Are You Struggling To Lose Weight?

Feb 15, 2012 by

Struggling with weight loss

 

The other day I received an email from one of my readers. As I was reading through her email I was just heart broken because I could feel this person’s pain and frustration that she’s been having with losing weight. This was the most touching email I’ve ever got.

In that email she told me that she literally tried everything, and she spend tons of money and time on different diet approaches and products, but still had no luck with losing weight.

Emails like that make me very inspired and I just want to do all I can to help people with their weight loss.

You see, it’s not about the fancy diets, or counting calories it’s about developing a healthy relationship with food. Counting calories and restrictions only create a problem, not a solution. Solution for a long term weight loss takes time to develop.

Diets don’t work!  I say this all the time and I will say it again!  What works is a simple nutritional approach. More raw veggies and fruits, more water, good protein source ( chicken, eggs, beef, turkey or whey isolate ), less processed foods and artificial sugars and staying active as much as possible – this is a very basic formula.  I filled this blog with information on health and fitness, and I will keep on researching and progressing my knowledge because I want you to succeed.

For now here are a few small tools that will help you along the way:

 

Create an Image of your self and the way you want to look

 

Our mind is a very powerful tool, if you can see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand. Every day when you wake up, do a little meditation where you imagine how you want to look once you loose all the weight. Make as many details as possible. The clearer you can see that image the faster you will begin to move with your progress. Visualization is very powerful!

 

Make Smaller Goals

 

Make small goals at a time, instead of saying you need to loose 100 lbs, try to loose the first 10 instead. Smaller goals are much easier to achieve, and they will help you to keep a positive attitude. Smaller goals keep us more focused and focus is exactly what we need when we are trying to reach for the sky.

 

Positivity is the only way through life

 

This is one of the most important things you can do for your self, staying positive even when it’s the hardest thing to do. The more positive you are and the more at ease you are the more good things you will attract into your life. If you always complain about being over weight, then you will stay overweight. Complaining will only keep you in the same place. To move forward you have to stop complaining and be grateful for everything. Even if you only lost 1 or 2 lbs, be grateful for that, and it will be much easier to loose more. I am giving you an example of weight loss because this is what I’m writing about at the moment, but it’s the same way with everything in life. To get what we want we have to be grateful for what we already have.

I made this small video because I want to start communicating not only in writing but through videos as well.



If you ever have any questions, I will always be happy to answer.

 

 


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  • ashliewinner

    Lovely, I wish the ‘evil’ connotation of diet would stop. Like it or not we are all on a Diet! It’s what we eat; some may be healthier than others and of course it depends on who you ask. For me, I have been on so many Fads and they work but are unrealistic for ‘maintenence’ and long term. Eat simply and foods that exist naturally in nature. Ditch the crap in the box, bags and freezer regardless of the logo. Love yourself, the way you look is not all you are. Be active. Love what you do. Take care of your skin. Watch less TV. Don’t give into social ideals.

    Once I started Living the way, I was Free. Good Luck ;)

    • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

      Well said Ashlie :)

  • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

    That’s right!

  • Evaleen

    Great post and advice, hope that particular girl has found some success. :) And hope even more that she’s found some happiness…

    Myself, I’ve been trying to reach an “ideal” weight since I was 12 or 13 (am 26 now), and last year I got so close, I thought I finally had the answers. But, I didn’t feel all that happy. :( Clothes were fitting great, I was working out regularly and eating pretty well… but I had invested for so long and so much into reaching this “goal”, that I guess I just expected more? But anyway, I got burnt out, and depressed (over other issues), and ended up back at square one… story of my freakin’ life. But, instead of spiraling even further, that last straw made me realize, that I’ve wasted SO much time, believing that being different would make me happy, when the key all along was learning to be happy with what I already am.

    For years now I’ve worked on achieving that healthy relationship with food, and on my “marriage to being healthy” (love this saying btw :] ), but somehow the last thing I’ve accomplished was learning some self-peace, kindness, and acceptance. Honestly, I owe so much of this to my best friend, and the love of my life… he’s seen the best and the worst of me, yet never showed me anything but warmth and understanding. It almost confounded me at times, cause I didn’t believe I deserved it. But he did… and now I realize, if we truly believe in loving others–being kind and nurturing to them–then we MUST learn to also be so to ourselves. And it makes the love we give all the more genuine, when we show there are no exceptions. ;)

    • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

      Evaleen, 

      I always love reading your comments!!!  I think you should be a blogger because you have so many interesting and amazing things to say.  I love the saying ” Marriage to being healthy “.  I also worked really hard on being healthy and accepting my self just the way I am.  I think it comes with age, every year we get wiser and wiser.  I went through my own roller coaster with food and exercise, when I was younger I always felt that no matter how thin I got it was never enough.  When I was riding in my crazy train I used to always say ” You can’t ever be too rich, too thin or too tan “, and that got me into a very dark place.  When I look back at my pictures from several years ago, I can’t even believe that I am that person, learning about health and my injury had changed my life completely.  I need to start doing more taking vlogs cause there is so much I want to share with you guys. 

      • Evaleen

        I would certainly look forward to those. :) I’ve read through most of your stories, and one where you talked about trying to achieve that look… that really resounded with me, cause it breaks my heart when I think of the damage we all do to ourselves (both physical and emotional), when we’re longing and striving to be something else… to be “beautiful”, wanted, and loved. It’s just sad that so many will first hurt themselves before they learn better, and that’s why I have to commend you so much for sharing your wisdom about it, cause hopefully others will see the truth, and also realize that it’s never too late to heal and grow. I wasted so much of my youth hating what I was, and I’ll never get those years back… I just want others to PLEASE not do the same, be kind and forgiving to yourselves.

        And, thank you so much Tatianna, that’s a great compliment to me :) it would be amazing to do what you do, though I feel as if I have a lot more “growing up” ahead of me first, before I can truly be a trust-worthy mentor of sorts. Of course I’m only human, but I know I can do better, and I’m trying to every day. :)

        • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

          Thank you Evaleen for sharing your wisdom as well.  We definitely can’t get those years back, but we can focus on the “Now” and change what’s ahead :)

  • http://www.jeetchowhan.com/ Jeet Chowhan

    Inspiring thought
    about the weight loss story. Many people have the tendency to loose weight
    while in some people, the tendency is to gain weight, so its all about body
    anatomy and metabolism. To lose weight one has to understand his/her
    strengths and weaknesses on how to achieve the final goal. Staying motivated
    and being on track can help you win the race.

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