Is Your Mindset Blocking You From Success?

Is Your Mindset Blocking You From Success?

Is your mindset blocking your success? That is a question we all must ask ourselves if we are to live a happy and fulfilling life. Our mindset is the ultimate determining factor in whether or not we reach our full potential (be it for weight loss or otherwise). If the answer to that question is Yes, you need to get to the root of the problem and dig it out because your future and well-being depends on it.

How Do You Know if Your Mind is Preventing Your Success?

It’s pretty obvious if our lack of taking action results in failure. The problem with a lot of mindsets is that people will notice how unhappy they are due to complacency but it’s just too comfortable to step out and try to change your situation. If you feel a sense of anxiety due to your current circumstances and you know you could be doing more, your mindset is blocking your success.

How Do You Create a Mindset for Achieving All That You Want?

Is Your Mindset Blocking You From Success?

First you need to identify your bad habits and the thoughts that limit you daily. You cannot wake up in the morning and do the same thing every day if you want to change your mind. In fact, doing the opposite of what you’re currently doing is usually a good start.
What does that mean?
It means if you normally wake up and check your phone for messages and emails, try doing something which will propel you into a successful future. Read, meditate, exercise etc.
Anything to break up your current routine and disrupt your limiting mindset will do wonders for you. Instead of complaining about your life, get a notebook and write down everything you’d like to change. Then make a plan on how you will get there. This gives you new meaning in life and really wakes you up inside to change. Hold yourself accountable!
Are you doing your best to make your dreams a reality? You don’t have to take big steps at first but set small goals and accomplish them. This results in momentum which is the key for success.

What is it that You want to achieve?

You don’t have to be super specific but you do have to really think about and understand how you’d like to feel after achieving a certain goal.
Will it make you happy or fulfilled?
Are you just doing something for superficial reasons or is it sustainable?
When you desire to achieve something for the right reasons, it can absolutely happen for you. However, deep down inside, we all have to answer these questions sooner or later.

Changing Your Identity and Becoming a Different Person

If you want to achieve what you desire, then you have to start thinking and doing things differently. This may sound strange, but your current thought process and actions are not cutting it. Remember that “You” create the person you are and if it’s getting you nowhere, you need to become a person who gets what they want out of life.
The very type of person who becomes successful in life has certain traits which allow them to become essentially unstoppable.
This starts with not caring what others think and just taking a leap of faith and doing something even though you may be feeling fear.

Achieve Everything You Desire in Life!

You can have whatever you want with a change in mindset. Let go of your current self to find the person you want to be. This is really the only way to push life to the limits. You deserve to respect yourself and this starts with becoming that person you know you need to be. Life waits for no one to make the decision to achieve. You will either make the jump or regret it forever.

Change who you are, now!

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3 Essential Mindset Shifts For Weight Loss

3 Mindset Shifts to Lose Weight

We all know that losing weight can be tough! What you probably don’t know is that weight loss isn’t where people face the most challenges (even with a strong weight loss mindset) .

Yes, people don’t really struggle that much to lose weight. They struggle to keep it off!

There are all sorts of diets, programs and challenges people use to lose weight and get fit. The problem is that rapid weight loss usually never lasts. Once they stop the diet, program or challenge, the weight comes right back. Sometimes with a vengeance, as they may even end up heavier than they were before the diet!

Here are 3 crucial weight loss mindset shifts you need to adopt if you’re tired of regaining weight after dieting.

Weight Loss Mindset

1. Focus on Long-term Habits not Short-term fixes

You need to change your mindset about time frame. If you are looking for quick fixes, you’ll only get short term results. You need to stop thinking about losing weight quickly and start thinking about how to lose weight sustainably (and keep it off).

When deciding the actions, you’re going to take towards weight loss ask yourself if it’s something you could see yourself doing for the next 2, 5 or 10 years. This is what is meant by changing your time frame.

Your results are tied to your actions. If you can’t maintain the actions that got you weight loss, you won’t be able to maintain your weight loss.

Stop thinking in terms of weeks. Start thinking in terms of years.

2. Avoid the Shiny Object Syndrome

Shiny Object Syndrome

Shiny object syndrome is getting easily distracted by ‘shiny’ new ideas. The weight loss industry churns out new diet and fitness fads at a regular rate. With the rise of Social Media, this information and fads can spread really quickly making it even harder than ever to stay committed to a weight loss regimen. There’s always some new, sexy secret that promises to be the answer to all your problems.

But rest assured, success lies in mastering the basics, not the fancy stuff.

It’s all about practicing basic (and boring habits) like:

  • Cutting out carbs, eating good fats, protein and veggies,
  • Listening to your hunger cues,
  • And getting enough rest and sleep.

Not exactly marketable advice, but it works. Ultimately, any diet that works does so because it keeps your calories low. There’s nothing magical about it. In fact, most fad diets are just repackaged and remixed versions of old fads.

It is very easy to be tempted by whatever is in style right now, or whatever people around you are doing.

Ignore it all. Those are usually shiny objects that distract you from what you ought to be doing.

Which is to stay focused. Stick with a program or plan for at least 6 months before you even think about looking for a new one. This is the right weight loss mindset to develop.

