So you want to lose weight and you're thinking that another New Year's Resolution is the way to go? Perhaps you've already gained the expected 10 pounds of Holiday Weight Gain and you almost can't wait for January 1!
However you've had enough experience with this by now that you already know New Year's Resolutions are broken within two weeks, at the most. Most don't last beyond 3 days.
Yes, it's disheartening, but true. But then why isn't willpower enough to make your New Year's Resolution to lose weight stick? And what if you really do want to lose weight, but you just can't stop eating?
What's important to notice before going further is (if you're completely honest with yourself), you can see that food and weight are a struggle for you year-round. It's simply easier to see during the holiday season due to the abundance of opportunities to indulge.
3 Keys to Make Your New Year's Resolution To Lose Weight Stick
I have three keys to share with you to help you lose weight successfully, and for good. But do note that I am going to tell you the truth. Because that's what I deliver to my permanent weight loss coaching clients: The truth.
The first key to making your resolution to lose weight actually stick is that you MUST get a weight loss mindset. That's it! Plain and simple.
But why do you need a weight loss mindset? Great question! Here's why:
Mindset is 90% of the game of permanent, struggle-free success with your weight. With a weight loss mindset no willpower is needed. Therefore there is no force, no struggle, and actually there would be no need for a New Year's Resolution to lose weight! A resolution is a force: you are attempting to force yourself into doing something that you truly do not want to do (on one hand).
How do you know you don't want to lose weight? Because you'd be doing it right now if you could. You would never even consider waiting until a date on the calendar to make changes. There would be no need to! If you already had a weight loss mindset.
This does not mean that the whole of you does not want to lose weight. What it means is that the part of you that is always winning...the part of you that continues to sabotage your weight loss efforts...that part does not want to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. A lifestyle that would allow you to sail through any time of year without weight gain, and without struggle!
That part of you that continues to sabotage your weight loss efforts and for some reason is fighting you tooth and nail. It might allow you to lose weight sometimes, but it always comes back with a vengeance - both the overeating, and the overweight!
Therefore, you're not helping yourself by making a New Year's Resolution to lose weight with your current mindset, unless you're ok with regaining the weight you've lost (you already know this from your past experiences with yo-yo weight loss/weight gain).
Do note that ALL of this is driven by your mind. Your current mindset is 90% of your problem. Conversely, it's 90% of the solution, once you get a weight loss mindset!
A second key of getting your New Year's Resolution to lose weight to stick is that you must make a firm decision to change. Nothing will change until you decide that it shall, and the very best decision you could ever make for yourself is the decision to learn exactly how to get a weight loss mindset!
Interestingly enough, that decision must come first, even though you do not know how to change your mindset. How do you know you don't know how? Because if you could have done it you already would have! It would have been clearly evident to you years ago that diet and exercise is only 10% of the solution.
Finally, a third key to getting your New Year's Resolution to lose weight to stick is that you need to take specific action with a step-by-step proven system for getting that weight loss mindset!
I cannot stress this enough for you (I said I'd tell you the truth!) - It's your MIND that leads your body. Always.
How can you know for certain? Do this now: Raise your arm above your head while repeatedly thinking the thought, like a mantra, "keep my arm in my lap".
What happened? In order to raise your arm above your head you have to think the thought first. So you see, it's your mind that is driving you to overeat, stuff yourself, hide food, binge, eat at night, and compulsively overeat. Even if you are not consciously aware of the words you are "speaking" in your mind, since your mindset includes much more than only words (that's why "positive thinking" alone does not create a weight loss mindset).
Now you're probably asking, "But why do I do all of these things to myself when I really don't want to? Especially when I'm so smart and successful, except for this one area of my life? Why can't I just tell myself to stop it!"
Well, you've likely told yourself to stop eating hundreds of thousands of times throughout your life, haven't you. The problem is that there's that other part of you that is also thinking thoughts, thoughts like, "Oh, just forget it, I'm already fat/overweight/frustrated/fed up, so let's just eat that whole pizza. Who cares anyway!"
It's a complicated thing to work out, which is why it's so difficult to do on your own. However when you work with a step-by-step proven system and have the accountability and guidance of an expert mindset mentor then believe it or not, you can leave all of that struggle behind you.
To take a first step grab my Free 5-Day E-course, "Is Your Mindset Fit or Fat?" to discover what's really been holding you back from losing weight for good (and what you can do about it!). It's free so grab it at Fearless Fat Loss while it's still available!
What would that be like for you, to have a New Year filled with struggle-free weight loss?
What if you no longer needed that New Year's Resolution to lose weight? (You don't need any resolutions once you have a weight loss mindset!)