Things that DON’T make you fat….
Things that DO make you fat….
This was not originally my idea. I got this post idea from Jordan Syatt. Just didn’t want to plagiarize. But I did add a few of my own items to the lists.
I LOVE doing consults with potential clients. It is my FAVORITE thing ever. I love it because you can just “see” (I guess actually I hear since I do them over the phone) their minds working to give all the excuses as to why they are the weight they are currently.
AND WE ALL DO THIS!!
Jesus replied with this story: “A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations. When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come, the banquet is ready. But they all began making excuses. One said, ‘I have just bought a field and must inspect it. Please excuse me. Another said, ‘I have just bought five pairs of oxen, and I want to try them out. Please excuse me. Another said, ‘I now have a wife, so I can’t come.’ Luke 14:16-20
We have all been making excuses since the fall of man. And they just don’t get us anywhere, YET we are so set on believing them.
Satan wants to keep us stuck. He wants us to believe that our weight is out of our control, that we can’t do anything about it. He wants you to believe that you just love sugar too much and have way more cravings than the “normal” person. It brings him joy to see you reaching for that tub of ice cream when you’ve had a hard day, and to hear you tell yourself, “I deserve this".
But, my dear readers, AND FRIENDS, I’m calling you out. These are EXCUSES. Some of them I even use. Don’t worry, I’m calling myself out on these, too.
Our brains want to over-complicate and give us mind drama about food. But, for the most part, it’s pretty simple.
This is how ALL my weight loss clients start… at the basics.
First, you track your water. Did you know you need water to lose fat? When your body is dehydrated, it cannot shed the fat. Most people I know are chronically dehydrated.
Second, you get at least 6-7 (I suggest closer to seven than 6) hours of sleep in. Sleep is your body’s restoration time. For your body to restore itself it needs fuel. Since you’re not consuming calories, it will start using FAT once your glucose stores are used up.
Third, write down EVERYTHING you eat. Do this every evening. I hear over and over again, “I eat healthy and exercise 5 days a week. I don’t know why I’m not losing weight.” You can eat well and still OVER-CONSUME calories. It can be eye opening to see what you eat in a day. Often, we are not aware enough to really evaluate. A food journal can help with this.
Fourth, once you have those three things down, then you move on to making your next day 1% better. Maybe you won’t have a full bag of peanut M&Ms in the afternoon. Instead, you’ll count out 10 peanut M&Ms. Take it SLOW and be consistent. You also think through how you are going to accomplish this by planning.
Last, but DEFINITELY not least, when you fall of track you give yourself GRACE. You don’t beat yourself up and tell yourself you’re no good. You don’t give yourself all the excuses as to why you can’t do this. No. You ask yourself, “What can I learn from my mistake?” “How was I feeling?” “What is it that I am lacking and attempting to replace with food?” These kinds of questions help you learn and MOVE FORWARD.
Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat.
I know some of you are saying right now, “It’s not that easy! I’ve tried this!”
It really is that easy.
I’ve done the research. Not only that, but I have seen it work over and over again.
You can have it work for you!
Do you struggle with any of these steps? Do you know what to do, but you can’t follow through? Are you using any of the excuses above to keep yourself stuck? I’d love to chat with you on a FREE consultation call. We’ll dig in together and uncover the truth and get you moving forward!