Friday, January 6, 2017

"Weight Loss" Tip "They" Won't Tell You: Don't Make it About Weight Loss. AT ALL.

Every new year most people have the same health resolution: lose weight. In America we keep seeing these resolutions every year because thousands of people fail at this common goal. I've told my weight loss story before, but I'm not sure if emphasized why I feel it worked and stuck. I never gained 30lbs back.

I feel like it worked because I wasn't trying to lose weight at all. Let me explain...

There's a lot of evidence to suggest thinking negatively about your goals is detrimental for actually accomplishing them. Your subconscious thoughts "program" your life. Constantly weighing yourself and beating yourself, punishing yourself for every calorie you eat, what a horrible way to try to lose weight! Of course rebound is common when the term "lose weight" by itself is negative, making you feel bad about yourself and your progress, daring you to just give up and give in.

When I started my health journey I didn't make it about weight loss at all. I'd accepted my weight, I wasn't 100% comfortable with it, but I didn't punish myself at all for it. I set about changing my lifestyle because I wanted to transform my health. I cooked whole, unprocessed foods at home and enjoyed it. I had lentil and veggie soups, oatmeal with cinnamon, whatever I felt like as long as it was whole and unprocessed. I never stepped on the scale, I didn't care. Not long into eating like this co-workers commented that I was losing weight but I didn't believe them because nothing ever worked for me before. I'd only ever-so-slowly gained weight since high school. It wasn't until all my clothes were lose, my skin was finally clear and break-out free (after a stubborn 2-3 year break-out) and I could fit "wishful thinking" one-day-I'll-fit-these-clothes that I realized what I'd wanted for years, weight loss, finally happened.

I didn't struggle, suffer, berate myself, weight myself, or go hungry once for it.

After the initial weight loss I was excited to make additional changes. Over the years since I tried more restrictive diets where I'd feel hungry, some recommended by trained professionals. I now have certifications in nutrition, aromatherapy, reiki, and clinical herbalism. I've talked to hundreds of people about making their lives healthier via my new store and selling herbal ware at outdoor markets. I can and will recommend specific tips that improve health. But I can honestly say those restrictive diets didn't work. I always gained the weight back, not back to my "starting" size before the lifestyle change, but if I lost an additional 10-15lbs, I slowly came back after stopping the restrictive, measured, frequent-weighing lifestyle. BUT if made the "switch" about eating more delicious oranges between meals, or trying a fun new dancing exercise class, something positive, I'd see noticeable differences and keep the weight off.

The first thing to change for better health is practicing changing negative thoughts for positive ones.

If you're trying to lose weight for yet another year in a row, make it about addition and not subtraction. About fun and not deprivation. Try exciting new recipes and ingredients, make it about changing your lifestyle for the better so you have improved energy to accomplish all the things you want in life. Hide your scale. Accept yourself, don't punish yourself. For all the recipes you like, there are healthy alternatives. I have a long list here and there are thousands more on the web. This was initially going to be a list of things you can do to aid weight loss but there's so many of those already (I even have one here), but I feel like making it about positivity and addition of exciting, equally delicious "healthier" food and subtraction of bad ones is the healthiest first step.

If you have any fun tips of recipes to share, please do e-mail me or share in the comments. I'm resolved to making this a year of getting back to making cooking fun after making only rushed 1-pot dishes like I did last year!
For daily updates, information, & Inspiration: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram.


  1. Another inspiring post, Vanessa:) Thank you for aways sharing these motivational essays with us. I myself am one of those millions of people who always put losing weight as a goal. What worked for me for a long time was the Dukan Diet, but every holiday season, I seem to always slide back. This year, my goal is to finally reach that ideal number for me. Hopefully, I can do it without being so hard on myself when I start eating unhealthy...sigh....

    1. I hope so, too! I think when we flip the critique to be "Well I ate something "bad" BUT I'm going to eat a bunch of veggies, smoothies and good stuff so that'll be fine" or something like that we'd do a lot better. Or be like citizens of other countries like Denmark or France that each rich food but weight less than us here in America because they allow themselves to indulge in high quality sweet or fattening food but otherwise eat in balanced way compared to us in the U.S/Canada.

