Why and How Weight Loss Finally “Clicked”
Years ago I talked about the day it “clicked” for me. You know, the day I decided to stop eating 5,000 calories a day and change almost everything about myself.
Why and how weight loss actually clicked for me is a different story.
Thankfully, it’s a short story. How to lose weight finally clicked for me after years of failures because I stopped thinking of weight loss in terms of a short-term arrangement. Losing weight isn’t a deal to be made with the devil. You don’t trade every single “normal” food that you’ve eaten your entire life and replace it with all of the food you hate. You also can’t starve yourself and be unhappy with what you’re doing every single day while you’re trying to lose weight.
All of that might lead to short-term success, but it’ll eventually bring failure.
Weight loss clicked for me when I thought of a journey and not a sprint. You have to do the same. You have to realize that weight loss isn’t an A to Z kind of thing.
Sure, you might have a goal to lose 25, 50, or 100 pounds, but you can’t just focus on a number and think “only a few more pounds then I can stop this diet…”
Because you can’t stop. Weight loss is not a short-term pain, long-term gain kind of thing. Get rid of that terrible, self-inflicting mindset. Losing weight and maintaining that weight loss is a longterm, conscious effort.
Think about that and hopefully weight loss will click for you, too.