it becomes too easy to put off taking our health and weight seriously.
Procrastination is the process of overthinking things in such a way that we don’t act on them. We can easily think of a plethora of reasons why we shouldn’t do something, instead of finding reasons why we could do it instead. Everyone is different and our thoughts make us unique, but there are common thought patterns that make weight management impossible. Here are five stumbling blocks that most people go through when it comes to weight loss.
1. Unrealistic Expectations People who procrastinate may not have a realistic idea of what success is. They think it was easy for their friend to lose weight. They assume that friend was stronger than them, or had more time for it. If you think it is easier for your friend than for yourself, you are wrong. It’s a simple and fundamental fact that to be successful it’s important to overcome frustrations and stay focused on your long-term goals.
We all encounter bumps in the road – it’s almost impossible to make changes in our lives without it. However, just because you have encountered some bumps in the road, you should never give up on what is important to you.
2. Fear of failure Many people have an irrational fear of failure and will base their self-esteem and self-image on their performance. It’s not uncommon for people to find weight loss a daunting task, so instead of risking failure, they often end up doing nothing at all.
Performance anxiety is a huge and all-too-common roadblock to weight management. To combat this, focus on only the positive steps you are taking to get healthy. For example, you should pat yourself on the back if you don’t give in to a desire.
Celebrate the positive and learn from the negative.
3. Perfectionism Many people have an idea of how certain things should be done when it comes to losing weight. Their thinking can be very rigid and can even prevent them from achieving results. When it comes to weight loss, people will have unrealistic expectations of losing an unreasonable amount of weight every week without exception.
That’s not how life works and our body is not a robot. People who have this all-or-nothing attitude often abandon all their good intentions if they don’t see the desired result. We all encounter peaks and troughs in healthy weight loss. The line from 300lbs to 150lbs is by no means straight. There will be minor setbacks and plateaus for everyone. You are not a special snowflake, you need to understand that losing weight needs to be planned in advance and you need to regularly adjust your calorie intake.
4. Negative self-talk Try to avoid statements like, “I need to lose weight or start my diet,” as these types of statements usually don’t work. Stop talking about it and just keep doing something about your weight. Negative self-talk can make you feel angry, guilty and keep you from getting started on your weight management plan.
Change your new self-talk to a more positive approach, such as, “I choose to be slim, happy and healthy. I know that what I weigh and how I feel is all up to me”.
5. Lack of motivation In life, our motivation goes up and down. But motivation is not the key to your weight loss. The most important thing is that you have discipline and that you work every day to improve it. We all experience days or even weeks when we are not as focused as we should be. Learning not to panic when this happens is vital to successful weight management. Discipline helps you stay calm and provides useful insight into why your motivation may have taken a dip. If you’re feeling less motivated, start thinking about why you wanted to lower your weight. Use those reasons to build on your foundation of discipline.
Now ask yourself, ‘why am I afraid of losing weight?’
Also ask yourself: ‘what’s the use of staying the same?’
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