Get Your Head in the Game

Lose weight with three mindset tips.

Stop chasing the quick fix and focus on the basics to lose pounds and inches.​

To lose weight we need to be in the right frame of mind. I believe too many people enter into a nutrition or fitness plan without mentally preparing for it first.

Weight loss is possible, being healthier is possible, getting stronger is possible. Everybody knows that. The challenge is getting started. And that takes the right mental attitude and social support. I’ve worked with scores of men and women who want to lose weight, but the most successful ones – the ones who keep the weight off – are the ones who have the right mental disposition before starting.

Follow three mindset tips for permanent weight loss:

1. Surround yourself with the right people.

People need to understand they will need to make some different lifestyle choices to change how they look, feel and act like right now. Starting a new healthier life will include physical training and nutrition changes. In order to keep progressing in your healthier life and keep the weight off, it will involve further changes. Some of those changes may very well mean not being able to socialize with others who are a negative influence. You’ll need to find others that have the similar goals and hang out with them. That camaraderie will be like a secret driving force or accountability.

2. Don't expect it to be easy.

While losing weight doesn’t have to be an all-consuming chore, those seeking weight loss need to come to grips with the fact that it is going to take effort. Anything worth doing is going to take work. Accept the fact that there are obstacles to overcome. This is another great reason to surround yourself with positive people, as they will help you get over the inevitable hurdles.

3. Don't expect rapid progress to continue forever.

When starting a fat loss program, many people see dramatic results right away. But hang on because it won’t always be that way. People need to shift their focus from short-term losses to long-term results. Permanent lifestyle changes need to be made in order to prevent unwanted fat and a decreased health from coming back.

To your best health,
Coach Nancy

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