Weight Loss Mindset

Rick Taylar

Weight loss is 99% psychology. Without changing your mindset in the right way, your results won't be sustainable and you could even put on more weight. If you're like me, you've tried many programs to help lose weight and failed miserably. It doesn't mean the program is bad, it just means you must get your mind right first before they'll be effective. Subscribe to the Weightloss Mindset podcast and discover new ways to lose weight and keep it off! https://weightlossmindset.co
Weight Loss Mindset Means Being Kind To Yourself
We all criticize ourselves way too much. We judge ourselves, blame ourselves, and get stuck with the resulting shame and regret.  Do you really want to get off the continuous dieting? Be kinder to yourself, celebrate all your successes and cut yourself some slack for any setbacks. No one wants to be around a cruel leader, right? So don't be one! One of the most harmful things we can do to our bodies is “go on a diet.” You're already on a diet. Your diet is the collection of all your eating habits.  It includes how you make food choices, which choices you make, how much you eat, and whether or not you address your emotions attached to food. Why do we crave the so-called "unhealthy foods" We didn’t evolve as humans with a desire for eating healthy foods. We evolved as a species by eating nutrient-dense foods to survive. Hey come on, please be kinder to yourself, okay? One of the most harmful aspects of modern dieting is the toll it takes on your self-esteem. Your body is biologically driven to survive. But, psychologically, we’re programmed to eat food for cultural, and emotional reasons. The fact is, food is necessary for survival. Just relax and take a step back for a moment If you find yourself having one of those internal monologues or conversations with yourself, and what you’re hearing is hurtful and cruel, it’s time to take a minute and step back.  Okay, first thing is, just stop it! The basic truth is that most of us could do with some adjustment to our bodies- or at least we think we need it. What we need more of though, are healthier relationships, a healthier mental attitude, more personal kindness, and acceptance of who we are right now. Be kind to yourself, starting right now! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
3d ago
6 mins
Weight Loss Diets Are A Distraction - Don't Complicate It!
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! People waste their time jumping from diet to diet. Let's face it, you can't just diet, lose weight and then go back to your old ways of eating. It always fails.  Instead, how about finding a well-balanced, non-restrictive, nutritional eating style you can adopt for your whole life. Then tweak that slightly to fit your lifestyle as needed. If you want to learn how to use the correct combination of foods eaten at the right time of the day to reduce fat fast…  Try this way! Go to wlmind.com/p That's w-l-m-i-n-d.com/p. There are so many different diets out there right now. Of course, all of them claim to be "the one" that'll change your life. Some are based on science, while others are more or less based on someone's ideas.  Here's the skinny on low-carb and no-carb diets? These types of diets dramatically limit your carbs. These include carbs from grains, beans and fruit. These types of diets limit dieters mostly to proteins, fats, and limited amounts of certain vegetables. Why are these diets so popular?  Because they work. You can lose weight fast on one of these diets. That’s mainly because avoiding carbs means avoiding unhealthy carbs like junk food and sweets. What about Low-Fat or No-Fat Diets Fat is also not the enemy. If you research the whole non-fat argument, you might stumble across information that it was the sugar industry who created the whole "fat is bad for you" lie. Why? Because they wanted to move the negative attention off sugar, make people forget how bad it is for you. Misdirection!  Is the Mediterranean Diet Good For You? A popular diet based on science that has the approval of many health experts is the Mediterranean diet. Basically, it's the diet of people in the Mediterranean region, specifically Italy and Greece. This diet stresses consuming plants and plant oils, especially olive oil, as well as limited amounts of whole grains. If you want to learn how to use the correct combination of foods eaten at the right time of the day to reduce fat fast…  Go to wlmind.com/p That's w-l-m-i-n-d.com/p. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Jan 10 2022
8 mins
Learn To Reprogram Your Mind For Successful Weight Loss
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Diets by themselves don't work very well. We all know this, but we keep trying. And it just makes things worse. It's Because they're focused on the wrong thing! There's ALWAYS an emotional reason for overeating. People usually seek comfort from food when they're stressed, unhappy, vulnerable or bored. Science has proven that 95% of diets are ineffective. Dieters usually put the weight back on (and then some) within a year. Is it possible to have an ideal weight forever? When I mention hypnosis, what comes to mind? I used to believe hypnosis was a way for someone to take complete control of your mind—Make you do what you don't want to do. So how can hypnosis help you have perfect weight forever? Anything that you have trouble with in your life. Anything you really want to change but feel you can't, needs a shift in your mindset first. Your mindset must be changed if you want lasting results. Willpower isn't the answer. We know the results from that are only temporary, right? Does hypnosis for weight loss work for everyone? The short answer is no, hypnosis is not some magic pill. It worked for me. I really HAD to handle my weight or suffer the consequences. It helped me become stronger than my habits and lessen their hold over me. I was lucky to find a really good program.  