5 Ways To Lose Weight A System Anybody Can Use

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We all know how to lose weight, we have heard everything there is to know, and how everything contradicts everything else.

I think for me at least the mindset we bring to the table is the biggest factor that determines success or failure.

Google how to lose weight and you’ll get 100 different ideas about how to do.

You only have to look at the number of diet books out there to see there are many solutions and different options.

How could you ever choose the right one?

It’s near impossible. What I bring to the table is a framework or a formula that explains how everybody is getting there current level of results.

Whether your are an athlete or someone who is incredibly unfit and unhealthy. We all use this same formula, it just the level at which we understand and have mastery in these areas that makes the difference.

Here the formula  I can it my 5 ways to lose weight

Dreams + Goals + Mindest  = Motivation

Motivation + Correct Diet + Exercise + Lifestlye  = Your Action Plan / program

Your Program + Tracking, Changing and accountability = Results

Do this formula and you get results, it just depends which level of the game you play.

Lets take a look at each area more in depth

Dreams goals and mindest

In life most of us want have something, more energy, to be happier, fitter healthier. States of mind and a feeling of wellbeing.the good life you might say.

We want that feeling. To get that feeling we need to have goals. These are the destinations we need to set and aim for to get the sign posts that show us the way. Think of them like the roadmap.

We can’t get anywhere without first knowing the destination  and then of course having the map to guide us.

Then mindest is the how we think about all this, it is the steering wheel that guides us through all the twists and turns, and when we reach a dead end we use that wheel to steer in a new direction.

Add all these together and we have what I would call motivation.

Motivation is the drive to do. It is like the engine of a car it’s the heart that makes us beat. It is what drives us to make changes and it is the thing that helps us power through the tough times.

Is there a lot learn in this area, absolutely there is, but it is learnable and it comes back to that question are you motivated like the athlete or are motivated like a couch potato.

It’s ok to be at either level. That’s not the point. The point is to make clear that you could be anywhere on that spectrum, it’s just a matter or whether you need to upgrade your programing to a newer more relevant software or in our case a new belief system.

What we’re looking to cultivate here is a strong motivation. Because this is the thing we need to be strongest because this is everything we need to drive the results we want.

The next part of the formula is what we eat, how we move and the lifestyle we lead.

Now why do we do motivation first. Because you have to have motivation before we do anything else.

Its no point rowing a boat in a river if the boat is pointed the wrong way.

Once we are able to motivate ourselves now we can take the right action, and the consistent actions to make the results we want stick.

Now on to food, next to motivation this is the most important step in the formula, because we are what we eat and you can’t out exercise a bad diet.

For us to lose weight or have the level of health we want, we need to change.

Changing eating habits is key. And is often the hardest area to master. Along with our motivation things now start to make sense and are easier to change, often there is a lot to learn here as well but often it is about doing the basics well and remaing as consistent as we can because 1 week of consistency is better than 1 day of brilliance.

Our diet needs to be a daily activity. But we need it to run in the background, on autopilot. We need to set ups a plan of foods to follow that suit or nutritional needs and of course make it easy to stick to and allow us to still have the foods we love.

Only then can we have a food approach and a way of eating that actually supports us.

Because once we have that undercontrol we can now move to lifestyle. Changing how we do things, how we spend our time, things like sleep patterns managing stress. Everything we do to support our weight loss jorurney is emcompassed by lifestyle.

And of course there is exercise, its not the be all and end all, its is a great support for those of us who need it, but for others there are other ways we can get active and still get results. And like I said before you can’t out eat a bad diet.

Most folks who join a gym exercise over and above what they think they need to get the results they are getting.

Of course what happens here is once the exercise stops with out changing any thing else, we go back to the old way, our level of health is maintainable.

Simply put you can’t out exercise a bad diet.

once  we had all these things together the next thing we need to do is add testing testing and measuring and accountability.  to being able to make sure what we are doing in the above areas is getting the results that move us closer to our goal f you that might be weight loss it might be more energy or just might be a feeling of being healthy happy and confident.

been able to test monitor and change our behaviour in the above areas will determine the results we get.  and this explains how everybody uses this formula just on different levels.  take for example the athlete he or she might do all of these areas to a very high level.

where is somebody who is sedentary and unfit will be doing these five areas at much lower level  meaning  lower level results.

and finally we must add action.  you need to take action to make the system work.  and when we take action we get a result the result be  1 of 3 things

an improvement

not an improvement

it will stay the same

they are the three results we always get.  so if you were to do nothing,  nothing would change.  if you were to do something  you would get a result.  an improvement not an improvement so I may be going backwards.  or it’ll stay the same.

so with this information you can now alter your actions in the five key areas which are mindset motivation diet lifestyle exercise  testing and accountability.

how to system does take some time to learn and it is not a quick fix however you will find that when you start to implement and follow this plan  you will start to see changes.  and it will explain why in the past you may have failed awww lost weight and put it back on.  explain why you weren’t able to maintain a previous program whatever that may have been.

a great place to start learning more about this is to sign up for my 8 week clean eating challenge.  inside this challenge with a big emphasis on eating and mindset as they are the two crucial parts of this system doing these things first helps set us up for long term success.

having a plan of what to eat that suits you and will help you lose weight along with mindset lessons to help you get clarity,  improve your knowledge and make the right decisions in the right situations that move you closer towards your desired result. click on the link below to find out more.

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  • Kim Rawks

    Reply Reply February 29, 2016

    Great piece! Dreams goals and mindest – yeah, I think being in the right frame of mind is paramount for weight loss.

    • Chris Bridger

      Reply Reply March 8, 2016

      Exactly!, Its all about mindset. Without it there is no chance of results. What we think about determines our reality.

  • Jennifer D.

    Reply Reply March 1, 2016

    Thanks for this. I definitely need to start somewhere.

    • Chris Bridger

      Reply Reply March 8, 2016

      If you need any help please let me know happy to be there for you.

  • Christine

    Reply Reply March 8, 2016

    I think it’s interesting to note that you can’t out exercise a bad diet. I remember a family friend once said, as she was eating Burger King, that she’d rather go to the gym every day then stop eating certain foods. It seems to me like she’s gotten things completely backwards!

    • Chris Bridger

      Reply Reply March 14, 2016

      Imagine the results she would get if she exercised and ate well, what a concept. We all tend to favor one approach over another. It is very common.

  • Erin

    Reply Reply March 12, 2016

    I think that it being that anyone can use the system, makes it much better.

    Great solutions!

  • Maddie

    Reply Reply March 14, 2016

    This post is like a breath of fresh air! With weight loss being a popular topic, there is so much information and plans being thrown at me and it can get overwhelming and confusing, to say the least. This definitely helped me and made it clearer and easier to comprehend. Great article!

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