This Weight Loss Question Needs It’s Own Post
Today’s question really needed it’s own space because the constant battle with our own self critic who says things like “I am fat” are a huge piece to understand and overcome when people try to learn how to lose weight.
Just a quick recap in case you are just joining me with this blog.
In the first blog I started answering weight loss questions and giving weight loss tips because I was really close to wrapping up the long-awaited Eat Right for Life Plan.
This will be released in just days! Easy, permanent weight loss without pills, boxed foods, nasty shakes, expensive supplements are right around the corner. You’ll learn how to lose weight by finding the right foods for you and using great weight loss tips.
But before I finalize everything and send it off to the technical magicians that will make it available, I need to make sure I have covered everything. So, I asked people to take a few minutes to let me know what their top two questions about weight loss are that I absolutely NEED to answer in the Eat Right for Life Plan.
The response has been amazing! Thank you so much for helping me out so I can help others learn how to lose weight. The Eat Right for Life Plan is improving every single day thanks to your responses.
I started adding a weight loss question and answer every day to the previous post but people sent me notes saying they’d like to quickly see all the weight loss questions as I’m answering them / i.e. titles. So, if the answer is long enough, like today’s, I’ll make a new post every day. Hopefully you’ll continue to learn more about easy, sustainable, permanent weight loss. Lots of great information on how to lose weight and some fun weight loss tips.
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Weight Loss Question Answered:
How to stop the mental tapes of I am fat?
Ah, the tapes that play in our heads! This is a HUGE issue where people, especially women, get stuck or worse, slide backwards. We all have toxic self talk and it’s easy to believe the worst in ourselves. It’s important to identify self talk. This not an area that is covered in the Eat Right for Life Plan as the six months of support makes it easier to work through the issues together. Self talk, mindset, and barriers is a part of the next segment Living Right for Life. The immediate weight loss successes that occur during Eat Right for Life help keep the motivation. But, identifying challenges/barriers, the first time this “type” of challenge occurred in our lives, understanding the underlying beliefs that developed, the specific message being heard, identifying or naming the inner critic so you are able to “talk back” are critical steps. Most clients find keeping a journal of some of the thoughts from their inner critic and how they would like to respond is very helpful. Acknowledging how to release the inner critic is important.
Thoughts are similar to train tracks and many of our train tracks are very, very well worn! We have to create new tracks and work on using these tracks more and more frequently. Eventually the new tracks will be our go-to tracks and the old tracks become overgrown and broken down. Unfortunately, at any time, our train of thoughts can jump back on the old tracks which are so well embedded in ourselves. So, it’s easier each time if the above journaling is available to refer back to.
We are our own biggest and harshest critics. When reflecting on your inner critic I think it’s important to consider if you would talk to a friend like that or if you would remain friends with someone who talked to you like that. If the answer is no, than it’s time to start working on getting rid of the toxic self talk.