3. Become Process-oriented

Weighing yourself every day is a fantastic way to drive yourself crazy. You may be doing everything right and sometimes the scale will still go up (or stay the same)! Daily weight fluctuations are unpredictable and uncontrollable because your weight at a given time is based on so much more than just how much fat or muscle you have.

Weight Loss Mindset

Besides, you can’t control how fast results happen anyway. You can only control the actions you take to get you those results. A better way to look at your journey is by developing a razor-sharp focus on the process, on what you need to be doing right now.

Because actions cause results. So, it’s logical to focus on actions. Thinking about results won’t get you there, but actions will.

Celebrate all the little things you do well!

If you went to the gym today, give yourself a high five. If you ate more veggies than you did last week, congratulate yourself.

These are the things that matter. So long as you keep improving your actions, the results will follow. Plus, this actually gives you a more accurate idea of progress because what your weight says on a given day doesn’t necessarily reflect how close you are to long term results.

For example, you could go out drinking the night before and see the scale go down. Or you could do a hard workout and see the scale go up. Which one do you think is better for weight loss?

Action is everything. Additionally, when you develop your focus, you’re less vulnerable to the distractions of shiny objects.

When you focus and celebrate your actions, those actions are more likely to become habits. And habits create results that create success!

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5 Tips For Getting Started With The Keto Diet

Get started with Keto

We’ve all heard of the Keto diet sweeping the world due to its effectiveness. Here are 5 tips for getting started with the Keto Diet today! This diet is a low-carbohydrate diet that involves putting your body into Ketosis with the intention of losing weight. It can be a challenging initial adjustment for some people, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes so much easier. It’s all about having the right mindset (focusing on what you will gain rather than what you may be fearful of losing)!

So how do you get started on the Keto diet?

Obviously, the Keto diet involves more than just eating low-carb. You have to consume the correct amounts of healthy fats, quality protein, and carbs to hit the right balance to get you into the state of Ketosis but not harm your body.

The ideal percentages are as follows:

● Carbohydrates: 5-10%
● Proteins: 20-25%
● Fat: 70-80% of calories

The exact caloric intake and macronutrient ratios you aim for will depend on the following factors:

● Desired amount of fat loss
● Goals you set for yourself
● Your health
● Your level of physical activity

When in Doubt, Eat Less Carbs and More Fat !

The idea behind putting yourself into Ketosis is so that your body will begin to use (and burn) fat instead of glucose, as its main energy source. Getting into the rhythm of this diet is the key, and we’re here to help make it easier.

1) Do your research

Keto Fats

When starting the Keto diet, research the types of food you can and should eat to keep yourself in healthy, effective Ketosis. You should be sure to incorporate plenty of vegetables with a low-carb count like broccoli, leafy greens, cauliflower and cabbage. You also want to include quality proteins like grass-fed beef, wild-caught salmon, and organic meats and seafood.

High-quality fats are a huge part of Keto as well. Some of these fats include coconut oil, avocado oil, MCT oil, fatty meats and avocados. Some high-quality full-fat dairy that is free of antibiotics is also good to work into your diet, as well as low glycemic index fruits like blueberries, strawberries and blackberries.

2) Determine your Macros

Keto Macros

You need to determine the exact number of macronutrients (i.e. how much fats, proteins and carbohydrates you ingest at every meal) you need to consume. Every person is created differently with different needs, activity levels, goals, and body types; you have to determine what exact nutrients you need. Some need 20-30 grams of net carbs a day to have success on the Keto diet, but others can’t go over this limit at all.

There are many macronutrient calculators available online to help you determine your personal carb, protein, and fat-intake, and to help you figure out your daily caloric intake. Here’s a link to a good one! For the first few weeks of your Keto diet, don’t worry about tracking these macros exactly or sticking too hard to the restricted calories unless your goal is weight loss. Once you’re comfortable with Keto, you can scale them down.

3) Get yourself into Ketosis quickly

In order to get any of the benefits of the Keto diet, you have to enter the state of Ketosis. Once you’ve gotten used to keeping to your macros, it’s time to speed up your transition with the following:

● Fasting: An intermittent fasting approach of fasting for 16 hours a day and eating only within an 8-hour window can help to raise your Ketone levels.
● Exercise: You can burn off glycogen and speed up your adaptation to Ketosis by exercising more.

One thing you have to be prepared for is the Keto flu. This is a temporary condition that some experience as they first make the transition into Ketosis. To limit your symptoms and maybe avoid Keto flu entirely, eat real food and stay hydrated and take electrolytes.

4) Watch out for or Test your Ketones

Believe it or not, Ketosis is a metabolic state that is entirely measurable. One of the ways to determine if you’re actually in Ketosis is to test your Ketone levels with test strips or a blood meter. This will help you determine if you need to make adjustments to your caloric-intake or your macros.
Another way is to be mindful of and listen to signals that your body sends you that it is in a state of Ketosis. Some these are ..

  • Strong smelling urine
  • Bad breath (like acetone or nail polish)
  • Short-term fatigue and/or flu symptoms
  • Appetite suppression
  • Weight loss!

Keeping a food journal or maintaining a record of what you eat in an app can also help you stay in Ketosis and see where you went wrong if you fall out of it.

5) Maintain Ketosis

The last step is to stick with it. Keep yourself in Ketosis, keep checking your Ketones, and don’t diverge from your structured diet and allotted macros. You’ll start to reap the many benefits of the Keto diet the longer you stay on it.

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