To be successful in weight loss, you need to know how to get into the weight loss mindset.
Your weight loss mindset is more important than any fad diet or exercise routine.
You’ve probably noticed how in 2019 wellness is too hard. There are thousands of different diets, millions of workouts, and about a billion people trying to tell you how you should lose weight.
Ultimately, if you want to lose weight you have to know how to get your mind in the right place. It’s about the way you think. It’s about your attitude.
I personally lost 100 lbs through meditation.
Meditation, in my opinion, is the one one way how to get into the weight loss mindset. In this guide I’ll show you how to do it.
Why You Need To Get Into The Weight Loss Mindset
We have long known that there is a mindset for success. And now we know there is a weight loss mindset too.
New research out of the University of Bristol is changing the world’s perspective on how we go about getting thinner tummies.
This breaking research shows that the key to getting that lean, healthy, sexy body is your weight loss mindset.
Here’s the deal:
There is one crucial difference between the mindset of a healthy person and that of of an overweight person.
- People who have the weight loss mindset think about the next meal whenever they’re preparing food.
- People who have a bad mindset for weight loss ignore the next meal and focus solely on what they are eating at the time.
This defies common held beliefs.
For years, society and government-funded research has rammed it down our throats that getting thin is solely about the physical, material matters, about food and exercise.
Sorry, but they’re wrong.
The number one way to lose weight is to have the right attitude, the right thoughts, the right beliefs. It’s about a thing called “discounting”, which is where you discount the next meal you’ll have.
Researchers tell us, “The findings demonstrate that discounting operates in planning from one meal to the next and that people with obesity might not be factoring that in to their choices.”
The researchers at the University of Bristol state that:
- overweight people simply ignore, or forget, the fact that it might not be very long until the next meal.
- lean people, on the other hand, are aware of the time between meals, and they use this when doing portion control.
How To Into The Weight Loss Mindset
The best way how to get into the weight loss mindset is to use a strategy called “Delay Discounting”
A similar study was conducted previously. It found a link between obesity and “delay discounting”, which is the idea that the farther away something seems, the less important we consider it to be. Delay discounting can lead people to make decisions in the moment without thinking of the future consequences of those actions. 
It’s funny to think that in a world full of weight loss apps, books on dieting, and advanced diet plans, something as seemingly tiny as a change of thought can make such a huge difference. Then again, we are what we think (not what we eat).
Here are 5 weight loss mindset tips
Ayurveda teaches that for a healthy body we need a healthy mind. And now science has proven it.
Here are 5 ways to get the perfect mindset for weight loss.
1. Recognise the power of your own mind
Eliza Kingsford, author of Brain Powered Weight Loss [AMAZON], says, “Losing weight and successfully maintaining it over the long term is not as much about what you put in your stomach; it’s more about what’s happening in the brain.”
The key to developing getting your mind set on losing weight is awakening to the power of your own mind.
In my book, Your Best Meditation, I reveal how meditation can awaken us to the dormant power of our own minds. Take a look at that link. And recognise your true inner power.
2. Use Mantras And Affirmations To Develp The Weight Loss Mindset
One way how to get your mind set on losing weight is by using affirmations and mantras.
Mantras and affirmations are similar things. They are both words or phrases that we recite in order to create positive changes in the mind or body.
Mantras are more spiritual than affirmations and are backed by science.
When we meditate on a mantra, such as “Om”, we create changes in both the mind and body. We change our inner frequency. And this can help with weight loss.
My guide to weight loss affirmations and mantras covers this in detail.
3. Eat mindfully, being grateful for every bite
One of my favorite ways to get my mind set on losing weight is by eating mindfully.
When we are grateful for the food we eat, we are more likely to savor it. We are more likely to eat slowly. And we all know how important eating slowly is to weight loss.
When eating, be mindful of the connection between nature, food, and your own bodies.
The more we are aware and grateful for the inner connectedness of all things, and how food represents both the natural world and our own spiritual and physical being, the more mindfully we will eat.
Stop before biting.
Be mindful of where food comes from, what it represents (mother nature), how it becomes a living part of us, and how sacred food is. This will naturally produce a healthy relationship with food.
4. Start with smaller goals
One of the best ways how to get your mind set on losing weight is to start getting dopamine naturally.
Naturally we all want the absolute perfect body, lean, healthy and sexy. But if you’re heavily overweight, that goal can seem miles away, almost impossible to attain. That is not going to motivate you.
Because of the way dopamine works in the brain, small goals serve as markers that propel us towards overall success. When we focus on little steps that we actually can achieve in the short-term, we create a winning streak that helps to motivate us to keep going.
So make your goals smaller and more attainable.
5. Remember, part of the weight loss mindset is that your motivation varies
From scientific research we know that motivation will fluctuate throughout the day. In fact, weight loss motivation fluctuates wildly even in short time periods.
A study published in the journal Learning & Instruction shows that our motivation levels fluctuate from high to low in as little as 90 minutes.
Researchers at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany took 155 student teachers and recorded their motivation levels within a 90 minutes period. The researchers discovered that motivation fluctuates wildly in just 90 minutes. Within that time frame every participant in the study experienced extreme highs and extreme lows in motivation.
Let’s apply this to the weight loss mindset.
We know that we will have moment of very high weight loss motivation, and moments where we have no motivation to lose weight. Logically, we need to make the most of periods of high-motivation while reducing the impact of moments of low motivation.
To do this:
- Prepare food during times of high motivation
- Leave healthy snacks out for moments of low motivation
- Exercise when you feel the impulse to (do not wait)
Those are how you get your mind set on losing weight.
The mind is the true seat of power. With the right mindset, weight loss becomes easy.
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