Tuesday Tip: Mindset matters 🤯
Mindset is one of the most overlooked parts of any successful exercise or fat loss plan. Unless you have the right mindset then any plan you intend to follow will likely fail. Here are some tips:
# 1 Don’t let one mistake become many.
You’ve fallen off the wagon and ended up eating that large pizza, don’t use that as an excuse to spend the whole weekend over eating. Draw a line under it and get back on track. Focus on the next meal not than the one you’ve just had.
# 2 Focus on consistency not perfection
4 weeks of being pretty consistent with your cals will give you better results than 3 days of ‘perfection’, a day off the wagon and 2 more days feeling guilty and over eating. The odd day over your cals won’t matter if you’re consistent over the long term.
# 3 It’s not a race
You won’t get long lasting results in 7, 14 or even 21 days – it’s weeks, and months. Recognise that and take the short term pressure off yourself.
# 4 Moderation not restriction
if you’re feeling deprived you will eventually eat or drink it anyway, and probably in far greater portions. Accept that you can still eat the foods and drinks you love. Shift your mindset from unnecessary misery and restriction to appreciation that no foods are bad foods. You just may have to compromise; have less of it, or forego something else to stay on track, or accept that the pleasure of that food outweighs that fat loss and go with it.
# 5 Lifetime changes
Sustainable fat loss is about changing things for life. So unless you never want to eat chocolate ever again it’s a good idea to include some chocolate in moderation when you’re trying to lose fat. Find ways to enjoy foods you love in a way that align with your goals long term. Don’t chase results you won’t be able to sustain.
#6 Joy of missing out
You don’t have to say yes to every event/food/drink if it doesn’t align with your goals. Focus on the benefits and you’ll realise you didn’t miss out on much anyway and it was actually a good decision because you didn’t get that hangover, or eat that dessert you didn’t want etc. Just say no thanks. No need to justify, no need to explain.