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
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
Eating Issues Can Be Solved With Meditation
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
Knowing Why You Want To Lose Weight Is Key
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! What inspires you to lose weight?  Is there something that motivates you to continue even when you want to give up?  When you search and find exactly why you want to lose weight, it's far more important than how? Find YOUR why, and let it drive you to achieve the results you desire. You know you want to lose weight. Hopefully you know how to lose weight with the correct diet and exercise regimen. But, do you have a clear idea on "why"? Why a "why" is so important Your weight loss “why” is your motivation. Let's say a friend or someone asks you why you want to lose weight and you don’t have a clear answer. Will your weight loss goal be successful? Probably not! Longevity could be a "why" for you Doesn't everyone want a long, healthy life? We all have that choice. It's an undeniable fact that carrying an excess of unhealthy weight shortens your life. Sometimes by many years. The most common killers in America are a group of illnesses called Metabolic Syndrome. They're especially common in overweight people. These life-shortening diseases are things like diabetes, stroke, heart failure, hypertension, and other related conditions. The ability to move your body easier could be your why Another excellent "why" for you could be mobility or activity. It’s a great "why because it’s also a great "how." What about mental health as your why? Another "why" is about happiness and self-esteem. Studies have shown that engaging in physical activity makes you happier and more mentally healthy – whether you’re overweight or not. Physical activity makes people feel better. Caring about family or friends is a great why Maybe you don’t really care about your health or really haven’t found an activity that you care about and don’t feel the need to improve your mental or physical health. But, are there other people in your life that love you? That are worried about you and your health? When you don't have your own "why", you can always use someone else as your "why." There are so many reasons a "why" can help you to lose weight. There are many things that can be your inspiration if you haven’t found one yet. Take the time to really sit down, contemplate, and find your why and be the best YOU that you can be. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Jun 15 2021
7 mins
Is Your Subconscious Stopping You From Losing Weight?
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Sometimes people are totally confused about being unable to lose weight.  They work hard to get their weight down and then gain it all back in an instant.  The subconscious mind stores hidden habits and traps to keep you overweight. Why? Could be many different reasons. You must learn to deal with it before you'll have success. I think the worse feeling in the world is when you're overweight and you finally lose a whole lot of it only to get it all back again and more. And this happens repeatedly. This story is so familiar for many. Or, maybe you try to lose weight but can’t stay committed to healthy lifestyle choices for longer than a week.  Your subconscious mind has a lot of power over your actions. It makes you hold on to unhealthy habits and keeps you fat.  Here's some ideas on that! Being Overweight Has Become Part Of Your Identity When you've been overweight for a long time or most of your life, you've probably created some "tricky" coping strategies so you feel more comfortable. Or, maybe you've found a comfortable “niche” in your social circles. People usually have to come up with some other identity if they're overweight. Maybe it's the fat but funny one who makes jokes about their weight. Maybe the fat but happy one, or the fat but always touchy one. No matter what it is, it's now part of how you identify yourself. It’s part of who you've become. A Slightly Twisted Sense of Self-Worth Maybe you have everything you ever wanted in your life except you struggle in just one area. Your weight! If things are so wonderful you might question if you deserve to have the perfect life. If you're a bit short on self-worth, could feel as though you're unworthy to have a perfect body too.  Food Equals Love and Security People who are addicted to food or can't lose weight are emotionally connected or attached to eating. You feel food is equal to safety, love, economic stability, or security.  Maybe It's All About Control People feel the need to control their lives. This is especially true for many who struggle with food and weight loss. They believe that dieting is somehow giving up that control to someone else. Listen, I'm sure like many others you're tired of continuous dieting and fluctuating weight, right? Are you ready to commit yourself to lasting and permanent change in your life? A change that'll give you healthier weight, better well-being. You must understand how these psychological roadblocks can stop you.  If you feel your subconscious is keeping you overweight to feel comfortable somehow, to help you deal with some distant childhood pain, or identity issues, you now know where to start working on your journey to better health. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
May 27 2021
7 mins
Losing Weight Is Easy(keeping it off is difficult!)
