Limiting Mindset #5

“I’ve tried before. I can’t lose it!”

Here is a phrase that is commonly heard in our consultations with people interested and inquiring into our weight loss program. It’s a very common limiting thought. Yet, the simple (blunt) truth is this:

  • Maybe you’ve never really known HOW to do it … yet.
  • Maybe you don’t truly understand your metabolism … yet.
  • Maybe you’ve never had the proper support … yet.
  • Oh, and one more … Maybe you’ve never tried hard enough … yet?

Don’t take that last bullet point the wrong way and get upset or offended.
Don’t stop reading!

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Limiting Mindset #4

“My Problem is My Metabolism”

A lot of people say things likes …

  • “Oh it’s just my metabolism”
  • “I’ve got bad metabolism”
  • “My metabolism just stinks”
  • “My metabolism is GONE!”
  • “I guess I’m just meant to be fat”…

Well, ya know what: In many cases they are 100% correct. It IS their metabolism. But that’s not some unlucky curse! That’s not some death sentence. And, by the way, you are NOT meant to be fat!

Science shows that there are numerous things that CAN alter or slow your metabolism. Some examples?

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Limiting Mind Set #3:

“My ____________Loves Me Just the Way I Am”

This is another REALLY sensitive topic to address – especially as straightforward as we need to do it in this short blog format. But it’s one we hear often … and we think it gets dangerous and LIMITING to many people. So, let’s just go there. What people often say is:

“My Hubby …. My Wife … My Honey … My kids … My family … etc. etc. etc.
… Love me just the way I am”.

If this happens to be something you say, please listen up and realize we have the BEST of intentions. We have helped many, many people understand some perspective on this phrase.

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Limiting Mind Set #2: “It’s Not Serious Yet.”

“I realized that I was no longer a healthy fat person”.

Please, please realize this: there is NO such thing! Obesity IS a health condition. All health care practitioners use a diagnosis coding system known as ICD-10. It stands for the INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASE. A couple years ago the 10th edition was developed. This coding is the system ALL health care practitioners (and insurance companies) use to communicate in the same language about DISEASE and health conditions.

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Limiting Mind Set #1: Toleration

To tolerate is defined in Webster’s Dictionary this way: to endure or put up with.

“Tolerations” are things we allow to exist at less than the desired level; un-wanted habits and results we allow to persist without properly addressing and/or resolving them.

“Tolerations” are the things we put up with day in and day out that do not enable us to BE the person we desire to be.

“Tolerations” tend to slowly accumulate a little bit at a time … like grease in the kitchen … taking the shine off life.

This mindset is true of many people who struggle with their weight. Maybe you do too?

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