Weight Loss

The lowdown on self-sabotage (and how to stop doing it)

Does it feel like you’re focused on your diet, exercising and generally living a healthy life but you’re not seeing any progress? You could be self-sabotaging your efforts without realising it.

Creating real, lasting change is one of the most important aspects of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Here’s how to recognise if what you’re currently doing is self-sabotaging (and what to do instead).

The lowdown on self-sabotage (and how to stop doing it)

Do any of these statements sound familiar to you?

  • You stay on track for a while but over time revert back to your old unhealthy lifestyle.
  • You know what needs to be done but you can’t seem to achieve any progress.
  • You have worked out and eaten right for the last few days so you indulge in treat meals for the rest of the week.

If you’ve answered yes to one or more of these, chances are you are self-sabotaging your own attempts at health.

Success in weight loss rarely just depends on eating right and exercising. It’s also dependent on your mindset, habits and mental health. Exercising will not fix your emotional eating. Restrictive diets will not change your lack of motivation.

Quite often we get off track due to the fact that there is an inner conflict with our desire to achieve, and the physical motivation to do so, which leads to lack of consistency and thus progress.

3 Ways to Stop Self-Sabotaging

1) Put Pen To Paper

When we write down our thoughts, fears and anxieties, they somehow seem smaller than when they were in our heads. So list four or five reasons why you think your life will be worse than it is now if you achieve your goals.

You will soon see the fact that you have been fearful of losing weight due to false rationalisations. Once you identify what these fears are you can work through them.

2) Challenge your fear

Try to poke holes in your logic and your false rationalisation so you can diminish their control over you. You can do this by talking to your partner for some objectivity or share your thoughts in our Facebook groups, where other women have been where you are.

3) Reassess your reasons for a healthier life

Consciously reassess your reasons for a healthier life, making sure you are identifying and dealing with the reasons for your fear.

You have all the resources, support and knowledge to set you on your weight loss journey but you find you are still not making visible progress. This lack of progress more often than not boils down to a lack of consistency, which is created by self-sabotaging behaviour.   

The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is the perfect opportunity to start moving towards a healthy, happier you. Thousands of women have lost weight and are now seeing an improvement in their overall wellbeing. Be one of them today!

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