When I lost 100lbs, it was all about me undoing years and years of failed diets and twisted thinking that I had to be BUTT ASS MISERABLE to lose weight.
I remember so many times catching myself wanting to complicate weightloss. I’d sit around thinking that making small changes would never be enough.
What was different for me this time?
I am giving you two key things you must know. Use them. Don’t let this just be “interesting.” I want you to stop what you are doing and write how you can start using these two keys TODAY.
ONE: Change in small ways if you want to lose ALL the weight for good.
When I started at 250lbs, I got busy trying to solve a simple problem: How can I do a little better today than yesterday?
Any time I thought or tried to do shit that I couldn’t keep doing I stopped. I made DAMN sure that I tackled the little things in my life tripping me up.
THOSE ARE THE REAL PROBLEMS GIRLS!
It’s not big shit. We do so many small, tiny things each day that add weight. Doesn’t it make sense doing small, tiny things to lose weight would work?
YES. If you don’t believe me then you are smoking crack. I lost 100lbs. I’m proof. Quit looking for more and start doing.
TWO: The hunger scale.
When I lost my weight I didn’t have the hunger scale. I teach it now because it is EXACTLY what I did naturally.
When I was losing weight I didn’t count calories. I would eat when I got hungry and I practiced stopping before I was full.
It took awhile to learn but I knew counting calories sucked a fat one. I hate math and I don’t want to be a slave to it.
The hardest part of the Hunger Scale is PATIENCE.
You don’t learn it overnight. Most of us haven’t listened to our bodies in so long we have to play with it for months before we get good at it.
Your brain also gets in the way. You’ll notice how often you WANT to eat because you WANT it, have a taste for it, or it’s time; not because you are actually hungry.
If you aren’t hungry you will often not eat with others. When you are satisfied you will throw food away.
All of the things we THINK about eating will be the hard part. The hunger scale is a big fat invitation to noticing how much you emotionally eat.
I’ve got a Hunger Scale podcast if you want to dig deeper into it. Ep. 52 will hook you up.
But know this.
My Tribe members all learn the hunger scale. Then I spend all of my time talking and teaching them how to stop eating emotionally. The emotions are what trip you up. I can’t tell you how often I ate when I was bored, it was time, it was free, it was expected, I didn’t want to be left out, I didn’t want to say no, or I just didn’t want to do one more thing that day and needed a break.
Learning how to eat from 2-2 is easy; unlearning emotional eating is the work.
I promise you that’s what I did. You want to lose 100lbs. like me? Quit looking for diets. Start looking at why you are overeating to begin with.
Books I recommend:
The Big Leap, written by Gay Hendricks
The Compound Effect, written by Darren Hardy
You can find the books at www.kit.com/phitnphat
In the last 2 weeks my big change has been walking 10,000 steps a day. I’ve hit every day but one. One day I was exhausted, starting to get sick and I gave myself permission to chill that day. And the good news is the next day I got right back up and actually hit more than 12,000 steps. With just this small thing I’ve lost 3 pounds.
I love these two points. Building on small changes is key. two months ago I decided to walk for 5 minutes (my limit at the time) I am now walking for at least 20 minutes a day. I can be honest and say I do not always WANT to walk, but I do want to more often than I used to and I often force myself to do it even when I don’t want to. And I usually feel much better for having done it!
Two months ago I started by just adding 1 more veggie or fruit a day. I now eat veggies or fruits for snacks regularly and at my meals.
Two months ago, I was regularly eating in the 4 – 10 range (often up there in 9 or 10). Now I regularly eat in the 1 – 5 (maybe 5) range.
Slow and steady progress – in 2 months, I’ve lost 10 pounds.
I learned these things from you, Corinne. Thank you for the gift.
#PNPGroupie- You have changed my life forever! I am just doing the Basic’s and it works! I listen to podcast on way to work and on my way home. AND I follow through on the work. Thank you Corrine!!