2014 is almost over and…
-I lost no weight
-I look the same
-My energy is non-existent
-I still don’t like the way I look in pictures
-The list goes on and on…
IF you’re in the same (or worse) place weight and health wise than you were in the beginning of 2014 read on…
IF you want to lose weight in 2015 read on…
I refuse to let 2015 be another year that just comes and goes for you without anything changing…yet again. Our health and fitness is too important.
We’ve all heard it…”Just eat right and exercise consistently!” Duh!
UGHHH! IF ONLY IT WAS SO EASY!!!
That’s like saying why doesn’t every aspiring musician just make a song with a catchy chorus along with a great beat and melody?!
BECAUSE IT’S EASIER SAID THAN DONE!!!
We know the secret to weight loss is about 3 things:
1. Eating right
3. Doing #1 and #2 consistently
Unfortunately, as we all know, it’s the consistency part that’s so hard.
This is why I’ve made it my life’s work to help people stay consistent. This is why MBT gets such amazing results.
BUT, in order to fully understand what it takes to help people stay consistent it’s important to understand why people CAN’T stay consistent.
In other words: Why is consistency so damn hard? What gets in the way?
I’ve boiled the reasons down to 3 key things.
Let’s get to it…
3 reasons why consistency is so hard:
1) The plan you’re trying to follow isn’t sustainable.
Forget about fad diets. We can only follow a cookie, shake or grapefruit diet for so long. (Yes, those all exist.) We can only a follow a no fat, no carb, no sugar, no anything diet for so long.
The plan has to be practical, sustainable and healthy.
Ask yourself: “Self, can I see myself eating like this in 5 years from now? If the answer is no — then the diet you’re thinking about starting clearly isn’t sustainable.
When you have the right diet and exercise plan, it’s a lot easier to stick with it.
This is why we’ll give you a customized diet that’s easy to follow with flexible options. Unlike other programs that encourage strict and limited regiments, you’ll have plenty of freedom with MBT.
This isn’t about never eating your favorite foods again. That’s not sustainable! In fact, we’ll teach you how you can have your cake — while still losing weight.
We’ll also give you a exercise plan that is sustainable. Killing yourself at the gym isn’t necessary. Besides, 70-80% of weight loss is about our diet. It’s about what, why and how we eat.
—-> If the diet or exercise plan you’re trying to follow isn’t sustainable, you’re doomed from the start. Failure is inevitable.
2) You never change your relationship with food
This is critically important.
Some studies have shown that more than 1/2 of the people who get weight loss surgery gain the weight back and then some.
Why? They’re dealing with the symptom of over-eating/over-indulging, not the cause.
Here’s the problem:
Most people go from one ‘food diet’ to the next. One month they’re only eating X. The next month they’re only eating Y. The following month they’re only eating Z. We all know people like this.
The only thing they’re changing is the food they’re eating. If the only thing you’re changing is the food you’re eating, you’re not going to change for the long term.
It’s critical that you change your relationship with food. It’s critical that you change the way you think and react to food. It’s critical that you learn the right mindset along with the habits and behaviors necessary to lose weight and keep it off.
You’ll follow a crazy diet for 30…60…maybe even 90 days. You might even lose weight.
But then what happens afterward? You wonder how the heck you did it. Ah, yes…willpower! The problem with willpower is that it’s not sustainable.
This is why people gain weight back. They never learn the right mindset along with the habits and behaviors necessary to keep it off.
They just “buckle down” and “try hard” for a few months until they can no longer do it anymore.
That’s not a sustainable strategy.
Changing your relationship with food is a huge part of what we do. Too many diets and programs and “experts” out there only focus on what you’re eating. Sure, we care about what you eat. But, when we understand why we’re eating, it’s a lot easier to change what we’re eating.
—-> Unless you change your relationship with food and the way you think and react to food you’re not going to lose weight for the long term.
3) Daily and personal accountability + Daily Support
First off, there’s a huge difference between knowing what to do, and actually doing it. People constantly tell me they “know what to do”…yet they never change.
It’s just too easy to make promises to yourself and break them. No one knows if you keep them or not…so you hardly ever do. We all know this feeling. The feeling of having been lied to. By ourselves. It’s an awful feeling…
This is where daily accountability and support comes into play. It’s hard to explain the power of accountability unless you’ve experienced it.
It’s your first day of school.
The bell rings, and in walks your new psychics professor.
He’s carrying a giant red physics textbook. He looks straight at the class, and SLAMS the book down on the table with a big thud…….
He looks at the class and yells, “YOU HAVE 6 MONTHS TO STUDY. AT THE END OF THE 6 MONTHS YOU WILL HAVE A TEST. GOOD LUCK!”
He then walks out of the room.
Now let me ask you…who do you think will actually pass a class like this????
This physics professor has set the class up for failure.
INSTEAD, what if the same professor:
- ….holds class everyday.
- ….has office hours.
- ….lets you ask questions.
- ….corrects you when you are wrong.
- ….supports you every step of the way.
THEN what do you think the success rate will be? Super high obviously.
The only difference between everyone failing and everyone passing is the amount of support they got.
Same with a diet.
Traditionally you’re told, “Here’s a diet to follow. You have 6 months to do it. Good luck.”
This is a huge reason why people on traditional programs don’t lose weight.
We’re set up for failure from the beginning! (Just like that bad professor set up his class for failure.)
Okay, so how do we set ourselves up for long term weight loss success?
We’ve already figured this out at MBT: We follow the same principles of supporting our clients every step of the way.
This is why 100% of our clients (literally 100%) succeed at losing weight with MyBodyTutor.
….Because we provide you daily support.
….Because we give you a plan that is actually sustainable.
….Because we set you up with a coach who is an expert.
….Because we support you whenever you fall off track.
