Once I locked-in on my true desire to lose weight, the motivation, determination, and my path to success started to become very clear to me. 1200 calories a day – that was all I needed to not only live, but to also lose the excessive weight in a natural way.
I’m not going to lie. When I committed to those 1200 calories a day, my inner child inside of me threw tantrums like no other. While the “diet” of this calorie limitation was simple on the surface, it was one of the hardest changes I’ve ever made in my life.
But despite all the crazy food cravings and urges, I resisted. I stuck to the plan. While I ate less, I discovered WHY I wanted to lose weight, and WHY losing weight was important to me.
I flipped my mental switch from the negativity of “I need to lose weight so I don’t feel bad” to the positivity of “I want to lose weight so I feel better and look better.” And then I envisioned looking and feeling – being my lean, healthy and happy self. I visualized it. I felt it into my bones. And while I did this, I overcame the most horrible of food demons and I knew there wasn’t any such thing as a magical bullet diet or person who could save me. There were plenty of tools I could use like the one I just described. But in the end, the only person who was saving me, was myself.
As I dove deep into research, everything started to fall into place like a puzzle. I became even MORE certain that I could do this. I became my own expert on everything from…
- How to portion food
- How to time my meals
- How to stop food cravings
- How to regulate my appetite
- How to regulate blood sugar
- How to keep my metabolism running in tip top shape
- How to lose weight without working out like crazy
- Which supplements truly assisted long term weight loss and the ones that destroyed it
- Which foods helped me stay on track and which ones didn’t
I also discovered that too much exercise can be deadly for diets! Go figure huh?
Once I understood how to do all these things, I felt like SUPER WOMAN. Talk about self-empowerment. I can’t explain how good it feels to be in full control of your own health and happiness. Knowledge doesn’t change anything until it’s applied.
After I put all my knowledge into action into my own life, the first 40 pounds of body fat flew off my body with ease. And the best part of all, it didn’t require crazy workout routines, popping useless supplements, or starving myself on a bland diet.
One of the biggest shifts that helped me was changing the MENTAL IMAGES AND BELIEFS I held about myself and my body. If you struggle with weight loss, I’m confident you’re probably making these same mistakes (don’t worry, I did it too – you’re human after all).
Here’s what you need to know: Your brain doesn’t know the difference between your actual reality vs. what you tell it or imagine. It sees everything as real.
- If you see yourself as “fat” your brain will eventually make this your reality by helping you focus on eating foods that will make you fat.
- If you see yourself as “slim” your brain will eventually make this your reality by helping you focus on eating foods that will help you be slim.
Think about it – if you constantly tell yourself that you’re fat, overweight, ugly, unhealthy, unattractive, etc. do you think you can ever become the opposite of those things? Of course not! That’s like trying to move a car forward by pressing on the brake.
Once you see yourself as slim and love yourself even though you might not be exactly where you want, then you can combine that with what I’m about to show you next – everything can get better for you just like it did for me…