In this Facebook Live we are going deeper into the brain and the process of weightloss.
Most people don’t know why they sabotage themselves with weightloss.
Have you ever caught yourself spiraling in pointless questions and self-shaming thoughts like…
“I don’t understand why I overeat?”
“I don’t know why it is so hard to follow my plans…there must be something wrong with me!
The problem starts with we aren’t looking at what we make losing weight mean.
Are you defining dieting as being “terrible, restrictive, losing your social life?” If so, you will have a hard time creating a realistic plan and following it. It won’t feel right. If it feels doable you will start thinking this can’t work. Next thing you know you are doing things to make sure you prove yourself right!
Your brain works like this.
You think things.
Your brain goes to work on proving it correct.
In this video I teach you how to find those thoughts that are breaking your weightloss efforts and start creating new ones.
The second thing that I teach you is how to make sure you are defining each basic, tiny step in weightloss as SIGNIFICANT.
Every pound you lose, each and every one of them, will be lost because of…
A glass of water you drank when you didn’t want to.
A few bites you left behind because you decided to stop when you were satisfied.
A day you were overeating and decided not to say F-it and eat all night, too.
This conversation is important to losing your weight for good.
How I viewed my weightloss journey and the small steps I was will to take were everything for me when I finally lost 100 pounds.
P.S. I mention the waitlist for PNPTribe. Here’s the link.
Hi Corinne. Im a groupie. I love your podcasts and these facebook broadcasts. Im only in a couple of weeks. Im trying tomdo one thing at a time. Today I thought ‘Im taking my body back one day at a time’. There is a lot going on in my head so that comment about sums it up. Thank you.
Love you! Here’s my notes on your podcast:
Podcast by Corinne Crabtree
The wildly unpopular, ugly word “diet” has a negative connotation and leaves a bitter taste in our mouths from all the years of trying every crazy diet known to humanity. Our minds instantly think of deprivation, hunger, weakness and irritability.
Here is my exhaustive list of what the word “diet” feels like at first thought:
• Weekends won’t be fun anymore
• It’s gonna be hard
• It’s gonna take forerverrrrrrr
• It’s such a pain to count calories
• I’ll be eating lettuce while everyone is enjoying pizza
• I don’t want to disappoint others and myself by failing (again!)
• My sweet tooth is off the chain
• IF I lose the weight, I surely won’t be able to keep it off
• No more fun Mexican food fiestas
• If it tastes good, spit it out
• Family meals will be SO hard – everyone eating something different
• Feeling weak from hunger – I might faint!
• Irritability! No one will want to be around me.
• I won’t be strong enough
Losing weight does NOT = misery! Don’t listen to the lies we tell ourselves. The process WILL take time. It WILL be hard but not impossible. It will be WORTH it; I am WORTH it!
Reframe your mindset to be positive and life-affirming. Consider the benefits of losing the weight for the LAST time and keeping it off:
• Improved quality of life
• Increased energy and enthusiasm
• Less pain and inflammation
• Ability to play with my grandchildren
• Feeling confident
• Becoming strong and healthy
• Feeling good in my own skin
• Cute clothes!
Revise our old beliefs that sabotage our success. Make fitness fun. Do this journey with a friend. Seek community for encouragement and motivation.
Remember to keep it simple. The small steps make ALL the difference over time: drink water, don’t eat until hungry, stop at satisfied, leave bites, walk. Take the next step as you’re ready. You will gain momentum and build on your successes.
Corinnisms: “What is immediate is not long-term sustainable. Write a realistic, do-able plan for your life.”
Today’s actions/choices affect my success tomorrow. These will allow me to live longer with a better quality of life.
I love listening to your podcasts. It has helped me to stay focused. I will join your tribe one day.
Thanks for your inspiration.