“Unusual Uncertainty” is the in thing to say when discussing the economic landscape throughout the world today. The weight loss industry gives most people a similar feeling with all the different ideas there are about how to proceed on their weight loss journey.
If you feel “unusual uncertainty” about weight loss, you aren’t alone. The information in regard to how to get to your ideal shape is overwhelming. Every new client I meet with has heard hundreds of weight loss tips and diet tricks. More often than not, they are paralyzed when it comes to making a decision about how to move forward.
If so, I want to assure you there is hope. There is actually a really good place to start and it isn’t a diet, an extreme exercise program or a pill. It is your head.
Do you know what your destination is on your weight loss journey? If it is just about changing the numbers on the scale, you might want to reconsider your destination. Instead determine how you want your life to change and what you want to be able to do at your new shape. I use “shape” because more often than not the weight on the scale is an inaccurate description of how we feel and how we look.
Why do you want to get fit? Your reason should be about improving yourself in all aspects of your life, but remember that it isn’t your weight that is keeping you from your dreams. It is the way you feel about yourself. You most likely are your own worst critic. It is time to change that and find the real you inside of you and love it.
What are the major obstacles you will need to overcome? You may know what obstacle you face upfront or you might have them pop up along the way. Regardless, you need to find a support system that encourages and motivates you to stay the course.
If you start with your weight loss journey by improving what is going on in your head, you will be way ahead of the game. Most individuals will try dozens of things before they realize that it isn’t coming together upstairs. Get your head in the game and your body will follow.
Once you’re confident your mind is “headed” in the right direction, it really is just about creating healthy habits that allow you to burn more calories than you take in.
To get your head in the game you might want to start eating a steady course of brain food.