Category Archives: Spiritual

Why Do I Keep Sabotaging My Own Weight Loss Efforts?

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The following was an anonymous question from the Question/Answer site Quora.

I found the question so challenging, so interesting, that I decided it should be addressed on my blog as well.

If you would like more info on the question, you can see the question and answers here.

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Change, In a Nutshell

Weight loss is really a process of change.

Changing the way you currently eat to a way that suits your lifestyle and your desired appearance.

Changing the way you currently exercise to a way that suits your schedule and your optimal aesthetic.

Changing your lifestyle itself so as to suit the optimal occupation, the right social groups, a positive mindset and ideal behaviors.

Behaviors like cooking your own food, walking or riding to work, eating more veggies, or taking up a physical activity or a sport for fun. It could be learning new things like how to cook or how to ski, snowboard, skate or cycle.

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The Elephant & Weight Loss

This is the ultimate story behind my recommendation of changing only one thing at a time as you pursue weight loss (or anything else for that matter…).

It’s by far the best analogy I’ve heard as an explanation of how your mind works on the most basic of levels, though horse-riding works as well.

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Why Self-Labelling Keeps Weight On

I know you’ve done this before.

I’m pretty sure I’ve heard every single one of my family and friends label themselves before, I’ve been guilty of it time and time again.

I’ll say things like, “I’m built for explosive power and going fast, not long-distances,” to justify my disdain for distance running, road cycling or any form of continuous long slow distance aerobic work.

In my defence, I have still trained for and completed a 1/2 Marathon, several 5 and 10k races, 40 and 60k bike races and a sprint and olympic distance triathlon, though they were all in my late teens or early 20’s. I just didn’t really enjoy it, so don’t let me discourage you from doing what you enjoy. Continue reading Why Self-Labelling Keeps Weight On