The BEST Predictor of Weight Loss Success
by Kathy Smith
You already know that the formula for burning insane amounts of fat and keeping it off, is more than cutting calories and guzzling detox juices. All that will do is revert you back to old patterns and gaining weight faster than you can say yo-yo!
The vital process in the weight loss journey is to transform good habits into a LIFESTYLE. This requires a mental shift – a new way of thinking that, just like any other new habit, requires practice. Often times, women are hesitant to go all-in on the weight loss journey, because they’re afraid that eventually, their engine of motivation will ware off, and their train will de-rail and fall off the tracks. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Studies prove that the best predictor for lasting weight will be to analyze how many pounds you drop within the first 30 days. But, the first two weeks of your weight loss journey are the most important…this is the time where you develop habits and guidelines for healthy eating that you can follow throughout your life. During this time, you learn to curb unhealthy cravings and shift your mindset to change course. Results are motivating, and if you see the pounds start to drop in the first two weeks, you will naturally build momentum, to transform your new habits into a healthy lifestyle.
During the first few weeks when you feel the urge to pick up the fork and go crazy, remember the H-A-L-T method. Ask yourself:
H – Am I actually HUNGRY, or am I…
A – ANXIOUS or ANGRY?
L – LONELY?
T – TIRED?
If you’re still undecided after answering those questions, try the apple test. If you’re truly hungry, the sweet, juicy flavor of an apple will excite your taste buds. If not, it’s time to keep investigating your feelings. Remember, if hunger isn’t what you’re feeling, then food won’t be the solution. Instead of grabbing for the nearest chocolate cake, try lacing up your shoes for a 10-min walk outside.
Kathy Smith, New York Times bestselling author, has stood at the forefront of the fitness and health industries for over 30 years. The numbers speak for themselves: Kathy has sold more than 20 million exercise DVDs - landing her in the Video Hall of Fame - and $500 million in Kathy Smith products. With her revolutionary approach to fitness, Smith has touched millions of people, inspiring them to move, live, and love.