These Mindset Changes Will Help You Finally Lose Weight
Scott Schmaren Jan 26, 2017

If you aren't happy with your body or simply want to lose a few pounds, then you came to the right place.

Being in the best shape of your life, in a sense, is a mindset. To get a better idea of that, we will be dropping some serious knowledge on you. If you want to have the body of your dreams or simply want to fit into your old cloths once again, then these mindset changes will help you finally lose that extra weight.

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These Mindset Changes Will Help You Finally Lose Weight

  • You Don't Have To Destroy Yourself At The Gym To Lose Weight
  • It's Okay To Have Cheat Meals
  • Drop The Diet Mindset -- Being In Shape Is A Lifestyle

You Don't Have To Destroy Yourself At The Gym To Lose Weight

Going to the gym and being in great shape tend to go hand in hand. With that said, you don't have to go to the gym every single day to lose weight. Yes, lifting weights and doing cardio five days a week would certainly help during your weight-loss journey, but if the weights aren't your jam, then there is no need to force them into your life.

Eating healthy is equally important. In fact, many people will say weight loss is 90 percent diet and 10 percent exercise, or something along those lines. Whether that is true or not, well, it depends on the person.

Here's the thing, people never say losing weight is 90 percent exercise and 10 percent diet. Eating clean is not only the most important ingredient, if you will, when it comes to losing weight, but it is also important when it comes to being healthy in general.

While being active is very important (exercise is, of course, good for the heart), you do not have to go to the gym all of the time to drop the pounds.

It's Okay To Have Cheat Meals

If you are trying to lose weight, then you have to steer clear of bad foods -- you just have to ... or do you?

Listen to this next line very closely: It's okay to have cheat meals. In fact, if you try to eat clean 100 percent of the time (in other words, eat only healthy foods), then you will never stick to it, especially if your previous self loved going to McDonald's, Taco Bell or [fill in the blank].

While most people think the key to weight loss is eliminating bad foods altogether, this is the real key: Eating more healthy foods.

It's okay to eat the foods you love and crave, as long as you don't make a habit of it. Do you think Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson completely eliminates bad foods? Of course not! In fact, he goes ham on cheat days.

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Drop The Diet Mindset -- Being In Shape Is A Lifestyle

If you say you are on a diet, then you are implying that your current eating habits are not your finalized eating habits. You are saying that what you are doing in the kitchen is only temporary, which is why you have to drop the diet mindset.

Being in shape is a lifestyle. Losing weight and then keeping off said weight is a lifestyle. Fad diets might work in the beginning, but you will likely gain back the weight once you revert to your old habits.

Once again. Being. In. Shape. Is. A. Lifestyle.

Say goodbye to dieting and welcome in a healthier lifestyle, a lifestyle that might feature a cheat meal here and there, but a lifestyle that consists of you being more active (whether you become a gym rat or not) and eating healthy foods.

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