You’ve heard it a million times: “Trust your gut.” Your intuition is important, and following your gut is HALF the battle when you’re trying to lose weight. If you don’t trust your gut, then why are you even reading this? It’s time to listen to your inner voice and ditch the cupcakes and lead-based dieting for good! It can be really hard at first to give up the foods that make you happy and start following a new lifestyle. But the good news is that once you start trusting your gut instead of obsessing about how many carbs are in these grapes or how many calories are in that bag of rice chips, you’ll never look back. You’ll see results much faster, too—and they won’t come from deprivation or deprivation diets!
What Is Trusting Your Gut?
Trust your gut—the voice inside of you that tells you when to eat and when to stop eating—is an important part of any weight loss journey. When you trust your gut, you are trusting that your hunger and fullness signals are telling you the truth. If your gut is telling you that you don’t need to eat because you’re full, then you probably aren’t. This is the most important lesson you’ll learn in this book: trust your gut, but verify it with science. You can trust your gut that almonds are a healthy addition to your diet, but you can’t trust your gut that there aren’t any calories in them.
Why Does Losing Weight Hinder?
Trust your gut, and you’ll be unstoppable. You may not be able to change the way that your body functions overnight, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t change for the better. As you get used to trusting your gut, you’ll be able to identify when a certain food is making you feel a certain way, and you’ll be able to say no to that food—or at least a smaller portion of it. Trust your gut and lose the weight—the only way to go, my friend!
The 3 Most Effective Ways to Keep Losing Weight Off
Now that you’ve got the facts, it’s time to put them to the test (pun intended). There are three proven ways to keep off the diet—which are, in no particular order: – Exercise is an important part of any weight loss journey, and you can use any method that gets your heart rate up and your lungs working. It doesn’t matter if it’s walking, dancing, crunches, or lifting weights, just do something that gets your body moving and helps you burn calories. – Make sure that you’re getting enough protein in your diet. A study found that people who consume the most protein—about 0.8 g. (3.5 oz.) per pound of body weight—have a lower rate of obesity. – Consume a healthy diet with a low amount of refined carbs, sugars, and fats. Avoid eating any foods with added sugar, saturated fat, sodium, or iron. – Don’t be afraid to experiment. What works for one person won’t work for you, so don’t be afraid to try out new things. Just keep in mind that you don’t have to eat a cup of rice for a month to see results.
9 Steps to Take Right Now to Keep Off the Diet
Now that we’ve gone over what you have to do to keep off the diet, let’s discuss the next steps that you should take—step by step. – Set a goal. Losing weight is hard, but it’s not impossible. You just need to set a goal, educate yourself on the process, and do your best to get into it. Write down your goals, and make sure they are related to losing weight. – Get motivated. Starting the diet is the hardest step, but the most important—trust me, I’ve done it. Once you get started, you’ll feel motivated to keep going. – Follow the plan. Eat the meals that you set out for yourself to eat—the plan. If you deviate from the plan, don’t feel bad about it, because chances are you’re doing something wrong. The plan is meant to be followed, and if you’re following it correctly, you should see results. – Don’t be afraid to change your plan. The plan is meant to be a guide, and you can change it to fit your lifestyle—for example, you can add more exercises, drop a food group, or adjust the amount of protein in your diet. – Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re having a hard time following the plan or you’re not sure what to do next, don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are plenty of support groups for people who want to lose weight, and you can join one if you need help finding the right support group for you. – And last but not least, don’t forget to love yourself. You deserve to feel good about yourself, and if you’re not seeing the results that you want, then love yourself—yes, love yourself.
Losing weight is hard. Trust your gut, follow your plan, and do your best to love yourself—all while following the path that the diet provides. Trust your gut and lose the weight—the only way to go, my friend.