Episode 047: WHY You Eat vs. WHAT You Eat

May 14, 2015

In today’s episode we’re talking about what truly holds people back from achieving their fat loss goals. in many cases, it isn’t as much about what you eat as it is about why you eat! We talk about the power of affirmations, the power of thought, the power of the spoken word and how you can utilize your brain power to help you reach your fat loss goals.

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The Problem:

We spend so much time instructing our mind and our subconscious by thinking and saying unproductive things about our bodies, our choices and our abilities. These things, though descriptive, are also prescriptive. They are instructional. We create a reality we are trying to avoid but constantly reinforcing self-limiting behaviors. Lasting fat loss is actually much more about why we eat than it is about what we eat.

When we argue for our limitations we get to keep them. Be very careful of what you choose to argue for.

The Solution:

We first need to become aware of these negative thoughts and beliefs and then we need to choose to send different messages. This is most easily accomplished by becoming aware of the negative thoughts/beliefs and then actively replacing them with positive affirmations on a daily basis. Then we need to follow up these affirmations with consistent action, even when we don’t feel like it. You are in control. You have power. Do not tell yourself that you are powerless.

If you are powerless it is because you choose not to exercise your power. 

Practical Implementation:

  • Complete an inventory of your negative thoughts and beliefs
  • Create affirmations that begin with “I am…”
  • State your affirmations in the positive
  • Link them to positive emotions like joy, pride, confidence, etc
  • Recite your affirmations (with conviction) multiple times each day
  • Choose to act in accordance with your affirmations

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