How would it feel to have the body you want right now instead of making another New Year’s resolution to lose weight? The data show that only 8% of people stick to their new year’s resolutions, so this isn’t the most effective way to get what you want. Why not jumpstart your new body right NOW? Why are you waiting?
What is a New Year’s Resolutions anyway?
A New Year’s resolution is a reset. But why wait to reset? You can reset today, right now and over and over as many times as you need. And, you may need to press and re-press the reset button multiple times because you are learning a new skill. Decide right now that it doesn’t matter how many times you need to reset, your goals are still available to you. With practice, new habits will eventually become automatic, but this takes time.
Why setting a resolution to go on “diet” doesn’t work
Many diet plans are ok and many work, but only if we stick to them. Some are obviously better than others but, what if the problem isn’t the plan? Why do only 5% of dieters maintain weight their weight loss for longer than a few months to a year? This is because dieting alone is NOT SUSTAINABLE. But you know what is sustainable? Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the most sustainable thing you can do to lose weight
And I recommend starting right now, today. Start managing your brain: by PAUSING and INQUIRING. Before you put anything in your mouth PAUSE AND INQUIRE. Ask yourself : Am I really hungry? Is the food I’m eating for fuel? If the answer is no, ask yourself: Why do I want to eat this cookie” (or this popcorn or M&M’s or drink this soda or wine). What do I think eating this cookie is going to do for me? Will this cookie solve my problem? Then go deeper: What am I not giving to myself or doing for myself that I think this cookie is going to solve?
So what if you eat the cookie?
Sometimes you are going to eat the cookie when you didn’t plan to. You are a human in a human body and you are likely going to eat a cookie every once in a while. If you put the cookie in your mouth ENJOY IT. Savor it. DO NOT BEAT UP ON YOURSELF. Just PAUSE AND INQUIRE. Ask yourself why you ate it or why you ate seven of them. Mistakes are good. This is how we learn.