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8/26 10:07:07

Do you insist on screwing up your weight loss efforts and making sure you stay overweight and unhappy forever?

Here’s 5 ways you may have been doing this:

1/ WEIGHING YOURSELF EVERY DAY: It is completely unnecessary and you will only be disappointed and frustrated. When you step on the scales, you are weighing much more than just body fat. The numbers that come up reflect the weight of your bones, muscles, tendons, organs, brain (which on its own weighs about 7 lbs!), fluids, jewellery, clothes…

If you want to get into your favourite pair of jeans, effortlessly slip into that summer dress, or look in the mirror and like what you see, you need to step away from the scales now!

2/ COUNTING CALORIES AND FAT: You can count until you drop, but which one do you think will make you fat: 1000 calories of broccoli or 1000 calories of chocolate cake? When you eat high sugar foods you raise insulin levels. Insulin is a storage hormone; too much and you’ll store that sugar as body fat.

Cutting off all fats? Big mistake! You need certain fats to produce hormones like testosterone. Not only is testosterone important for your libido (that’s male and female libido) it’s also vital for fat loss. Testosterone helps keep your muscles active and strong and as muscles equal your metabolism, it’s important to keep your muscles actively burning calories 24/7.

3/ NOT EXERCISING OR JUST DOING AEROBIC EXERCISE: It may sound harsh but it is true. Whether you don’t like exercising or like to make excuses as to why you can’t make time to work out, unless you exercise regularly the chances are you will struggle with your weight for the rest of your life.

Too much aerobic exercise has been shown to raise cortisol. This stress hormone breaks down muscle and uses it for energy. It also is directly related to your belly fat. The higher your cortisol the more belly fat you have. So, it doesn’t matter how many calories the treadmill tells you you’ve burned in your session, if your cortisol levels are off then that belly fat won’t shift.


If you are not planning to succeed, you are planning to fail. If you don’t have a goal, how will you know when you’ve achieved it? Most people fail at weight loss, not because of lack of desire, but because they don’t have a clear and specific idea of what they want to achieve.

“I don’t want to be fat”, “I want lose weight”, “I’d like to be thinner”, “I wish I could get rid of my fat belly”… keep thinking on those terms and prepare to be disappointed, because by focusing on what you don’t want you’ll get more of what you don’t want.

5/ LACKING THE RIGHT MIND SKILLS: What are you going to do when you’ve had a hard day at work and you’re too tired to work out? What’s going to happen when you are hungry and walk by your favourite bakery? What if you have a string of barbeques or dinner parties coming up that you are expected to attend?

If you don’t know how to get yourself motivated whenever you need to, if you don’t know how to deal with temptation, or eliminate cravings, or how to plan a well formed outcome so you can have the body you want and have a life too, then you are missing out on key ingredients to your success!

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