How to Lose WeightMay 17, 2021
Dropping unwanted pounds is a battle.
At least two-thirds of the U.S. population is struggling with being overweight or obese.
It's especially tough if you've been overfat for a long time.
It's even more challenging when there's a global virus going around.
Like smoking, eating mindlessly is a hard habit to break.
Imagine going from one weight-loss program to another in search of some "magic" answer that will finally get you lean.
Knowing there is no such thing as a "magic" solution, yet searching anyway, is especially futile.
And incredibly frustrating too.
But it's only frustrating until you realize it's impossible to outwork a bad diet.
I wish you could, trust me, but you can’t.
How to Lose Weight
You can’t expect above-average results until you practice mindful nutrition.
Stress eating is more prevalent now than ever before.
But, I was thinking, it goes further than that.
I think the most common behavior for long-term success is GRIT.
The ability to stick with it.
Stick with it when things get tough.
Play the long game and stick with it for life.
Here's another suggestion for success:
Approach a weight-loss program (weight loss meaning fat loss) with a "burn the bridges" mentality.
Take a "no retreat" approach to finally hitting your #1 goal.
When you burn the bridges, you are bound to succeed because there's no turning back.
Your "fat" clothes?
Donate or recycle them.
Your so-called "friends" that encourage you to overeat and drink too much?
Spend less time with them.
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Burn the bridges and don't look back.
Creating your "Ideal Body" (the leanest and strongest version of you) is more about what's feeding your thoughts...
...versus what's feeding your body.
Mindset is a very powerful thing that can work for OR against you.
When you replace bad habits with good ones, you are in effect re-educating your mind to accept this upgraded lifestyle as your new normal.
So you can maintain a lean and athletic body for the long-term.
I mean, wouldn't it be refreshing if you could finally lose that annoying belly fat?
The dangerous visceral kind that is serving absolutely zero practical purpose.
Excess abdominal fat is literally and figuratively weighing you down. Unwanted fat is slowing you down too.
Imagine if you could finally eliminate your problem for good?
Remember, mindset matters and it's something that needs to be worked on regularly.
Just like exercise and nutrition.
How you think affects how much fat you have.
We all know that a big part of losing weight (aka bodyfat), or maintaining athletic levels of bodyfat, comes down to things like exercise, eating right, getting enough sleep, and managing stress.
But did you know that what you THINK also affects how your body looks and feels?
Let me explain…
Because of this sequencing, there’s a strong link between what you think and the outcome you achieve…
In other words, what you think affects how you feel.
How you feel affects how you take action. And ultimately, how you take action (or not) creates your result.
When you feel good and motivated and take action on all things health and fitness, you get a positive result.
And of course, the alternative is also true.
So, if you’ve been struggling, make sure to check in on your thoughts.
Or, to go jedi-master-Yoda on you, "Watch what you FEED your thoughts."
Are you feeding your thoughts with negative news, fear, and scarcity?
Are are you feeding your mind with gratitude, abundance, and happiness?
Do your thoughts support the outcome you are looking to achieve?
If not, remember that you’re in control and you get to choose your thoughts.
Be sure to choose the ones that serve you.
This is why I teach these daily lessons.
Some lessons are tough love.
Others are inspirational.
But most are actionable strategies you can implement today...
...to help you become the best version of you.
One more thing.
Limitations or constraints are often thought of as a problem, but they can be a blessing too.
They force you out of your comfort zone.
They make you simplify, adapt, and create instead of doing what you’ve always done.
And challenges also force you to focus on what really matters.
So when you’re feeling pressured, like so many people are right now, perhaps you’re being driven toward a breakthrough.
Let those challenges push you toward a better solution.
Yes, you may have to be creative or innovative with how you manage your business, how you interact with your family or co-workers, how you exercise...
...but for those of us that don’t default to being innovators, this may unlock that potential inside of you.
My suggestion is to NOT attempt to change your circumstances.
Instead, use that energy and those constraints to create a better solution or system.
A better approach.
Sure, you may not want to hear a different way of thinking about things, but I know that everything I’ve ever done, which I’d consider a "breakthrough," was inspired by challenging circumstances.
I’d think of the problem as if it were a puzzle and I needed to find a new way to solve it.
And in each case, when it seemed like there was no way things wouldn’t get harder, by thinking about the problem at hand differently, the new solution would inevitably be easier and better than before.
I believe it was Plato that said "necessity is the mother of invention."
If so, and I know it has been for me, this may just be your opportunity for a breakthrough.
To your success,
Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online personal trainer, or you want to visit the best personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.