Your chances of success skyrocket. There are many studies that show how hypnosis can actually help with weight loss. I'll put links to those studies in the show notes for this episode. If you'd like to find out more about using hypnosis and take a free training program so you can get a feel for what I'm talking about, go to wlmind.com/pwf, That’s w-l-m-i-n-d.com/p-w-f Together with your strong desire to change your bad eating habits and your ability to re-program your subconscious mind you WILL get to your perfect weight, and stay there. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Jan 3 2022
8 mins
5 Keys For The Correct Weight-loss Mindset
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Our mindsets are what form our character. Nothing changes without changing our mindset first. Focus on that and the things you'd like to change about yourself will start to become easier… When it comes to our bodies, we tend to be very concerned. We also tend to be overly judgmental. How we approach our body shapes, whether that shape is round or fit, is often decided by the aspects of the mindset we created for ourselves. Don't focus on the numbers, focus on your goals  One of the biggest reasons why so many New Year's Resolutions fail is because we don't spend the time crafting a workable goal.  This is because more often than not, goals are one of two things: Too non-specific  Too focused on the numbers  Stay off the scale and away from measuring tapes  If you take nothing else out of this section take at least this much: Muscle weighs more than fat. That being said… Stay off the scale. Try to identify your troublesome thoughts We all have it. That internal voice that tells you things like, “great job,” or “you really suck at this.”  It's not good or bad Stay away from any and all ideologies that demonize certain foods. Keep in mind that there is no red or blue pill for weight loss. No single act will affect your reality. You can, however, keep a positive and truly helpful mentality through your weight loss journey. That's what's important. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Dec 26 2021
7 mins
How To Use Weight loss Affirmations The Right Way
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Every thought we think helps to create our future. Weight loss begins in the mind with positive thoughts. Let's learn how to create effective weight loss affirmations so you can start using them effectively. Please don't underestimate the power of affirmations that are done well. They can work for you!  Affirmations are a powerful way to create desired effects in your life. But only if you use them in the right way. In fact, every thought and every word we say are affirmations. We continuously declare who we think we are and how we perceive our world. These words and thoughts create either positive or negative outcomes in our lives. Quite simple really! How and why affirmations can change your mind? When we're used to thinking or speaking a certain way for a period of time, it becomes buried as a habit in our subconscious minds. It becomes automatic. This creates who we are and how we behave. How to create effective affirmations for weight loss. Affirmations must be formulated in a certain way or they won't be effective. Here are 10 examples of weight loss affirmations you can use as a guide to formulate your own. I'll also include them in this episodes show notes for your reference. Losing weight is natural for me. I am at my ideal weight & I feel great! I am joyfully achieving my weight loss goals. I am losing weight every single day. I am eating foods that contribute to my wellbeing. I eat only when I feel hungry. I now certainly see myself at my ideal weight. I love the taste of healthy food. I control how much I eat. I can easily reach and maintain my ideal weight. I love and care for my body. I find it quite easy to lose weight. I am naturally slim. I believe in my ability to lose weight and keep it off. I only eat healthy foods. I am a disciplined eater. Okay, so practice affirmations every day and you'll start to see improvements. Never give up! It will happen. I hope you do well and achieve everything you set out to do! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Dec 17 2021
7 mins
5 Signs It Could Be Psychological Not Physical Hunger
