Here are 3 simple thing you may not have expected to help you along your weight loss journey. These tips to help you lose weight are just some of the ones we swear by!
1.) Give up “diet” stuff
Diet drinks, no-sugar that. Just because it’s 0 calories, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good for you. It’s full of chemicals and fake stuff that your body doesn’t recognize. Plus, it gets you used to eating (and craving) super sweet things. Artificial sweeteners are 200-700 times sweeter than sugar.
To be fair, the jury is still out on how artificial sweeteners affect weight.
Regardless, losing weight healthfully (and keeping it off) has less to do with how low calorie can you go and more to do with nourishing your body with real whole foods and honoring your hunger and fullness.
2.) Be kind to yourself
Yup, you heard right. Show yourself some kindness. If you wouldn’t talk to a friend like that, don’t talk to yourself like that. Switch from…
“I’m disgusting. I hate my chunky thighs and pouchy stomach – I need to lose 20 pounds.”
To something like…
“I’m working on my wellness and learning as I go. I’m appreciative for my strong arms and beautiful shiny hair. Now, how can I be kinder to my body today?”
When you let how you think you’re supposed to look go and focus on what you like about your body + what you can DO to move you forward along your weight loss journey – you shift into a better space that allows for momentum to grow.
It’s a practice. Try it. It really works.
3.) Stop depriving yourself
You know what happens when you want something, but then you cant’ have it? You obsess. You eventually eat it – way to much of it – and you feel guilty. Like really guilty.
My suggestion? Eat the food! Enjoy, savor it, be in the moment with it and appreciate your hunger cues telling you when you’ve had enough. Don’t let food have that much power over you. Trust me, it’s not worth it.
Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian and Wellness Coach with a Masters in Nutrition. Specializing in coaching, weight loss, and behavior change, Corinne has helped hundreds of women develop a healthy positive relationship with food, their body, and themselves. She helps women do this by showing them how to create a healthy lifestyle (they love) using a holistic approach. She believes lasting change starts from the inside out. Visit her at CorinneDobbas.com or say, “HI” on facebook!