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 Hello my friends its Dani and today Iwanted to share six weight loss tips that helped me lose weight in a healthysustainable way now these are more natural holistic tips these are not youreveryday dietary weight loss tips because I think we hear so many of thosealready and I wanted to dig a little deeper to some of the practices that Ifeel like really made a huge difference for me when I finally lost weightbecause remember for many years I was a yo-yo dieter and I did all the thingsbut I still couldn't quite figure out what was blocked me from making thatchange and so here are some of the tips that I feel like made a huge differencefor me and so many of them were mental so the first tip is to recognize thatweight loss can only do one thing and that is to have you lose weight rightweight loss has one job that is to make you way less weight loss cannot make youhappier more hole more valuable more worthy and I think a lot of timesespecially because of the society we live in and all of the pressure that isput on us around our bodies we think that we cannot be happy whole valuableand worthy in a body that we don't prefer or in a body that we feel isoverweight right but when you're coming from a place of I am broken and I needto fix this you are constantly working against yourself and even if you do losethe weight from that premise you will never feel successful because losingweight cannot in and of itself make you any happier or more fulfilled as aperson right that is emotional work that needs to be done outside of weight lossand often times weight loss can be a byproduct of doing that emotional workfirst we have to remember that the journey informs the destination.

So weneed to come from a place of love unconditional love and showing up forourselves in a really kind loving way exactly where we areeven when we're not where we want to be tip number two is to remember that thereis no wagon anybody who is a dieter or has tried many dietspast we know that mentality where we're on the wagon we're off the wagon we'reon the wagon we're off the wagon right where we try to make the changes and inthe minute we go off the plan or off what we had intended for ourselves thenwe tell ourselves were off the wagon but the problem with this thought process asone it's rooted in perfection and it's very unrealistic because no matter whatif you are going to lose weight over a period of time it is not a perfectlinear path and what happens is when you tell yourself that the minute you eatthe ice cream or the doughnut or the thing that was not on the plan that younow off the wagon it then encourages more bad behavior and I lose I use thatterm loosely but it's this idea that I've ruined it it's off the wagon and sowhat's the point and that can send us into a day two days a week a month rightof spiraling in a direction of continuing to eat poorly and notfocusing on the goals that we've set for ourselves because we feel like it's notworking anyway right so instead of thinking of a wagon you just want tothink this is a continuum and if I slip up or when I make a decision that's notaligned with my plan I'm gonna look at it and I'm gonna learn from it and I'mgonna use this as a part of my journey forward I'm not gonna use it as a reasonto stop and I'm not gonna use it as a reason to quit this is a part of thejourney nothing has gone wrong tip number three and I will say this was oneof the biggest mental shifts for me I know I've shared it before but what Istarted to do was instead of focusing on all of the foods that I believed Ineeded to restrict and deprive myself of all the things I needed to take awayfrom my diet which feels like a constant state of like scarcity I began to focuson all of the foods.

I got to include right and that made it fun it made itmore like a game I started thinking what can I try what's in season what did Isee in that magazine or on that healthy blog right and then it became like thisplayful experiment and it didn't feel like a like punishment it actually wasenjoyable and something that I looked forward to so focusing on all of thefoods that you get to include in maybe experimenting with a couple new thingsevery making that commitment to yourself canreally create a mental shift around weight loss and make it a lot moreenjoyable and a lot more sustainable tip number four which piggy backs off of tipnumber three is the crowd out technique again when we are making changes a lotof times we are thinking that we have to do this huge overhaul and we want tochange everything overnight but the truth is creating new habits takes timeand it takes practice so a really great way to do that is to use the crowd uptechnique again instead of saying I'm not gonna eat this or I'm not gonna eatthat make a small commitment like I am going to include two vegetables on mylunch plate every single day and you practice that for one week two weeksthree weeks until it becomes so natural and so habitual to you that it doesn'tfeel like trying anymore it's just something that you do and then once thathappens you pick something else to invite onto your plate or into yourkitchen or into your day-to-day habits right so maybe it's drinking more wateror working in a certain amount of movement every day.

 You just focus onthat one thing and as you focus on that one thing other things start to fallaway so again it's a mental shift because instead of focusing on thingsthat we think we can't do or we shouldn't do we're bringing in habitsthat we want to do and then just letting the other ones be slightly crowded out abit it's a much more gentle approach and again it is a much more enjoyableapproach number five focus on your commitments instead of your resultsright so many people when it comes to weight loss we think that the number onthe scale dictates whether or not we have had any success or if we're movingin the right direction but as we know bodies are fluid and ever moving andscales are you know not linear they move up and down on a weight-loss journey andso it can become very discouraging when you're using only the scale to decidewhether or not you have moved towards your goal when you make the shift tofocusing on your commitments to yourself that gives you a lot more control overthe day-to-day right so if your commitment ishey I'm gonna drink four glasses of water today or hey I'm gonna move mybody for 30 minutes today or I'm gonna put two servings of vegetables on mylunch plate every day right you have something very clear very specific tofocus on and then you know whether or not you have been successful that day byyour ability to honor the commitment that you made to yourself so it becomesa much more tangible way to see if you're making success because at the endof the day weight loss over the long haul comes down to those day-to-daypractices those day-to-day habits and so when you are making a habit for that dayand paying attention to that day those are the small wins that add up over timeand might I also add that is how motivation is fed right often people saywell how can I get more motivated how do you motivate yourself.

 I personallyhave found that motivation is often a byproduct of results we don't usuallystart out motivated or maybe we do for the first few days but what tends to getus motivated is when we are having results so if you have the results ofhonoring your commitment 710 days how good that starts to feel you start tofeel motivated you start to build momentum and that again makes everythingmore enjoyable more pleasurable and therefore more sustainable and the finaltip I want to share with you today the sixth tip is to be reflective and notrejected right so when you are not able to stick to your intentions when you youfind that you were not able to commit to the things you set out for yourselfinstead of using that as a reason to reject yourself and turn your back onyourself and tell yourself you're not capable or that you're a failure or thisis just something your honor able to do use it as an invitation to stay soft andcompassionate and curious imagine every single time you made a turn that was offthe path you wanted to learn from it right that you wanted to understand itmore instead of just labeling it as a problem and rejecting the whole thingyou would in the long run make so much more further forward progressright weight loss is not only about the the weight falling off your body or thenumber of the scale going down it's about the relationship that we get tofoster with ourselves

When you bring that to the forefront and you rememberthat again it's a huge shift in the weight loss journey so much of what Iwanted to share here today as you can see it's really reflective of the mentalaspects of weight loss yes there are definitely action steps we can take onour plates and with our food and it that's different for everybody but ifyou can't get the mental game straight right if you can't be on your own sideand be in this for the long run I don't care what you put on your plate you'realways gonna have to come back to the drawing board to deal with you I wouldactually go so far to say that I think for many people the weight loss journeyis only about learning how to foster a kinder more loving relationship withthemselves in their bodies but again that's just a little food for thought soI hope that some of these tips have resonated with you if you're interestedin more videos like this please come down to the comments below and let meknow this is a topic that's near and dear to my heart so I do love to shareand to chat with you guys about it thank you so much for watching I'm Dani Speesand I will see you back here next time with some more food for thought you you okay and three 

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