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On this episode of Diamond Body Image Avril and Alex talk about the importance of changing habits with the way that you eat for faster and sustainable weight loss. Here is a sneak peak of the what they cover and make sure to tune into the entire show. They will give you 3 tips to help you get started with this concept at the end!
Why you shouldn’t diet…
Going on a diet to lose weight doesn’t have to be as complicated as we make it. Think about the last diet you were on… How many rules were there for you to follow? Did you have to count points? Did you have to count calories? Did you have to buy special food or opt in to buy certain supplements?
This is NOT how weight loss should be approached. If you truly want to be successful at something you need to prepare. Think about a test that you took in the past. Did you just go sit down with a pen and paper or in front of a computer to start it? My guess is no, you probably studied for the test so that you would pass.
Weight loss is a lot like a test. In order to pass you need to prepare for it. You have to have a solid plan to “pass” your weight loss goals.
In the beginning of my weight loss attempt, I was recently divorced from a cheating husband. I was a single mom and had a full time job. He only had my daughter every other weekend so that meant that I was the sole transportation for her to get to and from school (no bus).
I made so many mistakes that I see other women make now. I remember one night I had to work late and did not get to the sitter’s house to pick up my daughter until 8pm. By the time I got home it was 8:30pm, not the perfect time to eat right? I just grabbed a can of Spaghetti O’s and ate them with a grilled cheese sandwich.
See if I would have been prepared, this would not be the issue. How many times have you got held up at work, stuck in traffic? Maybe you had to run your kids around to practice or to a game (they always seem to schedule them right at dinner time 6pm on a Monday). What did you eat? Did you have healthy food ready or did you pull an old Avril, just grabbing the easiest thing possible?
Are you prepared…
Being prepared is just one of the many things when it comes to losing weight. Most people think that if you want to drop pounds you have to start a diet on a set day, change everything (go in diet mode) all at once and stay that way until your “diet” is over.
However, if you prepare your mind with a new concept and have a solid plan in the beginning, you will see how weight loss can be much easier than what you EVER imagined.
The concept that I am talking about is shifting your lifestyle to
#1 Support your weight loss and meet your goals
#2 Maintain your weight loss through living a healthy lifestyle
See the problem with dieting is that you do not change any of your bad habits that got you to the point where you are right now. Think of your bad habits, grabbing a hand full of chips, eating out all of the time, opting for convenience food because of time, indulging in late night snacks…. Whatever your bad habit is, we have to replace with a healthier habit.
Here is what you should be doing…
Prepare your mind ahead of time. Write a list of everything that is going to be different in your life after you lose this weight. Be very specific.
Start small by just focusing changing one thing, maybe it is one of your bad habits, or just simply increasing your water intake.
“The One Thing Method” was designed by me, Avril, a formerly overweight chic. Before I lost 100 pounds and shifted my lifestyle, I was the biggest yo-yo dieter you could imagine. From one diet to another, I would lose weight, gain it back and then start another diet in hopes to not find the weight again.
But I am here to tell you that nothing worked until I started to do things differently. Changing my lifestyle took me time, I am not super woman or anything…. But, you see, my entire life is different now, for the best.
I am confident in my body and my mind. I am proud of what I have accomplished. I have the guts to stick up for myself, family and what I believe. I have the confidence to put pictures and videos of myself out on the internet.
When you change the way you are doing something now, can be hard to deal with and that is why my method works. No overwhelm, no complicated rules to follow, no banned foods, just you + me and weight loss.
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Author: Avril Baxter
Avril Baxter is a professional online personal trainer & weight loss coach. Avril is helping hundreds of people lose weight fast by being personally involved with each client for support in healthy eating, fitness workout videos, and continuous encouragement to help them reach their weight loss goals.