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Overeating is mostly caused by emotional issues! Food has one simple function, to supply the body with the nutrition it needs to survive.  Learning to recognize true hunger from cravings is a key method to stop overeating. Give it a shot!   Learning the difference between psychological and physical hunger can help you stay on track and make healthier choices in your diet.  What Exactly is Psychological Hunger? Psychological hunger is about filling some void in your mind or your life. Unfortunately, no matter how much or what you eat, that void cannot be filled by food. This kind of eating behavior can lead to excess weight, more stress, more psychological strain, and a vicious cycle that's hard to break.  Here are five signs that'll help you decide if your eating habits are coming from your mind, not your stomach. Just knowing this can give you the ability to control it to some degree.  Is Your Hunger Actually Coming From Your Belly? Rate Your Hunger Level When You're Craving Specific Foods  You Suddenly Feel Hungry  Your Hunger Just Disappears Without Food  Learning to differentiate between physical and mental or emotional hunger can help you to resist your cravings and get your eating under control. It's the key to releasing yourself from the emotional patterns that guide your eating and enables you to focus on the nutrition your body needs and deserves.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Dec 12 2021
7 mins
Successful Weight Loss Depends On Creating A Strong, Positive MindsetMindset Is Everything For Sustainable Weight Loss
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Mindset is everything!  Weight loss begins in your mind.  Believe is achieving. You must see your future you at your ideal weight. If Your Body Is A Vehicle, Your Mind Is The Engine Your mindset drives you! It fuels your will and determination to work towards your goal. It's difficult to achieve and maintain an ideal body weight. It takes more than just healthy eating and regular exercise. A positive and motivated mindset is essential to keep you on track.  Two types of mindset: fixed and growth-oriented. People with a fixed mindset think only of absolutes and allow little to no room for possibilities. They are fixated to their opinion and won't budge from that framed mindset. When faced with challenges, they tend to take the easy way out to avoid failure and embarrassment. Here are some common ideas that clearly describe the two types of mindsets: Fixed Mindset • When I fail, I’m no good • I’m either good at it, or I’m not • When I’m frustrated, I give up • My abilities determine everything Growth Mindset • When I fail, I learn • I can learn anything I want to learn • When I’m frustrated, I persevere • My effort and attitude determine everything Start cultivating a growth mindset and practice these mantras and your diet plan will work much easier with more satisfying results. Let Go Of Your Negative Thinking to let go of fat! Follow these life-changing ideas that could help you eliminate any sort of destructive thoughts that sabotage your body weight. 1. What other people think about you is none of your business 2. Take your time. Slow & Steady Is Key. A little goes a long way 3. You may not be there yet, but every step gets you closer to your goal. Always remember that each small step taken is a step nearer to your goal. Never underestimate yourself. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Nov 19 2021
8 mins
Meditation Can Help You Solve Your Eating Issues
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Meditation is a lifestyle that keeps you grounded, stress-free, and able to tolerate more randomity in your life. Everyone would benefit from doing daily meditation. Meditation helps to overcome difficulties and makes life better. Recovering from an eating disorder can sometimes be a massive task. When in a controlled environment, such as a hospital, recovery may be easier, but things often take a negative toll when reintroduced to the real world. These can range from the effects of stress to feelings of anxiety or worry. Here’s how meditation can help you stay grounded and successfully recover from an eating disorder: Meditation Can Teach You Self-Control Impulsiveness is one of the significant issues associated with eating disorders, a trait cultivated from years of bad habits. Meditation improves conscious thought and promotes self-control by focusing your thoughts on something else. Meditation Can Improve Intelligent Thinking You may be asking what intelligence has to do with an eating disorder, right? In the context of intelligence, nothing, because there’s no easy way to predict who’s susceptible to an eating disorder.  Meditation Can Help You Boost Well-Being And Improve Your Mood Although the biochemical pathways behind anorexia and bulimia are different, one thing that is common in both is the desire for food to deliver short bouts of happiness. Meditation Urges You To Fight For What You Want Keeping afloat can be a real struggle, day in and day out. It’s so much easier to fall back into the trap of an eating disorder than it is to fight against it every day. But including meditation as part of a larger strategy will keep you winning. Conclusion Recovering from an eating disorder is tough, but meditation can make it much more manageable. It takes more than meditation alone, but by incorporating sessions every day, you’ll be on your way to a fulfilling and happy life. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Oct 23 2021
6 mins
Confronting Discomfort Is A Key To Weight Loss
