Feeling like you are constantly fighting a losing battle is miserable. You find yourself motivated to lose weight and start the latest and greatest new plan only to see minimal results. Why? Maybe it was too stressful, too much meal planning, too many protein shakes, too many green smoothies, or simply you just craved the stuff you gave up. Chasing your tail is not ever going to make you successful. Research based weight loss is based on proper planning of an individualized program. Make a plan and stick to it. Sounds simple, but the plan is rarely a good one to start. Or I should say, a good one for you. The battle that is fought with weight loss is a battle within yourself. The motivation to lose weight battles with all the barriers that life throws at you. To be very blunt, you don't have the will power and food wins. I know that sounds bad, but at the core, that is the issue. Now I am going to tell you that you do have the strength and will power, you just haven't found out how to tap into it and harness your strengths so that you are successful.
Any new adventure takes planning. How much time do you invest in planning your vacation or a buying a new home? I would bet you don't even put a quarter of that time into planning your new lifestyle of health. How can you be successful without looking at and truly analyzing your barriers to progress. You pack "in case it rains" clothes for a vacation, but you don't pack "in case I have to eat on the run" snacks in your weight loss journey. Or you simply didn't think it through at all before you decided that today is the day to drink green smoothies for a week, but hate vegetables.
Appropriate planning and confident planning ensures success. You have to learn to trust yourself and push yourself to keep focus on the goal. After a long day, it can feel overwhelming to think about planning your meals for the next day. It would just be easier to go to the drive-thru of your favorite fast food establishment than to worry about it. But guess who wins? Food, again. You are in control, you are strong and you can win the battle if you harness your strengths and focus on your motivation. Small steps to start that result in big results in the end. Stop the weight loss battle once and for all by saying you are worth the time of planning how you are going to become that vision in your head. You are worth it!