Blog # 296
Retrain your mind!
To lose weight and gain your health happiness, you have to retrain your mind to a different way of thinking.
There is no one diet on this earth that you will be on for the rest of your life.
It is all about changing your lifestyle and the way you look at food. Are you living to eat, or eating to live?
Once you decide that you want to start and stay on your health happiness journey, your success will start! You need to let all the past ways you used to think about dieting and losing weight stay in the past. Your new focus should be on retraining your mind to healthier eating, moving your body everyday and changing your lifestyle to accommodate all those much need changes.
Your mind wants to focus on becoming healthier and living a long, joyful life, so let it signal down to your body to become successful and make those changes today!
What have you got to lose, except for unwanted weight, and what have you got to gain except for living a healthier life!
Here are 10 Hacks to help you retrain your mind:
Brain hack #1 Eat an apple before shopping. This will fill you up and satisfy any cravings you may want in the store, if you aren't hungry while shopping.
Brain hack #2 Think of yourself as a 'healthy eater'. If you think healthy eating, you will plan for healthy eating when you prepare your grocery shopping list.
Brain hack #3 Photograph your meal. This is a great way to keep a food diary, share and keep pictures of your meals to remind you of what you ate. Logging into a great weight loss app helps to track what you eat and count your calories for you as well.
Brain hack #4 Snack on something healthy between meals if you are hungry.
Brain hack #5 Eat with your 'other' hand. This helps your brain to really focus and concentrate on what you are eating. It makes it a bit more difficult to eat with your non-dominate hand, so you have to focus on more of what you are putting in your mouth. It really works!
Brain hack #6 Read your serving size labels, count out your serving and then close that bag!
Brain hack #7 Tap away a craving. Set a timer for 30 seconds and tap your forehead until the alarm goes off. Distracting your brain with this tapping motion will stop your craving. You can also jut wait 5-10 minutes before indulging to let your brain think if you are really hungry or just bored.
Brain hack #8 Clench your muscles to say no thank you. This will subconsciously tap into your will power at the moment you want a second helping or dessert.
Brain hack #9 Choose healthy food first. Always, always reach for the better healthy alternative first. Eat first and fill up on the good stuff.
Brain hack #10 Cut up your food first into smaller bite-sized pieces, before eating. If at a birthday party for instance, choose a smaller piece of cake.
Try these tips and see how they work for you!