Contrary to everything you’ve heard about weight loss and motivation and the reasons why you should want to lose weight, this motivation is often not enough to permanently lose weight. . . If they were, you wouldn’t be overweight. And frankly, America wouldn’t have an obesity problem.
Ask any accomplished person be it in diet, weight loss, sports, education, career or even family and you’ll quickly find that some days, sometimes many days they weren’t motivated or feeling gung-ho to achieve their goal. Then how did they achieve it?
Because they knew that despite their feelings, they still wanted to achieve their goal. And so they did.
They applied themselves daily, every day, not because they necessarily felt motivated. But becasue they’re realists. They have a vision. They see their desired outcome in their head and know the only way to get there is through action.
The motivation, or reasons why you want to lose weight can guide you. As you’re successful each day, this success will feed into your vision and add fuel your action to make the right choices. But in the beginning, you have to be careful.
Almost anyone can lose 5-15 pounds in a week. Every student I’ve had has done this. Be Slim Training helps you immediately lose weight and helps you continue to lose weight and maintain that weight loss for as long as you stay on it. So the question is, will you stay on it?
That’s the art, the trick or the key to losing weight and not rebounding. Sometimes a quick success makes people too confident. They trick themselves into thinking that they’re invincible and after a few weeks, they tell themselves it’s okay to go off their plan when it’s not. Then they regain the weight and more, all while they’re fooling themselves into thinking they’ve “got this” when they really don’t.
You don’t need many reasons why you want to be slim and fit and healthy. One, not more than two reasons is perfect. Like food, more is not better here. But even then, you’re putting the cart before the horse, because your motivation is largely unimportant until you’ve figured out the first thing which is:
WHAT DO I WANT?
To start losing weight and to start changing your habits around food you must know that you WANT to lose weight. That’s all. No reasons why. Just that you want to lose weight.
Your want then just needs to be supported with one simple vision of what you will look like and how you will feel after you’ve lost the weight. This is the motivation that supports you taking the actions that will bring you to your goal. This can be tricky though.
You might be surprised how many people say they want to lose weight when they really don’t. You can tell who these people are because they say they want to lose weight, might even pay $2500 to learn how. But instead of relying on their plan to lose weight, they rely on their feelings to determine whether or not they’re going to stay on their diet. When I ask these people if they want to lose weight, they say “Yes.” But after they’ve lost those first 5 to 15 pounds, they stop following their plan. Why?
Others will tell me every reason why they should want to lose weight: for their health, to be there for their family, to get their spouse or doctor off their back and toss those bloodpressure medications, etc. These people also lose weight initially and sometimes a lot. But they also refuse to stay on their plan even to maintain their weight loss. They too yo-yo diet like this isn’t a form of self-torture. When I ask these intelligent people the simple question: “Yes or no: do you want to lose weight?” they can’t say the words “I want to lose weight.” It’s good that they’re being somewhat honest with themselves. But the truth is that they either really don’t want to lose weight or they haven’t yet decided if they really want to lose weight, which is totally fine. But how will you ever get to where you want to go if you don’t recognize where you’re at?
The good news is that when these people get clear with themselves, they know what they want and what they don’t want and realize that they’re always acting based on this north star. Then they can understand their internal conflicts over losing weight. And then they’ll know when they really want to lose weight. That’s when they’re ready.
Those who know in their mind that they want to lose weight find a way. That way for many is Be Slim Training which is based on proven, time tested activities of slim, fit and healthy people. The structure is natural and effortless, helping you change old harmful habits into helpful new ones that last a lifetime.
So, what do you want?
Check in with yourself right now and ask yourself, “Do I want to lose weight?”
When even just a small part of you knows you truly want to lose weight, click below. A bright new future awaits you. See you soon!