3 Steps to Achieve Long-Term Weight Loss Success

Top 20 Ways to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

You aren’t new to the weight loss struggle. 

You’ve tried countless diets and exercise routines. You’ve even been successful at shedding some pounds. 

… but those long-lost pounds seem to keep finding their way back to you and you are just plain tired of this seemingly endless battle. 

Friend, you can lose weight and keep it off by learning the top 20 things that no one tells you about how to truly be successful on your journey. 

This is part 16 of a 20-part blog series that will give you a strong foundation of strategy you need to lose weight, keep it off, and start living the life you were born to live! 

Some of what I share will be opposite of what all the diet gurus tell you, so read on with an open and prayerful mind and let God work on you from the inside out of your health and fitness journey! 

Part 16: 3 Steps to Achieve Long-Term Weight Loss Success

“Hunger is all in your head.” 


Have you heard this statement before? 


If you’ve had this comment thrown your way more than a time or two along your weight loss journey, you certainly aren’t alone. 


I'm sure you’ve also heard “Just do something to distract yourself and you’ll forget all about being hungry. Go read a book … take a bath … take a walk … something to get your mind off food.” 


Friend, while these actions aren’t necessarily bad and are actually pretty great for taking care of yourself, I want you to know something very, very important. 


Distraction is not helpful in weight loss. 


As you know, this series is all about weight loss tools that go against the most common diet gurus out there and this statement definitely goes against the advice many tout on a daily basis. However, it’s important for you to know that allowing distraction to keep you away from food for a moment is only a temporary fix and does not create the long-term solution you need. 


3 Steps to Avoid Using Distraction as a Weight Loss Tool


  1. Kick Short-Term Fixes to the Curb - Perhaps the first step in getting ahead in your weight loss journey is to kick quick fixes and short-term solutions to the curb. Overeating has caused the problem you are facing right now, so it’s important to understand the factors that lead to overeating. A short-term fix, like taking a walk or reading a book will only delay the long-term, sustainable solution to your weight loss goals. 
  2. Train Your Brain to Focus on Long-Term Strategies - Once you’ve kicked the quick fixes to the curb, it’s time to begin training your brain to switch gears and begin thinking about and applying long-term, sustainable actions for long-term, sustainable success. Ask yourself this question: “Do you truly want to feel in control around food?” If your answer is yes, you must understand using distraction and other short-term strategies aren’t going to help you, they are only going to hinder you. 
  3. Allow Yourself to Feel Your Emotions - The truth is, many times you find yourself wanting to overeat, it’s simply because you want to eat your way through emotions rather than to feel your way through emotions. God created you with emotions, they serve as an alarm that something is wrong. In order to lose weight and find the long-term weight loss success you want, you must learn to feel your emotions, understand your emotions, and learn from them. 


You have exactly what it takes to lose weight and reclaim your God-given identity. Any voice telling you that you don’t is very simply a lie from the enemy. God has placed everything in your vessel that you need to be successful. 


The journey can be a struggle at times, and that’s why I’ve created the perfect resource that will help you get started today. It’s a free, 7-Day Devotional called Losing Weight with God. Just click this link and you can download your copy right now. 


Stop allowing the distraction of distractions to keep you from who God has called you to be. You can do this! 



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