One of the biggest obstacles that most people have when it comes to weight loss is the thoughts that are housed in the deep recesses of their minds. It is self-defeating attitudes and the limiting beliefs that have continued to fester and grow over time that largely drive the behaviors that make weight gain inevitable – and losing that weight harder than ever.

If this sounds familiar to you, you’ve come to the right place. Just because you’ve struggled up to this point doesn’t mean that you have to struggle any more. It’s time to get your mind on the weight loss journey as when you do, your body will easily follow.

Here are three simple tips that will do just that:

  • Strive to understand why you overeat. Usually, being overweight isn’t as much about the food as it is about feelings or situations that drive you to want to overeat. Pinpointing your eating triggers is the first step to figuring out a better (non-eating) way to respond to them.

 

  • Look from this moment forward. When you allow yourself to get stuck in your past, you’re more likely to stay in the weight loss-weight gain cycle, repeating the same mistakes over and over again. You’ll get much further ahead focusing on what you can do right this moment and in the days ahead than you are belittling yourself about every little unhealthy behavior you’ve had over the past 20 years.

 

  • Go slower than you want. One key mistake that a huge number of people make when it comes to losing weight is overhauling too many things at one time. This throws your body into shock, which increases your likelihood that you’ll revert back to the comfort of your not-so-healthy actions. Instead, go slower than you’d like and it may take you longer to get where you want to go, but your chances of actually getting there will increase dramatically.

These are just three tips that will help you get your mind on board with your weight loss efforts. If you’d like more information as to how to transform your body by transforming your thoughts, Rock Solid ABBs (Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors) for Weight Loss Success (which is available on Amazon) has several tools and techniques that will teach you how to make your weight loss dreams a reality.

Good luck to you on your journey…you can do this!