The outward signs of weight loss struggles are easy to spot—weight gain and worsening health, among others. But, what’s the real reasons you are struggling with weight gain and body transformation?
The answers to those questions will unlock your healthy, lean body for good! If you fail to deal with those questions, you will have difficulty reaching any goal.
The #1 Reason for Weight Loss Struggles
In my experience with clients and myself for that matter, negative self-talk will defeat any goal you are trying to achieve.
I work with clients every day—online and one-on-one—to help them reach their goals. It doesn’t matter if the goals are weight loss or weight gain—many times the clients’ goals are hindered by “something else” going on in their lives.
We all deal with social, psychological and other problems/pressures every day. Its hard to focus on your body transformation goals when other problems are “weighing you down.” And, the way you talk to yourself day-to-day is critical to your success.
Dr. Kevin Elko, an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology (CBP), states it this way:
“Those are real fancy words (CBP) that mean I learned how to help change the way people conduct conversations with themselves. Changing the way you talk to yourself can totally revolutionize your life, but learning to do it can take some time and guidance.”
Yes, you may need expert guidance but first try talking positively to yourself.
You will end up believing what you continually tell yourself. And, it shows in your attitude and behavior.
Telling yourself phrases like “I can’t,” “I wish,” “I will never,” or “I quit” could easily be replaced by “I can” or “I will” or “what’s the alternatives.”
Yes, eating mainly whole, natural foods is very important if you want to change your body to lean. But, how will you train your mind to think differently about what you eat?
It starts with how you talk to yourself on a consistent basis. How about telling yourself you will start to replace the bad, unhealthy foods in your house with whole, natural foods? How will you begin to be more active and exercise regularly? The positive actions starts in your mind.
It is also important to surround yourself with positive people. It will only reinforce what you are trying to do. Research proves that you will be more successful with your fat loss/weight loss efforts if you have positive people holding you accountable.
Personal trainers, spouses, workout buddies and group exercise classes are great for holding you accountable. That means you must inform them of your intentions to transform your body!
Deal with the tough questions and watch things start to change drastically for you.