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Ever lost weight and then put it all back on again?  It's like your own body is fighting against you?  How can you win this struggle with yourself without too much suffering? The most crucial time you need to be aware of when losing weight is just after you’ve lost some. Why? Because the body wants it back! It’s not easy keeping off the weight after a diet. Most, if not all, people who lose weight stack it back on. The worst part is, they put on more weight. Isn’t that horrible? Here’s the simple reason you regain your weight Losing weight reduces your stored fat and energy stores. It sets off a chain reaction and triggers your hormones to let your brain know the amount of fat in the body is at a critical level. There’s a hormone called leptin. Your fat cells make this hormone to decrease your appetite. So, of course, when you have less fat, the appetite suppression is lifted, and the cravings start. Don’t give up. It’s not over just yet. I know that all sounds like bad news when you desperately want to lose weight, but don’t leave feeling defeated just yet. Change your mindset and realize the body isn’t sabotaging you. It’s only making you aware of what you’re up against. When you know what you’re up against, you can take measures to counteract the natural responses of the body, so you don’t regain your lost weight. You can do this using behavioral or environmental interventions. Different kinds of foods and supplements reduce hunger and don’t contain lots of calories. Things like Protein-rich foods and fiber-rich foods. Try drinking enough water before every meal. Try eating slower over 20 minutes, so your body has time to feel satisfied.   There’s a great article called - 18 Science-Based Ways to Reduce Hunger and Appetite. I’ll give you a link in the show notes for this episode. Go to the website at weightlossmindset.co, and you’ll find it. Some excellent nutritional supplements stimulate the brain to help suppress the appetite. They’re worth a try for that added support. I’ll make a note of the best ones for you in the show notes for this episode. Conclusion  You’ve worked hard to lose some weight, and it’s starting to come back. Don’t panic and give up at this critical stage. Understand it’s merely your body’s natural response to the process. Don’t let your body win, though. You’re fighting against your body’s natural response. As you start losing weight, your calorie needs drop too. Remember, if you were 200 pounds when you started and you’ve lost 20 pounds already, you must reduce your calorie intake considerably more than a person who began their diet at 180 pounds. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
May 21 2021
8 mins
10 Reasons Why You Always Feel Hungry(and can cause weight gain)
Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Are you hungry all the time? Do you still feel hungry after just finishing a meal?   Let’s take a look at some of the reasons this could be happening. When you get hungry, it should purely be physiological. Simple enough, right? You need calories or water for living. That’s all! How did eating get so complex in modern society? Because of bad eating habits and not-so-good quality food, appetite hormones, emotional factors, and stress are affected. Here are ten common problems that are related to chronic hunger and what you can do about it. 1 - Some possible hormone issues 2 - You’re not eating meals at the right time or skipping them. 3 - You’re not drinking enough water during the day 4 - You're not getting enough quality sleep 5 - You possibly have thyroid issues 6 - You’re eating too many refined carbs 7 - You have too much stress going on 8 - You lack enough protein 9 - You’re not taking enough time to eat meals 10 - Are you taking medications that could cause you to feel hungry? Some medications can increase your appetite. Because all medicines are chemicals, they can upset your body’s natural chemical balance. Conclusion There isn’t only one sure answer to why you’re always hungry, but these things we just went over are the top ones that can cause chronic hunger symptoms. Check out our other podcasts on this subject. Controlling your hunger will help you to stop thinking about food all the time. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
May 13 2021
10 mins
Habits Are The Enemies Within That Sabotage Your Weight Loss Intentions
Hello, I'm Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Your habits are your worst enemies when it comes to weight loss.  They always attack us when we're at our weakest.  You must learn to defeat them, or your weight loss goals will fail. Habits can seem like another complete personality sometimes. Usually, one that's opposing our good intentions about eating well and losing weight. It's the most significant enemy on our weight loss journey. This enemy sabotages our every move, especially when we vow to eat healthy. Then we somehow end up binging on the same foods that make us fat and unhealthy. Of course, then we feel guilty and blame ourselves or the food. These are both the incorrect target. What exactly is this self-sabotaging beast? Every time you end up self-sabotaging, it's the habit or program that makes choices and acts for you. We think it's our thinking, but it's more like a state of non-thinking, right? What can we do to overcome these self-sabotage habits? Let's expand more on the idea of labeling these destructive habits. Let's look at ways to dig deep so you can see them. Knowledge is power! You must identify your behaviors and patterns responsible for affecting your health, making it harder to lose weight. Start a journal. Write down everything. Write the details of all the foods you eat in a day. Write down any thoughts and feelings that come up. Everything! The more effort you put towards practicing, the easier it'll be, and the better you'll get. Imagine how these new, positive actions make you feel, how they alter your outlook or attitude. Do this intentionally, so you don't let older, deep subconscious patterns take over. Final Thoughts Don't change things too rapidly. Taking smaller steps will help you stay calm without triggering stress. And, we know what stress does, right? Following these ideas can ensure you successfully end the self-sabotaging behaviors that stop you from losing weight. You can only make massive transformations to your life by incremental changes. Focus on what you can do today that you can stick to, right now, to stop or lessen one action of self-sabotage. Put yourself on the right track toward better health, one step at a time. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
May 2 2021
7 mins
Five Methods To Handle Stress(that can also aid weight loss)
Hello, I'm Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset! Stress causes so many problems for people. Excess weight, disease and depression to name a few. There are ways you can learn to deal with pressure and stress Your health depends on it! People become stressed, panic, make mistakes, or overeat when they're under pressure. But, some people cope well under pressure. What's their secret? There isn't any secret. Those people have just learned certain methods that help them deal with it. One important point is learning to take care of yourself regularly. That'll help you stay calm when you're experiencing pressure. Let's face it. It's impossible to avoid pressure and stress in our current society completely. It's better to be an expert in handling it, right? Here are five methods for coping with stress... 1. Taking care of yourself with a good diet and exercise is the foundation for optimum health and mental wellbeing. 2. Learn skills that help you cope 3. Try always to keep a positive outlook 4. Stay balanced with a proper perspective 5. Work with the connection between mind and body Conclusion You don't need to feel stress, panic, or any other problems when facing high pressure. Educating yourself and developing an awareness of your mind and body makes it possible to face any situation calmly. Practice self-care, a positive attitude, and healthy coping skills. Train the mind and body to react calmly to pressure. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weightloss-mindset/message
Apr 19 2021
7 mins