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! You'll always experience some kind of discomfort when you try to lose weight or improve your health. It's normal, and it won't harm you. It doesn't mean there's something wrong with you. But, many people run away from this discomfort, and that causes their plans to fail. Just confront it, go through it, and your goals will be achieved. If you've recently made drastic or even minor changes to your eating habits, you might be experiencing various levels of discomfort that could send you rebounding back to your old, unhealthy ways. How To Deal With Your Physical Discomfort If you change your diet to include more healthy foods and less of the fatty, sugary, salty choices that caused your weight gain, then it can take time for your system to adjust to this new way of eating. For example, eating more fiber from fruits and vegetables can lead to bloating and uncomfortable gas. Don't give up, though! Your body just needs time to adjust to the increase in fiber, and once it does, your digestive system will work more efficiently, and you won't have these types of discomforts any longer. What About Mental and Emotional Discomfort? There are other reasons, though, why you may feel bad or uncomfortable when you try to make significant changes to your way of eating. When you eliminate foods, especially those high in sugar, salt, and fat, you deprive your brain of dopamine, which is that "happy or feel good" neurotransmitter that's released when you eat foods high in these substances. You've become addicted to this response over time with an unhealthy diet, and you're likely to experience some intense cravings and reactions when you cut these from your diet. Learning to become comfortable with this discomfort is necessary for staying the course and sticking to your goals to achieve successful weight loss.  Keeping your mind on the healthy, bright, vibrant vision of your future self will give you the strength you need to keep going! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Sep 28 2021
6 mins
Are You An Emotional Eater?
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Emotional eating is a trap you should try to free yourself from It's so difficult to control your weight when emotions drive your eating habits. It's time to free yourself from emotional eating and begin a healthier more supportive lifestyle. Have you ever eaten an entire container of something that you didn't even really like? Have you ever found yourself in the kitchen looking for food minutes after you finished eating a meal? Do you automatically seek out food when you're upset or stressed out? These are all signs of emotional eating, which can be causing significant weight gain and problems with your health.  Are You Emotionally Eating? When you use food to help you feel better or manage stress, you are emotionally eating. Food is meant to satisfy physical hunger and give your body the nutrients it needs to function, and when you eat things that don't meet those needs, you're probably doing it to fill an unmet emotional need, instead.  How Do You Know If It's Physical or Emotional Hunger? Being able to distinguish between true, physical hunger and the emotional needs that often disguise themselves as hunger is important in learning how to overcome emotional eating. There are some ways that you can tell these two apart if you pay attention. What Can You Do To Stop Emotional Eating? Identifying the emotional triggers, lingering social habits, and bad influences can help you to stop your emotional eating habits and learn to listen instead to what your body needs and wants. You also must look for healthier ways to fill psychological voids and deal with stress and emotions that don't involve food. Learning to eat more mindfully can help you become better attuned to your body so that you disconnect your eating from your feelings. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Sep 15 2021
6 mins
TOP 5 Reasons Women Are Using Green Smoothies To Lose Weight, Boost Their Energy, And Look Years Younger
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! When I was struggling to lose weight many years ago I got so frustrated. Then, after a friend turned me on to using these special green smoothies, I started to effortlessly lose weight and I have never been healthier. Not all smoothies work for weight loss though. If you'd like to learn how to make the best smoothies that really work to help you lose weight fast, you can check them out here - go to wlmind.com/sd that's w-l-m-i-n-d.com/s-d Here are the TOP 5 Reasons More Women Are Using Green Smoothies To Lose Weight, Boost Their Energy, And Look Years Younger The great news is that just about everyone who drinks green smoothies loses weight. In fact, most people who follow the Smoothie Diet Weight Loss Program report up to 3-8 pounds weight loss in their first week! 1. Green Smoothies for Weight Loss A major benefit of Green Smoothies is weight loss. Keep in mind, not all smoothies are created equal however. Some are very healthy while others, not so much. A proper green smoothie for weight loss includes lots of leafy greens and other vegetables, whole fruits such as a banana or apple, and water.  2. Beautiful skin, hair, and nails Antioxidants are nature's magic pill for bringing out your natural beauty. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants.  3. Anti-Aging You not only get clearer skin, but the nutrients in green smoothies also help boost the production of collagen, creating firmer, younger-looking skin. Apples, strawberries, and oranges are great choices to add to your smoothie for this.  Green smoothies are a great source of these anti-aging enzymes. 4. Chronic Disease Prevention You do all this running around for a reason. You love your family and you want to take care of them. More than anything, you want to be around to enjoy them as you get older. 5. Improved Digestion And Gut Health All that fiber is great for clearing out your digestive tract. This alone has wonderful health benefits as your health starts in your gut. A clear and healthy digestive tract brings less bloating, reduced weight, improved toxin elimination, a stronger immune system, increased mental clarity, and more energy. Whether you are just trying to lose the last 5-10 lbs or you want to lose 30 lbs or more, I encourage you to watch the FREE video presentation and try the Smoothie Diet Program to see how effective detox smoothies for weight loss can be. Go to wlmind.com/sd that's w-l-m-i-n-d.com/s-d --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Sep 8 2021