….Because we set you up with clear and defined goals.
….Because your tutor will know the answers to all of your questions.
….Because we teach in bite-sized-chunks over time, not a fire-hose of information on the first day.
….Because we teach you the right mindset along with the habits and behaviors necessary to lose weight and keep it off.
….Because you get relentless support and accountability…..from a real human being…every single day.
OKAY…..I can go on and on. But I think you get the point.
—-> Unless you’re being held accountable and being supported daily, it’s very hard to not make excuses and rationalize those excuses. It’s also very hard to sustain the effort required to lose weight. There’s no question change by nature is uncomfortable.
If we’re doing what we’ve always done…it’s comfortable. If we’re doing something different…it’s going to feel uncomfortable. By having daily support and accountability it makes the discomfort a lot more tolerable and comfortable.
So, there you have it. The 3 reasons why consistency is so hard! Keep those in mind for your weight loss journey this coming year — no matter what you do. I sincerely want to see you succeed.
Would I love for you to try MBT?
OF COURSE! I believe in MBT with all of my heart and soul and I’ve seen what it’s done for so many people since I started this in 2007.
I sincerely believe (and know) it works better than anything else out there. It’s why I offer a 100% money back guarantee. You can try my program for a full month. If you don’t feel or see results we’ll give you your money back. I’ve made this a no-brainer because I want you to give us a shot.
If you have any questions please message me. I read and reply to all of my emails.
P.S. Why not start whatever you’re going to do sooner rather than later? It’s a lot more fun to hit the ground running on January 1 – vs – starting with zero momentum.
Before I teach you how to get over those persistent afternoon and relentless evening cravings, I’m going to teach you how to swim.
“Why in the world would learning how to swim benefit me?” you wonder.
Let me explain…
Let’s say we don’t know how to swim and we decide it’s finally time to learn.
Most likely, we don’t know how to swim (yet) because our fear of water. Learning how to swim really is about overcoming our fear of water. Bravo! That takes a lot of courage.
So, we find a local gym or pool club.
Then, we look online to find a swim instructor. We find someone who’s really passionate about helping people learn how to swim with a proven track record.
Boom! We’re getting somewhere…
Next, we need to get the gear! We look online and find a bathing suit. Ohh, there’s one we like. Eh, we don’t really like it after all. We go to another website…
We find THE bathing suit. Ugh, it’s not in stock!
After spending three hours searching we finally find THE one!
What about goggles? Can’t swim without goggles!
The big day comes. It’s the day of our first lesson.
Uh oh. We realize that we don’t have any shoes to wear by the pool! Whoops! We can’t swim without shoes to wear around the pool!
So we cancel and reschedule.
We’ve done everything we could possibly do but swim.
Sometimes, no matter what, we just gotta jump in the pool.
It’s like the monster I often talk about. Once we attack it, it’s not so bad. The monster is never as scary as it seems. We tend to spend more energy resisting the monster than if we were to just attack it.
We just need that push.
But we gotta jump in…
When we’re faced with an intense craving, we’re usually only thinking about THAT craving. We’re not thinking about anything else. And because of that — we can’t imagine our life without giving into those cravings.
Here’s the challenge: many times, we try to think about what life would be like without ever having that mid-afternoon or nighttime treat. We just can’t imagine it!
(You might not realize this but it’s subconscious. And because we can’t imagine our life without our “usual” mid-afternoon snack or dessert, we think:
“Screw it. Why bother not having it today if I’m only going to have it tomorrow and the next day? I deserve this and I’m entitled to this because I work hard.”
Why do we do this? Because the discomfort/tension in that moment is too great. So we have to rationalize it away.)
1) You’re a swimmer and someone is terrified of jumping in the pool. You know how much fun it is but they don’t.
2) There is a really fun amusement park ride that You know is fun but the person you’re with is scared.
3) You’re eating this really weird looking food that’s absolutely delicious. But the person you’re with is grossed out, and doesn’t want to try it.
What would you say?
Probably something along the lines of, “Just try it once. Everything will be okay. I’m right here with you. What’s the worst that can happen?”
What I’m suggesting is that if you want to break that mid-day or nighttime snacking habit — focus only on not having it TODAY. Don’t focus on tomorrow. Don’t focus on next week. Focus on today. Because once we go through the afternoon or evening without that snack or dessert, we realize it’s actually doable, and not nearly as bad as we thought it would be.
The monster is never as scary as it seems.
The best way to actually “jump in” and get over the craving is to distract or immerse yourself in something else. The challenge is that when we’re going through a craving, it’s all we’re (usually) thinking about. But if we immerse ourselves in something else and think about something else it makes all the difference.
This might sound silly but it’s very effective.
For example, as I write this it’s 2:05 PM EST on Wednesday 12/17. I HAD a strong craving before I starting writing. But because I love writing I’m totally fixated on writing these very words you’re reading right now. I’m not thinking about anything else.
Ever work on something you’re really passionate about and forget to eat?
What could you immerse yourself in next time you have a craving?
Here are some ideas:
1. Write an email to a friend
2. Call a friend
3. Look through some pictures that make you smile
4. Start saving inspirational / funny emails and read them
5. Log onto FB and get lost in what other people are up to
6. Go for a 5 minute walk
7. Chug a glass of water
8. Do work you’re passionate about
9. Do something you really love
10. Text your Tutor
11. You get the idea…
Here’s what a client wrote to me yesterday:
“It’s amazing how one real day like this gives me so much confidence.”
Boom! That’s the idea. When we do it once that creates momentum. It creates a feeling of empowerment. And we know we can do it again (especially if we have daily support, guidance and accountability)…
But we can’t feel that unless we “just jump in” and try it once.
I’ll be right here waiting for you with a huge comfy towel!