It's no secret that we all want fantastic results from our hard-worked efforts towards weight loss, right? Who doesn't! We put the work in – we count and weigh, measure and track and at the end of the week, we all cross our fingers, toes and anything else we can (wearing the lightest outfit possible, of course), to make the scale reflect those efforts. Most of the time, if we have been honest in our tracking, it does.
6 Week Weight Loss Challenge
For some people, tracking is not something they want to do for the rest of their lives. You may not see yourself realistically weighing, tracking and measuring everything 5 years down the road. You may get tripped up by times when you can't control some aspects of life – like when you go out with friends, or to an event or dinner at a relatives’ house and you have no control over the food and how it's prepared.
The truth is once you get in the habit of tracking your points it becomes second nature. 5 years will come and go before you know it and so will the pounds and inches.
How do You Handle Unforeseen Events?
Unforeseen events can make tracking points or staying on track very difficult, Events like the ones mentioned above can be causes for anxiety in many people. A few of us simply don't count points during high-stress times because it's too hard to figure out without asking a million questions and feeling uncomfortable.
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What is The Key to Success?
One of the keys to handling these situations, and better handling our weight loss journey in general, is learning to change our relationship with food…really change food from the enemy it has become, back into an enjoyable eating experience that gives us fuel Food is not a monster that is connected to our emotions.
What is Mindful Eating?
Mindful Eating is one way to change your relationship with food. Now don't worry, I'm not going to go all new age on you here – we're going to keep it simple. Intuitive/Mindful Eating is just about becoming more aware of what you're eating, how your body responds to those foods, developing habits to stop when you are getting full so as not to overeat or binge, stop mindless snacking in its tracks and develop habits that will allow you to eat “like a normal person”.
What Habits Should I Develop?
Good habits allow you to eat in all types of situations and feel in control of how much and what you're eating. This is the basis for programs like Simply Filling and the new MyWW 💜 PURPLE Plan where the expanded food lists contain foods that may be “red zone” for you…foods you may be afraid to incorporate into your life. Learning mindful eating techniques gives you the confidence and freedom to enjoy these foods and not feel like you have to eliminate or restrict yourself from them for the rest of your life. It's not easy to break old patterns, but it works!
Weight loss Success Story: Dumpy To Diva
When I lost all my weight before, I lost 102lbs in 14 months on Simply Filling. There was nothing I said I couldn't have (including some delicious Butter Chicken I had every week from a fresh Indian deli next to my work) – but I learned how to eat those things, on plan, in a way that I was able to lose the weight, and keep it off for many many years until I got sick. I learned portion control.
When I started this adventure again, I knew that was the road I needed to take. I am currently -50lbs with another 100lbs to go. I restarted on Simply Filling and am currently following myWW 💜 PURPLE. The key, for me, a fresh, whole foods focus approach and refocusing on the basic principles of Mindfulness.
6 Week Weight Loss Challenge
To that end, I want to share a 6 Week Challenge with you – 6 weeks to break bad habits and develop new ones to power up your weight loss this year and finally make those changes #forrealforlife!
Each week for the next 6 weeks I will put up a video with a new habit to work on. Week 1 starts now!!
You can jump in at any time. Are you ready to make the changes that will get you off the roller-coaster ride of weight loss and create a sustainable lifestyle?
Come on! You can do this! You deserve to do this! Break those bad habits for good and make 2020 the last time you ever have to lose weight.
You can always reach out to me with any questions you may have on any of my social media – I'd love to know how you're doing and am happy to help with any aspects you need.
Okay, so if you are ready to kick your weight loss into the next gear – let's jump into Week 1.
Week 1 Goals
We're going to start with some basic awareness skills…this is the backbone to success with Mindfulness.
Many of us eat while we are distracted – driving our cars, chasing kids, grabbing a drive by munch out of the bag or off the counter – we grab something and quickly eat it over the sink at lunch or nibble out of the fridge. We sit down to unwind in front of the TV and find our way to the bottom of that bag of popcorn without even realizing it.
Mindless Eating can account for up to 15lbs of weight gain for the average person in a year.
Week #1 we are going to start breaking this habit. By making one simple change, you can begin to break the patterns of nighttime snacking and overeating that are holding you back from being as successful as you can losing weight.
WEEK 1 – CHALLENGE 1
NO MORE DRIVE BY EATING – including finishing your children's plates, eating standing up, sitting in the car or in front of the TV.
Get all the details on this week's challenge here
Be sure to let me know how you're doing and join us next Friday for Part 2!
From 🐳 Dumpy to 👑 Diva
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