9 mins
Finding The Right Weight Loss Motivation Helps
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! It's hard to stay motivated for losing weight sometimes. This is just a trick of the mind trying to keep you where you are. We all know change is uncomfortable, right? Just accept it and push through the barriers. Your health is at stake here, isn't it? What is the motivation behind your efforts to lose weight? Finding the will to commit to a weight loss plan requires a degree of confidence and commitment that people who have never had to worry about their weight can only imagine. Losing weight is not as simple as backing away from the table, avoiding fast food places or sharing with the world you are on a diet. Instead, it's a lifelong commitment much as it is for an alcoholic to stay away from alcoholic beverages or an addict who has to find a way not to do drugs. Why Do I Want to Lose Weight? Ask yourself this question and answer it honestly from the heart, "Why do I want to lose weight?" Why are you putting yourself through the agony of trying to lose weight? Maybe you want to feel better. It could be that you are not happy with how you look to others or a health-related issue. Perhaps you are just tired of being overweight. Here is a key tip: Heartfelt motivation is much more powerful than head based motivation. Make Your New Lifestyle a Major Priority The next tip has to do with prioritizing your needs to make the necessary changes in your life. Sure, you may have an excellent idea of 'why' you are seeking to lose weight and a plan, but for it to be a success, you have to make it a priority over everything else.  Don't Sweat the Small Stuff The weight loss path is nothing to balk at by any means. You have a lot of lessons to learn about what contributes to weight gain for your body and what will allow you great success in losing weight. You will have to learn not to beat yourself up when things are not happening as fast as you might like for them to happen or if you have a minor setback. You have a lot of bad habits to break and new habits to create. Your goal throughout this process should be not to beat yourself up but learn to love yourself and imagine your future self once the extra weight is no longer visible. These are just three simple tips to help you find your motivation to lose weight. Just remember, take it easy on yourself but make plans now to commit to the process. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Aug 31 2021
5 mins
Focusing On The Feel-Good Effects Of Weight Loss
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Losing weight can have tremendous benefits. Not just physically, but also emotionally. In fact, the emotional benefits are way more important. It's time you started feeling a whole lot better about yourself, isn't it? When you can lose weight for good, it has tremendous benefits on your health, which includes not only your physical body but also your mental and emotional well-being, too. Being overweight can cause harm to your emotional state in many ways, including leading to low self-esteem, problems with depression, your ability to recognize your own health needs, and body shame. When you're finally able to lose weight and keep it off, you'll be able to enjoy many payoffs for your emotional well-being that you probably haven't considered before.  What's The Connection Between Weight and Emotions When you lose weight, especially large amounts or after being heavy for a long time, your body enjoys many advantages. A healthier weight lowers your risk for many chronic diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s. You even improve your chances for avoiding cancer. But the psychological benefits of losing and keeping off excess weight shouldn't be overlooked.  Your Self-Esteem Improves  When you successfully change your attitude and mindset about eating and food (as opposed to losing weight quickly on a certain “diet” or through surgery, you are more likely to support these new patterns of behavior over time. You're Less Likely to Feel Depressed Whether depression causes or is caused by weight gain, is not fully understood. We do know that people who successfully lose weight are less likely to suffer from depressive symptoms, even if they have clinical depression. Your Quality of Life Improves When you lose weight and adopt healthier habits all-around, you're more likely to feel more confident in your longevity. You're able to enjoy activities more and to have a better outlook about your overall quality of life. You'll Learn to Handle Your Emotions Better One of the reasons we gain weight and adopt poor eating habits is because we have an unhealthy relationship with food. We use it to help us feel better emotionally rather than as nutrients to feed our cells. Final Thoughts The emotional and psychological changes that you'll experience with permanent weight loss are tremendous. Becoming more satisfied with your body, your health, and your life leads to more enjoyment and satisfaction, less depression, and a happier life. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Aug 27 2021
