Why you’re not losing weight

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So top of the poll!
The one most people, at some point have a battle with, be it physically or mentally.

Whether it’s a lot of weight to lose,
occasional up’s and down’s between sizes,
or on reflection,
it’s more around improving energy, and just ‘firming up’ certain areas.

But end of the day, the ‘thoughts of weightless’ affects many, as our body is us,
our external reflection to others, and how we initially project ourselves outwardly.

So why is it not ‘happening’ ?

Well, I’ll probably need YOU to tell me that,
but let me offer 5 thoughts from experience;

1. Do you REALLY know what you want to achieve? In life, when we don’t have a CLEAR definition of our aim or objective, is there really any DRIVE or passion to achieve it? I’d say not…… Re-visit those points above, see where you fall, and then get CLEAR on the REAL outcome

2. Having said you need to be CLEAR on the objective, too many people put the MAIN focus on the end result, and NOT the steps to get there. It’s one thing to know what you want, but that is just the destination, first you MUST know the journey to get there. What things need to change, what things aren’t currently working, what things do you need to start? Like I always say “It’s one thing KNOWING something, but it’s another DOING something” – this is why having someone, (me or otherwise) help you, achieves SO much more – Having “an outside in” ability to assist and implement steps SMASHES through procrastination, excuses, lack of time and every other obstacle that is stopping you doing what you should be!

3. Planning & Preparation – If you’re not doing this around food/meals/shopping – forget weightloss. It’s that simple. If we don’t prepare of prep, we’re leaving things to chance, to convenience, we’re being reactive versus proactive, and we ALL know what that leads to! Often convenience food, biscuits, snacks and all the crap that makes us feel crap! Don’t overcomplicate things – 2-3 breakfasts, lunch ideas, bit of batch cooking and freezing, shop for the meals for the week and prepare in advance as much as you can – doesn’t have to be anal, and chicken and broccoli in tupperware pots each day, but the more focus you can place on your meals, the more in control YOU will be.

4. Slow the F down. Meal times used to be calm, round the table, slow and relaxed, nowadays it’s all convenience, eating on the go, grabbing this, too much coffee, eating at your desk etc etc. How do you expect your body to be in a relaxed, fat burning state if meal times are an inconvenience and something to be rushed before getting on with the next task? There are HUGE metabolic/digestive issues related to eating when stressed – calm and slow down – enjoy the moment!

5. Move more or eat less carbs! How active are you in a day? If the answer isn’t a lot, look to reduce back on your carbohydrate intake. And the ones I’m talking about, are the ‘energy/carb” dense ones – potatoes, rice, grains, (Breads, pasta) under the ground veg, and all sugar based (including alcohol) carb forms. They’re not bad per se, but are pure energy – if you ain’t using it you’re abusing it! You’ll store it as fat. Increase your protein (meats, eggs fish), and green veg or salad options which are more water than energy dense as well as containing more nutrients.

6. – A Bonus one. STOP beating yourself up each time you have “something bad” There is NOTHING bad, there is just choices and how often you make them. Equally stop looking here, there and everywhere for more information on fat loss —— just because you’re either not following the above enough, and it’s not working, it doesn’t mean it’s time to search out MORE info! More information can just lead to further Overwhelm, it’s more about getting down with the Implementation side of things. And that’s 15 years experience telling you that 🙂

If you want to join my 21 Day group for the support and guidance side to pretty much ALL of the above then come aboard – http://www.theweightlosstips.co.uk/look-great-feel-great/
Equally I’d be more than happy to help you out a bit more longer term – you just need to ask, rather than sit, as I said EVERYTHING is always easier when you’ve got a helping hand, and a calming influence! 🙂

So………. who wants to be brave. Who wants to put their hand up or hat in the ring and say which one of the above they’re NOT doing?!

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