Weight Loss: My biggest mistake
Weight loss is NOT about willpower
Don’t focus on being thin
Learn the 2 parts of weight loss
My biggest weight loss mistake: I got lost in the details
Over the summer holidays, between grade eight and grade nine, I realized I gained about 10 pounds. So I started following every bit of weight loss information I could find. My goal was to educate myself. Instead I ended up with 100’s of rules, tips and tricks. The more diet “do’s” and “don’ts” I collected, the more convinced I was that it was hard to lose weight. I didn’t know my head was full of misinformation and I was completely lost in the details.
What I learned: Go back-to-the-basics
When my attempts to lose weight disrupted enough of my life, I decided to focus on being healthy instead of trying to be thin. How? I went back-to-the-basics. By abandoning my rules, tips and tricks and sticking to simple truths, I learned weight loss can be natural.
How to avoid my biggest mistake: Focus on building healthy habits
No matter how much, how wrong or how long you’ve been trying to lose weight, building healthy habits–rather than trying to summon willpower–makes it easy to reach and maintain a healthy weight.
Willpower is NOT a weight loss strategy!
1. Understand what to do
What does healthy eating and exercise look like?
2. Understand how to do it
How do I build healthy habits?
Then you have healthy weight loss information & a strategy to reach those goals.
Every Thursday I post a new article about eating, exercise and how to build habits.
If I can make reaching and maintaining a healthy weight a non-issue, you can too!
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Here are a few articles to get you started:
If you’re extremely preoccupied by weight loss (like I was), start here:
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Don’t get caught in the riptide of detailed diet information. Go back to the basics.
Sharing what I learned makes those 10 years worth it