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Weight loss is 99% psychology. Without changing your mindset in the right way, your results won't be sustainable and you could even put on more weight. If you're like me, you've tried many programs to help lose weight and failed miserably. It doesn't mean the program is bad, it just means you must get your mind right first before they'll be effective. Subscribe to the Weightloss Mindset podcast and discover new ways to lose weight and keep it off! https://weightlossmindset.co

Weight Loss Mindset Rick Taylar

    • Health & Fitness
    • 3.9 • 15 Ratings

Weight loss is 99% psychology. Without changing your mindset in the right way, your results won't be sustainable and you could even put on more weight. If you're like me, you've tried many programs to help lose weight and failed miserably. It doesn't mean the program is bad, it just means you must get your mind right first before they'll be effective. Subscribe to the Weightloss Mindset podcast and discover new ways to lose weight and keep it off! https://weightlossmindset.co

    7 Ways Of Dealing With Emotions To Lose Weight

    7 Ways Of Dealing With Emotions To Lose Weight

    Negative emotions interfere with your weight loss efforts.

    Reaching for comfort foods when you feel down isn't the answer.

    You need good methods to deal with your out-of-control emotions if you're serious about losing weight.

    These seven strategies will help you deal with negative emotions and help you take control of your mental health.

    1 - Identifying and naming your emotions

    2 - Use a journal for expressing your true feeling

    3 - Sharing your feelings with a friend you trust

    4 - Stop thinking so narrow and look at the big picture

    5 - Try breathing techniques to help relax

    6 - Use your imagination to create positive experiences

    7 - Toss out those negative emotions

    These are just some ways to deal with stressful, difficult emotions, but there are dozens of other ways you could find healing and a way to get through your negative experiences. 

    Like I said before, be creative and think of ways that suit you. Change these methods to what works for you. Mix-and-match them to your heart's content. After all, the point is finding what makes you stronger and more capable of facing your fears.

    While you may know by now that it’s not as easy as it sounds, all you need is to take that first, single step. You'll become more resilient and better at finding healthier, more constructive ways to cope with your difficult emotions.
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    Heartfelt Motivation For Weight Loss Is Powerful

    Heartfelt Motivation For Weight Loss Is Powerful

    Heartfelt motivation is so much more powerful than head-based motivation.

    You need to take a closer look at the emotions that are driving you to put on weight.

    Just thinking about it, won't cut it!

    If you're following your head when it comes to weight loss, then you'd follow a very logical approach of eating this and not that, exercising this way and not that way, drinking this and not that, and boom… you’d drop all the weight you could ever need to lose. But we all know that's simply a fantasy, right? Weight loss is not about logic. It's about your emotions.

    Let's look at motivation

    When it comes to losing weight or accomplishing any goal that requires changing ingrained habits, what's more important than your amount of motivation is the source of your motivation.

    You need to truly understand exactly why you want to lose weight

    When it comes to losing weight, you must, discover your real motivation for deciding that you need to change your life. Start by asking yourself a straightforward question. “If I could do anything in my life, what would I want to accomplish?” Then, ask yourself the same question about your health. “If I could do anything for my health, what would I want to accomplish?”

    Use powerful, heartfelt affirmations to support you

    Affirmations are positive statements that help to strengthen your mindset to get what you want.

    Check out my other podcast #88 - How To Use Weight loss Affirmations The Right Way. This will teach you how to formulate affirmations correctly. They need to be done right!

    Don't underestimate the power of your emotions and the power of your mind. The ONLY reasons you'll fail is if you give up too soon or you don't even start.
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    Create Good Habits For Optimum Weight Loss

    Create Good Habits For Optimum Weight Loss

    It's true we're creatures of habit.

    But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

    We just need to learn to work with our innate ability to create habits that work for us, rather than against us.

    Are you ready to break the yo-yo dieting cycle and lose that weight for good? Then it's time you focused on developing new habits and routines that are related to your health.

    What's so important about forming habits?

    Losing weight isn't just about the food you eat

    You really must develop the courage to break old habits & patterns

    Remember that setting habits that last a lifetime are your greatest asset in not only losing weight but also keeping it off.
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    How Practicing Mindfulness Helps You Stay on Track With Your Diet

