The #1 surprising obstacle to weight loss for women

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When it comes to losing weight, diet and exercise are often prescribed as the “keys” to success. But are they really enough?

What if the biggest obstacle to your weight loss success was more insidious than you might expect?

A recent survey in the Consumer Reports National Research Center asked psychologists what people’s #1 obstacle with weight loss was. The result?

Emotions were far and away the most popular response.

Yes, your emotions – your very own brain — are working against you to sabotage your weight loss goals.

So if you’ve ever felt guilty after eating a meal… or felt too “down” to exercise… or even found yourself in a trance in front of your refrigerator as you gobbled down that chocolate bar…

… then you’ve experienced emotions standing in the way of your weight loss.

Fortunately, I’m here to tell you that you DON’T have to be a victim anymore. You can conquer your emotions–put your brain back in check, take control and achieve your weight loss and health goals.

Best part? The solutions are much simpler than you might think.

Here’s how to seize back control from your renegade emotions…

motional Mastery Technique #1: Get CoEnscious

The first step in conquering our emotions is to simply practice being aware of them.

That little voice inside our heads is usually not a very friendly one, and we often just let it berate us. We let it tell us we’re fat, we’re a failure, we’re a loser — that we’ll never lose weight.

And we keep letting it talk down to us like that, day in and day out!

How are we supposed to succeed in losing weight -– let alone ANYTHING in our lives — if we let our inner voice take control and make us think we’re a failure all the time?

Of course, we can’t. This kind of negative self-talk is GUARANTEED to affect your mood, your drive, and your willingness to actually try to lose weight and be health.

The truth is.. if you want to lose weight successfully, you’ve got to learn how to change that voice’s narrative.

The Solution: Rewrite Your Inner Voice’s Script…

The first step in this process is to simply start pulling yourself away from the inner voice. Acknowledge that this voice is simply your brain making sense of the environment around it – NOT your actual voice.

With this knowledge, you can start to separate yourself from the chatter inside of your mind, and start to pay attention to what it’s actually saying.

Here’s how to do it…

Sit down in a quiet area, and just listen to your inner voice. Hear what it is saying to you, what beliefs it’s trying to push on you. And listen closely to the language it’s using. Also, pay careful attention to the emotions the voice is bringing up in you.

Is the voice mean? Hurtful? Is it uplifting or is it holding you back and putting you in a negative place?

If this voice were an actual friend of yours, would you listen to it? Would you let them talk to you like they are now?

If not, then now is the time to put a stop to it. When you hear this inner voice saying negative things and dragging you down, interrupt the voice and call it out for what it really is: lies.

Tell the voice, “These are lies. I am not listening to you.”

And replace those thoughts with a positive mantra – a good one can simply be “I am good.”

More on that in a second…

Emotional Mastery Technique #2: Acceptance

So now that you’ve started to get a handle on your inner voice, the next step is to cultivate personal acceptance.

What I mean is simply – I can tell you to tell yourself “I am good.” – and that will help.

But it’s one thing for you to say it – it’s another thing entirely for you to actually BELIEVE it.

And that’s our next step – cultivating belief in yourself and boosting your self-esteem. If we don’t actually believe in ourselves, our abilities, and don’t accept ourselves for who we are – then we will NEVER succeed in losing weight – let alone anything else.

The Solution: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

You may not be in love with yourself now. You may look in the mirror and be very unhappy with what you see. Maybe you’re carrying a few extra pounds – or even a lot of extra pounds.

And while yes, being overweight is a symptom of a stronger, underlying health condition that needs to be addressed…

You’re NEVER going to be able to solve that underlying problem unless you accept yourself FIRST.

So when you’re approaching your weight loss, the inner dialogue isn’t “I’m worthless, I’m hideous, this is terrible, I hate myself.”

This language does NOT serve you, and will only hurt you and prevent you from losing weight.

There are 3 steps…

First – recognize you have a health challenge you need to address.

Second – accept this is where you are right now – and that it’s okay – because you are going to take control and fix it.

And third – take action to address the problem.

Finally, an important mantra (from a great book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It), is simply just telling yourself every day “I love myself. I love myself. I love myself.”

You may not believe it now, but eventually, it will become true for you.

Emotional Mastery Technique #3: Reframing Mistakes

We all falter in our goals. No one is perfect, No one is a robot. Everyone has made mistakes in their journey toward getting the lean, toned body they want.

But what differentiates the people who ACTUALLY succeed, versus those that crash and burn? I’ll tell you…

It’s their attitude, their reactions, their BELIEFS about mistakes they make.