  2. That is a great way of thinking.. When ever I have felt the need to lose a few pounds I don't starve myself I simply make better choices and try to eat in moderation.. One slice of bread instead of two.. a piece of dark chocolate instead of a whole candy bar. Depriving yourself only makes the struggle harder and leave us unhappy and unsatisfied.

    1. Yep, agreed. Creates a bad attitude for success.

  3. your post inspired me a lot to reduce weight. Few months before i was started to fat loss and i cant afford it yet.. Your post really makes me happy and i will surely bookmark this post..Thank you for sharing such a nice post.
    custom essay writing service

  4. You need to drink water all the day since there would be a risk of lack of fluids. You have to take liquids as much as you can. mini gastric bypass surgeons

  5. Thanks for the tips! I had a hard time losing weight before and then I tried the 3 Days Military diet. I wasn’t expecting much anymore but I really wanted to lose weight, period. I agree with you, it’s about mindset and goals. I took the leap of change not because I wanted to punish my body but to help myself to greater health. I can only do this if I modify my lifestyle and the way I view food. I learned portion control and calorie counting early on which helped me make good choices and have control on what I eat. For information, check out

  6. In fact, the United States has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. According to a recent survey, nearly 74 percent of Americans age 25 or older are overweight. After smoking, which causes an estimated 500,000 deaths a year, weight-related conditions are the second leading cause of death in the United States, claiming 300,000 lives each year.

  7. The fat is excreted without being stored. Interestingly, there are a couple of natural weight loss substances that do the very same thing bind with fat and help carry it out of the body.

  8. Time will tell whether the drug will work effectively or go the way of its predecessors.
    penis extender

  9. A large study conducted at Georgetown University, released in April 1998, found no evidence that dexfenfluramine caused heart-valve problems during the two or three months dieters usually took it. However, the study did suggest that long-term use of the drug could pose dangers.
    male edge

  10. I needn't bother with measurements to realize that, I can simply glance around at any market or shopping center and see individuals who are overweight. In some cases it appears the overweight dwarf the fit as a fiddle. fashionhandbagireland

  11. Wow, What a Great Site, All of the Health Related Posts Are So Informative for People With Review. I Liked It! I Also Have a Blog/site About That Covers Simple Herbal Related Stuff. Please Feel Free to Visit. Thanks for Sharing.
    Garcinia Cambogia

  12. Exercising is a good way to maintain weight and stay healthy. Exercise and proper nutrition help to achieve a normal body weight and improve hormone imbalance. apetamin

  13. I haven’t any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us.v tight gel

  14. I really impressed after read this because of some quality work and informative thoughts. I just wanna say thanks for the writer and wish you all the best for coming!
    human growth hormone
    growth hormone

  15. Bathmate Hydromax the most advanced penis developer in the world, Increase Penis Size in Length and Girth.

  16. Awesome post. I am a regular visitor of your site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site.
    legal steroids

  17. Keep up the good work , I read few posts on this web site and I conceive that your blog is very interesting and has sets of fantastic information.

  18. Great weight loss tip, continue sharing more awesome tips. It is also helpful a lot and can download EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 8 Complete Work, loving your Post also shares with friends. Bundle of Thanks!

    Tutorials Experts

  19. Garcinia Cambogia is one of the hottest weight loss supplements on the market right now.Its effects are modest and as sole mode of intervention is not adequate. It is not a supplement…

  20. There are only a few food guidelines with this diet and so you can find food at restaurants, fast food joins and grocery stores that will pass for LA Weight Loss food. Weight loss


  21. Keep up the good work, I read few posts on this web site and I conceive that your blog is very interesting and has sets of fantastic information.. Gift delivery in Pakistan.