6 mins
6 Keys For Creating A Powerful Weight Loss Mindset
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! A strong, powerful mindset will benefit your whole life. That's how important it is.  A struggle to lose weight is basically a struggle with your own mind.  Develop the right mindset, and your battle's won. When you set out to lose weight, one of the most important things to focus on is having a strong mindset. This will go a long way towards helping you through the trying times on your weight loss journey. A good mindset turns you into your own cheerleader.  1 - Don’t beat yourself up To develop a strong mental attitude, you first have to resolve some of the underlying issues you probably have about weight and self-perception. Start by letting go of any tendency you have to blame your weight problem on yourself. And realize that you don’t need to look a certain way to feel good about yourself. Feeling good about who you are should start now, even before you lose any weight. 2 - Cultivate patience When you’re first beginning the process of improving your mindset, you have to be patient. Realize that your desired result will take time. Many dieters are too easily discouraged. 3 - Be realistic about your weight loss goals Before kicking off your journey to weight loss, you need to set goals for what you plan to achieve within a certain time-frame. Some targets are way too pessimistic while others are overly optimistic. 4 - Ask for support from family and friends The presence of a friend to walk with you through the process of weight loss is highly recommended. You need to feel supported in your quest. People who embrace support succeed more often when compared to those who choose to take the solo path.  5 - Establish a realistic action plan Olympic-winning marathon runners don’t run the entire 26 miles on their first day of running. You have to start somewhere realistic. Embrace small dietary measures day by day, combined with a mild workout. 6 - Treat yourself now and then Whenever you make a stride in the right direction, spoil yourself with experiences that you are fond of other than eating of course. Dress up and go to the movies or pamper yourself at the salon as a present for your accomplishment. This creates a good feeling and will inspire you to lose more weight. The journey of weight loss can be a long one. Your mindset is your best tool to empower yourself and help you to remain unbothered by obstacles. Everyone has personal challenges they want to overcome. By refusing to define yourself by your challenges, you can have a strong sense of self-worth and clarity on what needs to be done. The amazing thing about these habits is that once you perfect them for weight loss, you can apply the same techniques to achieve everything else you aim for in life. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Aug 23 2021
6 mins
5 Ways To End Your Sugar-Craving Habit
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Now is the time to curb your over-consumption of sugar. Don’t leave it too late. Start weaning yourself off it today. There’s no nutritional value in eating lots of sugar. But, there is sickness and death. It’s time you started healing yourself and dropping excess weight. Start with sugar. Sugar has been making people fatter and sicker for decades now. We know it creates type 2 Diabetes, a disease responsible for creating many other destructive conditions. You don’t need it. That’s a fact. But, you’re addicted to it, another fact. Here are five quick, simple tips to help you deal with your sugar habit. 1 - Forget Going Cold Turkey. Go slow  Slowly lessening the amount of sugar you eat will ensure you don’t suffer the side effects of changing things too drastically. 2 - Change one habit at a time and stick with it.   Here’s an example. Let’s say you’re hooked on sweetened coffee. You could reduce the amount of sugar each week by adding one teaspoon less sugar to your coffee. Or if that’s too sudden, try reducing half a teaspoon each week. 3 - Try to eat more protein  Eating more protein in your meals helps you feel fuller for longer. Protein also helps you better absorb any starches and carbohydrates you eat with your meal. 4 - Eat more fresh, whole fruit Sugar in the form of fruits, grains, and veggies has been a natural part of our food supply since the beginning of time. 5 - Understand what you’re eating before you eat it Food manufacturers are masters of deception. Because of the bad reputation that food groups like sugar and fat have. They’ve gotten creative at hiding the sugar in their products. They hide it by sneakily changing the name to things like fructose or cane juice. Try to consider the timing of when you eat sugar If you can’t stop eating sugar, you can try to eat it at better times. Sugar is best eaten directly before or after long workouts. If you’re a marathon runner or participate in all-day sporting events, eating sugar-filled snacks inside your active periods will ensure that your body will burn all the calories you’re giving it. Okay, so now you have some ways to help you kick your sugar habit. Small manageable changes and knowing what to eat and when will make all the difference when it comes to detoxing from sugar. Try writing your experiences in a journal. You can write about what worked for you and what didn’t. Were there any successful strategies that you used when you kicked your sugar habit? Writing in this way will strengthen your resolve and help you to finally stop eating excess sugar so you can lose weight and stay healthy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Aug 16 2021
