Be honest now, do you really BELIEVE you can lose weight?
IN my last blog I was so excited about Slimpod and myself making our TV debut on Channel 4’s How To Lose Weight Well and I explained how believing in myself and my goals was the critical part in making that happen.
Over the many years that I’ve been a weight loss specialist, I’ve noticed that people who’ve struggled with their weight for a long time, lose the belief that they CAN lose weight.
Then for many, it affects their self-esteem in general. They’ve been so focussed on the scales and have literally allowed that contraption to control how they feel and believe about themselves as a person.
And that’s when things go very wrong, because even though you’re acting as if you want to lose weight, your heart isn’t in it because you don’t believe you can do it.
Then you give up.
To achieve lasting weight loss you have to take back control and believe in yourself!
This involves a daily habit-changing process because when you change your daily behaviour this begins to filter through and has a big influence in the way you think about yourself and your beliefs about what you can achieve.
If you’re making a habit of noticing daily improvements to your behaviour and to the way you feel, magical things happen because seeing is believing!
And trust me, the change can be truly dramatic.
For starters, it has an amazing effect on consistency because you’re focusing on the daily wins rather than the results (ie the number on the scales).
This process of daily actions and wins builds your belief and belief helps to build resilience. It’s resilience and consistency that gets you to your goal!
The psychology of self-belief is process I teach to our Slimpod community and those who choose to adopt the advice get great results.
In Summer 2018 we ran a challenge in Slimpod Club which involved members recording their daily wins in a very short video on their phone and uploading it into our private group every day.
It really worked well and helped people to focus on the daily process, which in turn helped their self-belief.
The nurses who had taken part in the How To Lose Weight Well programme said it really helped them believe in themselves and their goal too.
They really got into the habit of doing their daily video because it helped them to reflect on the positive things in the day and they got a huge sense of achievement. Crucially, they heard themselves speaking the positives out loud and this has a dramatic effect because it makes it real.
But one of the best things is that it helps with motivation. As you know, it’s the repetition of small daily actions which creates the results and when you get in the habit of focusing on the daily process, it becomes very motivational.
You get the opportunity to give yourself a big high five and it’s a huge vote for the person you want to become.
And finally, it’s truly inspiring for other people watching and creates a lovely positive and motivational effect all round! Everyone gets to experience Nature’s happy drugs!
One of the people who took part in the challenge last year popped up in a video in Slimpod Club last week and it was SO lovely to see her.
I asked Christina McKay if I could share her message because it was such a powerful one.
Whether you’re a member of Slimpod Club or not, please do spare a few minutes of your time to watch the video because it’s truly inspirational.
Thanks so much Christina for allowing me to share this and inspire people via my blog.
I’m about to kick off another video challenge in the private group, so if you’re in our Slimpod Club community watch out for it!
If you’re not in the group, it’s no problem. You can easily record a very quick video at the end of the day or any time you have a ‘Wow’ moment.
You could buddy up with a friend and help them to believe in themselves more by taking some daily action too! Do scroll down and let me know if you struggle with your belief in your ability to lose weight.
It’s one of the most important things to get right and we cover it in the programme. But I can also create a special vlog next week to help you if I know it’s something you’d like more of.
Let me know by leaving a comment below. I love reading them all!