In your lifetime you have accumulated a skill set that helped you progress in your life. If you’re like a lot of people you may not even know how powerful your skills are or the many ways you can apply them to achieve amazing results.
Sometime in your first year you learned how to pick up little bits of food and deliver them to your mouth. It took concentration. You needed to think about what you were grasping and how to get it into your mouth. This attention to eating is a skill you can transfer to your weight loss for better progress. Think about what you’re picking up to put in your mouth. If you’re not hungry don’t pick it up. If you’re hungry consider what will be the most satisfying and how it will contribute to your daily nutrients and calories. Remember food can’t get into your mouth if you don’t put it there You have all the power!
Late in your first year or early in your second you learned the skill of walking. Keep practicing walking. Aim for 10,000 steps daily. It’s an easy goal to achieve with just a little attention and extremely effective for weight loss and maintenance success.
Adding and Subtracting
Math skills are extremely helpful for weight loss. Simply put, subtracting calories is essential for subtracting pounds The smart way to subtract calories is to add nutritious foods to your menu. By choosing foods you enjoy that are also nutritious and low-energy density you can stay full, satisfied and on track to reach your goal.
Adding treats into your food plan is important. It makes your weight management efforts livable and sustainable. The mistake people make when it comes to weight loss is focusing too much on subtraction and ignoring addition.
These skills are just a few of the most basic skills you learned and perfected early in life. There are many more skills you have learned and developed in your life you learned to:
Read – read labels and recipes
Sort and Organize – sort and organize your personal enviro to support your health and weight-related goals.
Plan – plan how to avoid mindless and emotional eating traps Having plans in place can prevent slip ups and lapses.
Consider all the skills you’ve learned and apply them to your weight loss. When you think off all the things you have learned and became capable of performing it’s obvious that you can be successful at weight loss!