Look: if you allow your inner critic to convince you that every mistake you make means you’re worthless… or that you’re a failure… or that it’s not even worth continuing – you will NOT succeed! Instead…

The Solution: Turn Mistakes Into Opportunities

A simple reframe is in store: Mistakes should be thought of simply as opportunities to learn.

If you make a mistake on your journey to better health, it is not the end of the world.

Mistakes are SEPARATE from your self worth. A mistake does NOT affect your value as a person.

So ACCEPT that mistakes happen, notice WHY they happen – without judgment – and move on.

This Is Just The First Step In Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals….

Taking control of your emotions and self-talk is a phenomenal first step in achieving weight loss success.

Without your control, all the exercise and dieting in the world WON’T work.

Yet when you regain control… all the strategies you use to lose weight are AMPLIFIED and work way more effectively.

So let me share something very special with you that’s happening this month…

It’s called “For Women Only: The Weight Loss Solution”. It’s a FREE online event designed specifically for women who want to lose weight.

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It’s hosted by my good friend Neely Quinn and the team at PaleoHacks.com. They’ve gathered over 35 of the top weight loss experts in the world to show you EXACTLY how to finally lose the weight you want – and get the body you desire.

In this event, you’ll learn everything from…

How to identify and overcome emotional eating
What to eat (and which foods to avoid)
How to balance and take control of your hormones
How to heal digestion, thyroid, and autoimmune conditions that are sabotaging your weight loss naturally
How to “cheat” and still lose weight
How to exercise (and more importantly, how NOT to exercise)

And, of course, a LOT more that I can’t fit in this e-mail.

The event begins October 21st, and will be FREE to watch while the event is going on.

So check it out. This could be the final step to get that slim, slender and sexy body you want.

Register For The Weight Loss Solution Here

LReeve

P.S. And when you register for The Weight Loss Solution, you’ll also get a FREE bonus report showing you the top 10 reasons you are NOT losing weight – and exactly what to do to fix them. These reasons are NOT what you’d expect, so I highly recommend reading the WHOLE report TODAY.

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What is Paleo?

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Paleolithic age is a prehistoric period of human history and Paleo is the short form word derived from the term Paleolithic. The premise of living a Paleo lifestyle would then be centered around how our bodies have not 100% adapted to eating foods in this day and age that were not available to us tens of thousands of years ago.

That’s really an understatement, as food these days become more and more processed. What we put in our bodies is nowhere near what our bodies are actually capable of processing.

There’s a reason why food is processed in such a way, and it can be a whole article on its own, but suffice it to say that mass food production has advanced in such a way because there are just too many people consuming food and not enough of it being produced. So as time goes by, the food we’re putting in our mouths resemble real food less and less.

A Paleo diet seeks to reverse this, and eat things like meat, vegetable, nuts, seeds and fruits. This means absolutely zero alcohol, grains, legumes and dairy whatsoever. It also means steering clear of processed foods by any means necessary. In general, eating only what our thousands of years old ancestors would hunt and forage for and finally eat.

If you’re wondering how big a deal this is, simply look at the western patterns of food consumption. Most of their foods are refined with sugars, adulterated with vegetable oils, dairy products and grains. As a result, there’s an epidemic level of heart attacks, type-2 diabetes and obesity rampant there. In just America, diet-related diseases are the largest cause of death. Before, these diseases were rare or practically non-existent so you can tell right off the bat that it’s because of the change in our dietary intake.

My goal isn’t to scare you into swapping your eating habits 180 degrees into eating only paleo type foods. If anything, all I want is to impress upon you the importance of eating well, and to avoid foods which would negatively affect your health and lifestyle. End of the day, if you remember this blog and this post, you’ll at least find out what is really in the food that you eat on a daily basis.

If anything, just take a step back whenever you’re going grocery shopping. Check what you buy. Find out what the ingredients are and how natural it is for your body to process. Yes, it may be a lot of effort at first, but isn’t life worth it? After all, you’re only going to do it once and when you find out what’s in that favorite instant 2 minute TV dinner you used to purchase, you can start making a change.

Change doesn’t have to be drastic. It needs to be gradual if it’s going to be permanent. And the first step you need is to know more. Be involved in finding out what you eat, how you’re going to prepare food on a daily basis or where you’re going to be buying the ingredients for your next meal.

Most importantly, it starts with the first step.

I hope you’re with me in this all the way. I’ve put up quite a bit of information on my blog, so feel free to browse. If you’re looking to get jump started, you can also visit the site I used to get most of my information. I purchased a recipe book called Secret Paleo and I’m having a great time trying out dishes that I never knew existed.

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