    How Practicing Mindfulness Helps You Stay on Track With Your Diet

    Making the decision to live a healthy lifestyle complete with a nourishing diet is easy to do. 
    The hard part is living it out and making the decision daily to take good care of yourself and your body. 
    By practicing Mindfulness, you can improve your diet, and stay on track with your weight loss goals.
    What Is Mindfulness?
    Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your awareness to the present moment and being fully present in that space. It is easy to learn and can be done by anyone at any time. Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and promote overall happiness. The practice of mindfulness is something that can be done at any time and in any place by simply bringing your awareness to the present moment.
    How Do You Meditate With Mindfulness?
    Meditation may sound intimidating or like something you don't have the time or focus to do, but Mindfulness is something anyone can practice, no matter where they are physically, or where they are with themselves.
    To Practice Mindfulness, You Can Follow These Steps:
    1 - Get into a comfortable position where you can sit quietly for 5-10 minutes without distractions. 
    2 - Close your eyes and take deep, cleansing breaths through your nose. 
    3 - Focus on your breathing and notice the rise and fall of your chest and belly with each breath. Experiment with breathing in and out through your nose and mouth and through your nose only.
    4 - Notice any thoughts and feelings that arise without getting involved in them, trying to stop them or judging them.
    5 - Continue to focus on your breathing and your thoughts and feelings for a few moments longer before opening your eyes and returning to the task at hand. 
    How Can Mindfulness Help Improve Your Diet?
    Practicing mindfulness on a regular basis will help you improve your relationship with food, your nutrition and your healthy weight goals. By being more mindful of your eating habits, you will be able to identify mindless eating more quickly and recognize when you are truly hungry and ready to eat rather than eat because you feel bored or stressed.
    Mindfulness Releases Tension And Relieves Anxiety
    It Helps You Learn To Appreciate Everything You Do Have
    Engages And Focuses Your Mind And Increases Body Awareness
    Mindfulness Can Help You Overcome Binge-Eating Habits
    Creates Acceptance Of Who You Are Now, And Inspires The Journey Of Where You Want To Go
    Practicing Mindfulness can help you become more aware of your eating patterns so that you are able to recognize when you are eating mindlessly and when you are truly hungry and ready to eat. 
    It can also help you learn to pay more attention to your body and how it feels when you eat certain foods or eat more than is healthy for you. It helps you balance and accept yourself, your thoughts, and to be aware of your body in the moment.
    Being mindful of your mind, body, and self as one can be very powerful in helping you achieve a healthy balanced life, and diet.
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    • 9 min
    5 Steps To Help Emotional Eaters Cope

    5 Steps To Help Emotional Eaters Cope

    Emotional eating can be so destructive to your weight loss goals.
    When we're in that frenzied moment we feel so helpless, right?
    The only way to beat it is to create a resilient mindset so we don't get stuck in guilt.
    Emotional eating is one of the biggest factors leading to weight gain. Eating out of stress or boredom instead of hunger has become very common in today's culture. If we’re bored, tired, mad, sad, or elated we celebrate with food. We tend to overeat.
    Most often, these celebrations cause us to eat even when we're not hungry. If you find yourself eating for comfort instead of hunger here are 5 steps you can take to avoid emotional eating.
    1 - Decide that it’s OK to be uncomfortable
    One of the reasons that people eat when they’re emotional is because they're uncomfortable. Uncomfortable emotions like anxiety, fear, anger, and boredom often lead people to eat when they are not actually hungry. 
    2 - Try the broccoli test before caving to cravings
    One of the hardest things for people who emotionally eat is to learn whether or not they're eating because they're hungry or because they're emotional. The cues to the body are almost identical in people who have spent long periods of time eating to cope with negative emotions. 
    3 - Get busy doing things and learn to enjoy every moment
    One of the strongest eating responses comes when boredom strikes. People find themselves reaching for food for any number of mind-numbing reasons. 
    4 - Keep track of your eating patterns with a food journal
    When emotional eating is a problem, maintaining a food journal isn’t just about logging the foods you eat. It’s about keeping a record of how you felt and what was going on at the time you were eating. 
    5 - Build resilience so you don't get stuck in noise. Learn to let go
    The final step in coping with emotional eating is to build resilience. If you build emotional toughness, it will help you not only with emotional eating but also with all other areas of your life. 
    Some things you can do are stop dramatizing, get perspective, and recharge. All of these can be great tools when it comes to building up your ability to bounce back from setbacks.
    What works best for you? 
    Do you have a special way to handle your emotions that we missed?
    Come to the site and leave us a message.
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    • 7 min
    How To Keep Yourself Motivated For Losing Weight

    How To Keep Yourself Motivated For Losing Weight

    It's hard to keep yourself motivated to lose weight.
    Small setbacks can have a big effect and make us give up on our goals.
    You first need to get your mind right to stay on track.
    You can do it! We all can do it! Let's get it done!
    Is it possible to find enough will and motivation to lose weight?
    What do you do to keep yourself motivated?
    What more could you do to keep yourself moving toward your goal?
    Finding the will to commit to a weight loss plan requires a considerable degree of confidence and commitment. People who have never had to worry about their weight can't imagine what it's like.
    Sometimes you need a little help finding your motivation to stay on your weight loss journey. Here are a few simple tips for you to consider.
    Ask yourself "Why do I want to lose weight?"
    Ask yourself this question and really think about it. Answer it honestly from the heart, "Why do I want to lose weight?" Why am I putting myself through the agony of trying to lose weight?
    Here's a key tip: Heartfelt motivation is so much more powerful than head-based motivation.
    Making your weight loss plan the highest priority
    This is so important. If you keep putting off the things you must do to be successful, you'll never reach your goals. You'll never feel good about your body. That's the painful truth. Decide now to make losing weight and everything that entails, your highest priority.
    Don't get yourself worked up over small obstacles
    Your weight loss path is a super important undertaking. You have a lot to learn about what is contributing to your body's weight gain. It's important to know and will give you great success in achieving your weight loss goals. 
    If you use these three simple tips to help you find your motivation, it'll definitely help you to lose weight. 
    Just remember, take it easy on yourself but make plans now to commit to the process.
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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

DaveTheGrammarGeek ,

Good info, bad voice

The information and insight here are good, but I can’t take the voice. Is it a real person? Is it an AI bot? Either way, it’s hard to listen to.

Lexiluvsit84 ,

Short and to the point!

Love this podcast! The information is given in short bullet point style with explanations for each point. This is exactly how I like to consume my information. Long drawn out podcasts seem more like rants, full of opinions, and ramblings. This is so informative and focused. Keep it up!

Gracies Eunni ,

To Much Self Promotion

These are short and it seems that the speaker spends more time promoting himself than actually getting information across.

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