If you've recently had a baby and are looking for tips and inspiration on how to lose the baby weight and KEEP IT OFF, you've come to the right place. If you're just starting off, read PART 1: 0 - 3 months Losing the Baby Weight about walking the pram for weight loss, but for those of you who have been walking your little socks off - continue on to find out your next steps on the road to post-pregnancy weight loss.
Proper goal-setting can be underestimated, but the difference between those who succeed in life and those who don't, are intelligent goals set properly with a strategy in place.
Not having a goal is like getting in your car and just driving. You could spend a lot of time and money driving, but you might not end up anywhere you actually want to be.
Want to know a goal-setting technique that really works? Read on.....
Most people blame their body when it comes to not meeting their weight loss goals, and sometimes, yes this can be the case so it is always worth being checked out by a Doctor to get the all clear. However if you’ve had the ok from the Doc and the weight is still not shifting, it could be time to consider that your brain may be at the root of the issue.
Your eating habits could be at the root of the issue, but unfortunately going on a diet in many cases often only leads to feelings of deprivation. This means that you can only sustain the diet long enough to get you close to your goal, which upon reaching it, you then go straight back to your old eating habits and gain the weight you’ve just lost.
The truth is we all have a 'story' that we replay over and over in our minds - emotional patterns if you will, that if negative, can be sabotaging our goals and dreams. For example, a person has grown up with a mother constantly nagging her to 'eat less' and 'lose weight'. This is called a PUSH technique - essentially trying to force someone to do something. This works like a rubber band which eventually snaps, and the person being pushed rebels and decides to 'eat more' as a stance to their mother to show they will not be dictated to even though deep down, this is sabotaging their own goal of being healthy. What we want to create is a PULL. Enough reasons to be healthy and fit despite all the temptations and emotional stresses - the PULL to be healthy is bigger than all that.