  22. This comment has been removed by the author.

  23. Thanks for the tips. Doctor said that I have to lose 60 pounds weight to get stable body. I will try this, Hope that I will help me. Mirillis Action Crack

  24. Your blog is very nice thank you for this wonderful Collection I like very much for this Pakistan gift online .

  25. These pills all have a considerable rundown of reactions, including heart palpitations, unsteadiness, chest torment, the runs and discouragement to give some examples.

  26. Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking.


    Promo Kapal4d:
    *Bonus New Member Rp. 10.000,-
    *Bonus Setiap Deposit 1% (tanpa batas)
    *Bonus Refferal 1%

    Dengan Diskon & Hadiah Untuk Semua Pasaran:
    *4D : 66% x3000
    *3D : 59% x400
    *2D : 29% x70
    *2DD : 27% x65
    *2DT : 25% x70
    LINE : kapal4d
    WA : +855962200895
    SALAM JP ..

    bandar togel
    Agen togel
    togel online
    togel online terpercaya
    buku mimpi togel
    bandar togel terpercaya
    main togel
    prediksi jitu
    bocoran togel
    angka jitu
    angka mimpi
    Prediksi hongkong
    Prediksi singapore

  28. I really like these types of posts which are written in simple writing so that everyone can understand it, and everyone can understand what message does author wants to convey. The style of your is very unique but easy to understand what you want to say in this discussion. Feel free to visit top custom essay writing service for any king of essay writing. Thanks a lot for sharing.
    iTools Crack

  29. Phen375 is the best dietary supplement designed for weight loss and appetite suppression! Lose weight faster and easier than ever with Phen375 -
    Has anyone tried Phen375
    Phen375 for sale
    where to buy Phen375
    Phen375 where to buy
    Phen375 GNC
    Phen375 Amazon
    Phen375 Side Effects

  30. I really like the article that you are writing something very good article
    bandar togel

  31. No matter how strong willed you are, after a energy sapping day in the office the last thing you want to do is go and do a workout. Tim Goodwin explains why you really MUST get in the Gymbest inversion table for back pain


  32. Kapal4D is bandar togel online in Indonesia providing game of numbers shoot for the most popular market in indonesia. Kapal4d Registration provides the best service with customer service who has experience and ready to serve its member main ( main togel ) 24-hour non-stop togel Ease of Transaction supported by 4 Bank of Indonesia (BCA, BNI, BRI Mandiri). KAPAL4D (bandar togel teraman ) ( bandar togel ) By having a user here who play ( togel online ) can gamble togel ( Agen togel )for the Singapore market ( togel singapore ), Sidney ( togel sydney ), Hongkong ( togel hongkong ). Play Togel Online ( Agen togel )Live in Smartphone or wap version where and
    Prediksi hongkong Prediksi singapore prediksi jitu

  33. The weight loss detox actually starts with a diet detox. A diet detox is basically reducing or cutting off all unnatural food products and replacing these with more natural food products.

  34. The essential factor in accomplishing and keeping up weight loss is a long lasting responsibility to general exercise and sensible dietary patterns. You will find that all levels of your life are enhanced with weight loss which brings you so much individual fulfillment. weight loss programs

  35. Adding more healthier recipes would indeed take me on the path to maintaining a healthy weight. Thinking about dieting to lose weight can be a daunting process and most of the time, we actually give up before reaching our goal. Great advice, Vanessa.

  36. Great knowledge, do anyone mind merely reference back to it weight loss tracker

  37. There are a number of plays of food show. This show is the greater podcast that can be watched at YouTube also. You would also like to listen about the Company where I do job which provides best creative writer India which can make your show more popular. where you can buy apetamin vitamin syrup

  38. I recently google to learn more about a diet plan “fetching tuti space” I learned about from a buddy who simply dropped a whopping 14 pounds! I did not find any good results from trying out other weight loss programs on the market. But, with this one, the weight simply comes off.
    trade island hack


I love reading your comments. Thank you for adding to the discussion! I always reply to any and all questions.

Like us on Facebook

Related Posts with Thumbnails