The words you use shine a revealing light on the beliefs you hold in your head. Successful Dieters not only create a new way of acting but also a new way of thinking. This is reflected in the words and phrases that they use.
If losing weight has been a chore for you, you’ll be happier with your results if you to tune into the words you use on a daily basis and remove the following negative phrases from your vocabulary.
7 Things Successful Dieters Don’t Say – At-A-Glance
- Number 1: “I hope this works.”
- Number 2: “But, I follow the plan 90% of the time?!”
- Number 3: “Others’ needs come before mine. Once I meet their needs, then I can take care of myself.”
- Number 4: “I can’t wait till this is over!”
- Number 5: “I can’t find the time for food prep.”
- Number 6: “Losing weight costs too much money.”
- Number 7: “I work hard; I deserve to eat whatever I want.”
7 Things Successful Dieters Don’t Say [Video]
In this video, you’ll learn…
- Seven negative mindsets that hinder weight loss.
- Ways to counteract those negative mindsets.
- Tips and strategies for a healthy mindset and successful weight loss.
Number 1: ” I hope this works.”
People who struggle with their weight put their faith in a diet or exercise plan and hope that it is the solution they have been looking for.
To be successful, you certainly need a plan, but Successful Dieters have faith in themselves and understand that life will throw curve balls along the way. They are confident in their ability to handle those obstacles and stay on track.
Number 2: “But, I follow the plan 90% of the time?!”
The reality is, that it only takes 10 minutes to eat 500 calories or more of refined carbs. Depending on your metabolism, that short-lived treat can be enough to put the brakes on fat burning for the entire day.
It may be the boring route, but Successful Dieters know that slow and steady wins the race. They look at every day as an opportunity to do and be more.
Number 3: “Others’ needs come before mine. Once I meet their needs, then I can take care of myself.”
Caring for others is important but it doesn’t have to prevent you from taking care of yourself.
Successful Dieters understand that the healthier they are the more they have to offer others.
Number 4: “I can’t wait till this is over!”
Losing weight requires commitment, focus, and time. With so many things competing for our attention, it is not uncommon to find yourself longing to be done with this goal so you can go back to your old carefree ways.
Successful Dieters have created their own personal system that prevents them from straying too far off course. The overarching goal of my coaching program is to help members create a way of eating that is Easy-to-Follow, Enjoyable, and Effective. When you have those three E’s in place, there is no reason or desire to go back to your old habits.
Number 5: “I can’t find the time for food prep.”
Successful Dieters have given up the “I can’t” phrase. They have fully committed to their goal and even though they may not immediately know “how”, they will find the time to cook or even learn how to cook. They know they “can” and therefore, they are open to finding a solution.
Consider this, there are 1,440 minutes in a day. If you take just 15 – 30 of those minutes to prepare a whole food, unprocessed meal you will significantly contribute to your weight-loss and general health.
Number 6: “Losing weight costs too much money.”
Successful Dieters see eating healthy as their own personal insurance plan against poor health.
High blood pressure, doctor’s visits, joint pain, diabetes, cancer: these are much higher costs than you will ever encounter by following a nutrient-rich diet.
Number 7: “I work hard; I deserve to eat whatever I want.”
You do deserve to treat yourself if you work hard, but the treat does not have to be food.
Successful Dieters find other ways to pat themselves on the back, such as taking a well-deserved day of rest or treating themselves to a new item of clothing. They get rewarded and keep their new, slimmer body as a bonus!
I want to challenge you to pay attention to the words you use in relation to your weight loss journey and get rid of limiting phrases. Commit to trying this for one week and you will be surprised by how much power your words hold.
Thanks so much for reading! I will be back next week with another post to help you reach your goal!
About the Author
Dr. Becky Gillaspy, DC graduated Summa Cum Laude with research honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991.