7 mins
18 Good Habits To Make Sure Your Weight Loss Plans Succeed
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! There's a lot of dieting and weight loss advice out there, but most of it doesn't work.  The reason why people fail to lose weight is because they have not found the right mindset that will allow them to make lasting changes. It's hard to change your habits if you're stuck in old ways of thinking! In this podcast, I will share 18 different strategies that helped me break bad eating habits for good and able to finally lose weight without dieting. As we all know, weight loss is a difficult and challenging process.  It's not enough to eat less or exercise more. Because sustained weight loss is your goal, you need to think about how bad habits affect your weight and stop you from making lasting changes.  The good news? You can break any habit if you're willing to put in the work! In this podcast, I will share 18 ways that helped me break my bad eating habits for good! 1 - I had to ditch the things distracting me from my goals 2 - I had to find out what my trigger foods were 3 - I made sure I didn't stop all my favorite foods 4 - I made a point to stop eating from the containers 5 - I found ways to lower my stress levels 6 - I started eating more foods that were rich in fiber 7 - I learned to keep a regular meal schedule as best I could 8 - I wrote down everything I ate in a journal 9 - I made sure I ate enough quality protein 10 - I had to take control of my blood sugar levels 11 - I was eating way too fast and had to slow it down. 12 - I cut down on drinking alcohol 13 - I made sure I planned my meals ahead 14 - I changed from drinking soda to drinking more water 15 - I got out of the diet mentality and into a healthy lifestyle 16 - I changed to eating more healthy fats 17 - I made strong weight loss goals and stuck to them 18 - I became mindful of what I was eating The good news… Staying mindful of eating habits and correcting any that may lead to undesirable outcomes is the best way to prevent an eating disorder. Overeating is a hard habit to break, but you can do it. Using these tips, you can establish a new, healthy routine, finally reach your weight loss goals, and create a healthy, more vibrant you. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Jul 25 2021
16 mins
Stress Eating: How To Deal With It Effectively
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset After a hard day at work, it's easy to let the stress lead you right into your kitchen. But, there are healthier ways of dealing with that stressful situation? Want to find out how? What are the effects of stress eating? If stress eating is done on a regular basis, it can lead to weight gain and other health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes. As I’ve learned from personal experience, this not only causes you more emotional pain but impacts your physical state as well!  Learn more ways of how you can deal with stress eating and stress. 1 - Stop stress eating with the correct food choices The first tip to stop stressful eating is simply to eat healthy food. In times of stress, we tend to seek comfort in junk foods such as chips, chocolate, and candy because they are sweet or salty. But, this can make us end up overeating.  2 - Exercise can help relieve stress so you don't overeat Don't let yourself succumb to negative thoughts. When people are stressed they find themselves feeling depressed and overwhelmed which in turn makes them more anxious than before. Exercising helps with managing stress levels so take a jog through the park, go walk around town and just enjoy being outside if at all possible. Research has shown natural light can have a positive effect on our moods too. 3 - Meditation can help relieve stress eating Meditation is a powerful tool for reducing stress levels and helping you to relax. It doesn't matter how long you spend meditating, just that it gets done every day!  4 - Learn how to prevent boredom so you don't reach for food and overeat One way to avoid stress-induced snacks is by implementing things in your everyday life that take up time. You can go get some art supplies at the local art store and paint, draw or try out pottery. You could knit clothing for yourself or someone else. 5 - Find helpful support from family or friends to overcome stress eating Sometimes when we're dealing with tough times, it can be difficult to go on. That's why in order to get through those rough patches and overcome stress eating, calling a friend or family member is an excellent option. Plus, if you join a support group or sign up for therapy while you are at it, this will help even more, as I said before. Conclusion  I'm sure you've experienced this personally before. The feeling of stress and anxiety that builds up to an overwhelming amount is like nothing else in the world. That's why it can be so tough for some people to break their habit of overeating when they are stressed.  These tips can help you stay on top of your stress and eating habits. Put all these tips into action as soon as possible, ideally starting today. This way when one day turns bad for whatever reason, you'll have a plan already in place to get back up again instead of succumbing to an unhealthy meal or snack choice that will only compound the problem further down the road. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Jul 4 2021
