2 reasons why weightloss fails or stalls

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OK, plenty will start reading this
But at the end only a few will take action,
which is ok,
but remember doing the same things each time, but expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity …….. but it also creates repetitive frustration!

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So why do many people WANT weightloss,
but often fall short?

I personally think, feel and have seen 2 reasons;

1) The aim or WANT is too far ahead.
As humans, we want everything NOW or QUICKLY!
Just have to look at the recipe books,
adverts,
workouts,
meals nowadays to see how ‘quick’ things are marketed.
“Meals in under 15 mins, 6 minutes Abs, microwavable in 2 mins” etc etc

If we look at the scales,
and see a figure that is going to take months,
we soon lose interest, motivation and focus,
especially if we don’t have a regular plan
that delivers each week (Just popping in that this is EXCATLY what we do in my L.E.A.N group btw! Plans and Accountability – Ask if interested!)

But if results are either too slow, or non existent,
it’s like landing on a snake in Snakes and Ladders, and back you go to the start.
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2) Not defining the WHY.
For sure you might want to ‘lose weight to look better’,
but is that REALLY, a strong enough reason to
make you plan, focus and resist certain things during the week or weekend?

I doubt it, especially if point 1 is involved.
You’ve not reached X for some time,
so mentally it’s either impossible,
or it’s a pipe dream.

If you can define and remind yourself often,
what losing X would mean to you,
based on where you are now,
you’ll likely find it a stronger anchor for regular focus and achievement.
– Are you fed up feeling knackered?
– Had enough of crap sleep patterns?
– How do you feel in a swimsuit or seeing photos?
– Put off playing with the kids or having to sit down after 5mins?
– Worried about your health long term and family/children?
– Had enough of buying the ‘next size up’ every couple of months?
– Bored of wearing the same things in the wardrobe?

When you actually stop,
and ask yourself what you don’t like,
and what you WOULD like is when you can really set something personal and meaningful,
and NOT JUST follow the ‘weight loss bandwagon’.

 

WHY should be the foundation to anything ……… you hear your kids ask it often enough, right ?!!

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