We have lost count of the number of times we have said ‘The New You Plan is a mindset diet’. EVERY diet and weight-loss strategy has its pros and cons, but for anyone to really work, you’ve got to be in the right mindset.
In fact, shifting your mindset about losing weight is the biggest factor in… well, losing weight. It is almost impossible to lose weight from the outside without creating the correct inner resolve and intention on the inside.
Most of us try to lose weight with the worst state of mind possible: wanting to “fix” ourselves. We jump into diets and exercise plans out of self-deprecation, all the while pinching our “trouble” spots, calling ourselves “fat” and feeling a bit meh. Then we get obsessed with results, focus on quick fixes and lose sight of sustainability and even health.
This type of thinking can be destructive. Rather than focusing on the good that can come of weight loss – such as better health, a longer life, more enjoyment in everyday activities and the prevention of diabetes and heart disease – we still focus on negative thoughts.
Ultimately, a negative mindset leads to failure.
Shifting your attitude around weight loss isn’t just about making yourself feel good; it’s about results. In fact, research shows that the more dissatisfied you are with your body, the more likely you are to avoid exercise. And simply thinking that you’re overweight predicts future weight gain, according to 2015