It’s not about willpower…
Many people believe that it takes an incredible amount of willpower to lose weight. The truth is, “it’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t.
It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” –Heraclitus (540 BC – 480 BC)
The particular change required is really about acquiring the skills you need to reach and maintain your FEEL GREAT WEIGHT. The notion that weight loss can be fueled by willpower alone is at best wishful thinking, and at worst downright ridiculous. Yes, of course, will is required. Yes, of course, we need a heaping helping of personal responsibility. But before we can take responsibility, we must be empowered with the necessary attitude, abilities and skills. After all, mountaineers don’t scale Everest just because they want to; they need skills.
Willpower may get all the glory; but in the absence of skill power, it simply may not be possible to find, fashion, pave, and/or follow the path to better Fitness & NEWtrition. Here are some strategies to help you shift your thinking…
Don’t ‘just do it’ After experiencing any type of weight loss victory many people reach what is commonly called a “plateau.” Why, after practicing every tip and trick they can find for a few months does this happen? It happens because practice does not always make perfect; sometimes; practice makes permanent. If you stop challenging themselves to improve, you’ll become complacent. Continued improvement beyond any initial weight loss takes motivation, time and skill; and many people lack all three. What is your Weight Loss IQ?
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The key: Deliberate practice Without challenge, there will be no change. -unknown ‘Deliberate practice’ is the name for the changes that will most effectively allow you to reach and maintain your FEEL GREAT WEIGHT. Deliberate practice is characterized by specific goals, accurate feedback, orderly progression, and conditions that permit progress.
Specific goals Because of all the hype surrounding weight loss, most people need help pinpointing exactly what they want to improve and how they can improve it. Once their heads are clear, they need help making the specific Fitness & NEWtrition improvements. Get Fit, Eat Smart breaks goals into small steps that you can achieve within a short time frame; so that you won’t become discouraged.
Swift, specific and accurate feedback Swift, specific and accurate feedback is essential to continued weight loss; and it is not easy to get in an industry that promotes quick fixes. In the modern world, living healthy is a steep uphill climb; skills are required. To boost your Weight Loss IQ, Get Fit, Eat Smart teaches 25 relevant skills designed to get you over or around every weight loss challenge. There are skills related to shopping, snacking, cooking, time management and fitting exercise into a crammed daily routine. We believe that there is no reason to limit your skills to any one of these; the more skills acquired, the better prepared you are for any eventuality.
How can you get the feedback you need to progress? One traditional source of feedback is a coach. A Get Fit, Eat Smart Fitness & NEWtrition Educator is an experienced health-conscious individual who’s spent years studying the human body – in theory and practice. For clients seeking help, it is hugely empowering to hear from a former “heavy weight” who can say, ‘I’ve been there before and know what you’re feeling… here’s what worked for me.’ Read more about… Peacock or Taylor
Orderly progression When you’ve improved in a particular area, we’ll help you identify your next steps. Our systems provide a consistent framework for determining and implementing the most appropriate assessments, Fitness & NEWtrition programs, progressions and regressions based on your available time, capacity and outside stressors; such as work, family and travel. You’ll reach your FEEL GREAT WEIGHT in minimum time.
Conditions that permit progress In recent years, Fitness & NEWtrition Educators from Get Fit, Eat Smart began meeting clients in the comfort of their homes and offices, with excellent results. You’ll be able to fit your customized sessions into your busy lifestyle; while receiving immediate, supportive feedback.
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A Fitness & NEWtrition Educator will help you set some goals and give you feedback you need to find, fashion, pave and follow the path to your FEEL GREAT WEIGHT!