The First Step To Permanent Weight Loss




If I could give you a little bit of magic potion that would give you the weight loss you desire,

I would.

In an instant!

And you know there are a lot of people out there who profess to do exactly that.

But I hate to burst your bubble, magic pills and potions, don’t work. Yes, I admit in the short term they may have an effect, but long term…non!

If you want to drop the pounds and kilos permanently then there are many steps that you need to take. Like the Pantene Shampoo TV commercial once said… ‘it won’t happen overnight but it will happen.’

Before I delve deeply into the first and most important step, let me declare here and now….

The 3 requirements for change are:

1 You need to realise that it is a PROBLEM TO YOU

2 You need to realise that it can be DIFFERENT FOR YOU

3 You need to realise that it’s UP TO YOU TO MAKE IT DIFFERENT.

So I can give you all the strategies and tools that you need, but when it comes to actually implementing them into your daily life, it is up to you, no one else, just you.

 

Mind post for Fb

 So are you ready to make that change?

Yes?

O.K.

Drum roll…..

The no. 1 step is…

Get Your Head in the Right Place.

Surprised…?

I cannot stress how important this is and sorry to be the bearer of bad news but without it, permanenet weight loss will elude you.

So many of my clients when meeting with me for the first time explain how they know exactly what they should be doing – what they should be eating and how much exercise they need to do – but they just can’t do it.

They don’t have the motivation, they have no energy, they hestitantly admit their self-esteem is often low. They don’t particularly like themselves, how they look and how they feel.

Not a fabulous place from which to launch yourself into yet another diet.

That’s why you need to accept that diets don’t work, and in fact you’re not on a diet.

Say it now ..out loud… I don’t do diets!

How good did that feel?

I hope it felt fab.

I know once I came to this conclusion some time ago, that I did feel a weight lift off my shoulders (excuse my very bad pun!).

It’s like you’re taking the pressure off, no longer is there this feeling of restriction or deprivation.

Diets in my mind, immediately impose these shackles of restriction and deprivation and thinking about food ALL the time… why would you do that to yourself?

Unshackle yourself once and for all.

So you’re free.

Free to be happy, look, feel and be amazing.

You don’t do diets any more so what are you going to do?

Why not now, right now, make this committment to yourself…

‘I am being the healthiest version of me!’

I know you’re saying.. Caroline, I’m not feeling that way, but hear me out.

You need to start to act this way from this very moment. If you say ‘try’ your subconcious mind will do just that, only ‘try’. If you say but I’m fat or I’m overweight, your subconcious mind is your friend, it will happily keep you fat and overweight because that is what you keep telling it.

Do you understand now why you need to say “I am being the healhtiest version of me” or whatever similar postive words work for you.

You are changing the way you eat and how you move your body …permanently.

This way forward is your new norm.

Getting your head in the right place particularly when you’ve been giving yourself a hard time for a long time is not always easy ..but the good news, it can be done.

If you have access to a good coach then I certainly recommend one. I can vouch that the change you can achieve when working with a coach can be swift and effective.

If you don’t have access then there are techniques that you can begin with it at home.

Firstly you need to understand that what most occupies your mind, whether consciously or unconsciously, tends to turn into your reality and hence your behaviour.

If you continue to allow the negative monkey mind chatter dominate your mind space then it’s more that likely you will stay stuck in a negative place.

Instead when you find yourself thinking negative thoughts…

  • Stop.
  • Take a deep, slow belly breath.
  • Create some space in your head, imagine yourself standing back, outside of your mind and your thoughts.
  • Then reframe. Reframe those thoughts to something positive about you or the situation.

For every negative thought there is a postive one, you just have to look for it.

Imagine a spot of light in front of your negativity, go to that light, go forward and there you’ll find a positive thought to replace it. Change topics in your head if you must, but just change it from the negative to the positive.

We now know that the thoughts we think in our mind set our emotional state,  and the emotional state sets off a physiological response in our body.

Negative thoughts … negative response

Positive thoughts … positive response.

You can do this.

Obviously you need to be more mindful of what you’re saying to yourself but just go through each step, slowly and make the change.

Even if in the beginning you just stop the negative thought from going any further, then you’re one step closer to where you want to be!

As I mentioned earlier, this takes practice and action.

Some positive belief choices for you to accept as part of the new you…the healthier, happier and more amazing you.

1)      Remember change can be fast and easy.

Who says change has to be difficult? This may have been a belief you’ve had until now, but guess what?

You can choose to change quickly if you want to. You can decide to change easily or not.

You have the choice.

When you are truly ready to change it can happen quickly and easily.

2)      There are no problems…only challenges that need solutions.

Constantly remind yourself of this, you’ll be amazed how much easier life becomes. When you look at it like this then it immediately puts you into a more positive state?

Isn’t it amazing and how lucky we are, that our mind has the solution to any challenge that may present itself to you?

3) You are in charge of your mind and therefore your results.

Decide what you want and DO SOMETHING, even if it’s just a small thing, towards getting what you want.

4) You have all the resources you need to bring about change and success.

Accept that it is up to you to bring about the change and success you want – no one else can do it for you. You can no longer blame others or life in general for what you don’t have.

Everyone has the potential to develop and grow.

“Everything I need is within me now”

 Tony Robbins

So you can do anything you set your mind to.

Why not ….

Be healthy, Happy & Amazing!

Caroline x

ps. I’m having a laugh with my self.. this post started off as The 7 Steps For Permanent Weight Loss – and I’ve only just touched on number one.. Imagine how long you’d be sitting here if I covered the remaining 6! I can feel a webinair coming on..or a very long post series!

PPS So Yes there is a webinar happening go here now !

Love you to comment and tell me what action you’re going to take??

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Caroline

I'm Your Mindset Nutritionist. My favourite things are wellness and weight loss but don't ask me to create a diet for you because guess what? Diets do not work! My clients don't diet! When I work with you we uncover any underlying thoughts/patterns that may be sabotaging your wellness efforts, then I educate and empower you to shed your weight and embrace wellness - not only do you look better... you'll feel amazing!

12 thoughts on “The First Step To Permanent Weight Loss

  1. I love this post, C! I’m struggling with this very issue. Thank you for your insight! ♡♡♡ Lee

    1. HI Lee

      I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling with this issue at the moment but very happy you loved my post!! As I said, just take it one step at a time and with each negative thought, go through the process of stopping the thought and changing it to a positive.

      This may make it easier -take the time to create a really positive thought in your head that you love, ie a time on holiday or a fun time out with friends or thinking lovingly about someone or someone …your dog!

      When you create this thought/memory, take the time to close your eyes, really imagine how you feel, see where you are, pick up on the colours, the sounds, the feelings and make that image very strong and bright in your mind. Really imagine reliving the experience. Really get into it so you can actually feel it throughout your body! This then can be your ‘go to thought‘ whenever you need to flip from that negative state to a positive one.

      Also a good idea would be to go back and revisit the mindful eating audio training for an extra boost. It’s only 3 x 10 mins – so easy to digest in bite size pieces.. another one of my very bad puns!

      Lee hope this helps, take care Caroline

    1. Yes so true Sheena, it is all about the mindset and goals you set. Goals are so important for weightloss. You need to see in your mind’s eye where you are going, it you can’t see it it will be continue to be a struggle! That’s why I love setting goals in my work.

  2. I love this article!!! Mindset for sure and taking action with someone like you is a sure way to success!

    1. Thank you Lori – if we combine mindset and action – food and body (everyone check out lori’s pilates) we will absolutely have success!

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