11 mins
Lose Weight Fast With Calm, Focused, Healthy Eating
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Do you simply just sit and eat your meals without any distractions?  Or are you always doing something else at the same time?  Focusing on what you're eating, when you're eating, helps you lose weight.  What kind of eater are you? Do you eat slowly, or do you blast through your meal as fast as you can? Many people are fast eaters because they're so busy. They believe they don't have enough time. Usually because of the rapid pace of modern society, filling up their lives with endless options. What makes slowing your eating down so important. When you're feeling calm, peaceful, and focused while you're eating it becomes more like meditation. You have full attention on what you're doing at the time when you're doing it. It sounds simple, and it is. But it can give you some deep insights about your relationship with food. You'll be aware of any emotional changes that come up. So how can eating this way help you? Imagine sitting down to your meal and being totally focused on what you're doing. You enjoy the experience being aware of all your senses while you're eating. You notice all the sensational flavors and smells. Your plate comes alive with all the wonderful colors, shapes and textures of the various foods. How would that feel? It can help you repair any guilt or anxiety you might have about food. I hope you'll try these simple ideas and become more mindful in your life. It may seem simple, but these small things can make big changes in your life over time. As I'm sure you're aware, most, if not all, weight loss programs don't actually work. Overweight people who become slimmer usually return to their previous weight again. Most of the time they add a lot more extra weight. Yeah, I've been there too! Many times. Here are some tips you can use for eating more mindfully.  Find a quiet place to eat.  Turn off the TV or any noisy devices. This will help you focus on eating.  Notice how you feel when you eat, how does the food make you feel. Practice eating slower without rushing. You should take at least 20 to 30 minutes to eat your meal. It can take about 20 minutes for the brain to register that you don't need to eat anymore.  Chew your food well. Chew it for longer, not faster. Enjoy every mouthful.  Keep all distractions away from you when you're eating with a focused mind. When you eat this way. You'll notice the exact moment you feel full. The body will tell you. Stop eating at this point. Even if there's still some food on your plate.  If you continuously eat like this and not more than about 80% full, your body will start to feel much more comfortable.  As you'll see when you eat with a focused mind, it will help you with weight loss. It can help you change your eating behaviors. And when you do this, stress is reduced.  Learn to eat slower, learn to focus on the moment, and learn to enjoy your life more. It's well worth it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Jul 1 2021
7 mins
Binge Eating Can Be Deadly!(Stop The Vicious Circle Now)
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Binge eating is a terrible condition that can turn deadly. It may not seem life-threatening, but it's more than just a physical issue If you suspect you're might be a binger, then get help fast!  Binge eating is more than just eating a large meal or overeating during the holidays. It’s a damaging mental eating disorder.  So what can we call binge eating? When you sit down and continue eating large amounts of food in one meal way beyond the point of being full. Even to the point of discomfort. Well, that's binge eating.  How binge eating causes harm Binging doesn't just cause physical consequences, but also emotional ones. Often they're quite dramatic. It causes feelings of anxiety and depression, not to mention self-hatred and shame.  This can set the person up for a terrible cycle. As we've discussed before, these same kinds of feelings can actually trigger a binge. This continuing eating behavior greatly increases more feelings of loneliness, anger, sadness, and depression.  Where can a person get help for bingeing? It's worth trying meditation. Find a good teacher and practice every day. The key is to practice every day, even if you don't feel like it. You could try seeking help from a good counselor. They can help you to find and understand the reasons for your eating behaviors. They’ll also give you coping mechanisms to prevent the action. There's no doubt that bingeing on food is a serious problem, and also life-threatening. When you can't deal with it by yourself you must find professional care from a qualified therapist or medical doctor if you need it. Therapy can be very successful. Find a therapist who's good at dealing with binge eating.  A dietician can help with creating an optimum eating plan and the right exercise. This will get you on the right track without having to give up on all the things you love.  In some severe binge eating cases, you may need to stay in a clinical eating disorders setting. But start with your doctor and a therapist first. These are your first steps for getting binge eating under control and stopped. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Jun 23 2021
7 mins