Losing weight and improving your health can be tough, especially when you are always on the go.
Meaning it feels like you rarely have a minute to yourself, let alone time to even think about going to the gym or eating healthy.
That’s why today I’m going to share 6 of my top tips to help you lose weight, without going to the gym or giving up all your favourite foods.
1) Focus on your diet
The first point of call is to ensure you are eating right, which means getting rid of nutrient deficiencies and making sure you fuel your body with what it needs to thrive.
That means upping your intake of vegetables, fruit, protein and healthy fats, while reducing your intake of sugar, processed foods and hidden calories in drinks such as soda.
Note how I said reduce. It’s all about balance and not restricting yourself of anything, as that added pressure just creates extra stress, and is the main reason why dieting simply doesn’t work.
You’ll find that by eating better you will improve everything from your mood to your energy levels and focus, which will directly spill over into your productivity and quality of work.
You’ll also start losing weight effortlessly, and gain a newfound confidence in all areas of your life.
2) Change your mindset
For me mindset is the glue that holds everything you try to do in your life together, controlling your focus, motivation, clarity and desire.
A negative mindset can cause everything from excessive stress to insomnia, depression, anxiety, poor food choices and just general unhappiness, whereas a positive mindset can give you the power to achieve anything you want, helping you conquer fears and push your comfort zones.
That’s why you need to take responsibility for your own actions and journey, as if you don’t, then you will continue feeling trapped, stuck, lost and overwhelmed, meaning getting this right is essential for making lasting changes.
That’s why mindset is the first thing I focus on with any new clients, as it really is that important to every aspect of your health.
3) Learn to manage stress
Stress is a huge contributor to weight gain, as elevated cortisol levels impact everything from fat storage to your food choices, along with your body’s ability to fight off disease.
Stress is one of the biggest influencers in the current obesity and chronic disease epidemic, playing in a role in the development of everything from heart disease to diabetes, strokes and some forms of cancer.
While I know it’s useless advice to tell you to reduce stress levels, we should be looking to learn to manage them in any way that we can.
Again, this comes back to your mindset, recognising why you respond the way that you do and then changing how you react accordingly.
4) Find other ways to exercise
You don’t need to go to the gym to get fit and healthy, and instead there’s a range of options available to you from working out at home to taking up a sport, yoga, swimming or even just finding ways to walk more on a daily basis.
Just finding ways to move more whenever you can will have a profound impact on how you feel mentally, physically and emotionally.
So take the stairs, walk to get lunch, do a body weight training workout at home or anything else you can squeeze into your schedule.
20 Minutes of a properly designed plan at home will achieve far more than an hour aimlessly bouncing around a gym.
5) Commit to a lifestyle change
This means no more quick fixes and instead developing healthier habits, with the overall goal of slow gradual change, rather than overhauling everything at once.
To make lasting change you essentially need 4 things:
– Proper diet and nutrition
– Healthier mindset and habits
– Increased activity levels
That’s why people don’t lose weight with all the latest trends, as those diet drinks may give you nutrition, but they don’t change your mindset, get you moving or keep you accountable.
And while those weight loss groups may give you nutrition and accountability, they don’t tackle the very core of the issue, which is your mindset, habits and behaviours, or get you to exercise.
And finally, those crazy workout plans don’t change your mindset, give you proper nutrition, or keep you accountable after a long day when you lack motivation and energy.
Starting to see a trend on why none of them get lasting results?
6) Learn how to do it for yourself
One size fit’s all approaches never work, as everyone is different and what works for one person, probably won’t work for another.
I found this out this out the hard way, where after years of bouncing around from one fad diet to another and trying all these crazy workouts I was still left stuck!
I tried all the personal trainers, diets and everything else I could find, and while I may have got results short term, I had no clue what to do for myself. So as soon as I deviated slightly from the plan or tried to go it alone, it all came crashing down.
If you know anything about my story then you’ll know that a few years ago I was close to 50 pounds heavier and had huge issues with everything from self confidence to my relationships with food, feeling overwhelmed, depressed and just struggling to deal with the ups and downs of everyday life.
My dad’s cancer was the wake up call I needed to get my own health on track, and since then I’ve been on a mission to help as many people as possible who are on the same journey that I went through.
I realised though that if I wanted to do that then I needed to do something different, that actually worked and gave others all the tools, knowledge, guidance and support to make lasting changes in all areas of their life.
That’s why I created the ‘Reconstruct a Better You’ Programme, to give you everything you need to take control of the life you’ve always wanted.
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