What have you found works best to get rid of the constant accumulation of belly fat as you age? Is it exercise? Diet? Or is it your mindset?
Yes, you guessed it, it’s all three of these factors! But how often do you hear the fat loss gurus and bloggers bring up “mindset” in the emails they send you or blogs they post about how to drop the next 10 pounds of unwanted belly fat?
The answer: not often. Instead, you’re always hearing about the latest miracle fat burning food that has been right under your nose the entire time. Or you will hear about the secret herb that burns fat or boosts your metabolism.
But none of that is really all that useful to you even if it is true. A sprinkle of fat burning cinnamon on your pancakes is not going to offset the 1,400 calories you ingest for breakfast at the local diner. What is really needed is to re-educate yourself about nutrition, learn what works and what does not to stimulate your metabolism through exercise (to burn more fat each day), and to master your mindset for fat loss.
Mindset is WAY more important than most people think. You literally cannot expect to achieve ANY real progress with your fat loss goals if you fail to adopt the correct mental attitude.
The irony is that initially people start out with the right attitude for success, but they end up on some silly diet that is doomed to failure from the start. After they’re done with the diet the weight returns and they get a little disoriented. Wondering if they’ll ever achieve the results they want, they give it another try with a different diet. When this one also fails to provide any long term result it sets off a little discouraging voice in their head: “You failed, again. I don’t think you have what it takes to succeed. Maybe you shouldn’t even bother trying again.”
Most people will resist the little voice for a while. But it gets harder and harder each time they come off a new diet and the weight they lost comes back. Each time, their healthy mindset for success is being crushed just a little more, until eventually they go into the next attempt at fat loss more convinced they will fail than they will succeed.
So what happens from that point on? Sadly, they fail. Even if they were handed the perfect plan to rebalance their metabolism and reshape their body, their jacked-up mindset will keep them from succeeding with this plan.
I think this is why Carolyn Hansen’s No Excuses Body Makeover program concentrates on mindset just as strongly as it does the details of proper exercise and eating habits.
When you sign up as a member of her program you get motivational emails on a regular basis to help keep you on course for success. She also runs a forum for her members so that they can interact with her and with the other members. This all helps with the mindset, because if that little voice should stir doubts in the minds of members of the No Excuses Body Makeover program, others will be ready to jump in and help squash it.
If you need a comprehensive system for reshaping your body, and getting that little voice to work FOR you rather than against, be sure to check out the No Excuses Body Makeover program.
Master your mind first, and your body will follow.