Weight loss is Easy…Consistency is Hard.
We’ve been led to believe that we can shed years upon years of body fat and bad habits in a 30-day challenge or a 12-week dieting plan and it’s flat out nonsense.
In my opinion, the biggest fat loss mistake we can make is not giving ourselves enough time…Realistic and long-term body composition change takes time and more importantly, consistent effort focused on a few key variables:
1) Ensuring you’re actually in a calorie deficit, which you can’t know unless you actually spend some time tracking to find out how much you’re eating.
2) CONSISTENTLY practicing the behaviors that support your eating patterns, including enough physical activity, quality sleep, planning and preparation, and stress management.
3) Acting like an adult with your food and alcohol decisions to ensure that a week or two of consistency isn’t sabotaged by one or multiple ‘free’ or ‘reward’ meals.
To get started, envision where you’d like to ultimately be with your weight loss goals.
Next factor in losing anything more than 1/2 – 1 pound per week will likely be unrealistic (long-term).You want to lose 25 lbs?
Great! Wrap your head around the fact that it will likely take 1 year (assuming you want to keep it off).
The easy part is losing the weight – the hard part is the daily practice of transforming your behaviors from the person you currently are to the person you want to become.
THIS is where things get hard, accepting that you need to change as a person to embrace all of the tools you’ll need to be successful on your weight loss journey.
So stop thinking about your next diet or weight loss “jump start” and instead, start thinking about the daily behaviors and habits that have led you to where you are and how you can start to change those.
A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition
I hoped you’ve been enlightened and not frightened by my latest blog — A tale of recovery to save a woman who caught OCD, Hypothyroidism and an Autoimmune Disorder –
Please follow along with me on this journey of discovery as I share with you my brush of madness with exquisite clarity. Luckily, I was never a quick fix-it junkie where I said no to many suggestions from board certified or certifiable doctors because I felt it in my soul that it was merely a banaide being placed on my issues. The names of certain doctors have been changed because frankly, I don’t want to be sued for proven their lack in their field.
Hippocrates was right when he said: Let they food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.
Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, The Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. You can find all these books on Amazon. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
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