Weight Loss: My Biggest Mistake 2017-03-25T13:21:43+00:00

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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

weight loss mistakeWhen 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!

There are 2 parts to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight:

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:

Balanced Meals
Whole Foods
Being Healthy vs Being Thin
Easy Weight Loss
My Weekly Exercise Routine

If you’re extremely preoccupied by weight loss (like I was), start here:

Sophie Trudeau is an Eating Disorder Advocate
Am I Addicted to Food?
Stop Binging
Break the Cycle of Starving, Binging and Purging
Asking for Help

Riptide by Vance Joy, sung by Taylor Swift
Don’t get caught in the riptide of detailed diet information. Go back to the basics.

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