As you probably know most diets don’t work and some are even dangerously unhealthy.
When you talk about loosing weight, you usually are focusing on getting thinner, right? Like being able to comfortably fit back into your favorite pair of jeans without having to suck your tummy in and hold your breath just to zip them up.
Many people give up on diets and exercise when they don’t see a drop in their weight. Now this may sound kind of strange but you can be thinner without actually loosing weight!
When you lose body fat, you lose inches, but not necessarily pounds. Muscle, or lean tissue takes up less space than fat so you can actually lose body fat while gaining muscle. Your weight may stay the same, even as you lose inches.
Proper Mindset– A big mistake people make when dieting is that they focus on their current weight, they say things like “I’m trying to loose weight”, the last thing they said was “weight” so they keep seeing themselves right where they are at, and no change happens. Instead say, “I’m getting thinner”, and you will. It really works!
Also avoid saying things like “I will NOT eat that piece of delicious chocolate cake”, that is mental torture! Just saying that makes you want to go out and satisfy that craving. Don’t focus on what you “CAN’T” have, picture in your mind what you “CAN” have. Replace the images in your mind, and speak those things. Instead say something like, “I am going to eat a delicious fruit salad”. See the difference?
If you have a goal to develop a thinner, healthier body, forget the scale.
Instead; eat healthy, avoid junk food and sugar, exercise regularly, get good sleep, have your body fat measured periodically, and check how comfortably your clothes fit.
Whether your goal is to fit into your current clothes better, wear a smaller size, or increase your energy by becoming leaner, remember to pay more attention to your inches instead of focusing on those pounds!
Keep your goal in your mind, and don’t loose sight of it.
Picture yourself where you want to be and don’t focus on where you are. Just like when driving a car, how can you ever make it to your destination if you keep opening the door and looking down at the ground where you are?
Inch your way to a more beautiful you.