“Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.” Henry Ford
Have you stopped to think about what is the number one enemy that you have to face to be successful and maintain your results when starting a weight loss program?
Have you been on countless diets? Is it hard for you to lose weight? And when you achieve it, do you soon return to your original weight? Do you know what is preventing you from losing weight or maintaining your results? What could be blocking that change you want so much?
know your enemy
Your beliefs can be your worst enemy when it comes to achieving your dreams and goals, including losing weight. Beliefs are the norms by which your life is governed, “the rules by which you live.”
These norms or rules can be empowering and support you in achieving your goals, or on the contrary, be limiting and become real obstacles that can make you think that you will be unable to achieve them.
Where do our limiting beliefs and thoughts come from?
Our beliefs are built based on the experiences we experience throughout our lives and then we act as if they were true (or at least they are true for us).
And here are the 7 most frequent limiting thoughts that may be preventing you from losing weight:
- I can't control what I eat.
- I don't have time to cook or go to the gym.
- To lose weight you have to suffer and sacrifice.
- After 40 it is impossible to lose weight.
- In my family everyone is obese, that's why I'm surely obese and I have no choice.
- I do not have any will power.
- I wasn't born to do exercises, that's only for fitness people.
Excuses don't burn calories
These are just 7 thoughts that may be limiting you when it comes to losing weight, but there may be some others in you, perhaps even in the form of an excuse that prepares the ground for failure.
For example: just the day you were going to start the gym you woke up sick to your stomach or you simply “fell asleep” or when you got to the office you realized that you left your healthy food at home.
You found yourself under the imperative obligation to buy a hamburger with everything and full mayonnaise at the fast food restaurant on the corner, without realizing that there was a healthier option on the menu or that you could have “saved the mayonnaise.”
3 things you need to believe to overcome your limiting thoughts
To overcome your limiting thoughts, lose weight and in general to achieve any goal you set for yourself in life you need to believe 3 things:
- You need to believe that it is possible.
- You need to believe that you are capable.
- You need to believe that you deserve to achieve it.
This is what is known as “The PCM Process” to overcome these limiting thoughts:
Losing weight definitely does not depend only on a “diet” or the intensity of the physical exercise you do for a certain time, it depends more on a healthy lifestyle that you can easily maintain over time like the one we propose in our #EvolutionLifestyle
Believing in yourself is the first step to overcoming the limiting beliefs that prevent you from losing weight , so remember: believe that if it is possible for you to lose weight, trust in yourself and your ability to achieve it, I am sure that you deserve it!