The biggest mistake people make on keto or any health plan is something that might surprise you, a lot of times people say 90% diet and 10% exercise, or a concept along those lines, and its something I said the greater part of my coaching career, only to realize we were wrong the whole time. It's probably 20% diet, 10% exercise, and about 70% how our mindset drives our behavior, and that is the key.
If you are focused on the loss part of it, like thinking only about LOSING weight, or thinking just about not wanting to get sick, or saying something like "I don't want to end up like (enter relatives name here)" then you are coming from a place of lack, which will only breed more lack. By thinking like this you may be attracting it to you more.
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So here is the tip, if you want to ultimately change your life forever, reverse your thinking! And don't get me wrong, I'm all for losing fat, and looking great in a swimsuit, it's great for your health. But it won't be the best tool to use as the ultimate motivator for the long term. A mentor of mine used to say "If the donut gives you a higher reward than having a six-pack, the donut will always win."
But what you want to do is change the way you think about it, and instead focus on being healthy, having more energy, or fitting into those jeans that have been in the back of your closet for years. It's all about changing our mindset from one of lack to one of abundance.
The key is in focusing on what it is that you WANT. What do you want your body to look like? How do you want to feel?
When we come from this positive mindset and pair it with taking action towards our goals (like following a keto diet), then we set ourselves up for success!
So, if you're feeling stuck on your keto journey, or like you're not seeing the results you want, take a step back and assess your mindset. That's why when they say it's all about the diet I say it's BS. Because with my years of coaching I've realized that almost everyone knows what to do, we all know what are the right foods to eat and even how to exercise, maybe on a basic level but we all know how to do some of it.
It's as simple as getting rid of the processed crappy food, replacing it with higher quality foods, lowering your carbs, and moving your body! It's as simple as that, it's not rocket science and it's also something that won't take you years to study and get knowledge about it. So dieting for sure is not the reason for the lack of success you are getting in your diet. But the "Why you are not doing it", is the other side of the coin, and the most important side of the coin.
So these are a few steps you can do to get on the path to success and change your mindset to achieve your goals.
1- Write down your goals!
But this time don't write how many lbs you want to drop, (have you ever wondered why you always write down the same 5 or 10 lbs you have been trying to drop from years ago?) Well, this time will be different, write down something you want to gain, like energy, or a better mood, or be able to do a certain activity you used to love but abandoned when you got out of shape. But make sure it's something that it's measurable, don't be vague with saying "I want to be healthier" because as of right now there is not a way we can measure that concept. For example for me, I wanted to obtain more patience, and how I achieved it was by meditating 7 minutes for 28 days, and after that I found myself enjoying my time with my daughter and giving her the proper attention.
When we take the focus off of what we want to lose and instead put it on something we want to GAIN, it changes our entire outlook!
2- Set a standard.
After going after the new habit that will lead you to the thing you want to obtain, you have to set a standard for yourself, so for example ifyou started meditating and after a week of doing it every day you find your self more energetic during the day. So now it's time to set a new standard for yourself like "I will only watch T.V. after I finish my meditation", or "I will put away my phone 30 minutes before going to bed so I can have a more restful sleep".
You see, once we start taking action towards our goals and we make it a habit, it's time to set new standards for ourselves that will help us take it to the next level. And by doing so you can realize for yourself that it's something that now has become sustainable for you and that you can maintain for the rest of your life. And by doing this we are not only changing our mindset but also motivating you to become better each day.
If it is a physical change you are trying to achieve, this could be by measuring how many minutes you can hold a plank, how many push-ups you can do, how fast you can run a mile, use different ways to ensure where you are when you started. Then go through a challenge to improve and get better, we do a 28-day challenge cycle, so after the 28 days we test those areas again to now have a new standard and hold you accountable to maintain what you just gained after the challenge.
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So focus on the gain instead of the loss, and the loss will be away forever. If you focus on your loss you will gain it back.
I hope these tips will help you as much as they helped me when I first started my health journey! And remember, it's never too late to start making positive changes in your life! :)
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